application-manager
A small wrapper around osascript/applescript to be able to manage applications.
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application-manager

A small wrapper around osascript/applescript to be able to manage applications.

Install via npm

npm install application-manager --save

Then require it in your application

const appManager = require('application-manager');

##Documentation

appManager.runningApplications([options [, callback]])

Will run the callback or return a promise with the result of all running applications

Parameters

options: object, (OPTIONAL) The option object

options.background: boolean, (OPTIONAL) If background processes should be included

callback: function, (OPTIONAL) The callback to be executed with the result

Returns: Promise | undefined, A promise with the result or undefined

Example:

appManager.runningApplications()
.then(res => {
  console.log(res); //An array with the names of the running applications
})
.catch(err => {
  //Handle error
});

Example:

//Regular callbacks
appManager.runningApplications((err, res) => {
  if(err) {
    console.log(err);
  }
  console.log(res); //An array with the names of the running applications
});

Example:

//Pass in background option to include background applications
appManager.runningApplications({background: true}) //default false
.then(res => {
  console.log(res); //An array with the names of the running applications, including applications running in the background
})
.catch(err => {
  //Handle error
});

appManager.isOpen(application [, callback])

Will run the provided callback or return a promise with a boolean if the application is running or not.

Parameters

application: string, The application to be checked if it's running or not

callback: function, (OPTIONAL) The callback to be executed with the result

Returns: Promise | undefined, A promise with the result or undefined

Example:

appManager.isOpen('Spotify')
.then((isOpen) => {
  //Do whatever with this information 
})
.catch(err => {
  //Handle error
});

appManager.quit(application [, callback])

Will quit the specified application/s

Parameters

application: string | array, The array or the string of the application/s to quit

callback: function, (OPTIONAL) The callback to be executed when it's done.

Returns: Promise | undefined, A promise with the result or undefined

Example:

appManager.quit(['Spotify', 'Slack'])
.then(() => {
  //The applications has exited 
})
.catch(err => {
   //Handle error
});

appManager.minimize(application, [options [, callback]])

Will minimize or hide the specified application/s. Some applications can't be asked to minimized due to their implementation. For applications where this is not possible it will simply hide the application instead.

Parameters

application: string, The application to minimize or hide.

options: object, (OPTIONAL) Minimize options

options.all: boolean, (OPTIONAL) If all windows of the application should be minimized

callback: function, (OPTIONAL) The callback to be executed when it's done.

Returns: Promise | undefined, A promise with the result or undefined

Example:

appManager.minimize('Safari')
.then(() => {
  //Safari has now been minimized
})
.catch(err => err) //Handle error,

Example:

appManager.minimize('Spotify')
.then(() => {
  //Spotify and some applications can't be minimized, will be hidden instead (PR's welcome to fix this)
})
.catch(err => err) //Handle error

appManager.focus(application, callback)

Will bring the specified application to focus

Parameters

application: string, The application to minimize or hide.

callback: function, (OPTIONAL) The callback to be executed when it's done.

Returns: Promise | undefined, A promise with the result or undefined

Example:

appManager.focus('Safari')
.then(() => {
  //Safari has now been focused. 
})
.catch(err => err) //Handle error

License

MIT, see LICENSE

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