This elegant little tool is perfect to schedule reminders, launch apps at a specific time, run AppleScripts, setup alerts with sounds, and even make custom hotkeys to perform customizable tasks. Did I mention that it’s free?
What’s In A Name?
I’ve always been fascinated by product names. Some are clever and memorable. Others are descriptive. A few are drop both descriptive and memorable.
So it is with Scheduler for the Mac. Scheduler. Yes, that’s the app’s name, so you get an idea right away what it does.
Your Mac has a built-in clock so finding apps that schedule this function or that is rather common today.
What Scheduler does is let you create specific functions and have them perform at a specific time, hence on a schedule.
Everything starts with Scheduler’s Toolbar.
There’s nothing in Scheduler that’s overly difficult to learn, despite the inherent geek factor of a customizable utility.
Create groups of actions in the Schedule Manager, then set a time for each to run.
Scheduler can launch apps at a specific time, run AppleScripts according to a schedule, and each action has options.
Actions can be set to repeat, play a sound, pop up a warning, even snooze for a length of time. They can also be set to activate within a certain time frame.
Creating and managing specific actions is handled in a Finder-like browser which is easy to search, which implies you’ll use Scheduler to create dozens of little actions to run on a schedule.
Scheduler’s functionality is a bit geeky, but it’s the kind of free utility that grows on you because you can find many things for it to do.