You'll get your Mac news here from now on...

Help TMO Grow

Subscriber Login

Advertising Info

The Mac Observer Express Daily Newsletter

More Info

Site Navigation

Columns & Editorials
Mac Links

October 22nd, 1999

[8:00 AM] Time Your AppleScripts With iDo Script Scheduler

Sophisticated Circuits has announced the iDo Script Scheduler 1.1. The iDo Script Scheduler allows AppleScripts to be scheduled to run at certain times, or triggered by hot keys. Version 1.1 is fully compatible with Mac OS 9. According to Sophisticated Circuits:

Sophisticated Circuits, Inc. today announced the iDo Script Scheduler(tm), an easy to use Control Panel that helps users automate their machines using AppleScript(R). Mac OS(tm) users can now schedule an unlimited number of events that trigger AppleScripts to run automatically -- any time, day or night. The iDo Script Scheduler can now also trigger AppleScripts when the system is idle, and has Hot Keys for instant, user-activated AppleScripts. The iDo Script Scheduler was previously highlighted in its "lite" mode within Mac OS 8.6 and remains freely available on the AppleScript site.

Hot Keys, Idle Triggers and Unlimited Scripts

The iDo Script Scheduler in lite mode allows the user to create up to three events, using any time-based triggers. These events can run scripts either once, on chosen day(s) of the week or month, or at any regular repeating interval. Each event can also pass a line of parameters to the script.

The new, full iDo Script Scheduler has no limit on the number of scheduled events that run AppleScripts. Newly incorporated Idle triggers wait for periods of mouse and/or keyboard inactivity to automatically execute AppleScripts. The new Hot Keys feature allows the user to launch AppleScripts with a keystroke, which can include any combination of modifier keys, providing a fast, global way for users to run scripts, regardless of what else is happening with the applications or the OS. These enhanced abilities add to the feature set of the free, lite mode of iDo Script Scheduler. In either lite or regular mode, the iDo Script Scheduler is itself scriptable, giving the user advanced control of when scripts should be run.

Mac OS 9-Savvy, Committed to the Community

iDo Script Scheduler puts powerful schedule-driven automation into the toolbox of every Mac user. Consistent with Sophisticated Circuits' long-term commitment to product compatibility with the latest important advances to the Mac OS, iDo Script Scheduler takes full advantage of Mac OS 9's multiple-user capabilities. Each user can have their own schedule of events, Idle Triggers and Hot Keys. In support of the AppleScript community, Sophisticated Circuits will continue to make the basic iDo Script Scheduler application freely accessible, with the lite mode always available to run for free, and the regular, feature-enhanced mode available for shareware prices.

iDo Script Scheduler is priced at US$24.95 each, or US$199 for a 10 user license. You can find more information at the Sophisticated Circuits web site.

Sophisticated Circuits

Today's Mac Headlines

[Podcast]Podcast - Apple Weekly Report #135: Apple Lawsuits, Banned iPhone Ad, Green MacBook Ad

We also offer Today's News On One Page!

Yesterday's News


[Podcast]Podcast - Mac Geek Gab #178: Batch Permission Changes, Encrypting Follow-up, Re-Enabling AirPort, and GigE speeds

We also offer Yesterday's News On One Page!

Mac Products Guide
New Arrivals
New and updated products added to the Guide.

Hot Deals
Great prices on hot selling Mac products from your favorite Macintosh resellers.

Special Offers
Promotions and offers direct from Macintosh developers and magazines.

Browse the software section for over 17,000 Macintosh applications and software titles.

Over 4,000 peripherals and accessories such as cameras, printers, scanners, keyboards, mice and more.

© All information presented on this site is copyrighted by The Mac Observer except where otherwise noted. No portion of this site may be copied without express written consent. Other sites are invited to link to any aspect of this site provided that all content is presented in its original form and is not placed within another .