Script Editor battle

Here’s a short video showing some of the differences between Apple’s own Script Editor and my DisplayDroid.

If you haven’t got 5 minutes, the highlights include:

DisplayDroid shows result of each line of the script
DisplayDroid offers more informative error messages
DisplayDroid has automatic language detection (between AppleScript and JavaScript)
DisplayDroid allows you to set a breakpoint on any line in your script
DisplayDroid lets you step through the script line by line


About philastokes

Independent Software Developer, Technical Writer and Researcher at SentinelOne. Explaining the unexplainable with images, video and text. Scripting anything imaginable in AppleScript, Bash, Python and Swift.

Posted on January 21, 2015, in AppleScript, Displays, Yosemite and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks Beatrix.

    To be fair, Script Editor has some strengths that DD doesn’t (notably, Events and the Dictionary viewer); I’m planning a more powerful script editor app further down the line that will add those, but first I want to improve the error handling and pre-compiler routines I’ve started to build into DD.

    There should be plenty of updates to DD over the coming weeks that offer a lot of improvements in those areas.

  2. Looks very nice. Yes, the Script Editor is always frustrating to use. Script Debugger is so much nicer. But I need script debugging only every couple of months. So I’ll give your new app a try. With the name I thought that it had something to do with Android.

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