AppleScript is a scripting language for the Macintosh. It is a high-level English-like language that has been compared to batch files on PCs, but it is more like UNIX shell scripts in its power and flexibility. AppleScript scripts are recordable, have access to just about all Finder functions, and let one use several apps together to manupulate data.

Its simplicity, power, and elegance are a testament to the innovation Apple Computer put into the MacOS.