By Richard Birkett Development
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Dialog Maker is a utility for AppleScript user interaction commands which does all the tedious typing for you.
It handles 'StandardAdditions' 'user interaction' commands like display dialog, choose from list, and choose file with many more to come in free updates!
Dialog Maker knows all existing parameters for each of these and allows you to create sophisticated prompts very quickly with the bare minimum of typing. Dialog Maker takes your command’s options and turns them into a piece of script, you can then copy it or even preview it before use.
It has received positive reviews from beta testers who confirm how useful, workflow oriented, quick and easy it is to use with a detailed and useful help (which resides on your Mac and doesn't annoyingly take you to some website).
Thank you for reading, or even purchasing! If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What's New in Version 3.2
New statement features for Choose From List and Choose File
Bug fixes for Mountain Lion.
Improved minor features.
Could be useful for some.
Unfortuneatly, for my needs this app did not generate code that would actually work, but I was using it to streamline making multiple dialogs with varying controls. Whether it was a fault of my existing scripting, or the app I am not sure, but not a single dialog generated by this app actually worked for me. Perhaps if I had a more generalized usage my experience would have been a little more effective :)
5 stars for new users who want to jump in to app scripting
1 star for lazy people who dont want to actually write out the code, but will have to do so anyway.
3 stars overall.
Beware of this application
The author states that the application "allows you to create sophisticated prompts very quickly with the bare minimum of typing. Dialog Maker takes your command’s options and turns them into a piece of script, you can then copy it or even preview it before use.” The application generates a very basic code of your dialog and there are no options to add gui snippets or additional dialogs. It almost feels like a rip off.
I am very glad this program exists, I have done this code this app does many times and have several saved snippets in ScriptDebugger for what this app generates. Considering all the time that I have saved doing things with this app $10 feels like a small price to pay. Also the developer is good with email replies and has been helpful for freature requests or explaining why something might not be implemented.