Lingon X
Lingon X
7.5.9

4.2

Lingon X free download for Mac
07 September 2020

Run applications and scripts automatically.

Overview

Lingon X 7 is based on the great Lingon 3 and extends it with new features like running jobs as root and at multiple dates. It is now even easier to use yet much more powerful. Version X 7 is a paid upgrade (a license bought today works with Lingon X 6 as well).

Features
  • Start an app, a script or run a command automatically whenever you want it to. You can schedule it to run at a specific times, regularly or when something special happens.
  • It can also make sure that an app or a script automatically restarts if it crashes. Lingon X can do all this for you and much more.
  • Lets you run things automatically by modifying configuration files for the built-in system function called launchd so the system handles running the jobs so you don't need to have Lingon open after you have saved your job.
  • Released outside Mac App Store to be able to include requested features.
  • Lingon 3 is still available in Mac App Store for those who still use OS X 10.7 Lion or prefer the comfort and convenience of the Mac App Store.
  • Earlier versions of Lingon X are still available to work with macOS from 10.8.

What's new in Lingon X

Version 7.5.9:
  • Some small improvements and bug fixes
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How would you rate Lingon X app?

17 Reviews of Lingon X

5
DragonMaster
17 February 2020
Version: 7.5.1

Most helpful

Very fine app. Only one complaint...for a new user the documentation of purpose and for use is lacking. This area needs to be improved.
(1)
5
DragonMaster
17 February 2020
Version: 7.5.1
Very fine app. Only one complaint...for a new user the documentation of purpose and for use is lacking. This area needs to be improved.
(1)
3
ocean442
15 November 2019
Version: 7.4.5
A very good tool, but the constant yearly upgrade price is a bit steep.
(0)
Helmo-Hass
29 April 2018
Version: 6.1
What would be this new implementation which keeps us from using it if not under 10.13? since v3 it's always been same story, new system new lingon? are you kidding right? there is no actual reason for this... but to force the customer buying a new one.. since actual licenses can be used for older version but i doubt that v5 lic. will be any good on this v6 release, GREED is the word to describe such kind of behaviour. As many devs now have put in place such a kind of policy... simply disgusting. Sometimes i'm really glad to see many of those apps pirated... its just what you deserve.
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George6
01 March 2018
Version: 5.2.7
lingon x is nice, but sadly it seems to completely ignore launch overrides. it would be nice to see if services are not loaded/active due to overrides and maybe even have a possibility to change the override status.
(0)
4.5
Mvasilakis
02 May 2017
Version: 5.0.1
Works great and has been working great for years. Thanks.
(0)
SMcCandlish
18 November 2015
Version: 2.2.3
This needs a different creator code from Lingon 3, or the App Store is perpetually trying to replace Lingon X with Lingon 3.
(1)
Just-Fred
01 June 2015
Version: 2.1
While I see no comments or reviews since late 2014, I note that this product's ratings have gone from four to two stars. I think some of this is due to multiple versions and distributions available. I'm old school. And though I hear 'cron' has been "deprecated," it still works on my Macs running Yosemite. And to provide a visual interface to cron, I recommend the free "Cronnix." The only shortcoming with Cronnix I can find is that it does not allow for editing the root crontab, but only the user crontab. This isn't an issue for me, as I am the only user, so automated jobs run in my user space, anyway. If and when Apple chooses to remove cron, I'll have to look to launchctl, but it's more unwieldy than cron, so I am not yet ready to make that move.
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2
ylluminate
23 October 2014
Version: 2.0.1
I used to be a big fan of Lingon (x), but I finally figured out that it was because it was really the only option out there. I contemplated creating my own to solve some of the issues I was having with it and to provide some other options. I now have discovered LaunchControl and I have to say that I'm pretty pleased with its functionality as compared to Lingon X. Additionally, I would have continued to keep Lingon X in my toolbelt had the upgrade fee not been implemented for the 2.0 upgrade, but there is just no real compelling reason anymore to stick with this now.
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Volcanus
18 June 2014
Version: 1.2.2
LaunchControl is much better. Also the entries of Lingon and Lingon X should be merged.
(5)
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5
Raven-
24 February 2014
Version: 1.2
Does the job perfect.
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2
George6
27 January 2014
Version: 1.2
there are 3 versions of lingon v3.x (appstore) is unusable, the important features are disabled v1.x (website) is ok now, but worse than the original v2.11 (opensource) the best version i hope the developer recognizes that with a list of xx plists his gui is just a mess. PLEASE GET US BACK A STANDARD LIST VIEW ! (rating is for 1.2)
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SickTeddyBear
27 May 2013
Version: 1.1.1
FYI, the original open source Lingon 2.1.1 is available here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/lingon/files/Lingon/2.1.1/ It does work under Mountain Lion.
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ronaldpr
19 February 2013
Version: 1.0.2
I only bought one Lingon version back in 2011 through the Mac App Store. I now paid happily the $6.99 upgrade price for Lingon X. It is a good thing when developers publish parallel versions, one 'safe' version on MAS with limited features as required by Apple, and one with the features that are missing in the MAS version for direct purchase by users who want to be free to use those features.
(2)
3.5
Wanderer
08 February 2013
Version: 1.0.1
So I upgraded to Lingon 3.1.3, is Lingon X another upgrade I have to pay for?
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5
ylluminate
07 February 2013
Version: 1.0.1
Very happy to see this. I was quite literally about to develop this very same app myself as I was so disgusted of being stuck with v 3 and its limitations.
(3)
4
Nontroppo
07 February 2013
Version: 1.0.1
I immediately bought this to support Peter Borg's move of Lingon 3 out of the Mac App Store (where it was completely crippled by MAS restrictions), and to say thank you and "pay" for his very useful Lingon 2 (which does not now work reliably in ML). Lingon X is very simple to use and has a very clean UI, with most of the launchd settings that are important to control. You can search through system agents/daemons too. However, if you are a geek/poweruser then I think that the new app LaunchControl offers a much more powerful GUI for launchd and costs the same price. Both apps are excellent, however I suspect I will be using LaunchControl more than Lingon X.
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3
Kankei71
04 February 2013
Version: 1.0
"Lingon X is based on the great Lingon 3" Does that mean that this is a paid upgrade of Lingon 3?
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4.2

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.4 or later
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