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Briefcase is a tool for converting a Python project into a standalone native application. You can package projects for:

  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android
  • Web

Support for AppleTV, watchOS, and wearOS deployments is planned.

Getting started

To install Briefcase, run:

$ python -m pip install briefcase

If you would like a full introduction to using Briefcase, try the BeeWare tutorial. This tutorial walks you through the process of creating and packaging a new application with Briefcase.


Documentation for Briefcase can be found on Read The Docs.


Briefcase is part of the BeeWare suite. You can talk to the community through:

We foster a welcoming and respectful community as described in our BeeWare Community Code of Conduct.


If you experience problems with Briefcase, log them on GitHub. If you want to contribute code, please fork the code and submit a pull request.