Bellhop allows you to build Mac OS X system services using high-level scripting languages. Out of the box, Bellhop ships with support for Ruby and AppleScript. You can implement your services using any of the supported languages, and more languages are planned for future release. With Bellhop, you simply write your services in one of the scripting languages, configure the service settings and then let Bellhop take care of the rest. Behind the scenes, Bellhop updates the necessary system property lists, updates the system-wide Services menu, and automatically invokes your service script when necessary. To get started, you can head to the Bellhop Service Library, which is a repository of Bellhop services grouped into individual "service packs", and import any of the sample service packs directly into your Bellhop documents. The sample services can do things such as get stock quotes, temperature readings, reformat text, etc.An SDK is also available for developers wishing to create their own Bellhop plug-ins. The SDK is comprised of a set of header files, documentation and sample projects. During the beta period, no licenses are required to load optional plug-ins.
File Size720.7 kB
Operating System Mac OS X 10.3.9 Macintosh Mac OS X 10.3 Mac OS X 10.4 PPC
System RequirementsMac OS X 10.3 or higher