Phatsoft TMR

By Phatsoft Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
This application effectively schedules basic tasks, but does not politely install. Phatsoft TMR's well-designed interface is the very model of simplicity with all needed items in a small stylish dialog box. Unlike its overly complex competitors, this simple tool requires a mere three steps to get going: set the time, select the task, and click Create. This application easily pops-up messages, runs applications, plays sounds, or shuts down/restarts/logs-off your PC. Impressively, since it ties into the Windows Scheduling System, this application requires very low memory overhead. We found the command-line syntax useful for running PhatSoft TMR in scripts and batch files. However, we missed a built-in option to assign the utility to a hot key. We also were disappointed the executable did not offer any choices for installation folders or icons. All levels of users looking for a simple but effective alarm and task scheduler should give this freeware a try.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3


Release November 8, 2008
Date Added September 16, 2004
Version 1.3

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server


Total Downloads 17,131
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Developer's Description

TMR is a smart utility designed for people who need a lightweight reminder or are looking for a fast way to automate simple tasks. You can schedule messages or actions, like shutting down or restarting your computer, opening a file, or starting an application, with either a few clicks or from the command line. TMR is designed to work on windows scheduled tasks, so it won't waste your system resources running in the background, and you'll have all the advanced scheduling features provided by the OS. Version 1.3 features eye-candy messages and notifies, web auto update, many minor fixes.

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