LaunchOnTime is a utility for opening files and apps or running AppleScripts at specified times.
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Drag and drop files or use the "Browse..." button to add files to the list. Then select one or more items and use the "Date-Time" selector to schedule their launch date and time. Click the "Start" button to start the timers that will execute the launching of the items. The "countdown" column displays the time remaining until launch of each item.
If the file is an AppleScript it will be executed, with its script result optionally email to you, otherwise the file or app will be opened in the default application for the type of file.
Various options are available using the Preferences window, such as setting the option to repeat the schedule periodically.
LaunchOnTime will wake up a sleeping computer prior to a launch time if you run it as "root user." To do so you can use our app LaunchAsRoot (visit the website to obtain LaunchAsRoot), that launches apps with root privileges, or any other similar means.
Sample usage of LaunchOnTime: LaunchOnTime was actually conceived as a means of managing the scheduling of email blasting from our app Mailings: Mailings has the ability to commence a mailing automatically when a saved Mailings document is opened.
Ratings and Reviews
Unusable Right Now
LaunchOnTime stops repeating tasks for some reason ... gradually, over a day or two, all tasks grind to a halt and simply stop working each day. Yes, Remember items in preferences is set to Repeat Every 1 Day. There don't seem to be any other relevant settings ... it's pretty useless the way it's working right now if you want daily tasks to run (or hourly tasks to run every day)!
Almost what I wanted but...
It was FREE so I really have no complaints, thank you for that! But I did expect a little more, I was thinking the app would launch iTunes to play a song in the morning as an alarm for me. It does do that when your logged in and using the Mac but not if your Mac sleeps, or goes idle. Luckily my iPod has an alarm so I'm up on time. But it appears only to launch apps when your using your Mac or when its fully running and on and you are signed in. Something to maybe add!
The LaunchOnTime app is always running, so you either minamize it (taking up room on the dashboard) or simply hide it. I think having it run more undercover, maybe with a icon in the tool bar would be better.
I don't expect it to start up a completely powered down Mac but waking it and launching the app would be great! I'm sure theres an app for what I want out there, but wrapping it all into this simple app (with a nice badge) would really be a advancement. Hope to see this getting updated soon!
Like they say - LaunchOnTime
Simple app that performs as described. After issues with iCal's "run script", found this little app does just the trick. Use it to launch an AppleScript every 30 days. (the launch every one month option is not yet available)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.