Platypus for Mac

Platypus for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.9
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.8
  • Total Downloads:
    2,492
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 08, 2013
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.75MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5
  • Platform:
    Mac
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4 stars

"Does what it says."

November 30, 2010  |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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

 |  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]

 |  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

 |  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

 |  Version: Platypus 1.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
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

 |  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 4.8
  • New "Prompt for file on launch" option
  • Redesigned Drop Settings sheet
  • Fixed issue where version would not appear in Get Info in Finder (missing CFBundleShortVersionString)
  • Generated apps have NSHumanReadableCopyright defined again
  • Extensive updates to documentation
  • "Provide as a Mac OS X Service" no longer enabled by default
  • Removed all support for file types. They are ancient crust now mostly ignored by Mac OS X and should no longer be used.
  • Improved uninstall script
  • Fixed issue where a generated icon file referenced in a Profile could be overwritten
  • Documentation files now open in default browser, not in default .html handling app
  • Fixed broken nib optimization. Platypus now correctly detects XCode 4 installs.
General
Publisher Sveinbjorn Thordarson
Publisher web site http://www.sveinbjorn.org/software
Release Date July 08, 2013
Date Added July 08, 2013
Version 4.8
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Programming Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.75MB
File Name platypus.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,492
Downloads Last Week 5
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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