System Scheduler

System Scheduler

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 88 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.41
  • Total Downloads:
    96,222
  • Date Added:
    May 30, 2001
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.36MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    74
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #16 in Launchers

Editors' Review

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This free application impressively allows you to schedule programs to run and close and hands out quick pop-up reminders. System Scheduler lets you schedule specific times to open programs and even send keystrokes to be entered. You can set events to run as often as every minute or as sporadically as once a year. Schedule the program's window watcher to close, minimize, or automatically send key presses to any opened window by simply entering the title that will appear in the title bar of your browser or file and the time you want the action to occur. We also like that it includes pop-up reminders with optional WAV audio files for important events and you can hit snooze for the reminder to reappear in so many user-specified minutes. For automatic program launching and quick reminders, System Scheduler is an excellent choice and best of all--it's free.
 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"To much complicated"

November 18, 2011  |  By joaofl

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

Many options and manners of using

Cons

It takes time to create even a simple task. One click task would be nice.

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3 stars

"Quality product. Interface atrocious!"

April 28, 2010  |  By son0fhobs

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

Quality product, good features.

Cons

Challenging learning curve and I feel like I'm working with a Q-DOS interface.

Summary

For some reason the easthetics bother me too much I just don't feel like learning the program let alone using it. But I'm sure if you get over that, you'll agree with everyone else that it's great.

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5 stars

"really works, and very good!"

October 13, 2009  |  By rubilar

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

very easy interface, really works

Cons

not til now

Summary

does what I was trying years with the "windows scheduled tasks" to do.
I wanted just to lunch a software automatically every hour, and it looks well in the win function but didnt work for me... (tried in win98 and XP)

this software Does IT and well.

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5 stars

"Simple, straight forward, exactly what I wanted."

October 06, 2009  |  By Excelcior

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

Extremely simple interface, very light on the ram, minimizes to tray on close so you can't accidentally skip a scheduled task.

Cons

Interface could have text labels. Icons could be original (for instance, to run a task, you press an unlabeled button with the win 98 'refresh' icon on it).

Summary

All in all, I'm very pleased with this program. The interface could be slightly more intuitive, but since I never look at the interface, it really doesn't matter. After all, this program is so reliable that I simply set it up and forget about it. I use it to automate daily backups and start a .pls online radio file at 5 am to wake me up. Great way to automate; which, after all, is what a computer is for, right?

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1 stars

"Crashed my PC - Took days to fix."

September 26, 2009  |  By AthleteTO

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

Interface seemed like it was going to be easy to use...

Cons

... but when I went to create my first task, clicked save, and BANG.. blue screen of death (in Windows Vista).. took a couple days to recover the computer, couldn't even boot initially.

Summary

Install at your own risk!!!!!

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4 stars

"Does What I Need"

June 01, 2009  |  By DixonAgee

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

Schedules tasks in XP without requiring user password.

Cons

None affecting me.

Summary

I have a stand-alone unattended remote computer running XP that requires a regular reboot. In order to have the computer boot up and self-start my apps - I do not use an account password. By doing so - I don't have to deal with a log-in screen. Therefore in the event of a power failure - or routine reboot - the computer simply starts up and begins doing its thing. No login required.

I needed to schedule a reboot command in case certan software failed - but the XP scheduler WON'T RUN scheduled tasks without a password - but if I have a password - the computer can't just start - someone has to log-in. Ugh! A catch 22!

Enter System Scheduler. I can schedule my reboot without a password - and everything just works. You couldn't ask for more.

But wait - aren't reboots part of the paid upgrade? Not necessarily. Just shedule and run the XP program Shutdown.exe - which is the command Windows uses. You'll find it in the System32 folder. Run "Shutdown.exe -?" to see all options.

Thanks for a simple solution to a simple problem.

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5 stars

"great scheduler for reminders and much more"

April 02, 2009  |  By meisert

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

this is the first free program i've found to do scheduling every X hours or X minutes. this can do simple reminders or run other programs at various schedules. the flexibility of how you schedule something is exactly what i was looking for.

Cons

no cons i can think of

Summary

great product. this free program does a better job then the pay for programs out there i've looked at.

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4 stars

"Very good."

January 04, 2009  |  By Frankxu

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

no any negative comments so far for this product.

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5 stars

"Well worth looking at!!"

July 16, 2008  |  By brathnach

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

This software answered all I asked of it for controlling the up time of a home automation computer and launching the neccessary applications on startup. Got the pro version and was well worth the dosh in my opinion. Amazing program for its size ~950k

Cons

Would be useful if it had an application terminator instead of having to send keystrokes or mouse clicks. Won't start a computer up after a shutdown - has to be from a hibernate (but no scheduler Ive seen can do this!) Pros way outweigh the cons!

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5 stars

"Install and forget"

May 10, 2008  |  By onimen

 |  Version: System Scheduler 3.41

Pros

This is probably the only spyware protector you will ever need. It has an auto update feature and scheduled scan. The best part is that it is free! :)

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Splinterware
Publisher web site http://www.splinterware.com/
Release Date May 30, 2001
Date Added May 30, 2001
Version 3.41
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 95
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/NT/2000
Download Information
File Size 2.36MB
File Name ssfree.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 96,222
Downloads Last Week 74
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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