A small status bar menu application for Mac OS X that analyzes the current text selection and provides options for the best action
Working with Tactor is extremely straightforward: underline the text string you want to analyze and select the appropriate function from the Tactor menu. The options include guessing or expanding the text or guessing the clipboard content.
In addition, you can use hotkey combinations which can be set up in the Tactor Preferences window. The same area allows you to browse the list of available matching and action plug-ins.
The plug-ins collection included within Tactor by default can be extended by the user: you can easily add your own AppleScripts that deal with specific needs. In addition, you can choose to open the existing ones in the AppleScript Editor app and customize their behavior.
Tactor will show all possible actions in the Guess Results window which is separated in 3 tabs: in the first one you can see the text, the second provides the actions list (simply click on the one you want to perform) and the third shows the associated files together with their path.
What’s more, in the Tactor Debug Window, you can also view the context and actions variables. You cannot add new items to the list or modify the result in any way, but you will be able to view all associated informations and better understand how Tactor works.
To sum up, Tactor proposes a simple solution for quickly determining all available courses of action and all files related to a certain text selection: it will prove to be very useful when working in the Terminal.app, for example.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan, last updated on December 15th, 2014
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What's New in This Release:
- Launch the first action by pressing the ‘guess selection’ hotkey from the action menu (or Enter key)
- improves responsivnes in Yosemite 10.10
- Re-ordering of regexp matchers
- Usability improvements
Application descriptionTactor tries to guess the best action for current text selection. For example consider text containing http://xyz.com ...