py2app - Create standalone Mac OS X applications with Python

py2app is a Python setuptools command which will allow you to make standalone application bundles and plugins from Python scripts. py2app is similar in purpose and design to py2exe for Windows.


Py2app must be run on macOS and cannot be used to cross build macOS applications on Windows or Linux.


Online Resources

There are several online resources to help you get along with py2app.

Mailing list:
Issue tracker:
Source code repository:
PyPI Entry:

If you’re looking for help, pay special attention to the examples folder in the source, which demonstrates many common use cases.


py2app may be distributed under the MIT or PSF open source licenses.

Copyright (c) 2004-2006 Bob Ippolito <bob at>.

Copyright (c) 2010-2012 Ronald Oussoren <ronaldoussoren at>.