Red Sweater Software has issued FastScripts 3, a major update to the macOS scripting utility with improved script execution, search functionality for your script library, and progress tracking of running scripts. The app now lets you use the search field at the top of the FastScripts Script Menu to locate a script from your script library quickly, improves workflows by running scripts independently and allowing an arbitrary number of scripts to run in parallel, and adds support for the standard AppleScript progress updating mechanism.
Shortly after the 3.0 release, Red Sweater updated FastScripts to version 3.0.1 to fix the color and contrast of the app icon, resolve a crash at launch affecting users with cyclic aliases in their Scripts folder, and restore text layout in display message panels with custom bounds.
FastScripts is free to use, with premium features that work but display reminders that disappear upon payment. Currently, such features include keyboard shortcuts and built-in scripting additions that provide more commands. Premium features can be unlocked for a one-time payment of $39.95 for new customers or $19.95 for customers upgrading a paid license for FastScripts 2. Customers who purchased FastScripts 2 on or after 1 January 2021 will receive a free upgrade. (Free or $39.95 for premium features, $19.95 upgrade, 5.4 MB, release notes, macOS 10.15+)