Apps & More Software Design Inc. has updated Script Timer, an AppleScript and application scheduling product for Mac OS X 10.2 (“Jaguar”), to version 2.0.
You can use Script Timer to run scripts or applications at any time of day on a daily, weekly, weekdays only, monthly, or one time basis, as well as at regular time intervals ranging from minutes to weeks with start and stop times that you can specify. You can also use the application to invoke actions when the computer becomes idle.
As of version 2.0, Script Timer has two modules: a scheduling engine and a graphical user interface (GUI) application with drag and drop functionality for creating and manipulating scheduling data files. The scheduling engine runs in the user domain, so it can controlled by a start/stop button in the GUI program. To facilitate troubleshooting and script results recording, a log file records each action, including error messages and optional messages returned from a script.
MacTech magazine, Script Timer 2.0 also adds: the facility to specify a “late start” time as well as a regular start time for time of the day actions; the capability to specify a stop time as well as a start time for time interval actions (and the new idle time actions); and full integration of the user manual into the program.
The Script Timer application comes with a variety of sample scripts to demonstrate how to use it. The sample scripts include Finder and third party application scripting, and the use of parameterized scripts.
Script Timer 2.0 is trialware. You can download and use a fully functional unregistered copy for 30 days after first use. Registration is US$12 for a single copy, $300 for a site license, and $120 for an academic site license. Registered users of a previous version of Script Timer are eligible for a free upgrade to version 2.0.