Enhanced version of Script Timer released by Apps & More Software Design
Script and application scheduler has a new look and increased functionality
while retaining its stable, low impact scheduling engine.
Apps & More Software Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of
Version 2.0 of Script Timer, an AppleScript and application scheduling
product for Mac OS X, Version 10.1 and Jaguar.
Script Timer will run your scripts or applications at any time of the day
on a daily, weekly, weekdays only, monthly, or one time basis as well as at
regular time intervals ranging from minutes to weeks with specifiable start
and stop times. You can also use the program to invoke actions when the
computer becomes idle. Script Timer has two modules, a scheduling engine
with an extremely small memory footprint that is designed to run
unobtrusively in the background, and a graphical user interface (GUI)
application with drag and drop functionality for creating and manipulating
scheduling data files. The scheduling engine runs in the user domain, which
allows it to be easily controlled by a Start/Stop button in the GUI
program, and provides for greater security. A log file records each action,
including error messages and optional messages returned from a script,
allowing for easy troubleshooting and script results recording. The
application comes with several sample scripts that illustrate its use,
including examples of Finder and third party application scripting, and the
use of parameterized scripts.
New features for version 2.0 include the following:
– a two process model, with a drag and drop GUI program for creating and
manipulating data files, and a background scheduling engine
– the ability to schedule actions to run when the computer becomes idle
– the facility to specify a “late start” time as well as a regular start
time for time of the day actions
– the capability to specify a stop time as well as a start time for time
interval actions (and the new idle time actions)
– full integration of the user manual into the program
Mac OS X 10.1 and higher
Pricing and Availability
Script Timer 2.0 is trialware, with unregistered copies being fully
functional for 30 days after first use. The application is available for
immediate download at (http://www.appsandmore.com). Just click on the
Shareware and Freeware button.
Registration fees for Script Timer 2.0 are US$12 for a single copy, US$300
for a site license, and $US120 for an academic site license. Registered
users of a previous version of Script Timer are eligible for a free upgrade
if they have registered at any time on or before April 30, 2003. Registered
users are eligible for free email support and receive additional scripts
Versions for users of Macintosh OS 7.5 to 9.2, are still available and
fully supported. They can be obtained at the same location as Version 2.0.
About Apps & More Software Design, Inc.
Apps & More Software Design, Inc. was created in 1998 to provide Macintosh
custom software and consulting for science and engineering. Products
developed by Apps & More that are of interest to the general Macintosh
community are made available as trialware or freeware.
Donald S. Hall, Ph.D.
Apps & More Software Design, Inc.