AppleScript

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

AppleScript is a scripting language that was developed by Apple Inc. It was designed to allow users of the Apple operating system to make work easier (such as automating repetitive operations).

AppleScript uses coding syntax that is mostly comprised of regular words, which makes it easier for a non-programmer to read. A script statement could be as straightforward as the example shown below.

display dialog "Hello from Computer Hope!"

To code in AppleScript, users can use the Apple "Script Editor" application. It allows for editing, saving, executing, and compiling of scripts by programmers.

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