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Excel Software (www.excelsoftware.com) has announced AppProtect 3.0, an update of the Mac OS X compatible application that applies protection with a human controlled or automated online activation process to a compiled application without programming. Version 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. The software 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 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 US$295 on either Mac OS X or Windows (XP, Vista, 7 or 8) 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.