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icon AmScriptsCMX
  launches a script/workflow in the Scripts folders from contextual menu
Current Version: 2.1(UB) / 2.0.2(PPC)
Release Date: 2008-10-25 (UB) / 2007-04-14 (PPC)
System Requirements:
Universal Binary(UB) version: Mac OS X 10.2 or later (Leopard compatible; intel Mac or PowerPC Mac) *
PowerPC(PPC) version: Mac OS X 10.1 or later (PowerPC Mac only)
Language: Japanese, English
License: Freeware
File Size: 67 KB >> Download UB version / 47 KB >> Download PPC version

* does not work on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later. please refere to Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard Compatibility List.

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AmScriptsCMX is a contextual menu plugin, which allows you to launch an AppleScript or Automator workflow in the Scripts folders from the contextual menu.

You can launch a script/workflow in "User Scripts Folder" (~/Library/Scripts), "Library Scripts Folder" (/Library/Scripts) and "Application Scripts Folder" (~/Library/Scripts/Applications/app_name). The scripts whose format are Compiled Script or Application (Script Bundle or Application bundle if Mac OS X 10.3 and later, Automator workflow if Mac OS X 10.4 and later) are listed up in the contextual menu. It does not support AppleScript saving as text nor shell/perl script.

You can use AmOpenUsingCMX plugin to launch an AppleScript droplet or Automator workflow saving as application from the contextual menu.

Refer to Contextual Menu Plugins for Mac OS X how to install a plugin etc.

Known Bug

cannot execute the script which includes "open location" command such as /Library/Scripts/URLs/Apple Store.scpt from Panther (Mac OS X 10.3.x) Finder

Version History

2.1 (UB) 2008-10
  • System Requirements changed from 10.4 or later to 10.2 or later.
  • "Save property" option added on the preference panel
  • bug fixed: script property not saved
  • bug fixed: Automator workflow not launched on Leopard
2.0.2 (UB) 2007-09
  • Universal Binary regular version.
2.0.2 (PPC)
2.0.2b1 (UB)
  • bug fixed: "Show script menu for all context" setting on the preferences panel cannot work correctly.
2.0.1 (PPC)
2.0.1b1 (UB)
  • bug fixed: folder alias ~/Scripts/Applications and ~/Scripts/Applications/app_name not recognized.
2.0d1 (UB) 2006-02
  • Universal Binary version released.
2.0 (PPC) 2005-10
  • porting from CodeWarrior to Xcode and rewrite all.
  • Application scripts added.
  • "Open Library Scripts Folder", "Open app_name Scripts Folder" added.
  • logs failures to console.log
  • bug fixed: fall in loop if there is an alias of parent folder in Scripts folder or its sub folder
1.4 (PPC) 2005-05
  • Automator workflow recognized (Mac OS X 10.4 and later)
1.3 (PPC) 2005-04
  • icon display mode added
  • Panther compatibility upgraded
1.2 (PPC) 2005-03
  • script bundle, application bundle recognized (Mac OS X 10.3 and later)
  • error message using alert panel
  • opening with Script Editor
  • saving script property changes
  • bug fixed: cannot execute the script saving with Script Editor 2.0
1.1 (PPC) 2003-03
  • context conditon
  • show/hide Library scripts
1.0 (PPC)2002-12initial release

Last updated: 2009-08-29

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