Before this recent question

taught me that JavaScript can also be used in Script Editor app, I had added AppleScript tag into it. After clarification, I tried to remove it and put the app's name. But both are synonyms.

redirects to .

Can we have them separated?

  • not sure if tag edits are FRs.
    – anki
    Oct 4, 2019 at 12:15
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    Redirecting script-editor to applescript is odd, people can very well ask about one or the other (tool usage vs programming). We don‘t redirect xcode to swift (or objective-c) either... Can you make a proposal below as an answer for new tag descriptions?
    – nohillside Mod
    Oct 6, 2019 at 14:17
  • sentence structure can have biases, so it definitely needs some edits. Also pls drop by in chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/2510/better-tags-for-ask-different
    – anki
    Oct 6, 2019 at 16:35
  • I dont think AppleScript needed any revisions apple.stackexchange.com/edit-tag-wiki/323
    – anki
    Oct 11, 2019 at 15:15

1 Answer 1


It is a native code editor app for macOS used to write app automation scripts in AppleScript and JavaScript. Found in /Applications/Utilities/, it can edit, run, compile and save scripts in formats like .scpt, .scptd, .applescript, .app etc.

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    I have to disagree with "Often known as AppleScript Editor" as it was originally called Script Editor till MacOS X 10.6 and has been called Script Editor since OS X 10.10. It has been called Script Editor and been known as Script Editor considerably longer then the very brief time it was called AppleScript Editor. IMO any use of the term AppleScript Editor should be a minor footnote in regards to describing Script Editor. Oct 6, 2019 at 22:02
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    I suspected that too. But couldn't find a better opening. Please edit the CW.
    – anki
    Oct 7, 2019 at 4:16
  • references: developer.apple.com/library/archive/documentation/… en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AppleScript_Editor I'd blame wikipedia for me using those words.
    – anki
    Oct 7, 2019 at 17:56

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