App Wrapper 4 First Public Beta

Ladies and Gents, I am quite anxious about this release… So please be gentle with me…

App Wrapper is Ohanaware’s premium Post-Build Processor for the macOS, used by 100s of developers to prepare their macOS applications for the Mac App Store and distribution on their websites. App Wrapper 4 has been in development since mid-2019.

Major new features of App Wrapper 4.

  • Designed for Big Sur.
    App Wrapper 4 performs a complete code sign of nested executables (in the correct order) for debug builds from the Xojo IDE. While also processing plists, entitlements, adding files to the bundle and performing modifications.
  • Handsome interface.
    Designed from the ground up, working with Tim Parnell from Strawberry Software, the interface was crafted to save time by improving accessibility, grouping things logically, and attempting to make the most needed options as available and clear as we could.
  • Built-in Plist editor.
    allows modification of the application plist and entitlements directly in App Wrapper, offering a standard list view, a raw XML View and a searching capability.
  • Dynamic Text.
    App Wrapper 4 can replace constants in fields, plists and entitlements, using information from the application, signing certificate and more.
  • SF Symbols.
    App Wrapper 4 features a SF Symbols rasterizer (on macOS Big Sur) that can rasterize SF Symbols to multi-representation TIFF images (single TIFF file with different sizes), allowing SF Symbols to be used on older versions of the macOS.
  • DropDMG support.
    App Wrapper 4 can now work with C-Command’s DropDMG as well as Araelium’s DMG Canvas.
  • Submit to the App Store.
    App Wrapper 4 can now auto-submit applications intended for Apple’s Mac App Store.

Improvements Galore

  • Performance.
    The fastest we’ve clocked App Wrapper processing itself was 300 ms (0.3 seconds), which includes analyzing the application, modifying it and doing a complete code sign of all the nested executables in order.
  • New Icon Editor.
    Allows icons to be created from a single image (using templates) or from multiple different sized images. App Wrapper 4 now uses ICNSmini in its icon editor to compress ICNS files down to 1/3rd of their size.
  • Unified Progress.
    Wrapping, Archiving and Apple Submission is all done in one single window, making it easy to see exactly what’s going on and where.
  • Checking engine.
    Redesigned to cover more ground and to provide clearer information when a problem is discovered.
  • Identity Selector.
    Reimagined many times over to provide a clear overview of all the certificates in an identity and their status.
  • Xojo Integration.
    Overhauled scripting system allows for Xojo scripts to be directly copy/pasted into the Xojo IDE and for options to be configured there.

App Wrapper 4 was built with Xojo 2020r1.2 in conjunction with the Ohanaware App Kit, and wrapped with App Wrapper 4.


  • 10.13.6 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina and macOS 11 Big Sur.
  • 8GB of RAM.
  • 50MB of disk space.
  • Code signing tools require an installation of Xcode 10 or newer.

Pricing and Availability

App Wrapper 4 Public Beta is available right now from the Ohanaware Website. App Wrapper 4 offers a no-obligation 14 Day trial. The RRP of App Wrapper 4 is $49.99 (USD) for a single user 1-Year Update Plan. Customers with a valid Update Plan can use App Wrapper 4 as part of their plan. Customers with expired Update Plans can extend their plan for $39.99 (USD).

More Information, Screen Shots, to download the Public Beta or to purchase App Wrapper 4, please visit.