Applescript Aware Applications (How to find them)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by AllenJonT, Jun 15, 2014.

  1. AllenJonT macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2014
    I have been an avid mac user since 2008-2009 and recently decided to learn automation as much as possible for my first small business venture and make the paperwork process as simple as possible (i.e. going paperless) for my future customers. However, I am looking for a good reference (wide-spectrum) of AppleScript enabled applications.

    I have not seen one yet. Any knowledge on finding applescript enabled applications/utilities? Or would any of you be interested in building up a reference of such applications?
  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    One easy way it to open the AppleScript Editor then go to File>Open Dictionary>Browse. Navigate to your Applications folder. Every app that is selectable, has an AppleScript Dictionary meaning it is scriptable.
  3. AllenJonT thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2014
    Close, but no dice.

    That part I learned already. I was referring to applications I haven't installed. Those out in the market.
    Thank you though.
  4. hiddenmarkov macrumors 6502a

    Mar 12, 2014
    you'd probably have to search their sites or write them to ask tbh.
    Or install thier demo's if available.

    As you only get basic help here.

    Apple apps (from apple that is) a no brainer.

    If app written for mac os purely (cocoa development day 1) this should be applescript supported. At least any pure mac os app I have installed shows up in lists.

    Beyond get realy iffy I imagine. If they went QT framework for example...they probably did not care about applescript (they didn't care to cocoa it in the first place lol...but that is me not liking QT based apps as much). Java apps not seeing much luck here either. Java can have a problem talking to Java. Applescript you will find can be fun learning to make it talk to apple. MIx the 2 together...not seeing a happy marriage without issues tbh. But wish you well in this search all the same.

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