These pages contain some free scripts for enhancing the programs listed at the left.
Installing a Script
Most scripts have an Install Location listed at the top of the page that will tell you where the script should be installed.
- On the script’s page, click the link to Download in Compiled Format.
- Put the downloaded file in the script’s Install Location folder. This folder will usually be inside the Library folder. For example, if the install location is ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/EagleFiler/ you would open the Library folder, then the Scripts folder, then the Applications folder, then the EagleFiler folder, creating any of these folders that do not already exist.
For some scripts, the Install Location will say Droplet. In this case, open the script in Script Editor, choose File ‣ Export…, and set the File Format to Application.
Running a Script
Using the System Script Menu
macOS has a built-in Script menu at the top of the screen. To enable this menu:
- On Mac OS X 10.10 through macOS 10.12, open the Script Editor application in the /Applications/Utilities folder. In the General section of the Preferences window, make sure that Show Script menu in menu bar is checked.
- On Mac OS X 10.6 through 10.9, open the AppleScript Editor application in the /Applications/Utilities folder. In the General section of the Preferences window, make sure that Show Script menu in menu bar is checked.
- On earlier versions of Mac OS X, the Script menu is activated from the AppleScript Utility application in the /Applications/Utilities folder.
Once the Script menu is activated, each installed script will appear in the menu when the relevant application is frontmost. To run the script, just select it from the menu.
FastScripts is a third-party application that provides an enhanced Script menu. The script files are installed in the same location as with the system Script menu. FastScripts supports keyboard shortcuts (see the Suggested Key Binding recommended for some scripts) and also runs the scripts more quickly.
A script saved as a droplet is a regular macOS application. You can drag and drop files onto the application to have it process them.
Updating a Script
Each script’s page lists a Last Modified date. If you open a downloaded script file in Script Editor, the top of the script will show where it was downloaded from and the Last Modified date. If the script on this site was modified more recently than your copy of the script, we recommend replacing your script with a freshly downloaded copy.