Script Debugger
Script Debugger
7.0.10

5.0

Script Debugger free download for Mac

Script Debugger7.0.10

20 January 2020

AppleScript authoring environment.

Overview

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 in Script Debugger

Version 7.0.10:
  • Corrected a problem where scripts created under Mojave with a description cannot be saved. See this forum post for more information
  • Fixed regression that prevented production of Sparkle updates of Enhanced Applets
  • Fixed issue where Script Debugger’s Spotlight import filter was leading to .applescript files not being indexed
  • The Clippings menu now reads property-list-format .textClipping files
  • Corrected a bug where bulk changes made to handler parameter variables were not displayed correctly in the debugger. NOTEFor this change to take effect, scripts must be recompiled
  • Fixed issue where command-. would attempt to call completion rather than stopping a script when a script view had focus

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How would you rate Script Debugger app?

20 Reviews of Script Debugger

5
ccstone
14 July 2012
Version: 5.0.2

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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.
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GForce
18 February 2019
Version: 7.0.2
Version 7.0.7 is available from the developer's website.
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Kennett
11 April 2018
Version: 6.0.8
Version 7.0.1 is available from the developer's website.
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5
applehelpwriter
18 December 2017
Version: 6.0.7
Debugging, Application explorer, Dictionary viewer, Code clippings, ASObjC integration, ’Open Quickly’…and a long list of other features that offer relief to pretty much all of AppleScript’s major headaches. I can’t tell you whether you’ll get a good return on your $99 because it depends entirely on how much scripting you do and how much time and effort you want to invest in doing more AppleScripting. I can tell you based on my own experience that if you are a habitual scripter, you’re going to find this app an utterly transformative piece of software so long as you’re willing to put in the time as well as the money to learn how best to exploit it.
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RunTime
28 October 2016
Version: 6.0.3
6.0.x = 10.10 goodbye old friend
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Kennett
24 June 2016
Version: 5.0.11
Version 6.0 is available from the developer's website, now $99.
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Kennett
21 July 2015
Version: 5.0.9
Version 5.0.10 is available from the developer's website.
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Kennett
15 November 2013
Version: 5.0.6
Version 5.0.7 is available from the developer's website.
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5
Carlos-Sz
11 May 2013
Version: 5.0.5
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...
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Bunam
01 August 2012
Version: 5.0.2
download link is for 5.0.1
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5
ccstone
14 July 2012
Version: 5.0.2
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.
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Stormchild
06 June 2012
Version: 4.5.7
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.
(5)
3.5
Uranium-Willy
01 August 2011
Version: 4.5.7
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.
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5
Irradiated-Software
21 August 2010
Version: 4.5.4
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.
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Lee123
11 June 2009
Version: 4.5.3
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.
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Tool Force Software
17 March 2008
Version: 4.0.8
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!
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5
anonymous-snipe-438
27 December 2006
Version: 4.0.5
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.
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Anonymous
01 May 2005
Version: 3.0.9
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.
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Anonymous
28 October 2003
Version: 3.0.7
Sorry, folks. Script Debugger ain't free. It costs 189 bucks. This is a demo. Macupdate could you change the license information, please?
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5
Anonymous
27 October 2003
Version: 3.0.7
It just doesn't get any better than this. Script Debugger is absolutely the best AppleScript development environment availabe. The developer is very responsive to users and, based on user feedback, we've been told that SD 4 will be ported to Cocoa. With the attention to quality and detail that is always present in Script Debugger, I'm guessing that SD 4 will be one of the best Cocoa apps ever produced.
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4.75
Lorin-Rivers
28 March 2003
Version: 3.0.6
Script Debugger is the only way I can successfully write complex AppleScripts. If you make AppleScripts, you need SD!
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