WineBottler is software that enables users to move from Windows OS to Mac so that they can open all Windows apps as Mac apps.
It eliminates the need of installing emulator, virtualizer or boot into other OS, as you can easily run Windows based programs on Mac without any hassle.
Linux users usually use Wine to run Windows programs, but now Wine is available for Mac as well. This great open-source tool is widely used to run Windows programs as standalone Mac apps.
You can also create standalone apps without installing Wine by adding the wine bundle into the standalone app bundle.
How does it work?
The software does not have its own programs, but it has scripts that enable you to download, configure and install the whole thing into an app.
For conversion into an app using this software, simply make a double click on .exe or .msi to run this created app similar to other programs on your Mac.
All installed Windows apps are stored in the ‘On My Mac’ area of the software. Make a click on the desired app to launch it and to appear it in the Dock.
Features of WineBottler
- You can even install two programs into the same app easily and quickly by using the advanced tab.
- It allows you to access files from inside Mac app, where the software runs by-default in the sandboxed mode to provide secure usage to the users. The files you want to access on a Mac needs to be accessed from Z drive from the inside of this software.
As you can install different types of Windows apps easily using this software, thus provides great benefits to web developers where they can run Internet Explorer and other browsers to test the websites. Similarly, gamers too can access more apps than ever before.
The software is not suitable for running 3D applications, so if you want to run 3D apps, you have to search for other software to meet your needs, hence, it worth try for apps other than 3D.
Now, there is no need to run Windows apps virtually on a Mac using Parallels or VMWare Fusion, a kind of virtual environment, if you have WineBottler.