Sentenza Desktop for Mac

Sentenza Desktop for Mac

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Compile HTML files into a Mac OS X standalone application

Check the official website for detailed infos and free trial version :
Online help guides & APIs documentation :

Info for El Capitan users : Sentenza Desktop is fully compatible with the latest OS X 10.11.2
Info for Snow Leopard users : Sentenza Desktop should normally be compatible with Mac OS X 10.6.6 but I can not guarantee. Test the trial version (link below) to be sure that Sentenza Desktop can open and compile a test project. Scroll down to read the full system requirements.


Using Sentenza Desktop is really simple. You have just to fill fields, radio buttons and checkboxes to customize your application. You specify the root directory where the content of your application is stored (HTML, CSS, JS files and images), and the engine will compile a standalone application. Sentenza Desktop is optimized for using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (of course you can use audio and video).

  • - Build applications for Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or newer (32/64-bits)
  • - Make cloud-based or standalone applications (or even mixed apps)
  • - Build light & portable applications (core < 200 KB)
  • - Fully independant (not a web-service like PhoneGap)
  • - Core has been built in native Objective-C and doesn’t require any frameworks
  • - 30 APIs available, those can be called in JavaScript
  • - GUI of applications built with Sentenza Desktop is automatically available in En, Fr, De, It and Es !
  • - Save your project as .stzdprj (XML-based)
  • - Window fully customizable (size, status bar, modal, resizable, ...)
  • - Use HTML5 LocalStorage to save datas easily
  • - Enable fullscreen mode to give a new dimension to your applications
  • - Enable WebGL to make awesome 3D applications
  • - Include help in your application
  • - Customize About window and application icon
  • - Enable/Disable back-forward
  • - Enable/Disable scroll bounce (elastic)
  • - Use a custom user-agent
  • - Compatible with distant PHP
  • - Fully compatible with most JavaScript frameworks
  • - Publish your applications on the Mac App Store
  • - User interface available in french and english (log in english)
  • - No visual references to Sentenza Desktop in your applications
  • - Automatically check for updates
  • - Lifetime license, without hidden or monthly fees
  • - Free updates !
  • - And more…
  • Deployment

    With Sentenza Desktop you can codesign your application without using any external tools. You will have the choice to compile a .pkg package (for Application Loader submission) or a .xcarchive package (for XCode submission). An Apple Developer Account is required to publish your applications on the Mac App Store.

    Building applications for the Mac App Store is an easy way to make money. The community is massive and the Mac App Store is an incredible marketing tool, ready for promoting all types of applications (games, utilities, references, books, lifestyle, music, video, ...).


    For Sentenza Desktop I built a library of APIs that can help you to add advanced features to your applications. Those APIs must be called in JavaScript and can be mixed each other or with other functions. From my tests, I have not detected any conflicts with multiple JavaScript frameworks. I tried to be as complete as possible to recreate all basic functions of a modern application (read and write a file, using notifications center, manipulate the window, ...).

    Below is the list of all available APIs in the latest version. If you have suggestions for future APIs, feel free to contact me. I will make my possible to add them to the next version. For more informations about APIs usage, consult the online help and documentation.

  • - Exit application
  • - Minimize application
  • - Maximize application
  • - Toggle fullscreen
  • - Close window

  • - Change window title
  • - Change window size
  • - Change window position
  • - Print current page
  • - Custom message dialog
  • - Copy a string to clipboard
  • - Use notification center
  • - System beep

  • - Launch an application
  • - Open URL in external default browser

  • - Read the content of file
  • - Create and write in a file
  • - Add strings to file
  • - Create a new directory
  • - Delete an item (file/folder)
  • - Move an item (file/folder) to trash
  • - Copy an item (file/folder) from-to
  • - Check if a file is accessible

  • - Execute a Terminal command
  • - Execute a Shell script

  • - Get path to the main bundle application
  • - Get path to the resources directory in bundle
  • - Get path to the current user Documents directory
  • - Get path to the current user Desktop
  • - Get user system language

  • - Play external audio file (issue)
  • - HTML5 geolocation (issue)
  • - Proceed a GET procedure (issue – jQuery replacement)
  • - Zip an item (file/folder) (future)
  • - Unzip an item (file/folder) (future)
  • - Execute open file dialog (future)
  • - Execute save file dialog (future)
  • System Requirements

  • - Available for Mac only
  • - Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) or newer (64-bits)
  • - XCode 4.5 or newer (optional, for Mac App Store submission via XCode)
  • - Application Loader 2.8 or newer (optional, for Mac App Store submission)
  • - Apple Developer Account (optional, only to deploy on Mac App Store)
  • - Internet connection for updates and license checking
  • Trial Version

    You can get a trial version here :

    Help & Starting Guides

    Online help is here :

    If you have troubles to create a .PKG

    If you have some problems with .PKG package installer, use this method (screenshot) :
    Official Apple help :

    APIs Documentation

    Online documentation is here :


    Some easter eggs have been hidden in Sentenza Desktop, feel free to find them !


    If you have any problems with Sentenza Desktop, if you find a bug, if you have some suggestions or just if you want to say Hello, feel free to contact me. I will try to reply you as soon as possible. But, please, understand that I can not give support for HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript coding. I recommend you to consult developers forums and community websites like StackOverflow to find help. Thank you in advance.

    Feel free to visit this page :

    Please, don’t forget to give a rate to Sentenza Desktop (5 stars for example)

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    Updates history

    Version 1.2 (build 410)

  • - Fix : Optimization and improvements for a better support of Mac OS X 10.10 (Yosemite)
  • Version 1.2 (build 405)

  • - Fix : Bug with compilation and codesign on Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • Version 1.2 (build 376)

  • - New : Tests and optimization for Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks)
  • - Fix : Some improvements with HTML5/CSS3 in Core
  • - Fix : Core engine updated with latest WebKit version
  • - Note : I think to make another light update soon about WebKit
  • Version 1.1 (build 361)

  • - Fix : Stupid bug about corrupted datas (thanks @kaepora :))
  • - New : Tests and optimization for Mac OS X 10.8.5
  • Version 1.1 (build 360)

  • - Fix : Bug with updates and license checking
  • Version 1.1 (build 359)

  • - Fix : Bug with applications built for other languages than FR, EN, DE, IT, ES
  • - Fix : Bug with copy and paste shortcuts (Cmd + A, C, V, X)
  • - New : Option to prevent any modifications of content application (anti-crack)
  • - New : Choose if you want an About dialog
  • - New : Choose if you want to enable right-click context menu
  • - New : Two APIs about shell and Terminal have been activated
  • - And some other things that I can’t remember

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