Or, apps you might want to have on your Mac but can’t afford, including Adobe Creative Cloud. And, finally, Mac apps you’ve never tried, or never heard of. This is the story of a Mac utility you’ve never heard about, but will enjoy owning, and you’ll wonder why you never tried it before.
2 Versions Of Cool
This Mac utility is from Peter Borg and it’s called Lingon, a utility that is more valuable than the sum of the parts.
Lingon is a bit like a timer app which does things at specified times, or when certain things take place. In other words, it’s not easily described.
For example, you may want your Mac to run an app or a script or a command automatically and at a specific time. Lingon does that and quite a bit more.
Open Lingon, setup an action, tell it what you want it do do, tell it when you want it to do it, and, well, that’s it.
Lingon lives in the background and performs all kinds of actions that you need done during the day, or at specific times, or on certain days. It’s also simple to setup and use.
The only real issue with using Lingon is to figure out which version to buy. Lingon 3 is the Mac App Store version, and, while useful, doesn’t do as much as Lingon X, which comes from the developer’s site.
The former costs half as much, but seems to do less than half as much, so Lingon X is still the bargain. Some of the same functionality could be built with Apple’s Automator app, but if time is money, Lingon X is cheap, so that’s the recommended version.
One very handy way to use Lingon is to have it open certain apps after your Mac starts up. Mail is a good example, but any app opened at any time without you being around is very helpful.