EventScripts allows you to assign either AppleScripts or shell scripts to be executed when certain events occur. The full list of events can be seen here. EventScripts displays in the menu bar, and can be configured via the EventScripts Preferences menu item.
Scripts can be configured from the "EventScripts" pane of the preferences.
There are no special requirements for scripts executed by EventScripts, however when scripts are executed by EventScripts they are passed parameters about the event. If you want to take advantage of any of those parameters, please check out the following pages with examples, and a list of the parameters passed for each event.
In the general preference pane we can configure the following options.
(required for the location updated event)
Here we can turn on and off Apple Remote monitoring. There are two modes here:
If the remote status stays red, and reports "Receiver busy" when you turn on Apple Remote monitoring, then there is most likely another application with an exclusive lock on the IR receiver. Plex does this, for example, if you set remote behaviour to be "Always running".
If the remote status is green, but EventScripts still does not respond to Apple Remote events, check that you haven't disabled IR remotes in the Security pref pane of the System preferences.
EventScripts can trigger scripts based on the proximity of multiple Bluetooth devices. Scripts can be triggered when devices are 'found' and 'lost'. In the bluetooth preference you can select which devices to monitor. Devices must be 'discoverable' in order to be selected for monitoring but once selected they do not have to stay in discoverable mode in order to trigger lost and found bluetooth events.
In this pane you may also:
You can enable the EventScript server in the server preferences. With the server running you can use EventScripts Mobile to trigger scripts on your Mac from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch by setting them to use the "EventScripts Mobile" event. The server broadcasts itself on your bonjour network.
Growl and Mist
There are four kinds of notification provided by EventScripts. With Growl installed you can configure which notifications you receive, without Growl you just receive the default notifications
(a notification is displayed when any event monitored by EventScripts occurs)
In addition, you can configure EventScripts to send a notification to the iOS app Prowl directly when scripts are executed. To do this you need a Prowl API key to do this, but these are free to registered users. It's also possible to configure Growl to send on notifications to Prowl.