Exhaust
Exhaust
0.3

3.4

Exhaust free download for Mac

Exhaust0.3

11 February 2011

Control the timing and sequence of login items.

Overview

Exhaust allows you to control your login items to add delays, have them start in a sequence, or start with arguments. What are login items? They are applications and services that start up once you login to your user. A great use for Exhaust is to have the menu items go into a order that you want. Exhaust allows you to also run terminal commands at login such as the say command to have it say welcome or whatever you like.Exhaust is open source at http://opensource.mrgeckosmedia.com/

What's new in Exhaust

Version 0.3:
  • Updates the database every hour if necessary to prevent applications from opening twice.
  • Loads the interface lazily to save ram.
  • Now open source.

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5 Reviews of Exhaust

Rob-h
09 August 2010
Version: 0.1

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Interesting little app that has the potential to be quite useful, but obviously a very early version that still requires a bit of work. My observations (and these may well be fixed/changed in later releases): 1. If you use different Automator Actions in your login items, Exhaust shows them all as 'Application Stub' with no way to tell between them unless you select the item and go and look at the command string. Would be nice to have the name of the Automator Action in the list, or the ability to label entries. 2. There is no way to resize the Exhaust window making the interface rather cramped. 3. There is no obvious way to change the order of items in the list. You can't drag items up or down the list and there are no gadgets on the interface to 'move up' or 'move down'. I got the impression from the description of Exhaust that this feature is already supposed to be there? 4. There is no easy way to export your login items back out of Exhaust. On launching Exhaust for the first time it 'imports' all your Login Items then promptly removes them and replaces them with a single entry for Exhaust itself. This is all well and good if you decide you like Exhaust and want to use it, but if you don't then you have to manually recreate all your Login Items (which can be tricky if you have various 'helper' apps that run at startup and that are buried inside application bundles). The ability to re-instate your Login Items is a must IMHO, especially at this early stage of Exhaust's development. I have (had!) 38 entries in my Login Items list which have now all disappeared and which I am now having to put back the hard way. 5. Just an observation really - Exhaust has no menu bar, so you can't set Preferences, e.g. frequency to check for updates, frequency to make backups of your Login Items list, etc. (Alternative would be to implement it as a Pref Pane?). Overall - not for me just yet, but an interesting app that I will keep an eye on.
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0.5
YHC
07 March 2018
Version: 0.3
The following information was copied from the developer's website, ------ Updated: February 11, 2011 ------
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hced
25 October 2012
Version: 0.3
Two things: 1.) MacUpdate: the release date of the current version (0.3) is not 11 feb 2011 as stated here, but 8 aug 2010 (according to vendor's site). 2.) Developer: the feature that draws my interest judging by the screenshot is that "Wait for previous" checkbutton. How does that work, technically?
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Gitte79
12 February 2011
Version: 0.3
Great tool to get control of the startup items. Not for noobs I guess.
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Ean
20 August 2010
Version: 0.2
Hah! I managed to delete the whole lot of login items in seconds with this. Idiot? Or, maybe I love scouring filesystems for obscure bits of blah... Okay, idiot.
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Rob-h
09 August 2010
Version: 0.1
Interesting little app that has the potential to be quite useful, but obviously a very early version that still requires a bit of work. My observations (and these may well be fixed/changed in later releases): 1. If you use different Automator Actions in your login items, Exhaust shows them all as 'Application Stub' with no way to tell between them unless you select the item and go and look at the command string. Would be nice to have the name of the Automator Action in the list, or the ability to label entries. 2. There is no way to resize the Exhaust window making the interface rather cramped. 3. There is no obvious way to change the order of items in the list. You can't drag items up or down the list and there are no gadgets on the interface to 'move up' or 'move down'. I got the impression from the description of Exhaust that this feature is already supposed to be there? 4. There is no easy way to export your login items back out of Exhaust. On launching Exhaust for the first time it 'imports' all your Login Items then promptly removes them and replaces them with a single entry for Exhaust itself. This is all well and good if you decide you like Exhaust and want to use it, but if you don't then you have to manually recreate all your Login Items (which can be tricky if you have various 'helper' apps that run at startup and that are buried inside application bundles). The ability to re-instate your Login Items is a must IMHO, especially at this early stage of Exhaust's development. I have (had!) 38 entries in my Login Items list which have now all disappeared and which I am now having to put back the hard way. 5. Just an observation really - Exhaust has no menu bar, so you can't set Preferences, e.g. frequency to check for updates, frequency to make backups of your Login Items list, etc. (Alternative would be to implement it as a Pref Pane?). Overall - not for me just yet, but an interesting app that I will keep an eye on.
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Free

3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 64
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later

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