I need a Mac software that automatically switches between applications every 10 seconds or so. I need it for a trade show I am participating at.

In the past I've used AutoTab, but it is only for Windows.

Any idea if a similar software exists for Mac?


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You could create an AppleScript using the AppleScript Editor in /Applications/Utilites. The syntax is quite easy to follow, and I'd base it on something like this:

  tell application "Safari" to activate
  delay 10
  tell application "Finder" to activate
  delay 10
end repeat

This will repeatedly have Safari and Finder get focus while waiting 10s in between. Having 10 seconds as an delay should give you enough time to re-open the editor and click on "stop". Another option would be to use repeat while instead and to create a stop criterium, like if exists "/path/to/makeitstop" as POSIX file which would make it stop after a file makeitstop is created.

  • Hello, thanks for your reply. Unfortunately, I am not a programmer and I can't do that. Doesn't such an application already exist?
    – Sonny
    Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 11:12
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    Well, it really is as easy as I described it: you open the Editor app, enter the text posted above and click run. Click stop to stop it. That's it. Try it. It's not complicated at all ;-)
    – Asmus
    Commented Nov 21, 2013 at 16:43

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