Task Till Dawn For Mac Publisher's description
from Oliver Matuschin
Task Till Dawn is a free task scheduler which can execute your repetitive tasks (i.e. open files or applications)
Task Till Dawn is a free task scheduler which can execute your repetitive tasks (i.e. open files or applications) at specified times or intervals. For example, use Task Till Dawn to automatically let iTunes download the newest Podcasts at a specified time. Or let it backup your important files every day. Needless to say, tasks can also be executed manually
The application is written in Java and therefore basically platform independent. Currently, versions for Windows and Mac OS X (Intel) are available. A Linux version will probably also be available in the future.
As this project is provided under the GPL, you can take the sourcecode and fit it to meet your own needs. Pre-compiled versions, as well as the sourcecode, are available in the Downloads section. The application is multilingual (English, German, Spanish and French).
Tasks can be executed with a delay. This might come in handy if a to be executed application has to access the Internet connection, which often is not available directly after a computer wakes up from sleep or powers up. Additionaly, it is possible to cancel a tasks upcoming execution during this delay. In case of an error, Task Till Dawn displays a message in the tasklist. Tasks can also be disabled to temporarily avoid execution.
Since Task Till Dawn 1.3, different notification services can be used. For example, to notify the user whenever a task will be executed shortly. On the Mac, it is possible to use Growl for notifications. On Windows, notifications can be displayed using the tray-icon.
What's New in This Release:В· [new] Option to wait for a task process to finish execution.
В· [new] Added the possibility to open new instances of a task on the Mac.
В· [new] New option on the Mac to open applications or files in the background.
В· [new] Added spoken notifications on the Mac.
В· [improved] Growl notifications on Windows now even work when Growl was started after Task Till Dawn.
В· [fixed] Delayed task execution is now more accurate.
В· [fixed] The task flag "execute only once" was not migrated correctly from version 1.5 to version 1.6.
В· [fixed] Fixed a bug which could cause tasks to get lost.
В· [fixed] Fixed a bug which caused Task Till Dawn to hang when Windows was shut down.
System Requirements:Mac OS X 10.5.8 or later. Java 1.6 or later.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall