LaunchD Task Scheduler

Developer: Thomas Barker

Current Version: 1.0.6

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 3.2 MB - Download


LaunchD Task Scheduler is a very simple to use and intuitive task scheduler for your Mac. It Creates, Edits and Delete Tasks which are used to automate launching application or scripts based on your specified schedule. Don't just take my word for it, read my reviews!

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Advantages over other apps:
* Automatic detection of Automator jobs, perl, python, ruby, workflow scripts and more!
* Other apps do not allow editing, only creation of tasks
* Program parameter or arguments, other do not allow you to specify
* Great FAQ and quick expert tech support
* No need to log out or restart to start or remove a task
* Unlike other apps this places the files in the correct location, there are no further steps required

This app can start an app, command or script automatically at any schedule you choose and has many advanced features.

It can run tasks based on Mac events and will even restart a task on the event of a crash.

The UI is simple to use and can quickly create a task but it is also backed with complex features if required. Such as the ability to have tasks run with I/O priority reduced and nice levels.

This app makes configuration of LaunchD a breeze.

-- List of Functionality --

* Create / Edit / Delete tasks (Not just create like other apps!)
* Places the task in the correct folder to auto launch (Other apps dont!)
* Create tasks to run at intervals, once a day, once a week, once a month
* Create tasks to run on an event
* When a volume is mounted
* At login
* Run on modification of a folder including empty ones
* keep a task running and restart it if it crashs
* Specify working directory for a task
* Automatic detection of Automator jobs, perl, python, ruby, workflow scripts, applications and application stubs
* Specify a root directory for a task
* Redirect stdout, stdin, stderr
* Set the nice level of a task
* Force low priority I/O for a task
* Enable globbing


Release Notes:

- Copy bug fixed when creating/amending a job
- Fixed minor bug with specifying arguments to a program with spaces in the argument or the program


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.0
Review by rburrows69

Excellent App for launched - This was perfect for what I needed - allows me to schedule actions (drive reconnects etc directly through launchd). For new users, do make sure you understand the process for inserting things into launch (make sure you run apps from the 'contents' of the app, rather than trying to run the app itself)

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.0.6
Review by Kirkkerekes

Incomplete - Does not have rudimentary features like scheduling a task to run on weekdays only, or copying a dask. This rapidly makes it necessary to manually edit the LaunchAgent plists, which pretty much makes the app pointless. Also does not display the actual plist filename in the editing or selection interface, which makes manual editing even more difficult.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.0.6
Review by denrober

Looking for simple and found it - Tried getting cron to work for a bit and decided it wasn’t worth it. I then looked up how to do a scheduled launchd job and rolled my eyes when I saw the xml. I just wanted to have a script run. Found this little app and am very pleased. Very simple and works. It also has a decent icon which I know is shallow but a lot of these small utilities don’t so I appreciate it.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 1.0.6
Review by LightBe Corp

Excellent Job Scheduler!! - Installation and implementation of jobs was very simple. I had a question when I first started using the app and received a quick response from the developer. I have not had a single problem with the app. I highly recommend this app.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
Version 1.0.6
Review by Mark Brethen

Great Utility! - I use it for all of my automated tasks. Makes the job simple!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people