Platypus for Mac

Platypus for Mac

Average User Rating:
4.9
out of 9 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.9
  • Total Downloads:
    2,589
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 04, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.59MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Mac

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Results 1–9 of 9

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 4.9

- Users can now manually increase/decrease the font size in Platypus-generated apps
- Status menu items can now be selected. This will run the script again with the menu title as an argument.
- Arguments can now be passed to Platypus-generated apps via the command line
- In Progress Bar output, it is now possible to use DETAILS:SHOW and DETAILS:HIDE to toggle details field visibility
- New feature: If script prints "QUITAPP" to STDOUT, the wrapper application will quit.
- Platypus now remembers app creation dialog settings such as "Optimize Nib"
- Platypus now remembers opened Profiles in the Open Recent menu
- It is now possible to add a custom MainMenu.nib to bundled files which overwrites default
- Extended and improved documentation
- Built with XCode 6, now requires Mac OS X 10.6 or later
- Fixed a bug where "Provide as a Service" failed to be read from saved profiles
- Fixed bug where a custom bundle identifier in a saved Profile would not be loaded
- Fixed bug where the Create button would remain greyed out even though all requirements were satisfied
- Fixed bug where progress indicator would keep animating after execution in Progress Bar output mode
- Fixed bug where command line tool complained about valid .icns filenames
- Fixed bug where command line tool would always create XML property lists instead of binary ones
- Refactored all deprecated method calls
- Various minor interface refinements
- Improved documentation
General
Publisher Sveinbjorn Thordarson
Publisher web site http://www.sveinbjorn.org/software
Release Date April 04, 2015
Date Added April 04, 2015
Version 4.9
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Programming Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.59MB
File Name platypus.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,589
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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