SWF2EXE software

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SWF2EXE is a type of computer software which enables the creation of executable files from SWF files.

SWF files were originally designed for use in a web browser and required the Flash plugin to be installed for the browser it is running on. However SWF files can be played outside of a web browser using the Adobe Flash Player, provided that the user has the Flash Player installed. The Adobe Flash Player provides an option to wrap the SWF file into a standalone executable which does not require the Flash Player to be installed for it to run successfully.

Official Software[edit]

Adobe Flash Professional allows the creation of so-called "projector" files that are compiled executables for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

Projector files could be created using Adobe Flash Player, by opening the SWF file within it and selecting the 'Create projector' option, but as of Flash Player 11 this is no longer supported.[1]

Third Party Software[edit]

Since the option to create standalone projectors (or self-executing Flash movies) from Flash was introduced, there have been several SWF2EXE programs, available commercially and as freeware, which claim to be able to create standalone executables from SWF files and at the same time extend the functionality of Flash. For example, these programs offer access to the file system to save to a file - something which cannot be done with Flash alone.


Computer program Producer Platform License
Screenweaver OS[2] OSFlash Windows Open-source
Jugglor[3] Flash Jester Windows Proprietary commercial software
mProjector[4] ScreenTime Media Windows and Mac Proprietary commercial software
SWFKit[5] TopCMM Technologies Windows Proprietary commercial software
SWFKit Online[6] TopCMM Technologies Web application Proprietary commercial software
SWF Studio[7] Northcode Inc Windows Proprietary commercial software
Zinc 3.0[8] Multidmedia Limited Windows, Mac and Linux Proprietary commercial software
Flash X-Tractor[9] Tembo Windows Freeware
SWF to EXE converter[10]   Web Application Freeware


Developer(s) 3rd Eye Solutions
Stable release 3.1 / 14 December 2010; 4 years ago (2010-12-14)[11]
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Platform Adobe Flash
Size 26 MB[11]
Type Presentation software
License Shareware
Website www.flashjester.com?section=tricks_jugglor3

Jugglor is a computer program that turns the user's Adobe Flash files into stand-alone programs. The user does not have to distribute anything else with this new program.[clarification needed]

There are now two Jugglor products available, Pro and Standard. The Pro version gives user a more comprehensive collection of features[weasel words] plus more tools[weasel words].

The last version of Jugglor software is 3.1. It supports Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Adobe Flash Player version 10.


  1. ^ Adobe Flash Player 11.5 - Bug 3363321, Adobe Bugbase
  2. ^ Screenweaver
  3. ^ Jugglor from Flash Jester
  4. ^ mProjector from ScreenTime Media
  5. ^ SWFKit
  6. ^ SWFKit Online
  7. ^ SWF Studio from Northcode Inc.
  8. ^ Zinc from Multidmedia Limited
  9. ^ Flash X-Tractor from Tembo
  10. ^ SWF to EXE Converter
  11. ^ a b http://www.flashjester.com/?section=download#61