It’s a new month and I just haven’t had sufficient time to get paranoid about what is happening online these days. That’ll come next week. In the meantime, I want to share with you an oldie but a goodie. It’s a non-Calendar scheduler for the Mac. No, it’s not Calendar. It’s called Scheduler and it’s a free utility which schedules many functions you can’t enter into Calendar.
Here’s what you get with Scheduler. Options to create Alerts, open and run Applications, open Documents, run AppleScripts, Delete schedules, Clone scheduled functions, test functions with Go, and Stop functions with Stop.
Open Scheduler and select an action. Alerts are self explanatory as are Applications, Documents, and Scripts (top run AppleScripts). In this case I chose to open Safari’s Technology Preview version at a set time.
Just click the Application icon and you get a pop up window with a page of options, all easily understood.
Enter a Title to name the scheduled action. Adjust Date and Time as needed. To open an application to run, click the Browser button which then opens up a Finder dialog page so you can select the app yiou want.
Other options include when you can launch the action, and when it can be repeated.
That’s it. Click OK to save the action. Click the Go button to test it. The action will run at the scheduler time.
Not bad for free, right?
Other functions work much the same way. For example, use Scheduler to open specific documents or even websites in Safari.
Add a Title, set the Date and Time, Drop a document or copy a web page URL browse for a file to be opened by using the Browse button. Other options are the same as Applications. Scripts work the same way. If you want to duplicate a scheduled event for a different applications, just use the Clone button.
Scheduler is something of a Mac power user application that mere mortal Mac users will love. Power users will appreciate the option for customizable keyboard combos. The Sound Manager function lets you use system sounds for alerts, or record your own sounds from the Mac’s microphone, or add a sound file to the list.
Seriously, there is nothing to not like here thanks to a variety of useful functions in one location; functions easy to master. And it’s all free.