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Lingon 3

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"A great utility...its UI is awesome" – Dave Hamilton, Mac Geek Gab & The Mac Observer

Lingon is an easy to use utility that run things automatically on your Mac.

Lingon can start an app, a script or run a command automatically whenever you want it to. You can schedule it to run at a specific time, regularly or when something special happens.

Lingon can also make sure that an app or a script automatically restarts if it crashes. With Lingon you can also remove or change jobs created by other apps that uses the system function called "launchd".

Lingon can do all this for you and much more. And the system handles running the jobs in the background so you don't need to have Lingon open after you have saved your job.

Please note that Lingon 3 can only create and change jobs as the current user. For more advanced features check out Lingon X at the web site.

There are two main ways to use Lingon:

• Edit or delete an existing job (which e.g. another service has created):
- Select the job from the list that you want to edit
- Make the changes you need and choose Save, or choose Delete from the File menu
• Create a new job:
- Choose New from the File menu
- Give the job a unique name
- Decide what you want to run (e.g. a script, an app or a command) and either write the command under Run or use the Choose... button to find the script or app
- Choose when you want the it to run, e.g. if you want it to restart after a crash check the Keep running checkbox
- Choose Save & Load to save the job and load it

What's New in Version 3.1.3

• Addressed a possible issue when choosing what to run
• Addressed a rounding off issue when running jobs at intervals
• Removed a harmless log entry that appeared when a job is loaded
• Some other smaller bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Useful, saved me some time, could be improved...

After writing a workflow application to automatically print out specific email attachments, I needed to schedule it to run at 7:45 AM each day. This was the ticket.

Fine for me - it worked the first time, and does what it purports to. I'm wondering if the 1-star ratings stem at least partially from a misunderstanding of launched. Indeed, after some failed attempts at writing plists for launchd, simply viewing successful plists that this app creates has clarified the workings of launched somewhat.

To improve it, add a button to test the plist that is created, so that we don't have to resort to typing "launchctl start <Label>".

Google Apps - Google Drive Sync - SAVIOR

I had 25GB of small files to sync with Google Drive from my Mac. The Google Drive App crashed after being open for an hour or two, leaving no error message and many calls to Google Support in it's wake. After much Googling around I found this tool which is from the makers of the Excellent Smultron tool. Within 15 minutes I had automated my Mac to check if the tool was running and if not to then start the Google Drive Sync tool. Worked Flawlessly! Within 2 days I had all my data in Google Drive.


With the move to Mountain Lion I lost an easy way to schedule my nightly movies download. I thought I'd save some time using Lingon to simple schedule my trusted apple script. After three attempts and reading through all the help documentation I have still not been able to get it to work. I have now given up on it. It's less work manually kicking off the script every morning than finding out why Lingon isn't working. 5 wasted dollars :-(

Lingon 3
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  • $9.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.1.3
  • Size: 0.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Swedish
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Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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