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NOTE: Startupizer 2.0 is now available on the Mac App Store - see http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/startupizer-2/id506070549?ls=1&mt=12!
Startupizer Lite is advanced, yet simple to use login items handler. It greatly enchances login items from your account settings in Mac OS X System Preferences. You can choose among several criteria which determine whether and when a specific item should be started. This can dramatically reduce the ammount of time required for your computer to wake up and allow you to be more productive!
TIME BASED CRITERIA
Time based criteria allows you to select days within week and times within days at which the items should only be started.
MODIFIER KEY CRITERIA
You can assign up to four modifier keys and specify whether an item should be started based on the assigned key being pressed or not. This gives you fine granularity over the startup process.
To get even more, check full version of Startupizer - just search for Startupizer in the Mac App Store!
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What's New in Version 1.0.2
- Attempting to fix crash occurring at startup affecting some users.
- Synchronize with 1.2.1 full version code base.
- Under the hood changes.
No documentation whatsoever. “Drag items here” is the only screen. It gave me no clue as to which items were actually in the start-up menu, or how to deal with them. Deleted after 5 minutes.
Pretty Good - couple of improvements
I have the paid version, which does not show up in the App Store, don’t know why. But it can be found at their website so, as I do recommend this app, you might want to click through to them and check out the app, but also let them know they need to update the app store so evryone can find it,
In any case, this is a pretty good app in that it allows me to be productive sooner, at startup.
Before installing and configuring it, all apps were trying to start just as fast as they could but they were getting in each others way or were simply not ready for other apps as they started. This created a lot of popup windows and dialogs that I would have to walk through, clicking to close or delay an action, then once that was cleaned up, having to go back through the apps to get them to retry their actions now that other apps were ready, and, eventually, I’d have a fully started and ready to go system.
Now, I’ve got everything organized as to when it should start, what sequence works best, and appropriate delays to hold off some apps that need to be, and a couple of other tricks, and it’s a major difference (the launch simulator works well for that). I can be productive just about as soon as startup because I’m not cleaning up a bunch of startup problems/issues/misses, etc…, and everything is more stable as they are all starting once the resources they need are available rather than trying to pick up the resource after a failure.
So, pretty good app, thanks,
A couple of areas that could use some improvement would be in editing the locations of the startup items, that is, when I move an app that is on the startup list I have to create a new entry and delete the old rather than edit the existing and update the location. It would be helpful to be able to edit the startup entry in the app.
The info dialog is good, useful, but it would be more helpful to be able to copy the location address, and even more helpful to have an “Open Containing Folder in Finder” action.
Color coding groups of apps in the list would be nice, including color coding the time waits, this would allow organizing app start sequences that much faster.
There are a fair number of conditions for start that can be used but could probably get excited about a couple more,
That’s about it, it does the job I need it to do, there was a small learning curve but after that it makes sense,