Lingon X
Lingon X
7.4.3

4.5

Lingon X free download for Mac

Lingon X

7.4.3
06 October 2019

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 7.4.3:
  • Some fixes for macOS 10.15 Catalina
  • Some small bug fixes and improvements

15 Lingon X Reviews

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ylluminate
23 October 2014

Most helpful

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.
Like (9)
Version 2.0.1
Helmo-Hass
29 April 2018
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.
Like (5)
Version 6.1
2 answer(s)
MacDefender
MacDefender
12 October 2018
Have a look at LaunchControl. I prefer it as I don’t like to be forced to pay for nothing relly new and LaunchControl works just great and I got many updates for my license without being forced to buy a new one with every system.
Like (3)
Helmo-Hass
Helmo-Hass
12 October 2018
Thank you for the suggestion.. i'll give it a try
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George6
01 March 2018
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.
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Version 5.2.7
Mvasilakis
02 May 2017
Works great and has been working great for years. Thanks.
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Version 5.0.1
SMcCandlish
18 November 2015
This needs a different creator code from Lingon 3, or the App Store is perpetually trying to replace Lingon X with Lingon 3.
Like (1)
Version 2.2.3
Just-Fred
01 June 2015
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.
Like (3)
Version 2.1
1 answer(s)
SMcCandlish
SMcCandlish
18 November 2015
If Apple actually removes cron, you can reinstall it through MacPorts, Homebrew, Fink, or by compiling the source yourself. Apple really can't dictate to usewhat Unix software we install and use. That said, it's probably better to have only one Unix-side launch daemon, so if you can tolerate lanuchctl might as well get used to it.
Like (1)
ylluminate
23 October 2014
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.
Like (9)
Version 2.0.1
1 answer(s)
noisdesign000
noisdesign000
01 March 2016
Thanks for the LaunchControl tip!
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Volcanus
18 June 2014
LaunchControl is much better. Also the entries of Lingon and Lingon X should be merged.
Like (5)
Version 1.2.2
1 answer(s)
idomodo
idomodo
28 October 2014
Thanks for your comment, I was looking for a 'msconfig" equivalent and LaunchControl is excellent !
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Raven-
24 February 2014
Does the job perfect.
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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Raven-
Raven-
08 March 2014
But I like to see when Lingon opens some color or other mark next the active and no active items... Also the possibility from waking up from sleep modus! And if possible a quit possibility for what is running via timer... Glad to pay for more for a significant update.
Like (1)
George6
27 January 2014
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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Version 1.2
1 answer(s)
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
28 May 2014
Concur. I've not upgraded this utility beyond the 2.2.1 I got from him before he sold it in the Apple Store and disabled the System features. That was the reason I stopped using it and switched to LaunchControl instead.
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SickTeddyBear
27 May 2013
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.
Like (4)
Version 1.1.1
1 answer(s)
Maddcow
Maddcow
10 May 2016
Thank you SO much for this info and link! I want to be able to disable system agents and daemons but didn't think this was possible.
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  • macOS 10.14.4 or later
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