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You want your computer systems to be simple, reliable and automatic. Script Debugger is the integrated development environment that makes that happen by making your AppleScript coding easier, faster, and more transparent. And now, for the first time, it is available in a free “lite” mode that offers you a taste of the full power of Script Debugger.
Before you begin scripting, discover the information and commands that your applications offer. Use the Explorer to experiment with applications, explore their data and manipulate it to see how the application responds. This power is not limited to a specific screen. When you create and debug your script, the Explorer remains available and continues to show data information as you work.
Maximize your productivity and write scripts easily and quickly with Script Debugger’s powerful and flexible code creation features. Insert tell blocks for applications and objects or properties. Script Debugger helps you by intelligently inserting a broad range of commonly-used code segments. These features are specifically designed for the peculiarities of the AppleScript language. They let you easily navigate large scripts, automatically enter “end” lines and closing delimiters, and more.
As you create, test your scripts to make sure they behave as expected. Script Debugger can run a script in an analytical mode that tracks your variables and their values, making it easy to isolate and fix specific problems when things go wrong. Watch your script as it runs, line by line, viewing the values of variables at every stage of the script’s execution. Use breakpoints to pause your code at key points. With Script Debugger, you never have to guess about what is happening as your script runs.
Easily package scripts for your clients and colleagues. Script Debugger checks for common errors when packaging scripts, and it makes distributing scripts to others amazingly simple. Should your script contain sensitive or private information, you can export it in “run only” form to prevent others from accessing the code. Script Debugger anticipates problems by telling you instantly what applications, scripting additions, libraries and frameworks are needed in order to run your script successfully.
NEW In Script Debugger 7:
FREE Script Debugger Lite
The biggest change in Script Developer 7 is the release of our new “lite” mode, which offers all the basic editing, debugging and dictionary functions that you need to write your code. Even without Script Debugger’s advanced features, it represents a significant improvement over the Script Editor which comes with your Macintosh. We see Script Debugger Lite as the best free option available for working with AppleScript.
Review and open past versions of a script from the Mac OS X document version history provided both locally and via Time Machine backups. Execute different versions of your script right from the Versions browser before deciding to revert to a particular version of your script. If you are upgrading from Script Debugger 5 or 6, you’ll be able to take advantage of this feature immediately with you existing scripts because past versions of Script Debugger have been retaining version information for you.
Improved Bundle Editing
Script Debugger 7’s improved bundle editor lets you specify the types of files your AppleScript droplets accept. Specify files either by Uniform Type Identifier or by filename extension, or both. Script Debugger 7 offers more options for configuring AppleScript applets and droplets. Control App Transport Security, make background only applets, and bundle required libraries directly from Script Debugger.
Enhanced Applet Shell
Script Debugger 7 offers a new way of deploying AppleScripts as standalone applications with an improved interface for your users, support for automatic software updates via Sparkle and much more. If you are creating AppleScript droplets, Script Debugger 7’s enhanced applets provide a drop target window where users can drag & drop files or use Spotlight searching to find the files they want to process.
Script Debugger 7’s Dictionary Explorer lets you move, copy or delete objects. Script Debugger 7’s lets you explore much more of an application’s scripting abilities without writing a single line of AppleScript code. Delete an object by selecting it in the Explorer and pressing the delete key. Move and copy objects using drag & drop within the Explorer.
Script Debugger 7 offers an entirely new way of generating AppleScript code: Explorer recording. Start recording a script, and then begin exploring an application using Script Debugger’s Dictionary Explorer. As you alter property values or move, copy or delete objects, the corresponding AppleScript code is added to your script.
Requirements: Script Debugger 7 requires Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) or later.