Hi, I am an extreme noob when it comes to developing in Mac,so i could really use as much help on my first project as I can get! Ok, so here is the plan: I would like to create a script or small application that takes a list of all the applications currently open in the dock, and outputs that list to a text file.(could be saved as .txt, .xml or .rtf)......while the application/script is running, it would need to repeat this function every 30 minutes... Basically, what I am wanting to do is create a little app that I will run on my website, that displays a list of the apps currently running on my mac I am a seasoned Flash Actionscripter, so getting the list to display on the web automatically is no problem(using flash8, we can now do time based automatic uploading and/or downloading ). ... oh, as a possible extra feature to this script, i wouldnt mind(if its too tricky, doesnt matter) doing the same thing with a desktop screengrab... auto save to jpg/png every hr. Could anybody spare the time to help me with : a) either the entire script/app or b) links to a good starting point for me or c) advice on where to begin, and if this is even possible? Thanks Heaps in advance.