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Finding, creating, and sharing MATLAB apps

MATLAB® apps are interactive applications written to perform technical computing tasks. Apps are included in many MATLAB products. The Apps tab of the MATLAB Toolstrip shows you the apps that you currently have installed.

There are several ways to get more apps: from MATLAB File Exchange, through additional MATLAB products, and by building your own. Starting with MATLAB R2012b, you can create apps and share them with members of the MATLAB community.

Getting Apps

Apps from the MATLAB Community

You can find user-contributed MATLAB apps for a range of applications in the MATLAB File Exchange. You can download an app, install it in your apps gallery, and run it with a single click.

Apps in MATLAB Products

Apps are included in many MATLAB products such as Curve Fitting Toolbox™, Signal Processing Toolbox™, and Control System Toolbox™. In the apps gallery, you’ll see the apps that come with your installed products.

Click on the icons below to see a full list of apps available in each product category.

Make Your Own Apps

Apps typically consist of a graphical user interface, code that performs the underlying actions, associated data, and any other supporting files. Once you've developed your app, you can package it into a single file that you can distribute to others. The apps packaging tool will automatically find and include all the files needed for your app. It will also identify any MATLAB products required to run your app.

You can share your app directly with other users, or share it with the MATLAB user community by uploading it to the MATLAB File Exchange. When others install your app, they do not need to be concerned with the MATLAB path or other installation details.

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