Sophisticated Circuits has released iDo Script Scheduler 1.5, a Mac OS X utility for running AppleScripts at any time you wish.
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Version 1.5 is the first for Mac OS X. The "Classic" iDo Script Scheduler 1.5 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 and up. In addition to AppleScripts and OSA scripts, the new version also supports the execution of Perl and shell scripts under Mac OS X.
iDo Script Scheduler lets you create a schedule to run your scripts at any time you choose. You set up schedules by creating "events," which can run scripts one time, or at any repeating interval -- from minutes to weeks. Each event runs independently of the other events. You can use a different AppleScript in each event, or the same script in several different events. For instance, you can run an incremental backup once a week and a full backup once a month. And each time your AppleScripts are launched, you can pass a line of parameters to your script.
iDo Script Scheduler is based on the company's PowerKey engine, and uses the PowerKey background software. PowerKeys are "intelligent" power strips and surge protectors that lets you remotely restart or shutdown your server or applications. If you own PowerKey or Kick-off!, your background software will automatically be updated. However, iDo Script Scheduler isn't compatible with the PowerKey 3.x software used by Sophisticated Circuits' ADB PowerKey models.
iDo Script Scheduler 1.5 is available immediately from Sophisticated Circuits' Web site. The cost is US$24.95 for a single-user version or $199 per 10-user pack. Site licenses are available, and a demo is available for test driving.
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