Script Debugger 8 Press Release

Late Night Software Ltd.

Contact: Mark Alldritt


Tel.: (250)-380-1725



Late Night Software Launches Script Debugger 8

VICTORIA, CANADA, May 3, 2021 – Late Night Software Ltd. has released Script Debugger 8, the latest version of its award-winning AppleScript development software. The upgrade represents over 26 years of continuous development and introduces several new features and a raft of other tweaks and improvements, making it even easier to take full advantage of AppleScript.

Script Debugger is an integrated development environment focused entirely on AppleScript. This intense focus allows it to deliver a suite of tools that make AppleScript development amazingly productive. You can use it to write and edit code, analyze target applications, debug scripts, and more.

AppleScript is a venerable and proven scripting language for automating tasks on the Macintosh. It uses terminology that is similar to common English words, and is relatively easy to learn in comparison to other scripting languages. But it is also an object-oriented language that is fully capable of handling complex programming tasks when necessary. AppleScript creates script files that can control your computer and its various applications. It can be used to automate repetitive and error-prone manual tasks, saving both time and money.

The biggest change in Script Developer 8 is is support for macOS Big Sur and M1 Macs. Script Debugger 8 both runs natively on M1 Macs and generates native standalone script applications for M1 and Intel Macs.

Other new features in Script Debugger 8 include support for Dark Mode, display themes, a reimagined facility for generating standalone script applications that supports code signing and notarizing.

Script Debugger offers a fully functional 20-day free trial. When the free trial ends, Script Debugger switches to “Lite” mode where some of Script Debugger’s advanced features are disabled. Even in Lite mode, Script Debugger provides all the essential tools required to be successful with AppleScript.

“I can’t imagine using AppleScript all of these years without Script Debugger. In fact, it has spoiled me. Script Debugger has paid for itself many times over. One of the great benefits is having a responsive team of developers at Late Night to help. There are so many features that I’m continually finding new functions to use, saving time and frustration. In short, having an editing environment for a small yet powerful language like AppleScript seems like a miracle—for over 20 years now. Wow!” Ray Robertson @scriptsmatter

“If you use AppleScript at all you should download this. Even if all you do is use the free version instead of Script Editor.” Jason Snell @jsnell

Script Debugger has a 25+ year history, and during that time has been widely recognized for its excellence as an AppleScript development environment. In 2000, Script Debugger 2.0 was honoured with a MacWorld Editors Choice award for Best Development Software. Script Debugger 3.0 was nominated for the 2002 MacUser Award in the category of Utility and Enabling. Script Debugger has long been the go-to tool for professional and hobbyist AppleScript users alike, and Script Debugger 8 improves upon that heritage.

System Requirements

Script Debugger 8 requires macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or later.

Pricing and Availability

Script Debugger 8 is available now, and retails for $99.99 USD, with upgrades from Script Debugger 7 for $49.99 USD and from Script Debugger 6 for $79.99 USD.

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Late Night Software Ltd., established in 1995, is a privately held company that specializes in the development of award-winning Macintosh scripting tools. Copyright 1995-2021 Late Night Software Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and AppleScript are registered trademarks of Apple Computer Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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