UI Browser 2.2.0
PFiddlesoft releases an update to UI Browser, the "ultimate assistant" for GUI Scripting
SUMMARY: PFiddlesoft releases UI Browser 2.2.0, an update to the "ultimate assistant" for GUI Scripting with AppleScript on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion. Download it at fiddlesoft.com/uibrowser/.
QUECHEE, VERMONT -- March 9, 2012 -- PFiddlesoft today announced the release of version 2.2.0 of its popular product, UI Browser, the "ultimate assistant" for GUI Scripting with AppleScript. This update adds several new features to UI Browser, a Universal Binary that runs on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard and 10.7 Lion.
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 2.2.0 now at pfiddlesoft.com/uibrowser/.
Selected New Features in UI Browser 2.2.0:
- Supports new Accessibility features in Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
- Adds an option to display all child elements of a UI element having numerous children, or only some or none of them
- Has greater speed and reliability in Follow Focus mode
- Keeps the Edit AppleScript window open after you select another target application or UI element
- Generated scripts recognize the new Lion 'pop over' UI element
- Generated scripts referencing generic UI elements now always use the correct index number
- Generated scripts for the 'perform action' command now correctly begin with 'perform action'
- Other new features and bug fixes
New customers may purchase UI Browser 2.2.0 for $55, with quantity discounts available. It is a free upgrade for registered owners of UI Browser 2.0.0 and newer. UI Browser 1.4.1 and older is no longer supported and no free upgrade path is available.
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 March 9, 2012; last updated June 22, 2012.
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