FastScripts 2.2.5

August 23rd, 2005

FastScripts 2.2.5 has been released and is available for download.

This update fixes a few minor bugs and adds a significant new feature: custom menu sorting. FastScripts now recognizes scripts and folders named with the “BBEdit style” organization convention, and will sort them appropriately in the FastScripts menu. For those of you unfamiliar with this convention, the gist is that if you prefix a script or folder’s name with two characters and a right-parenthesis, those characters will be stripped from the visible name of the item, but still used for sort-ordering. FastScripts also respects the folder naming suffix of “-***”, meaning “add a menu separator item.”

For example, a directory containing the following items:

is displayed in a submenu with the following appearance:

People have been asking for this feature for a long time, but it required a surprising amount of redesign, since so much of the app assumed there would always be a straight alphabetical ordering of things.

One Response to “FastScripts 2.2.5”

  1. Arthur Knapp Says:

    Wonderful! Since I was one of the people that suggested this feature be added, I suppose it’s time for me to cough up $15 for a copy of the lastest FastScripts, huh? :)

    Also, Daniel, I think Apple is getting worried: they probably added the option to place application-specific scripts at the top or bottom of ASM directly out of competition with FastScripts, great going! :)

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