What is appscript?

Please note that appscript is no longer developed or supported, and its use is not recommended for new projects.

Appscript is a high-level, user-friendly Apple event bridge that allows you to control scriptable Mac OS X applications from Python, Ruby and Objective-C. Appscript makes these languages serious alternatives to Apple's own AppleScript language for automating your Mac.

For example, to get the value of the first paragraph of the topmost document in TextEdit using appscript:

app('TextEdit').documents['Read Me'].paragraphs[1].get()

This is equivalent to the AppleScript statement:

tell application "TextEdit"
    get paragraph 1 of document "Read Me"
end tell


Appscript provides:


To find out more about each version of appscript: