Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Introduction to AppleScript

Now a days, Computer makes our life easier by reducing the time and complexity of work completion. For example, In older day's, records were saved on paper's and mostly task related to updating, searching etc, was very time consuming and complex. After the introduction of computer, it’s become much easier to update, searching,indexing of the record.

Sometimes while working on the computer work we perform the same series of tasks again & again. For example, if you want to change the name of 1000's of file in a folder or want to change the extension of 100 files, you'll soon realise how much time-consuming and stressful repetitive task.

Here, you start thinking that isn't there an easier way?

Yes, it's called "Script". For Macintosh, it's called “Applescript”.

Whats is AppleScript:

AppleScript is a powerful scripting language that comes built-in with the Macintosh Operating System. It’s introduced in 1992. AppleScript is an English-like language used to write script files for Macintosh Operating System. If you are not using a computer that is running on Mac OS, you will not be able to use AppleScript.

In one line you can say "AppleScript is the language of automation for Mac OS"

Principle use of AppleScript:

The principal use for AppleScript is the automation of tasks that are normally repetitious and time consuming. Apple script helpful to automate & control the actions of the computer and the applications that run on it.

AppleScript is much more than just a macro-language, which simply repeats your recorded actions, AppleScript can "think", can make decisions based on user-interaction or by parsing and analysing data, documents or situations.

For more you can say "Apple script is an language interface for MAC, MAC can be automated and controlled using  AppleScript, which is an integral part of the Macintosh operating system.

How much it’s useful for mac user:

AppleScript has proven to be the best tool for making life with a computer a productive experience. It’s provide a lot of things.

AppleScript can be helpful to user in many way. Some of them are:

  • To create shortcuts for complex tasks like naming files, resetting preferences and many more from their day-to-day Mac experience.
  • To perform repetitive tasks, retrieving data and files from remote servers.
  • To create easy-to-use automation tools, AppleScript can automate much of what we do.
  • Schedule time to time repetitive task.
  • To make user time spent of the computer more productive.
  • To save user time and money.

The best part about AppleScript is that you don't have to be a genius programmer to use it. In fact, you don't have to have any programming experience whatsoever.
Lets start with some basics of AppleScript. In our next blog "Getting started with AppleScript", we will learn some basic command and create our first Hello script. 

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