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NEW Version: 2.5 (released Mar 12th, 2014)

App Wrapper, the premier tool that we use to package applications for the Mac App Store & web sites.

App Wrapper simplifies the process of Code Signing, Sandboxing, Compressing applications (via OS X Installer or Zip file), generating Retina Compatible High Resolution icons, and Help Documentation preparation. Reducing the time required to prepare applications for distribution via the Mac App Store or OS X Mountain Lion.

If you use Xojo, LiveCode, Filemaker, Microsoft .Net with Mono or another tool to create apps, take advantage of the 15-Day trial and Try App Wrapper today, see for yourself how App Wrapper can save you time and money, allowing more focus on application development.


Code Sign Engine v2.0

Code signing is required for both the Mac App Store & OS X Mountain Lion. App Wrapper's Code signing engine makes it a cinch to Code sign helper apps, frameworks, plugins & AppleScripts.



Required for the Mac App Store, and so easy with App Wrapper. Add all kinds of entitlements to Sanboxed apps, using our new improved interface. Configure migration for users upgrading to the Sandboxed version of your App.


Application & Document Icons

Take almost any transparent image file, and get App Wrapper to create the app and accompanying document icons. Our High Quality scaling, ensures the icons look great even at smaller sizes, the doc icons conform to Apple's HIG specification. App Wrapper can even create Retina compatible icons.


Apple Compatible Help

Use App Wrapper to add help files and help folders to your application. App Wrapper will set up the plist information for you. The new Help Validator, does some simple XHTML verification and checks for some of the most commonly occurring problems with help documents.



When wrapping an application, App Wrapper will check the plist settings and notify you to potential issues. Once your app is wrapped, use App Wrapper to verify the Code signature & Sandbox information.


Uniform Type Identifiers (UTI)

Need to add UTI's to your application, use App Wrapper to do so. It can even take a document type and create a matching UTI from it. Working with Document Packages just got a whole lot easier.

signature Plist Editing

As well as a nice GUI, App Wrapper includes a more advanced plist editor.

signature Retina Compatibility

Use App Wrapper to enable Retina Compatibility & to create HiDPI icons.

signature Installer or Zip File?

Create OS X Installer Packages for the "App Store" or Zip files for web sites.

signature Apple About Box

Configure the Apple About Box from within App Wrapper.

Mountain Lion Compatible OS X 10.8 Notifications

Uses Mountain Lion notifications on completion.

Debug Run Debug Build Options

Works with the "Run" function of Real Studio.

Print the Log Log Printing

The log can now be printed, including to PDFs.

bugFixes Bug fixes & Improvements

Fixes improve stability and new functions.

App Wrapper Examples

All of our applications have been wrapped using App Wrapper during it's development, but to see what the latest version of App Wrapper can really do, then Download the App Wrapper Trial. App Wrapper was used to generate the icon from a Transparent PSD, the help was validated and inserted via App Wrapper, App Wrapper was codesigned by App Wrapper and the About Box was configured by App Wrapper. We didn't Sandbox App Wrapper as we're still working on getting it fully Sandbox compliant.

Take a ganders at some screen shots.

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