JSON Helper is an agent which allows you to do useful things with JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) directly from AppleScript.

JSON Helper has no interface, and runs in the background waiting for AppleScripts to ask it to do something. JSON Helper is by far the easiest way to work with JSON in AppleScript.

JSON Helper lets you convert JSON directly into AppleScript records, lists and strings, and convert AppleScript records, lists and strings into JSON.

JSON Helper also makes it easy to parse the responses of many popular web services directly into AppleScript with convenience methods for fetching and parsing the responses from URLs.

See our web page for more information and a set of useful examples.

What’s New

Version 1.09

This version solves an issue that some people experienced fetching JSON from non https sources.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

roy nottroy ,

Extremely useful addition to Applescript if you want to use JSON

I can't thank the developer enough for making this available, and for free. It's intuitive, it works very well, and it makes parsing JSON in Applescript possible with ease, when it would have been either impossible or a complete nightmare without it. Thanks David!

doraemongirl ,

Just what I needed...

I've been looking for something to parse JSON from within some AppleScripts we use, and this does the trick. Very good.

Superscape ,

Very useful!

A really handy app for parsing/creating JSON using AppleScript. Very easy to use too. Saved me heaps of time. Thanks very much!


David Blishen
2.6 MB
Developer Tools

OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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