What is AppleScript?

AppleScript is a scripting language for the Macintosh by controlling Apple Events, the actions that control interaction between all parts of your Mac. AppleScript is an English-like programming language that allows you to automate tasks you may have never thought possible…or always wondered why you couldn’t do!

Unlike “true” programming languages, AppleScript offers a more lenient way of controlling your computer. With AppleScript, control and automation of Mac OS applications, Finder, networking, and printing is possible. Scripts can also be made to respond to spoken words. And once you see what it’s capable of, the sky is the limit!