• The unlikely persistence of AppleScript

    Posted December 12, 2012 - 5:04 pm

    AppleScript first appeared in System 7.1 in October 1993, as the first and eventually canonical Open Scripting Architecture (OSA) scripting language.
  • Make new AppleScripts automatically

    Posted March 29, 2011 - 8:40 pm

    If you're a regular reader of this blog or the OS X Hints site on which it's based, you know we regularly post AppleScripts that do one useful thing or another. You may also be tired of manually copying-and-pasting those scripts from your browser to AppleScript editor or Automator. Hints reader Maxikubik felt that way, so he created an Automator service to do it for him.
  • C4 notes: Is AppleScript dead?

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 11:31 am

    Developer Jonathan "Wolf" Rentzsch kicked off his annual C4 indie Mac developer conference in Chicago on Friday night with a provocative claim cribbed from Steve Jobs: He showed a slide of the AppleScript logo in a coffin and declared it dead.
  • 10 AppleScripts to make you love your Mac (even more)

    Posted May 21, 2009 - 1:14 pm

    Why, when people were trying to get me to switch from Windows to a Mac, did no one tell me about AppleScript? Sure, a stable OS with Unix shell access and a sophisticated UI are nice. But a scripting language that lets me automate tedious tasks and hike my creativity-to-boredom ratio? How come I never heard about that?

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