Maintidget
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Widget for OS X maintenance.   Free
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Maintidget provides the following functions:
  • Display the last time the daily, weekly, and monthly OS X Maintenance Scripts (a.k.a Cron Tasks) were run.
  • Run the OS X Maintenance Scripts on demand from your Dashboard.
What's New
Version 1.5.2:
  • More passwords with special characters now accepted.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4.3 or later



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Maintidget User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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neutralzone commented on 25 Apr 2008
This is a great idea. Would prefer it as a standalone utility, not dependent on having to start up Dashboard.
[Version 1.3]

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macmodela replied on 04 Jan 2009
MacJanitor is a standalone sub for this widget. I prefer the widget. A click or 2 quicker access.
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neutralzone replied on 04 Jan 2009
MacJanitor is not a viable substitute for Maintidget.

I used MacJanitor for years. It was based on the old cron (pre-Tiger) implementation of OS X maintenance scripts.

Maintidget is tied to the current launchd (Tiger, Leopard) implementation of OS X maintenance scripts. Back then, if you didn't leave the Mac on overnight, the scripts would not get run. That is no longer a problem in Leopard in most cases, and that leads to one of the advantages of Maintidget. Maintidget reports the last time the scripts were run. In most cases, this report will indicate that there is NO NEED for you to run them manually because they have been running on schedule anyway. MacJanitor does not report the last time the scripts run, so because you're flying blind, you'll probably waste time running the scripts more than necessary.

I use Maintidget as a monitor first and a fixer second, and I find that I hardly ever have to press the button. MacJanitor is both outdated and lacks sufficient feedback.
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Serge commented on 16 Mar 2006
The possibility to chose the script you want to run was the only thing missing in this widget. Now, it's done !
Thanks to the developper !
[Version 1.1]


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Gpstein1 reviewed on 12 Mar 2006
Excellent, does exactly what it says. Simple but efficent.
[Version 1.0]


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ddean1963 had trouble on 26 May 2009
I just updated to v1.5.1 and it doesn't work. I'm running a Macbook Pro using OSX 10.5.7.

1) Maintidget 1.5.1 shows the bottom sliced off, the area where the password is typed. Clicking on "run" has no affect. I can't run the widget.

2) When I select the "i" the widget rotates to display only skin dropdown and will not rotate back to show the front. It effectively locks up.

Please review the code.
[Version 1.5.1]

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Giantmike replied on 15 Mar 2010
I have heard of this happening for a few people due to the size change of the widget. All you need to do is refresh the widget by first clicking on it, and using Command+R (note that this works to refresh any widget).
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Springheelmac had trouble on 05 Jan 2009
Maintidget 1.5 is not recording the date/time the last scripts were run for me. It just says, "Not yet run" for each script. I reverted to 1.4 and all is well. I'm using it on a 1.42 GHz PowerPC G4 eMac with 2 GB of RAM running OS 10.4.11.
[Version 1.5]

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giantmike commented on 06 Jan 2009
Other 10.4.x users have reported this as well. I have made a slight update to 1.5.1 that should eliminate that problem. Let me know if you continue to see the issue with that version.

Michael-Bagnall rated on 07 Dec 2012

[Version 1.5.2]


Downloads:10,916
Version Downloads:3,322
Type:Utilities : Screen Savers
License:Free
Date:14 Mar 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Maintidget provides the following functions:
  • Display the last time the daily, weekly, and monthly OS X Maintenance Scripts (a.k.a Cron Tasks) were run.
  • Run the OS X Maintenance Scripts on demand from your Dashboard.


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