If you’re an AppleScript fan or a developer who’s grown to depend on Apple’s powerful scripting technology, you may be interested in a new offering from
Macscript.com. The resource today released a collection of more than 110 AppleScript functions called, simply, the Macscript.com Library.
The collection is grouped into six suites: file functions, general functions, list functions, math functions, process functions, and string functions.
Macscript.com chief Steven Angier notes that the development of these AppleScript functions have been a long time coming. They’ve been tested in commercial projects, tweaked and refined — wherever possible, the functions have been written without the use of standard scripting additions, as well, resulting in a one hundredfold increase in performance, in some cases.
What we have ended up with is a comprehensive collection of solid, general-purpose functions,” explained Angier.
There’s more work on the horizon, too, according to Angier. He said that Macscript.com is refining application-specific function sets — they plan to release similar offerings for users interested in scripting popular Mac apps like QuarkXpress, FileMaker Pro and others.
“We are also looking at marketing additional function suites and commercial-grade application shells,” said Angier.
The Macscript.com Library package costs US$49. The price includes a royalty-free embedded distribution license, and files for developing with Script Editor, FaceSpan and Script debugger. A sampler version containing 20 functions is also available for download from the
Macscript.com Web site.