[prMac.com] Henderson, Nevada – Excel Software announced AppProtect 3.0 to protect Mac or Windows software. AppProtect applies protection with a human controlled or automated online activation process to a compiled application in minutes without programming. It supports MAX multi-media applications or Unity games. AppProtect 3.0 works with OfficeProtect 2.0 to generate a protected application from an Excel spreadsheet.
AppProtect 3.0 is LicenseCard enabled for drag and drop activation. Protected Windows applications can now passthru command line parameters. The developer interface has enhancements to save and reorganize records.
AppProtect wraps a Mac or Windows application with an activation process that requires a computer unique password or Serial Number on first launch. The software vendor can generate passwords from AppProtect or automate the process with an online activation server. Excel Software offers vendor accounts on the Safe Activation service or a vendor can self-host an activation server using WebActivation.
AppProtect on Windows has the ability to embed static data files into the executable with performance enhancements to support applications up to 1 GB in size with a faster launch time. For an application constructed from an interpreted language or that requires external data files, the unprotected files are no longer visible to the user. This process protects the source code, allows a secure license to be applied and simplifies the user experience since the entire application is distributed as one file.
AppProtect on Mac or Windows supplements the standard protection available to all applications with additional, optional layers of protection. Each protection layer works independently so the developer can customize the protection for a specific application.
AppProtect can be used to protect a standard Mac OS X application (.app), Windows executable (.exe) or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (.xlsm). A Single User license is $295 on either Windows (XP, Vista, 7 or 8) or Mac OS X and includes royalty-free distribution rights for any number of protected products or licenses. The tool includes a printed and PDF User Guide with popup help screens that allow anyone to protect and license an application without programming skills.
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Established in 1985, Excel Software provides Windows and Mac OS X software products to thousands of users worldwide. Capabilities include system modeling & simulation, requirements management, software design, code generation, reengineering, bug tracking, help authoring, software license management, document protection and internet marketing automation.