Z-Cron

Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 13 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.3
File Size:
7.53MB
Date Added:
July 18, 2008
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
14,717
Downloads Last Week:
3
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, 300MHz CPU, 128MB RAM

Editors' review

You can rely on Z-Cron as a robust scheduler that can handle not only shutting down the computer, but launching programs, leave reminder notes, and cleaning directories. Similar to the Unix Cron scheduler, and far more powerful than the native Windows task scheduler, Z-Cron is an aggressive sergeant-at-arms, able to tell your computer what to do and when to do it, leaving you to get on with your life when you're away from your machine. Besides the aforementioned tasks, Z-Cron also has the ability to schedule tasks to run daily, weekly, monthly, once, and at the system start-up.

The most unique tool that Z-Cron possesses, and what makes it such an excellent utility, is that it comes with a database of Embedded Tools. These tools are the basis for everything it can do, and they include a range of tasks such as an alarm clock, the ability to shutdown a remote computer on your network, activating a USB peripheral, and connecting or disconnecting from the Internet.

Do note that the installation is in German, although the program is in English. Still, that's not a cause for concern: getting the program going is about as simple as can be. The value of being able to have the computer do necessary tasks while you sleep or while you're away is a great weapon in any power users' arsenal.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.3

    out of 13 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 5
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 3
  • Current Version:

    3.1

    out of 9 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 3
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  • 5 stars

    "Help and Install is now in English"

    October 09, 2012   |   By trod_runyon

    Version: Z-Cron 4.9 Build 10

    Pros

    Used for about 6-7 months now, does its job perfectly.

    Cons

    I've scheduled programs, batch files and even sounds, and the interface for special events with arguments is a little obscure.

    Summary

    Try it it work, doesn't have virus/spyware and it's reliable.

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