For those of you that like your Mac computers, you’ll probably want to bookmark this new Web site by iOS developer Jay Deuskar (Roshamboe). The new Web site is called MacScripz and it has the intention of being a script database for Mac OS X – the Web site will allow users to download scripts that change the behavior of Mac OS X. As shown above, the Web site has both download links for the scripts themselves and download links for scripts that undo the action of the script downloaded (where applicable).
The Web site will soon be accepting submissions from its users, to upload their own scripts. Jay Deuskar will be personally checking through each submitted script to make sure they’re legitimate and not harmful. All scripts downloaded from MacScripz will be free and are used by downloading them and running them through the AppleScript Editor application, which is pre-built into your Mac.
The Web site has a gorgeous look to it, with a really nice organization chart that shows you what the script is, how it works, the user rating for the script, and easy-to-understand download links. At the bottom of the page, you will see an indicator that lets you know the last time the site was updated – this would be due to new scripts being added. At the top of the page, you will find How-To links and contact links.
The existing three scripts on the Web site right now are:
- Battery Improver
- This deletes a corrupt settings file on OS X 10.7 and up to improve the system's power management. As soon as someone installs it, they can see the estimated Battery life jump anywhere from 2 to 4 hours (works especially great on the Retina MacBook Pro).
- On OS X 10.7 and up, Finder is configured by Apple to hide lots of files, which we used to be able to access on Snow Leopard. This tweak forces Finder to show all those hidden files. This is especially useful for developers and more technical users to access files they should have access to.
- On initial start-up iTunes will always load the iTunes Store, by default, which can take a while to load. This tweak forces iTunes to point at the local library instead to improve speed performance.
Hopefully soon, the list of scripts will multiply from three, to many. For now, the Web site is less than a day old, and it's off to a good start!
Sources: MacScripz via Jay Deuskar