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  • Date Added:
    July 18, 2008
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  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

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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5 stars

"Help and Install is now in English"

October 09, 2012  |  By trod_runyon

 |  Version: Z-Cron 4.9 Build 10


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


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


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

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.3
This is the first version on Download.com.
Publisher Andreas Baumann
Publisher web site http://www.z-cron.com/index.html
Release Date July 18, 2008
Date Added July 18, 2008
Version 4.3
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Automation Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows 98
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server, 300MHz CPU, 128MB RAM
Download Information
File Size 7.53MB
File Name zcron.zip
Total Downloads 14,717
Downloads Last Week 3
License Model Free
Limitations Free for personal use
Price Free

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