FastScripts is a powerful tool for running time-saving scripts on your Mac, designed for seamless integration with the apps you use on a daily basis.
FastScripts focuses on running your AppleScript and shell scripts as quickly as possible, without taking you out of the context you are working in.
Define custom keyboard shortcuts for any of your scripts, in a global or application-sensitive context.
FastScripts is an essential tool for Mac scripters!
- Remove FastScripts's custom "path to" handler as it appears the system handler behaves as we expect now
- Add an Apple Events usage explanation string to accompany the system prompt for approving Apple Events
An important note for users who use FastScripts to perform GUI scripting: After updating from FastScripts 2.6.13 to 2.7 or later, you may experience trouble running scripts that rely upon the Accessibility framework. To work around this problem, go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> Privacy -> Accessibility, and uncheck any existing copies of FastScripts listed. Then restart your Mac before adding back FastScripts 2.7.3. This should restore functionality as it was with 2.6.13.
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Ratings and Reviews
Very useful and a real time saver
I've used Fastscripts for several years to run Applescripts and shell scripts. I also use it to launch apps. Occasionally I'll use the Fastscript drop-down menu to run scripts but I primarily use easily-assigned keyboard shortcuts.
Fastscripts has a number of useful features that become apparent with time. One example is the ability to set keyboard shortcuts and scripts that apply only when a specific app is active.
On two occasions I've had to contact the developer for support. On both occasions, he has responded quickly with a fix, even though the issue was one of my own doing.
True to its name, Fastscripts runs scripts at top speed, and, for me, it's become an almost indispensable utility. Five stars.
Solves my problems
I use FastScripts for its keyboard shortcuts, and it’s fantastic.
I use this to run Applescript and Python which it does fantasticly.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.