FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SCRIPT TIMER 2.3 RELEASED BY APPS & MORE SOFTWARE DESIGN
Script and application scheduler adds sleep and wake time scheduling and
Apps & More Software Design, Inc. is pleased to announce the release of
Version 2.3 of Script Timer, a script and application scheduling product
for Mac OS X, Version 10.2 and later.
Script Timer lets you schedule the execution of AppleScript, perl, and
shell scripts, and can also be used to schedule the execution of Automator
workflows (OS X 10.4 and up only) or applications. It can perform these
actions at specific times of the day, week, month, or year, at regular
intervals ranging from one minute to any number of weeks, when the computer
enters or leaves an idle state, and just before the computer goes to sleep
or just after it wakes up. Using a feature called Dynamic Scheduling, you
can also arrange for an AppleScript script to schedule on the fly any other
script, application, or workflow at a time of its choice.
Script Timer 2.3 consists of three separate modules, an editor (Script
Timer itself) that you use to create and manipulate scheduling data files,
a background scheduling engine that reads the data files and does the
actual scheduling work, and a small background tool that monitors for sleep
and wake notifications from the operating system. The scheduling engine
runs in the user domain, which allows it to be easily controlled by a
Start/Stop button in a data file window, 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 more than half a dozen
sample scripts that illustrate its use, including examples of Finder and
third party application scripting, and the use of parameterized scripts.
Also included is Track Timer, a script that provides an interface between
Script Timer and iTunes for automatic music play.
Version 2.3 includes several new features and corrects some minor bugs.
Chief among the new features are:
– the ability to schedule actions to take place just before the computer
goes to sleep and just after it wakes up
– the persistence of changed properties from one run to the next for
AppleScript compiled scripts, and
– the ability to control which application becomes active following the
completion of a scheduled action
Pricing and Availability
Script Timer 2.3 is trialware, with unregistered copies being fully
functional for 30 days after first use. The application is available for
immediate download at most major shareware sites, or at
(http://www.appsandmore.com). (Just click on the Script Timer button.)
Registration fees for Script Timer 2.3 are US$12 for a single copy, US$300
for a site license, and $US120 for an academic site license. Version 2.3 is
a free upgrade to registered users of version 2.0 or later. Registered
users of an earlier version of Script Timer (1.x) are entitled to a free
upgrade if they have registered at any time on or before July 28, 2004.
Registered users are eligible for free email support and receive at least
five additional useful scripts upon registration.
Versions for users of Macintosh OS 7.5 through 10.1 (10.0 excepted) are
still available and can be obtained at the Apps & More web site.
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.