UI Browser 2.1.0
PFiddlesoft releases a major update to UI Browser, the "ultimate assistant" for GUI Scripting
SUMMARY: PFiddlesoft releases UI Browser 2.1.0, a major update to the "ultimate assistant" for GUI Scripting with AppleScript on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard. Download it at fiddlesoft.com/uibrowser/.
QUECHEE, VERMONT -- May 25, 2010 -- PFiddlesoft today announced the release of version 2.1.0 of its popular product, UI Browser, the "ultimate assistant" for GUI Scripting with AppleScript. This is a major update to UI Browser, a Universal Binary that runs on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and 10.6 Snow Leopard. (Formerly distributed by PreFab Software, Inc.)
UI Browser helps you to explore, manipulate, and monitor the user interface of most Mac OS X applications running on your computer. With the push of a button, it also generates AppleScript statements to control any application using GUI Scripting, even applications that are not otherwise scriptable. No other utility provides all of the information you need in order to write scripts using GUI Scripting.
Download a free, full-featured 30-day trial version of UI Browser 2.1.0 now at pfiddlesoft.com/uibrowser/.
Selected New Features in UI Browser 2.1.0:
Adds support for new Leopard and Snow Leopard Accessibility features
Allows users to make UI Browser a trusted accessibility process without enabling global access for assistive devices
Allows users to enable global access for assistive devices, if desired, without opening System Preferences
Generates an AppleScript handler that allows any GUI Scripting script to enable global access for assistive devices on the fly without requiring users to open System Preferences
Adds a new Follow Focus mode that automatically tracks UI elements as keyboard focus changes
Includes a few bug fixes making UI Browser more reliable and correcting some errors in generated AppleScript script statements
The PFAssistive and PFEventTaps Frameworks are now installed separately as shared frameworks in /Library/Frameworks, where they are available to any application that needs them. The frameworks support and enhance Apple's Accessibility and Quartz Event Taps APIs, and they declare Cocoa delegate methods to make monitoring incoming notifications and events simple.
New customers may purchase UI Browser 2.1.0 for $55, with quantity discounts available. It is a free upgrade for registered owners of UI Browser 2.0.x and for customers who purchased version 1.4.1 or older on or after January 1, 2006. There is a $10 upgrade fee if you purchased UI Browser 1.4.1 or older before January 1, 2006 and have not since updated it.
UI Browser is based on the PFiddlesoft Frameworks, including 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 May 25, 2010. Last updated July 31, 2010.
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