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7.2.5
10 September 2019

An all-around scheduling utility.

Naoh
03 July 2008

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RANDYHARRIS: I think you have missed out on the joys of cron. cron is a scheduling utility that has been built into Mac OS X from the very first version. The only thing keeping a lot of people from using cron, is the fact that it's a command line application. However, over the years there have been graphical front ends to cron for Mac OS X that provide easier access. Just search for cron on MacUpdate, and you'll find loads of them. I'm not criticising Scheduler, it could quite possibly be capable of things that cron isn't. However, I do think that your statement that the Mac has no scheduling capabilities beyond iCal is misinformed to the point of being erroneous and misleading.
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Version 5.0.4

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yeschrome
28 September 2019
Good
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Version 7.2.5
june8
23 July 2018
Excellent utility! Thanks to the developer!
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Version 7.1
june8
01 May 2018
Nice Uninstaller, leaves the app and plist file. :)
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Version 7.0.5
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Macscheduler.net
Macscheduler.net
02 May 2018
OK, I will improve the Uninstaller with the removal of those files too. :) However, the Uninstaller was intended to remove changes that the user could not do easily. Actually, the Uninstaller has several options intended for the user to select the aggressiveness of the uninstallation process.
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bbw7
05 September 2013
Ver 5.1.4 for OS's 10.4->10.6 is also available at the dev's website.
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Version 6.1
Ean
23 January 2013
Sure, there are a lot of ways to schedule events on your Mac. You could launch scripts with cron, et cetera, but then work in features like deferred execution, convenient task management, and you will have written this application. Looking forward to the continued development of version 6. Aready an improvement for Mountain Lion. Plus, it's free. Definitely give it a try.
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Version 6.0.0b1
Antonio-Marchetti
22 December 2011
I have problems with installation of Scheduler this application Schedule is compatible with my OS X 10.6.8 ? Thanks Antonio
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Version 5.1.1
Naoh
03 July 2008
RANDYHARRIS: I think you have missed out on the joys of cron. cron is a scheduling utility that has been built into Mac OS X from the very first version. The only thing keeping a lot of people from using cron, is the fact that it's a command line application. However, over the years there have been graphical front ends to cron for Mac OS X that provide easier access. Just search for cron on MacUpdate, and you'll find loads of them. I'm not criticising Scheduler, it could quite possibly be capable of things that cron isn't. However, I do think that your statement that the Mac has no scheduling capabilities beyond iCal is misinformed to the point of being erroneous and misleading.
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Version 5.0.4
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randyharris
randyharris
19 December 2008
I was referring to built in graphical scheduling not terminal wizardry.
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Version 5.0.5
Robk
Robk
16 June 2011
launchd has replaced cron in the later versions of OS X. And there is a great free GUI for launchd called Lingon. I still do not see the advantages of Scheduler over Lingon. Perhaps the developer can provide a comparison.
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randyharris
03 June 2008
For years Windows has had a feature called "Scheduled Tasks" this offered the ability to schedule events easily in the Windows environment. While you can use iCal for some scheduling tasks, this is not an ideal approach. Scheduler is a great utility which brings the ease and function of Windows Scheduled Tasks to Mac OS X. The program is very simple and easy to use, I've only used it for a day now, but in setting it up and testing it out - it works flawlessly for me. I am so very excited to have stumbled upon this little gem. While it is freeware, I'll be donating a few bucks to support the cause. If I can nitpick, I'd prefer the Scheduler have a look which is more inline with other Mac programs, but it's not a bad interface, and it works well.
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Version 5.0.3
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Macscheduler.net
Macscheduler.net
16 June 2011
Hi, my name is João Varela and I am the developer of Scheduler. Basically I started this project in 1999. I developed Scheduler for myself, basically, because I wanted to have an app that took care of all my scheduling needs. I don't want different apps for doing basic scheduling. I then decided to give my work away to the community. Scheduler goes far beyond cron and launchd in several aways, as it has built-in functions for posting reminders together with your favorite music (including iTunes songs), launch and open web pages and download files with your favorite browser, among may other features and options. Moreover, Scheduler has many, many scheduling options that are very difficult to do with launchd or cron, such as with a few clicks you can schedule a script to be launched every 2 minutes on the last monday of the month of June, but not in July, and so and on. Moreover, Scheduler also deals with conundrum of deferred task execution when computers are turned off at the endo of the day, which cron does not do. If you want to know more about deferred task execution why that is important for a Scheduler app please download Scheduler and read its Help. At the moment I am developing version 6, building the app from the ground up in Cocoa. The look of the app will undergo a facelift because I agree that Scheduler look looks dated. Also with iCloud in Lion syncing stuff between different computers will be a cinch. I hope this helps, João Varela Scheduler developer
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