Script Debugger
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AppleScript authoring environment.   Demo ($199.00)
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Script Debugger provides everything you need to quickly and easily author AppleScripts that work. No other scripting tool can match Script Debugger's capabilities for creating, editing and debugging AppleScripts. Its sophisticated Dictionary browser provides far more information than any other tool can and eliminates guesswork and needless experimentation. Simply put, Script Debugger makes AppleScript easy.
What's New
Version 5.0.8:
  • 18117 Limit AppleEvent Log to the most recent 5000 events. This avoids a potential memory exhaustion situation that can arise when scripts run for a long time or generate a massive number of AppleEvents.
  • 18111 Improve how Script Debugger activates its self when stepping through a sequence of AppleScript code that sends AppleEvents to an active target application.
  • 18113 Resolved a crashing bug that may happen when a folder within the Scripts or Clippings menus is renamed, moved or deleted.
  • 18110 Resolved problems that arise when the dictionary window is viewing an application that is later deleted using the rm command line tool.
  • 18105 Resolved a problem where Script Debugger would fail to overwrite an existing file when creating a new script from a bundled template.
  • 18101 Improved the handling of bundled templates when creating new scripts. Script Debugger only prompts you to immediately save the new script when its an ASObjC bundle.
  • 18098 Mavericks: Resolved a problem where the Export Run-Only Script and Export Flattened Script commands fail to work when running on Mac OS 10.9
  • 18100 Resolved a crashing bug that may happen in some instances when refreshing explorers containing AppleScript lists containing expanded object references showing properties in another application.
  • 18099 Resolved a explorer problem that arises when viewing AppleScript lists containing object references.
Version 5.0.8:
  • 18117 Limit AppleEvent Log to the most recent 5000 events. This avoids a potential memory exhaustion situation that can arise when scripts run for a long time or generate a massive number of AppleEvents.
  • 18111 Improve how Script Debugger activates its self when stepping through a sequence of AppleScript code that sends AppleEvents to an active target more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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Ken420 commented on 15 Nov 2013
Version 5.0.7 is available from the developer's website.
[Version 5.0.6]


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Carlos-Sz reviewed on 11 May 2013
I started to play around with Alfred 2 and AppleScripts. The OSX Editor is OK but it is outdated.

Then I found Script Debugger. The price is not attractive but the 20 days trial was a nice deal.

After using it for two days, in several scripts, I bought it.

There are a lot of good things about it but the tabbed interface, the timer (so you can easily check which procedure is faster), the bookmark (adding —>> at the beginning of a comment), the ways results are displayed (even for every variable) and the interactive dictionary are great and very useful features that I can’t live without anymore.

If you spend some time writing scripts give this application a try, a 20 days trial, and maybe you will find the fresh air AppleSctipt Editor is missing for so long...
[Version 5.0.5]


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Ccstone reviewed on 14 Jul 2012
Truly a must-have tool for Applescript Professionals and for serious hobbyists.

I was not delighted with the oddball nature of Applescript when it debuted in 1993 or with the amateurish tools available for working with it. Fortunately Script Debugger v1.0 came out in 1995, I bought a copy, and I've been happily upgrading for 17 years now.

Script Debugger makes discovering how scriptable applications work not just possible but relatively easy with its searchable dictionary, object-model, and explorer-view. Its library attachment mechanism makes reusing code very simple and streamlined. Version 5 now supports regular-expression-based search/replace and has many other enhancements.

As usual I'm really pleased with the upgrade.
[Version 5.0.2]


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Stormchild commented on 06 Jun 2012
Brilliant tool. Wish I could use it, but it's simply way too expensive. If you aren't actually making money from writing AppleScripts (or rolling in dough), the price just makes this app unfeasible.
[Version 4.5.7]


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Uranium Willy reviewed on 01 Aug 2011
I have out of purchasing the app for a long time, put due to the price I always backdown at the last moment, but I eventually decided that it is a pretty featured app for a small market and the amount of time and grief it will save me is worth it, especially now that I spend a lot more time to write AppleSript for motor own use, if you are a profession AppleSctipt developer you would be crazy not to purchase ScriptDugger.
[Version 4.5.7]


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Irradiated-Software reviewed on 21 Aug 2010
Amazing app. I couldn't imagine doing AppleScript without it.

The single best feature for me is the ability to "Explore" applications instead of having to decipher the dictionary yourself. Once you find the AppleScript classes and properties you want, just drag those to the editor and get a correctly nested/referenced call. Cuts development time to a fraction. For me, this feature alone is worth the price of the app.
[Version 4.5.4]


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Lee123 commented on 11 Jun 2009
This is a really nice piece of software. It is what should be shipped with applescript on the mac. If you need or use applescript then you should get this.
[Version 4.5.3]

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Blablabla@dodgit.com replied on 21 Oct 2009
yeah that would be a good way to double the price of os x :(

Surely I can't afford this very nice piece of software, but...
if your'e deep into AppleScript this is a nice way to go.

For the others: use the built-in AppleScript-Editor. You should enable some stuff in the preferences (Assistent,... ) and also try CONTROL-CLICKing in a source-window.

Cheers.
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Tool Force Software commented on 17 Mar 2008
Great piece of software. Code line ending using a semicolon would be really great in AppleScript.
I am switching between Objective-C and AppleScript and I am often making such a mistake…
display dialog "Test";
;-)

Good luck!
[Version 4.0.8]


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Simon Wolf reviewed on 27 Dec 2006
As a new-comer to AppleScript I was struggling to both understand Dictionaries and also to debug my code using the good, but somewhat limited, Apple Script Editor. Althought as a hobbyist I was somewhat put off by the relatively high price I downloaded ScriptDebugger and instantly fell in love. This is a fantastically powerful development environment which makes understanding applications' dictionaries much easier and provides extremely powerful debugging tools. As a birthday present to myself I bought a copy and I am delighted and know that the price of the application will be recouped many times over by the time Script Debugger will save me whilst writing scripts.
[Version 4.0.5]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 May 2005
As at Sun, 1 May 2005 15:06 [AEST] the link at late night software only shows the 3.0.8 updater.

Late Night have been notified.
[Version 3.0.9]


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Bunam had trouble on 01 Aug 2012
download link is for 5.0.1
[Version 5.0.2]



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Lionking.de rated on 19 Nov 2013

[Version 5.0.7]



Señor rated on 05 Aug 2013

[Version 5.0.6]



Paddy57 rated on 02 Dec 2012

[Version 5.0.4]



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Lionking.de rated on 10 Nov 2012

[Version 5.0.4]


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Version Downloads:412
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
License:Demo
Date:07 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $199.00
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Script Debugger provides everything you need to quickly and easily author AppleScripts that work. No other scripting tool can match Script Debugger's capabilities for creating, editing and debugging AppleScripts. Its sophisticated Dictionary browser provides far more information than any other tool can and eliminates guesswork and needless experimentation. Simply put, Script Debugger makes AppleScript easy.


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