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AppleScript

Although Automator is a great tool for stringing together pre-built actions to create an automated workflow, it is not the first nor only means of automating actions on your Macintosh. AppleScript, originally introduced in the early 90's, provides much greater control over your entire system.

AppleScript is intended to provide a means for Macintosh users to develop complex scripts with the capability to evaluate conditions and branch, if needed. The syntax is surprisingly simple and can be understood even if you've never seen a programming language before. For example, take the following code:


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