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The functionality of my application is as follows:
- Get highlighted text from ANY application in Mac OS.
- Do some processing on it, including interaction with a server
- Show output as a dialog on Mac OS.
I know that we can read the highlighted text from ANY application if we use a Mac Automator service. This pretty much works for me with only one caveat. The Automator service can be read and modified by anyone. I would like to distribute this as a paid application. Hence, I would prefer that my application not be modified or even read by anyone.
Is it possible to do so?
I’m fine with using something other than an Automator if the functionality written above is satisfied.