Cronette
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Launch tasks automatically.   Shareware ($10.00)
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Cronette it's a software to specify tasks to be launched unattended by the Mac. It can be used on unattended Mac Servers or also on regular Mac workstations for tasks to execute during the night or for recurring tasks to be performed on a regular basis.

Cronette provides different type of launch tasks and any task can be specified to launch different type of execution.

How it works in details:
  • All the tasks inside Cronette are represented in a document table. The task is visualised in a master and details interface (the well know layout used in a multitude of
What's New
Version 1.6:
  • New command Copy file/folder with creation of destination folders with custom names using time based tags
  • New command Move file/folder with creation of destination folders with custom names using time based tags
  • 'Run Now' command for user test of created tasks
  • Selection of folders where to execute unix commands with R/W permissions
  • Improved layout
  • Improved schedule engine
  • Various bug fix
Version 1.6:
  • New command Copy file/folder with creation of destination folders with custom names using time based tags
  • New command Move file/folder with creation of destination folders with custom names using time based tags
  • 'Run Now' command for user test of created tasks
  • Selection of folders where to execute unix commands with R/W permissions
  • more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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CR1776 reviewed on 13 Jan 2014
I have used this for a while and in the past, it was reliable. Recently (since 10.9) it just does not work at all. Nothing launches reliably.
[Version 1.6]


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Zzzap commented on 12 Jun 2010
It is exactly what i was loocking for.
Very good software and very simple to use.
I use it to launch a specific url to update data on my remote server.
Thanks for this master piece.
[Version 1.3]


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Lee123 commented on 03 Aug 2009
$30 bucks for something osx already does for free? I guess if you want the convenience of a no brainer gui, you might pay for something like this.
[Version 1.2.1]


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+5
FredB commented on 20 Oct 2008
launchd has replaced cron on OS X.
Lingon is a graphical user interface for creating an editing launchd configuration files for Mac OS X Leopard 10.5 and it's free.
[Version 1.0]

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Jerry Krinock replied on 16 Dec 2008
I tried Lingon a few months ago, but found that the mean time between Lingon crashes on Mac OS 10.5 was about ten minutes. Also, Lingon would not "load" the command (using launchcntl, if I recall correctly), so your changes would not take effect until you logged out/in. So, if I needed a scheduling utility I'd give this Cronette a try.

Terrible name choice, though, for something which is not supposed to use cron and I presume uses launchd. Should have called it Launchette.
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Fardilha replied on 26 Feb 2009
Strange.

I use Lingon all the time under 10.5 and it never crashed on me.
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FredB replied on 26 Feb 2009
Never had these problems with Lingon.
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sunburn commented on 20 Oct 2008
Cronnix is free.
[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:87
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:17 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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Cronette it's a software to specify tasks to be launched unattended by the Mac. It can be used on unattended Mac Servers or also on regular Mac workstations for tasks to execute during the night or for recurring tasks to be performed on a regular basis.

Cronette provides different type of launch tasks and any task can be specified to launch different type of execution.

How it works in details:
  • All the tasks inside Cronette are represented in a document table. The task is visualised in a master and details interface (the well know layout used in a multitude of Mac software, the user selects the task in the master table and he can see and edit details visualsed under the table)
  • User can insert in a document how many tasks he likes
  • User can assign to a task a name and a note to recognise it


The user can select for a task to run, different time plan type:
  • Daily: running at any day
  • Weekly: specifying which day of any week to run
  • Monthly: specifying which day of any month to run
  • Yearly: specifying month and day to run


And specifying:
  • Up to ten different time to run in the days of the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly plan
  • To run at the document opening, if the daily/weekly/monthly/yearly plan matches with the current day and if the max run per day specified was not reached.


The last feature is useful to perform recurring activities as backups, report creations, emails sending and any other tasks you want to perform not based on time but as example when you shutdown your Mac and only in the days you specify

The user can select which action to perform when the task is launched
  • Launch an application or a document
  • Opening different type of URLs
  • Insert a message into the log
  • Executing unix commands directly from Cronette
  • Copy a file or a folder
  • Move a file or a folder Cronette will launch the tasks in background when scheduled. No further actions required.


Cronette add to basic functionalities additional peculiarities:
  • Allows to specify a task using Mac standard Cocoa controls (no coding required)
  • Instant diagnostic of task as they are inserted, showing errors presence (wrong path, incomplete time execution input and so on..)
  • Display of 'runnable' task and 'non runnable' task to better understand what you have inside documents
  • Shows the chronological schedule for any separate task
  • Shows the chronological schedule for all the tasks combined, inside a user selected time interval. The user can watch the future…
  • Display executed process in a separate log Window for any documents


Cronette It's document based, allowing to have different tasks grouped in separate documents set

It can operate Cronette as a Utility tool simply using just one document and having it opened at startup without further actions (preference option)

Processes are launched using separate thread and the application never hangs even for very time consuming tasks

Includes a PDF user guide.

Cronette is Mac OS X 10.9 optimized Requires OS X 10.8


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