Developer: David Blishen

Current Version: 1.13

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 4.9 MB - Download


EventScripts triggers scripts whenever monitored events occur. AppleScripts, Automator workflows, Perl scripts, shell scripts and applications can all be executed by EventScripts.

EventScripts can also remote control your Mac by triggering scripts using your Apple Remote control. You can even run scripts from your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch using the free companion application EventScripts Mobile.

EventScripts is also scriptable allowing you to use EventScripts to send Prowl and Pushover notifications to your iOS device.

EventScripts passes parameters to all the scripts that it executes that provide additional information about the event that triggered execution.

The events that EventScripts supports include:

Bluetooth device proximity; Apple Remote Button presses;
Location changes; internet connectivity changes; application launches and quits; computer shutdown; file downloads; sleep and wake; screen sleep, wake and locking; screensaver start and stop; time machine backup completion; bluetooth availability; wifi network name changes; iTunes track changes; screenshot generation; volume mounting and ejection and many many more…

Our web site contains many useful example scripts for controlling Plex, VLC, QuickTime, Powerpoint, Transmission as well as templates for writing your own scripts.

Check out website for full details.


Release Notes:

Bug fixes for Automator workflows.
Bug fixes for some background monitoring tasks, including external IP change detection.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by Lley Lley

Very handy - I keep my iTunes and iPhoto data on external disks and have had far too many occasions where I've been told off by OSX for turning off the drive before unmounting it, or had to quit and re-launch the apps because I've forgotten to turn the disk on. Now I have a couple of short AppleScripts, one to launch the app when the disk appears and one to eject the disk when I quit the app, that should hopefully keep the Lion happy. I have plans for the sleep/wake events too but my AppleScripting isn't quite up to scratch (yet).

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.13
Review by anon was taken

Does not work as advertized, no support - I tried to set this up to run an applescript when unlocking my computer. It never runs the script. I sent an e-mail to the support address, and no reply. Apparently, if you buy an app that doesn’t do what is promised, Apple directs you to the developer’s support, and does not offer a refund. I guess I should write a garbage app, advertize taht it does fantastical things, while in reality it does nothing. Don’t get scammed by Apple & David Blishen!

Found helpful by 3 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.13
Review by Defrilitus

Excellent - If you're comfortable with AppleScripts, you'll love this. It took me a while to get into it; but, once I did, I found that the sky is the limit. My favorite is when it sleeps my Mac 30 seconds after I leave and turns it on 5 seconds after I get back (iPhone monitoring via Bluetooth). But it does much, much more: secripts when the screen sleeps and when it wakes up are great, for example. It's a great addition to your toolbox!

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people