IN THIS APPENDIX
Tools and downloads
In Appendix A, I introduced you to a series of Automator resources. I'll do the same thing for AppleScript in this appendix. Here, you'll find links to tutorials, online communities, tools and downloads, and training. I've bookmarked many of these resources on my Delicious account. Just go here:
There are a number of excellent Web-based tutorials out there (both free and for a fee) that cover AppleScript. Here are just a few of them.
The MacResearch AppleScript tutorials are billed as tutorials for scientists, and so you'll see plenty of AppleScripts that are focused on automating scientific research. Don't be alarmed, though, because scientists tend to do a lot of repetitive stuff that you'll find very familiar.
These tutorials are available at:
If you don't want to type all that, here's a BudURL for it:
The tutorials on this site are all text-based, with plenty of screen shots and instructional text to keep you from getting lost. Figure B.1 is a screenshot of the tutorial selection page.
Figure B.1. AppleScript tutorials at
Figure B.2 shows part of a tutorial.
Figure B.2. A tutorial on