ScriptWeb - Macintosh Scripting Resources
Since 1995.

This virtual site is a collaborative effort to provide a starting point for information on Macintosh scripting. Contributions welcome!

What's New
Automator in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger - workflow goes mainstream.

News (Applescript)
       Scripting News (UserLand Software)

       see below

AppleScript & Automator
       at Apple Developer Connection
       Scripting Additions (at
       ScriptBuilders -- over 1300 sample scripts (at
       The AppleScript Sourcebook (Bill Cheeseman)
       GUI Scripting (Apple, for Mac OS X)
       see also: AppleScript Links (Google Web Directory)

UserLand Frontier
       open source release
       Radio UserLand - awesome power for only $39.95
       Example Scripts
       Script Meridian
       see also: Frontier Links (Google Web Directory)

       see also: HyperCard Links (Google Web Directory)

HyperCard Alternatives
       Runtime Revolution
       see also: Links for HyperCard Alternatives (Google Web Directory)

       MacPerl Apple events tutorial
       Perl (O'Reilly)
       The Perl Institute (Perl Mongers - The Perl advocacy people)
       see also: MacPerl Links (Google Web Directory)

       Jython - Java implementation of Python (!)
       see also: MacPython Links (Google Web Directory)

Macintosh Tcl/Tk
       see also: Tcl/Tk Links (Google Web Directory)

       JavaScript OSA - use JavaScript to control any scriptable app!!!
       JavaScript and Frontier
       Free EcmaScript Interpreter (in Java)


Scripting Products
       DataScript (ForeSight)
       FaceSpan (Digital Technology International)
       FastScripts (Red Sweater Software, for Mac OS X)
       OSA Menu (Leonard Rosenthol, for Mac OS 9)
       Player (PreFab Software, for Mac OS 7-9)
       PhotoScripter (Main Event)
       ScriptMaster XT (Jintek, for QuarkXPress)
       UI Actions (PreFab Software, for Mac OS X)
       UI Browser (PreFab Software, for Mac OS X)

AppleScript Products
       ACME Script Widgets (ACME Technologies)
       DialogLib (Hi Resolution)
       EightyRez (Conceptual Design, FREE)
       Script Debugger (Late Night Software)
       ScriptBase (Main Event)
       Scripter (Main Event)
       Smile (Satimage, FREE)

AppleScript Training and Consulting
       Workflow Automation with AppleScript (TECSoft)
       Write Track Media, Inc.
       Scripting Matters, Inc.
       Automated Workflows
       see also:'s list

Frontier Products
       Conversant (Macrobyte Resources)
       Tonto (Macrobyte Resources)

Apps & Topics
       AppleWorks ("ClarisWorks")
       Eudora (eMailman)
       FileMaker (migrating from 6 to 7)
       Lasso: Sending Apple Events
       QuarkXPress, Sal's AppleScript Snippets (1997)

Developer Support
       AppleScript Technical Notes
       AppleScript Technical Q&As
       Inside Macintosh: Interapplication Communication
       DevSearcher Programmer's Search Engine

MacScripting Mailing List
       Alternate Archives (Sandra Silcot)

Other Lists
       AppleScript Mailing Lists (Apple)
       Frontier Mailing Lists
       MacPerl mailing list
       MacPython SIG mailing list
       Script Meridian Community List

MacScripting FTP archive (gaea) - Apple's Mirror
       AppleScript FTP
       Frontier FTP
       MacPerl FTP

Resources in languages other than English
       Scripteur - 5000+ pages on AppleScript, 900+ pages on Frontier 5, and more.


       AppleScript: The Definitive Guide by Matt Neuburg (available online)
       Danny Goodman's Applescript Handbook -- a classic by Danny Goodman
       Applescript in a Nutshell: A Desktop Quick Reference by Bruce W. Perry
       Applescript for the Internet: Visual QuickStart Guide by Ethan Wilde
       Applescript for Applications: Visual QuickStart Guide by Ethan Wilde
       Applescripting InDesign by Shirley Hopkins
       Applescripting QuarkXPress by Shirley Hopkins
       Adobe Illustrator Scripting with Visual Basic and AppleScript by Ethan Wilde
       Frontier: The Definitive Guide by Matt Neuburg (available online)


Bits of History
       General Scripting Info
       Installing AppleScript, Downloadable Docs
       AppleScript FAQ
       Scriptable Applications
       Commercial Scripts
       Developer Articles
       Tech Support
       (Almost) Every Known Scripting Link
       Scripting the Net
       Scripting Products
       Applescript Products

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