AppleScript Editor

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AppleScript Editor
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AppleScript Editor running on OS X Yosemite
AppleScript Editor running on OS X Yosemite
Developer(s)Apple Inc.
Stable release
2.11 / August 18, 2018; 14 months ago (2018-08-18)[1]
Operating systemClassic Mac OS, macOS
TypeSource code editor

AppleScript Editor, formerly and more recently known as Script Editor, is a code editor for the AppleScript scripting language, included in classic Mac OS and macOS. AppleScript Editor provides basic debugging capabilities and can save AppleScripts as plain text (.applescript), as a compiled script (.scpt), as a script bundle (.scptd), or as an application (.app). AppleScript Editor also handles script dictionary files, allowing the user to see what scripting classes and commands are available for each scriptable application installed on the computer.

Prior to Mac OS X 10.3, Script Editor was developed using Carbon. 10.3 introduced a new Script Editor written using Cocoa.


AppleScript Editor was known as "Script Editor" until Mac OS X 10.6. Also, in OS X 10.10 it was renamed back to "Script Editor", likely because of the introduction of JavaScript for Automation.

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  1. ^ "OS X 10.10 Yosemite release date". Retrieved November 16, 2014.