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FastScripts
FastScripts
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FastScripts

Version 3.1

Menu item for quickly running AppleScripts.

FastScripts overview

FastScripts is a utility for quickly and elegantly executing AppleScript and shell scripts from within any application. FastScripts is a super-charged replacement for the Apple "Script Menu" menu extra. In addition to the functionality provided by Apple's Script Menu utility, FastScripts offers a number of compelling improvements:

  • User-definable keyboard shortcuts for any scripts in the menu
  • "SmartSwitching" avoids unnecessary context switches
  • Elegant Application-Specific scripts support
  • Convenient shortcuts for editing and revealing scripts
  • Fast!

What’s new in version 3.1

Updated on Mar 16 2022

  • FastScripts 3.1 is now available on the FastScripts home page, or by selecting "Check for Update" from the FastScripts menu.
  • This update introduces an expansion of FastScripts’s own built-in scripting additions, with three powerful new commands for searching, replacing, and splitting text with regular expressions.
  • These can be used by any AppleScript on your Mac, whether you’re running the script from FastScripts or not. These new commands are also completely free of charge, so if you install and keep FastScripts running in the background, your scripts will always have access to these features.
  • Previously it was cumbersome to use regular expressions in AppleScript, resulting in people commonly calling out to scripting languages with "do shell script", invoking Cocoa directly via AppleScriptObjC interfaces, or installing third-party scripting libraries such as Shane Stanley’s wonderful RegExAndStuff library.
  • I want to thank John Gruber for reviewing and helping with with the design of the scripting interface, which I like to think represents the "Mac-ification" of providing regular expression support to AppleScript.
  • Other Changes:
  • Text processing commands are the "big deal" in this update, but there are a few smaller changes that may also be of interest! Here is the complete list of updates in this release:
  • New built-in scripting support for regular expression commands "search text", "replace text" and "split text"
  • Updated "open web page" scripting command to support a new "replacing current page" parameter
  • Added a new "Open FastScripts Scripting Dictionary" menu item
  • When searching, recently used scripts are now prioritized in search results
  • Fix a bug that caused recently added "invoke" support for paths to report a spurious error
  • Fix a bug introduced in 3.0.6 that prevented "invoke" from working properly on a script item
  • Alleviate console log warnings that were being printed when the menu bar icon is clicked

Information

License

Shareware

Size

6.2 MB

Downloads

17065

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.6 or later
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Midavis
Midavis
Feb 21 2016
2.6.10
5.0
Feb 21 2016
5.0
Version: 2.6.10
I've been a full-time daily user of FastScripts since 2005 and could not imagine being without it. Using it extensively with Photoshop and InDesign. If you depend on AppleScripts and shell scripts heavily like I do, you'll appreciate the time saved.

Being able to do so much from the keyboard makes my work more enjoyable. With FastScripts it begins to seem like a cross between a game and playing music.
ccstone
ccstone
Dec 11 2015
2.6.9
5.0
Dec 11 2015
5.0
Version: 2.6.9
Only 3 Reviews – tsk, tsk...

Having used just about every automation utility for the Mac that's come out since 1984 and having used AppleScript extensively since 1996 I wasn't very impressed when FastScripts debuted in 2003. Just another AppleScript menu...

Then I used it for a couple of days.

Then I bought a copy.

Since then I've considered FastScripts to be an indispensable addition to any Mac I use.

I've used it alongside QuicKeys, iKey, and now Keyboard Maestro – because of the smooth way it handles keyboard shortcuts, showing scripts in the Finder, and Editing Scripts.

The developer is a former Apple Engineer and has been very responsive to feedback for over a decade now.

FastScripts has provided as much value for money as any app I've ever bought.

-ccs
Irradiated-Software
Irradiated-Software
Nov 13 2012
2.6.5
5.0
Nov 13 2012
5.0
Version: 2.6.5
I can't function on a new system until I get FastScripts installed and setup. It's invaluable to my workflow.
Guest
Guest
Jun 9 2003
1.1.2
4.8
Jun 9 2003
4.8
Version: 1.1.2
I just love this. I know I'd miss it already if it wasn't there.
Guest
Guest
May 26 2003
1.1.1
4.8
May 26 2003
4.8
Version: 1.1.1
FastScripts has already overcome the features, implementation and execution speed of Apple's script menu. The developer is very responsive to feedback and has demonstrated his desire to improve FastScripts with timely updates and new features. I urge everyone who finds this software useful to support its continued development by paying the more than reasonable registration fee.
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