Cronette

Cronette 1.4.3

Launch tasks automatically on your Mac

If you've recently switched to Mac from Windows, you might be missing that good old faithful Task Scheduler that automated tasks such as defragmenting and backups that you'd otherwise forget about. View full description

PROS

  • Extremely easy to create tasks
  • Schedules can be daily, weekly, monthly or yearly

CONS

  • May not be compatible with all apps
  • Apps can launch but then still require user prompt before continuing

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If you've recently switched to Mac from Windows, you might be missing that good old faithful Task Scheduler that automated tasks such as defragmenting and backups that you'd otherwise forget about.

Surprisingly, Macs don't come with an equivalent tool although you can of course add a reminder into iCal. However, this isn't as effective as automatically instructing an application to launch when you want it to which is what Cronette does. Cronette can be used on servers or more also on regular Mac workstations to trigger tasks or applications on a regular basis.

You can choose whether to launch tasks daily, weekly, monthly or yearly and it can be used to launch just about any application. This includes everything from just simply opening a document to launching an application or opening a URL in your browser. Of course, it can also be used to automatically shutdown, restart or sleep your Mac which is useful if you've left it downloading or copying something for a certain amount of time. The interface is extremely simple and is accessible for even the most novice of Mac users. Anything that's carried out by Cronette is also recorded in it's log so you know everything that it's carried out and when.

Simple, effective and a breeze to use, Cronette is a simple task manager that means your Mac keeps working even when you're not.

Changes

  • Now task already at max runs per day are showed as runnable in the table to avoid confusion with tasks not runnable for incomplete setting specifications
  • PDF manual embedded inside the application
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