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I love how many tools you can use to automate your Mac

Today I played around with AppleScript for the first time. Imagine it was started 20 years ago!

I wanted to create icon set for Queued. That’s a repetitive task that I’m going to do when I iterate over the design and look of the icon so I should automate it!

Unfortunately Automator had a bad day (using developer preview version) so why not to try out AppleScript?

I like it’s “englisheness”, I see they tried to make it sound like a real language which I think is good for newcomers. Few minutes with Google gave me a good starting point (well, let’s be honest - almost everything).

You can get the final result from my mac automation repository which I’ve just created. That was a good trigger to put it there.

The script will ask you for a file and a destination folder and will create files 16x16, 32x32, 64x64, 128x128 and 256x256. You can easily tweak it to produce other sizes.