Hi to all…
First I must say that I’m new to Applescript. I had in the past a good experience in programming with Basic in the 80’ later with dBase, Clipper and xBase++ and a little bit in C++ on Windows system before I’ve moved to OsX middle of 2006.
For one month ago I was reading the blog of Allan Craig and the book “Learn Applescript” from H. Sanderson and H. Rosenthal which gave me the interest to try again…
As I say before this is my first application, it run fine. For sure it’s not perfect and could be optimized.
May be you can help?
you can download it here: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/2883279/iClipping.zip
May be you have the same problem as me. I take a lot of clipping, notes, download internet pages as pdf for later use. But for example one year later, as I need the info’s again, the problem begin for me: where is it?, where did I read about this?. So it will be easier for me if I had a unique place to find these infos.
This app is the first Step/Part of a simple database system, to keep clippings, notes/informations using XML format. I like XML, because you can edit your file with any Texteditor or browse.
iClipping save every day a new file on my Desktop. The next Step is to create an application which could read, eventually edit the file and save the datas sorted by “tags” to another XML file (my Database). I wish also to add parallel index files.
Now I’m coming to the point where you can help me.
- is it possible to make such app. in Applescript or should I take the way to ApplescriptObjC?
- is it possible to write it without the use of a library like Satimage.fr or LateNightSoft?
for the sport, I will prefer to program it by my self. But in this time I have no idea how todo that.
Your wonderful site is full of examples and documentations, but I did’t found examples go-in in the way I wish to go.
I will really appreciate your advices, may be you can give me some links to examples showing how to manipulate XML in Applescript.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
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