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UI Actions 2.1.3

 

SUMMARY: PFiddlesoft releases UI Actions 2.1.3, an update to its AppleScript utility bringing "universal attachability" to AppleScript on Mac OS X.

QUECHEE, VERMONT -- June 18, 2012 -- PFiddlesoft today announced the release of version 2.1.3 of UI Actions, bringing "universal attachability" to AppleScript.

This version of UI Actions fixes a few bugs, including a code signing issue with the installer package and a problem enabling access for UI Actions only introduced in version 2.1.2.

UI Actions implements "universal attachability" for AppleScript. With UI Actions, you attach an AppleScript script to a native Mac OS X application. From then on, the script is triggered automatically every time the user performs the actions you specify in the target application. A UI action script can respond to all manner of user actions, such as opening or closing a window, selecting a menu item, editing a text field and many others.

UI Actions is universal. While Apple's Folder Actions and Digital Hub Actions are specialized tools that let your scripts respond when the user performs narrowly defined tasks, UI Actions goes much further. It allows any accessible user interface element in any application to trigger a script in response to any supported user action. UI Actions opens up whole new worlds of possibilities.

Download a free, full-featured 30-day trial version of UI Actions 2.1.3 now at pfiddlesoft.com/uiactions/.

UI Actions is a free upgrade for licensed users. New customers may purchase UI Actions for $35, with quantity discounts available.

UI Actions is based on the PFiddlesoft Frameworks, which include the PFAssistive and PFEventTaps Frameworks. The frameworks are written using Objective-C 2.0, and they support 32-bit and 64-bit architectures using reference counted memory management. Developers can now license the PFiddlesoft Frameworks for distribution or use with their own products that use Apple's Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps technologies. The frameworks may be licensed free of charge for personal use or for distribution or use with a free software product. A modest license fee is required to distribute or use the frameworks with a product for which payment is requested or required. Source code is available for a separate fee. Different terms apply to large or established commercial software developers. For more information, go to pfiddlesoft.com/frameworks/.

PFiddlesoft™ has unmatched experience controlling the Macintosh Graphical User Interface using AppleScript and other technologies. PFiddlesoft is a trademark of PreForm Assistive Technologies, LLC, a company formed by Bill Cheeseman in 2010 to develop and market Macintosh software based on Apple's Accessibility and related technologies. In addition to new products to be announced later this year, PFiddlesoft is distributing applications written by Bill Cheeseman and formerly distributed by PreFab Software, Inc., including UI Browser, UI Actions, Event Taps Testbench, and the PFiddlesoft Frameworks. These products for Mac OS X carry on the tradition of PreFab Player, a seminal product released for the classic Mac OS in 1994. UI Browser was first released in 2003 to support Apple's GUI Scripting and Accessibility technologies. It was followed in 2004 by UI Actions, implementing "universal attachability" for AppleScript, and in 2007 by Event Taps Testbench, a free developer utility to explore Quartz Event Taps.


This page was first published by PFiddlesoft on June 18, 2012.
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