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Slack Applescript Automations

This bundle allows you to automate actions in Slack

Please consider buying me a coffee if this has made your work easier

ko-fi

Important note

Please use v2 and above for Slack ~4.10 and above. v2 supports the new shortcuts menu in Slack. Please review the commands below to see the scripts that could not be made backwards compatible.

To install


Clone this repository and unzip the Slack.zip archive into your ~/Library/Script Libraries (If this doesn't work try putting it in ~/Library/Scripting Libraries)

The scripts are now accessible globally. Documentation can be found in the script Library.

Contributing


The src file contains the source code - please make changes to this code and then export and zip the bundle.

Applescript tutorial


If you need a beginners guide to applescript please look at my blog post

To use


all of the commands below can be accessed by nesting them under the script call

 tell script "Slack"
   ...
 end tell

The library can manage several tasks in v1.2

  • Send a message

Must include either a channel name (#channel-name) or username (@user.name)

  # Not backwards compatible with v1 of slack_applescripts
  send message "this is an automated message"
  send message "this is an automated message" in channel "#general"
  send message "this is an automated message" in channel "#general" in workspace "My Company"
  • Switch workspaces
  focus workspace "My Company"
  • Switch channels
  focus channel "general"
  • Start a call, with optional name We have not been able to test slack calls in the latest version due to it being a premium Slack feature
  # Most scripts are not backwards compatible with v1
  start call
  start call "Company update" in channel "general"
  start call "Company update" in channel "general" in workspace "My Company"
  • Set a status
set status "on lunch"
set status "on lunch" with icon ":knife_fork_plate:"
clear status # clears status 

IN BETA: Timed statuses - Known issue if mouse pointer is positioned over status dialog box

Only 24 hour clock seems to be working on my version. This could be my slack settings. Feel free to test 8:31pm in the example below

set status "on lunch" with icon ":knife_fork_plate:" until "20:31"
  • Set do not disturb
set do not disturb # Default time period
set do not disturb for "1 hour" # Not backwards compatible with v1
set do not disturb until "5pm" # Not backwards compatible with v1
clear do not disturb # clears do not disturb 
  • Set yourself as away
set as away
  • Set yourself as active (New in v2)
set as active
  • Set a topic
  set topic "New automated topic"
  set topic "New automated topic" in channel "general"
  set topic "New automated topic" in channel "general" in workspace "My Company"
  • Window management
  focus main window
  focus call window