10 Cool AppleScripts You Should Try

The scripting language built into the Mac operating system is known as AppleScript. It uses an English-based language to automate tasks on the Mac. AppleScripts are located in your Library/Scripts folder and the Script Editor can be launched by double-clicking on a script where it describes what the script does and you can run it by clicking Execute.

Here is a list of 10 great AppleScripts that you should try.

1.Add to folder names

With Append to folder names, you can add something to the beginning or end of all folder names in the Finder window that is farthest forward. The script will use the items on the desktop, if no Finder window is open. This saves a lot of time as you don’t have to go through a large group of folders one by one just to add something to the folder name.

2. Add to filenames

Similarly, Add to Filenames changes files in the front Finder window, rather than folders.

3. Trim folder names

The following two scripts are the opposite of the two mentioned above. Trim folder names allows text to be trimmed from the beginning or end of a folder. This helps to modify the names of the folders that you want to change or shorten.

4. Trim filenames

Trim File Names is similar to Trim Folder Names, except instead of folder names, this can trim the start or end of file names.

5. Windows Finder – Hide All

All open Finder windows can be minimized to the Dock using the Finder Windows – Hide All script.

6. Finder Windows-Show All

Finder Windows – Show All will do the exact opposite and bring all Finder windows that are in the Dock back to the desktop.

7. Crazy Message Text

When running Crazy Message Text, a dialog asks the user to type the text to create the “crazy” email message. After entering the text and pressing OK, a Mail message is created, in which the text is pasted with each letter in a different size, font and color.

8. Create new message

The Create New Message script is useful for browsing the Web or RSS feeds. It allows you to send an email message from whatever application you are in at the time. A small dialog asks for the recipient’s name, address, subject, content, signature, and “from” address. After clicking OK, Mail opens and the message you entered can be sent.

9. iTunes Remote

The iTunes Remote Control is the perfect replacement for an iTunes driver. Running the script brings up a dialog and you can make iTunes “pause”, “play” or “stop” among other commands.

10.Clipboard viewer

Tea clipboard viewer script displays a dialog with whatever is on the clipboard. If you have a file copied, the name of the file will be displayed.

The Scripts folder contains tons of other cool Applescripts. And what’s more, you can even customize or even write your own AppleScripts!

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