Smile
Smile
3.8.0
4.0
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Smile free download for Mac

Smile for Mac3.8.0

28 November 2014

Scriptable AppleScript editor, PDF generator, and GUI builder.

What is Smile for Mac

Smile is a working environment which offers both a set of production technologies and a natural fashion of having them work together so that you produce faster and better, you automate frequent tasks and you control complex operations. The technologies available to Smile's users include:
  • an AppleScript editor with many scripting helpers, and unique AppleScript Terminal windows,
  • an editor of scripted interfaces,
  • a text editor for ASCII and Unicode, with a search-and-replace tool supporting Regular Expressions,
  • a XML editor,
  • a Regular Expression engine,
  • a XML and p-list engine,
  • a 2D graphic engine, where you program vectorial PDF graphics by script,
  • commands for driving industrial interfaces: RS232 serial communication, digital I/O, LED display.

Smile ships with an impressive set of additional tools of various kinds, for instance a backup utility. Smile is totally scriptable, attachable (each object can own a script), and tailored (with scripts you can customize the interface to any extent.)

What's new in Smile

Version 3.8.0:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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Anotheruser
Anotheruser
Dec 9 2016
3.8.0
4.5
Dec 9 2016
4.5
Version: 3.8.0
Smile has been around for a while. I can't believe it is 2016 and I have become even more a fan of it now, mostly because of it being such a useful R(apid) A(pplication) D(development) tool. More on that in a bit. There are a few drawbacks: 1) The developers (Satimage, France) spent a lot of energy –in the early days – on getting the word out and getting the documentation built, but it seems they kind of ran out of steam, probably because of the lack of demand in a niche market. So getting help can be frustrating. At this point they suggest plugging into their users list, but that can be frustrating, too, by my experience. 2) JXA (Javascript for Automation, a relatively new OSX addition) is not supported; you'll need to jump over to Script Editor for that. 3) Though updated semi-regularly, the updates at this point are not major. Unless Satimage gets a shot of inspiration, ambition or capital, Smile pretty much is what it is, I think. All that being said, for most script-writing, Smile is wonderfully clean and feature-rich. The Satimage Scripting Addition included makes the app worth the download, arguably, and the application itself is incredibly script-able (not record-able) and attachable. You can even hack the app if you're really adventurous, because much of its innards are AppleScript-built. And if you do look through those innards, it is a wealth of teaching material. About the R.A.D. capability: You can build superbly functional (and complex) interfaces to use with Smile and save them as dialog files. Each of these becomes like a plugin for the app. Using the dialog creator, I've created, to help assist in my work (or for fun): an ffmpeg-based video transcoding tool, which does everything I want and need to post updates of video pieces (in any format) I'm working on for clients and employers; automated scanning software for scanning (for example) hand-drawn animation; the best animated GIF creator I've ever used; a UI for changing various properties of individual "notes" (mark-up highlights, textual notes, boxes, lines, etc.) of a pdf document in Skim (another great free app); and others. There was a time when doing rapid AppleScript UI development meant using something called “FaceSpan”. The way FS worked made it ideal for making user interfaces at an unparalleled pace. FaceSpan is gone, and the only thing close to the level of speed and ease in creating AS-based UIs is Smile and its dialogs. I hope Satimage can keep the Smile script editor going. I find it a great resource. And it’s free.
Dorkypants
Dorkypants
Sep 27 2014
3.7.0
1.5
Sep 27 2014
1.5
Version: 3.7.0
App mostly works well, but can't get support by email: i.e., neither of the email addresses on the developer's "Contact us" webpage works (i.e., support@satimage.fr and contact@satimage.fr). Release notes are not up-to-date.
Dorkypants
Dorkypants
Sep 27 2014
3.7.0
1.5
Sep 27 2014
1.5
Version: 3.7.0
Macupdate admins, Smile is now at ver. 3.8.0(build 840) at the developer's website: http://www.satimage.fr/software/downloads/Smile840.pkg. Requires OS X 10.6. There are no release notes. Confusingly, the pkg installer's Readme identifies it as ver. 3.7, though after installation Finder's Get Info reports 3.8.0 (build 840)
Agmcupd
Agmcupd
Jun 19 2014
3.7.0
0.0
Jun 19 2014
0.0
Version: 3.7.0
Smile 3.8 is there: http://www.satimage.fr/software/en/downloads/index.html Runs well for me on Mavericks!
Dorkypants
Dorkypants
Dec 14 2013
3.7.0
1.5
Dec 14 2013
1.5
Version: 3.7.0
When I launch Smile it also launches Skype. If I delete Skype, Smile opens a file selection dialog on launch asking where to find Skype. Why is this happening? I'm not using any scripts to launch Smile and there's nothing in Smile's preferences that refers to Skype.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 30 2013
3.7.0
0.0
Sep 30 2013
0.0
Version: 3.7.0
The release notes for version 3.7.0 build 361 state: "Smile 3.7.0 is for Snow Leopard (Mac OS X 10.6.x) and higher. Release notes for Smile 3.7.0 build 761 SmileLab interface bug fixed in the Javascript bridge. SmileLab now works on Mac OS 10.8" I cannot get it to do anything but bomb on OS X 10.8.5. I also note that it's still 32-bit. Here are a few lines of the crash report: "Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS) Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000" Meanwhile, a clean install of older version 3.6.1 still runs on 10.8.5, albeit with complaints and bugs. IOW: Version 3.7.0 is not ready for prime time from my consistent experience. I hope this version's problems are sorted out as I'd like to see Smile continue on OS X. I have not tested this version of Smile on earlier versions of OS X. I'd appreciate other people testing this version on OS X 10.8.5 to verify my results.
Teksestro
Teksestro
Jun 26 2008
3.3.1
0.0
Jun 26 2008
0.0
Version: 3.3.1
It's great to see that development of Smile continues!
Guest
Guest
Dec 27 2004
2.6.9
0.0
Dec 27 2004
0.0
Version: 2.6.9
quite cewl; but i'd really like something like a "mode" where everyone can get back to a "real" smalltalk-72/74/76 OS of the good old xerox alto again which insipred macromedia's "director lingo" or keyquencer's "keyquencer macro language" so definitely.
Jean-Marie-Hoornaert
Jean-Marie-Hoornaert
Jul 24 2004
2.6.1
5.0
Jul 24 2004
5.0
Version: 2.6.1
And the new XMLLib.osax, who use the Libxml2 library is is simple and realy usefull.
Guest
Guest
Sep 5 2003
2.5.6
5.0
Sep 5 2003
5.0
Version: 2.5.6
A great piece of engineering... Groovy!
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.5.0 or later

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