HTML Executable is a software utility which helps people compile local website files and generate web browser (Internet Explorer), built-in HTML viewer or self-extracting publications.
The result is a single EXE, which contains your webpages, graphics and multimedia items. It is important to keep in mind that all your files are packed and therefore, protected. Some of the supported formats are HTML, TXT, BMP, GIF, PNG, JPG, MID, WAV, CSS and JS.
The installation process runs smooth, and upon finalizing it, you are met with a modern-looking interface which can be accessed with great ease by both power and novice users. In fact, there is even a wizard you can take advantage of when creating a new project.
The main window presents a tabbed display, which lets you access all the options available in a more efficient fashion. For example, the first one enables you to manage your files, edit their source and properties, as well as change the homepage.
The following tab enables you to tweak the application settings, meaning you can modify the window caption and skin, enable the end user to resize window, show or hide caption buttons and glow frames, customize the menu, status, tool and contents bar, and the context menu.
This software tool also lets you use a built-in PDF viewer in your publication, add a search engine, table of contents, establish application behavior (e.g. messages, dialog boxes, loading screen) and security settings (password-protect publication, disable print screen, set expiration date, digital signature etc.).
There are a few examples provided you can check out, as well as view compilation logs, run the publication, generate a setup package and an autorun.INF file that can be used on CDs and DVDs.
Taking all of this into consideration, we can safely say HTML Executable is a useful piece of software, with a feature-rich environment and an intuitive interface. Response time is good and it does not require many system resources in order to run properly.