What is Script Debugger for macOS?
Script Debugger is an integrated development environment focusing exclusively on AppleScript. This makes it possible to offer a range of tools to make AppleScript development extremely efficient. It allows you to write and edit code, examine the target application, debug scripts, etc.
Script Debugger offers everything you require to swiftly and efficiently write AppleScripts that are functional. No scripting tool can compete with Script Debugger's abilities for writing edits, modifying, and debugging AppleScripts. Its advanced Dictionary browser gives more details than other tools and helps eliminate guesswork and unnecessary testing. Put, Script Debugger allows you to use AppleScript simply.
Script Debugger for macOS Great Features:
Dictionary Explorer Dictionary Explorer lets you see directly into the real-time data in any application that can be scripted. In contrast to Apple's Script Editor, You don't need to think of how to translate the written description of the application's scripting interface to code. Script Debugger lets users visually and allows them to use the program without writing a single line of AppleScript.
This is the most effective way to check how your script works and identify bugs quickly. Run scripts line-by-line to determine precisely how they're working. Set breakpoints to stop the script at crucial points. No further Caveman Debugging using AppleScript log statements. The Script Debugger will show you the output of each statement you make and the value of each variable within your script. There's no better way to know precisely what your script is doing.
Powerful Code Completion
Script Debugger provides a beneficial tool for completing code. These include the completeness of variable names within your code, AppleScript and Scripting Addition commands, and application command names and commands. Script Debugger also offers completeness for AppleScriptObjC handlers that can be tedious and unreliable to write using the handle.
Split-Pane Editing & Code Folding
Create long scripts with ease. Split-pane editing lets you examine two or more portions of your script simultaneously. Code Folding allows you to collapse sections of your code and concentrate on the work.
See All Your Variables
Check the values within your script's variables while your script is executed. You will also be able to observe each variable's value in different ways. For instance, if the value of a variable is a reference to a file, it will show the associated AppleScript source code, the name of the file, its path and icon, and its contents using QuickLook. Script Debugger's ability to display how your script functions and the information it is using will be an eye-opener.
You can organize Your work tasks by opening several script files and separating the windows into separate tabs or tabs within one window.
Dark Mode & Text Themes
Script Debugger 8 fully supports Dark Mode and introduces the concept of themes for managing the display of scripts in light and dark modes.
Script Debugger provides virtually endless possibilities to customize. Create your script templates. Create clippings that can be used to insert blocks of code commonly used Of code. Clippings can use marking up to insert parameters and enhance editing speed. Create AppleScript scripts that perform repetitive chores—set keyboard shortcuts for scripts, clippings, and any menu item in Script Debugger.
AppleScriptObjC Value Viewing
If you're using AppleScriptObjC Script, Debugger will show you the specifics regarding the script's Objective-C values. Contrary to Apple's Script Editor, which lets you can see the class the ocid>> id data optr0000000080100F0000600000>> and are wondering what the value could mean, Script Debugger identifies that is an array of five elements, like and then shows the values of each element. The contents of scalar kinds like NSString, NSAttributedString, NSNumber, NSValue, NSImage, NSColor, NSDate, and NSURL are displayed directly.
Script Debugger will be able to find the script you wish to use. Its Open Quickly command lets you discover scripts targeted at particular applications, documents, or scripts with the specified handler name or variable. You don't have to know the complete name of what you want. Type it into the search box, then Script Debugger will give you the most relevant search results.
Script Debugger Has Your Back
Script Debugger provides tools to detect common errors in deployment and scripting. For example,, the Leaks feature can detect when a script starts but fails to shut down a file or when the database transaction starts but isn't completed. Script Debugger can detect the most common errors, like saving a script by using an idle handler but not enabling it to the Stay Open setting.
Use Dictionary Explorer to find the applications you require for your script, and then use drag and drag to include AppleScript codes to the script you've created. Combine this with the other tools for building code in Script Debugger,whic, including its Tell Block builder, to reduce time and prevent mistakes.
Apple Silicon (M1)
Script Debugger runs natively on Apple Silicon Macs and generates universal applets using macOS Big Sur.
Script Debugger provides a brand new method of deploying AppleScripts as standalone programs with a more user-friendly interface for users and support for automated software updates using Sparkle and more. If you're developing enhanced AppleScript droplets, Script Debugger's applets feature a drop-target window in which users can drag and drop files or utilize Spotlight search to locate the files they wish to process.
Code Signing & Notarizing
If you are ready to give your work to the world, Script Debugger integrates with our no-cost SD Notary application to sign code and notarize any script applications you develop.
The mini debugger window of Script Debugger hovers over that of the other programs that run on your Mac. You can use this feature if you do not want the layers of Windows to change when you work on your script.
Script Debugger Lite
If you don't require the full range of Script Debugger's sophisticated features but want more over the Apple Script Editor, we offer an LITE Version of Script Debugger.