WineBottler 1.6.1 / 1.7.25 Dev
Wine does not port the Windows programs, but rather provides an additional component that makes the communication between the Windows utility and the POSIX compliant operating system possible.
WineBottler is a Mac OS X application, based on Wine, that will help you manage, quickly install and run Windows utilities via an organized and streamlined environment.
Simple installation process
The WineBottler software package includes both the Wine and WineBottler applications: for everything to go smoothly, you must copy both to your Applications folder. All you have to do next is launch WineBottler and decide which Windows programs you want to install.
Automatic installation for Windows utilities
In the WineBottler main window you can view a list of programs that you can easily deploy on your Mac. Note that WineBottler does not include the actual installers, but the app will download and automatically configure them for you.
Noteworthy is that the developers of some of the included utilities also provide Mac specific installers: if you are looking for a better experience, using them is highly recommended.
Install Windows programs on your own
The WineBottler main window comes with 3 different tabs: in the “Download” section you can see the Windows programs that can be installed automatically, in the “On My Mac” area you can view the utilities already installed on your computer, while in the “Advanced” tab you can make your own “bottles” by pointing WineBottler to the software package.
User friendly management app for programs running on Wine
If you are using Wine to run Windows programs on your Mac computer, WineBottler is able to improve your experience by allowing you to manage them via a stylish, organized, and intuitive environment.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan on March 24th, 2014
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- We did start out with fixing a lot of bugs, which caused trouble for first-time users: mainly one that could lead to an immediate prefix abort on popular automated installs like Metatrader 4 and Notepad++.
- Then we further tweaked the inner workings, so that the app feels more responsive on startup.
- Next we went on with adding more log-messages and more “human readable” alerts for the most common error reports we get:
- there is no internet connection
Application descriptionWineBottler is a straightforward OS X tool designed to enable you to effortlessly install and use Windows programs suc...