All you need are the right utilities and a willingness to try something new, different, yet useful. A tool which enhances your Mac experience, gives you improved productivity, and enhances your efficiency.
Scripts? I Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Scripts!
Deep within the bowels of OS X is an embedded technology called AppleScript. It’s a scripting language and app that Apple makes available on every new Mac.
The Mac’s AppleScript editor makes it easy to create useful scripts which perform certain functions on your Mac.
Mastering script writing takes time, but using the add on app EventScripts makes using AppleScript even easier and more fun.
This clever and inexpensive Mac app simple triggers AppleScripts or OS X shell scripts to run whenever specific events occur.
Simply assign a script to a specific event action and you’re done.
Configure events in EventScript, then configure Application Settings.
The list of events which can trigger EventScript to launch an AppleScript or OS X shell script is extensive.
Trigger an event when a volume is mounted (good for backups), or when the Mac wakes from sleep or sleeps (check email), or when the screensaver starts, or a Mac app launches.
Dozens of events can trigger EventScript to launch a customized AppleScript utility.
To get started, EventScript has a bunch of AppleScript sample scripts which you can download to your Mac and use.
Once you see how AppleScripts work with EventScript you’ll find it relatively easy to create your own scripts to perform functions useful to you and your Mac’s workflow.