Apple removed one of my most cherished Calendar features a few years ago. Calendar once was able to launch Apple scripts which allowed Mac users to automate various and sundry functions. Easy peasy and free. Those days are gone.
Not quite so easy, less peasy, and not always free is a very cleverly designed utility for Mac geeks. It’s called Lingon X and if you’re somewhat geeky, want to get various functions accomplished behind the scenes in the background, and have the money to spare, this is the app to get.
What if you’re on a budget? What if all you know how to do is point and click? Enter Scheduler, a free Mac utility that, well, lets you schedule different functions to run whenever you want. All via point and click and within the realm of self explanatory.
Yes, with Scheduler, point and click is your friend. Set up an Alert to run. Click the Alert icon and set a date and add options. Application, Document, Script, et al, work exactly the same way. Click to open up the settings window for each, adjust settings as needed– the self explanatory part– save by clicking the OK button. The Go button in the Toolbar lets you test each one.
Got a schedule you like but want to apply the settings to a new schedule? Click Clone, adjust settings as needed. Click Delete to delete a schedule.
I said it was easy peasy and free.
Scheduled events can be tied to a specific calendar in Calendar, too. You can even add various sounds to schedules. Need an app to start up or quit at a particular time and date? Can do. There is much to like– excellent functionality with many use case scenarios, simple point and click to set up and use, plus it’s priced right at free. You will need to register Scheduler to use it but that modest limitation is worth the effort.
And, if you’re a Mac user with a few of the aforementioned geek genes, Scheduler also runs Apple scripts so there just isn’t much that can’t be done according to a time or date.
Not bad for free, right?