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Script Timer is now compatible with OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) and OS X 10.10 (Yosemite).
Please note: Script Timer is not compliant with OS X’s Gatekeeper technology. Please see FAQ #30.
- latest version is compatible with Mac OS X 10.9 and 10.10
- update 2.7.1 corrects a problem in OS X 10.10 that would cause a scheduled Automator workflow to hang
- earlier versions for older operating systems are available
- international users supported through the use of Unicode text encoding
- schedule such diverse tasks as system maintenance, file backups, playing music, personal reminders, email and Internet downloads, and data logging
- schedule AppleScript, perl, and shell scripts, any application, and Automator workflows (without the need to run Automator)
- user friendly drag and drop interface provides easy set up of any schedule you want, including the beginning or end of an idle state, just before sleep, just after wake up, when a user session is activated or resigned under fast user switching, at log in, and whenever a specified application launches or quits.
- uses a low impact stable scheduling engine running as a separate module in the user domain for added security and convenience
- AppleScript scripts remember changes to their script properties between runs
- can handle any number of event data files and easily switch among them, including by scheduling an AppleScript script using a custom AppleScript command
- supports dynamic scheduling, allowing a script to schedule a new action on the fly
- has its own log file to receive script output, allowing shorter scripts
- comes with more than nine bundled scripts including the iTunes controller Track Timer that aids in scheduling iTunes play lists and Job Timer that keeps track of the time specified applications and windows are active
- registered users receive at least twelve additional bonus scripts to schedule
Why Script Timer isn’t available in the Mac App Store
Apps available in the Mac App Store must meet a strict set of criteria (referred to as “sandboxing”), including one that greatly restricts what inter application communication an app can perform. Script Timer cannot satisfy this criterion and therefore is not eligible to be included in the store. Specifically, any sandboxed application must include a priori a list of applications that it can send Apple Events to. Since this is how Script Timer (and AppleScript in general) interacts with other applications, and since it is impossible to know beforehand what applications you might want to control, there is no practical way to supply the program with such a list.
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