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Platypus for Mac

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  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    2,701
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 03, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    3.47MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    3
  • Platform:
    Mac
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4 stars

"Does what it says."

November 30, 2010  |  By andrew104

2010-11-30 15:57:46  |  By andrew104

 |  Version: Platypus 4.4

Pros

Does what it says.

Cons

Does what it says.

Summary

Easy way to create basic apps. Limited use but perfect at what it does.

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5 stars

"Brilliant!"

July 27, 2010  |  By slboettcher

2010-07-27 11:56:15  |  By slboettcher

 |  Version: Platypus 4.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I thank you much for this great tool.
It has made my life easier, and allows me to use my basic skills to do more than I could normally do.
Thumbs up!

SB

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5 stars

"It did what I wanted"

October 12, 2004  |  By simty09

2004-10-12 05:51:48  |  By simty09

 |  Version: Platypus 2.6

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I know nothing about coding. I had a script that I used to run from the Applescript environment whenever required. I opened it in Platypus saved it as standalone drop-able item and i now have a one click solution. Never read any documentation because I never had to....It just worked.

Thank you

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5 stars

"EXCELLENT!!!"

August 23, 2004  |  By dsect

2004-08-23 05:15:54  |  By dsect

 |  Version: Platypus 2.5

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Not only is this a great idea and a great implementation, but when I had a problem, the developer responded immediately and fixed it!

If you write scripts, you must have Platypus.

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5 stars

"Great!"

May 12, 2004  |  By cPepper

2004-05-12 13:19:38  |  By cPepper

 |  Version: Platypus 2.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This app is really great, user-friendly and feature-rich. What I like most: It supports start by dropping file(s) on the generated program. Just imagine what you could do now with your X11 applications - or even with MacDoomLegacy (drop some PWADs on a script that writes "addfile" lines into the config file, and enjoy) !

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5 stars

"it's fun"

May 04, 2004  |  By [PTX]

2004-05-04 04:41:38  |  By [PTX]

 |  Version: Platypus 2.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This app supports AppleScript. Even, you can build apps that do not generate "connection" errors, such as the ones from Apple's AppleScript Editor. I have been searching a solution to this problem for long: I found Platypus.
Very cool little app, coming with samples and tutorials. I didnt test all the script features, just AppleScript, but anyway I give 5 stars.

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5 stars

"five and a half stars"

April 29, 2004  |  By grikdog

2004-04-29 08:52:51  |  By grikdog

 |  Version: Platypus 2.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I really like Platypus, which has secured a permanent corner in my toolbox. And it keeps getting better. Whether it supports AppleScript or not is irrelevant to me, since I can always call osascript -l AppleScript -e command from any shell script. Although I'm familiar with older versions of Perl and Ruby, I seem to do most of my scripting in Bash. Wrapped in Platypus, which is now so good it almost requires a user's manual, my efforts join the contents of my /Applications folder without a blush (along with Gimp.app!)

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5 stars

"This seems cool but...."

June 14, 2003  |  By boffin

2003-06-14 03:49:36  |  By boffin

 |  Version: Platypus 1.2

Summary

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It does not work with Applescript as advertsied, the apps just refuse to launch.
4 points because im sure it an oversight and will be fixed soon.

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5 stars

"Exactly what I was looking for!"

June 13, 2003  |  By dcoshel

2003-06-13 14:40:46  |  By dcoshel

 |  Version: Platypus 1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is excellent, and works as advertised. Nothing could be simpler than dropping a script on the platypus, then saving a WORKING APPLICATION to your Desktop. This means that Login Items can start up a script as though it were a normal application, without spewing ugly Terminal windows all over the desktop when you try to launch a KludgeScript.command ! Of course, it also means MANY, MANY other things, but those can be left as exercise for the imagination... ;-) Platypus should have been on board with the first non-beta OS X, in my opinion. My only micro-cavil ... no, nano-cavil ... is that some of us use Bash, and some of us will use Shells Not Yet Dreamed Of, so it would be nice if you could honor the shebang line. Thanks MUCH for adding Ruby support, one of my favorites.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
  • This is a major update to Platypus with lots of new features
  • Modernised user interface with high-resolution icons and interface assets
  • Added support for Uniform Type Identifiers (UTIs) in Drop Settings
  • Added NOTIFICATION: syntax, which sends a notification to User Notification Center
  • Added ALERT: syntax, which triggers a modal alert dialog
  • Added MENUITEMICON: syntax, which sets menu item icon in status item menus
  • Dropped text input (NSPboardText) is now passed to script via STDIN, not as an argument. This allows differentiation between dropped text snippets and dropped files in applications that are made to handle both.
  • The built-in editor has been much enhanced, with line numbering, configurable text size, word wrap and other improvements
  • Parsed commands are now removed from script text output
  • Documentation completely overhauled and expanded
  • New "Use System Font" option for status menu items
  • Symlinks now resolved when adding files to Bundled Files list
  • Folder sizes are now calculated much faster (and asynchronously) when added to Bundled Files list
  • Arguments window now highlights arguments and argument groups in command preview field
  • Previewing status item menu now shows actual script output instead of placeholder text
  • Many new examples
  • Command line tool now supports --long-options
  • Author name argument is now used to generate default bundle identifier in command line tool
  • Finder now refreshes display of overwritten applications
  • Status menu items can now only have a title or an icon, not both, due to changes in Mac OS X
  • Show Shell Command window now shows install status of command line tool
  • Syntax checker window now shows the command invoked when checking script syntax
  • App size estimation is now more accurate
  • Font size in web output view can now also be increased/reduced
  • New contexual menu button for icon view
  • New "Copy icon path" option in icon contextual menu
  • Platypus-generated apps now remember font size set by user
  • Fixed issue with generating icon from images on retina macs (IconFamily)
  • Fixed issue with broken icon image alpha channels (IconFamily)
  • Fixed issue where a status item menu would display an empty menu if clicked repeatedly
  • Fixed issue where dropping text on an app wouldn't work with "Remain running after initial execution" off
  • Fixed issue with Open... menu item and file types in ScriptExec
  • Fixed issue where process number arguments in the format -psn_0_* were passed to script
  • Fixed issue where command line arguments for ScriptExec were being passed incorrectly to script
  • Many, many minor bugfixes, tweaks and improvements
  • Codebase migrated to modern Objective-C syntax. Built with XCode 7 and now requires Mac OS X 10.7 or later and a 64-bit Intel system. Older versions continue to work just fine on 32-bit 10.6 systems, and version 4.4 still works on PowerPC. But it's time to leave the past behind. It's been 9 years since the last 32-bit Mac was released.
General
Publisher Sveinbjorn Thordarson
Publisher web site http://www.sveinbjorn.org/software
Release Date December 03, 2015
Date Added December 03, 2015
Version 5.0
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Programming Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 3.47MB
File Name platypus.zip
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Total Downloads 2,701
Downloads Last Week 3
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License Model Free
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Price Free

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