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AppleScript® Programming for the Absolute Beginner by Jerry Lee Ford

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Alternate Script Editors

The Script Editor application is by no means your only option for developing and executing AppleScripts. In this section, you will learn about several different script editors that you might want to consider using as an alternative to the Script Editor application. These script editors include:

  • Smile

  • Script Debugger

  • Xcode

Hint

Each of these alternative script editors has its own particular sets of strengths and weaknesses. However, for the sake of simplicity, I will stick with the Script Editor application. It is universally available and provides all of the features needed to develop AppleScripts.

Smile

Smile is a free ...

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