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Lingon 3

By Peter Borg Apps AB

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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.

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.

Makes scheduling easier

If you don’t want to muck around with launchd plist files then get Lingon 3.

I use Lingon 3 to schedule many scripts to run at specific times or at specific intervals.

I could create and edit the launchd plist files directly but Lingon 3 makes it easier to create these files and modify when the scripts run.

The developer could make this app better by:

1.) allowing the jobs to be displayed by the time that they are scheduled to run.
2.) provide a link to open and edit the plist file for power users

Lingon 3
View in Mac App Store
  • $4.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated: Nov 26, 2012
  • Version: 3.1.3
  • Size: 0.9 MB
  • Languages: English, Swedish
  • Seller: Peter Borg Apps AB

Compatibility: OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor

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