ScriptWeb - Macintosh Scripting Resources
Since 1995.

A starting point for information on Macintosh scripting. Contributions welcome!

What's New
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News (Applescript)
   Scripting News (UserLand Software)

   Codefetch for 20+ languages
   (I'm sure there are others; please send links!)

AppleScript & Automator
   at Apple Developer Connection
   Scripting Additions (at
   ScriptBuilders -- over 1300 sample scripts (at
   GUI Scripting (Apple)
   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 - missing
   MacPerl Apple events tutorial
   Perl (O'Reilly)
   The Perl Institute (Perl Mongers)
   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 - control any scriptable app!!!
   JavaScript and Frontier
   Free EcmaScript Interpreter (in Java)


Scripting Products for Mac OS X
   FaceSpan (Late Night Software)
   FastScripts (Red Sweater Software)
   ScriptMaster XT (Jintek, for QuarkXPress)
   UI Actions (PreFab Software)
   UI Browser (PreFab Software)

AppleScript Products
   ACME Script Widgets (ACME Technologies)
   Script Debugger (Late Night Software)
   Smile (Satimage, FREE)

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

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

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

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

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


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


Scripting Products for Mac OS 9
   DataScript (ForeSight)
   OSA Menu (Leonard Rosenthol)
   Player (PreFab Software)
   PhotoScripter (Main Event)

AppleScript Products from the past
   ScriptBase (Main Event)
   Scripter (Main Event)

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

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