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VisualCron 7.7.6

Automate just about every aspect of your PCs operation with this advanced task scheduler

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License: Trial Software
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English, Arabic, Bahasa Melayu, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catal, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, Farsi, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hinglish, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian (bokmål), Norwegian (nynorsk), Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
Software Cost: $$97 (Windows)
Date Updated: 29 September 2015
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Downloads To Date: 785
Developer: neteject
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Automate just about every aspect of your PCs operation

In theory, VisualCron sounds very basic: it's just a tool that runs other commands, programs or scripts at the time or on the event that you choose. In practice, though, it's an industrial-strength task scheduler that can automate just about any task you like.

The program can initiate jobs at the date and time you specify, for instance, but that's just the start. It can also trigger when your PC starts or shuts down, a file changes or is deleted, a Windows service starts of changes status, when there's a particular change in the Registry, a new email arrives, a specific Windows event occurs, and more.

And when the trigger occurs, you could just run a program, but again, there's plenty more on offer here. Your job can send an email or instant message, stop or start Windows services, perform various file transfer tasks, download and save content, kill processes, copy or backup files, shut down or restart a local or remote computer, execute Office macros, perform Active Directory operations, and run SQL text or stored procedures. Amongst others.

Don't think you're restricted to just some linear batch file of tasks, though - there's much more control on offer here. You can test for multiple conditions, like the existence of a file or folder, or the status of some other task; you're able to store information in variables, and calculate, increment or decrement them as you like; and your job can then perform different actions based on these values.

Version 7.7.6 brings (changelog):

[FEATURE] Client/Server: Better handling for FTP server of type V5R2M0
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Excel Set cell->Added option "Remove password when saving"
[FEATURE] Client: Permissions->Jobs and Tasks can now be opened with Read permission - still Add/Edit permission required to save
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Added MSMQ - Delete message(s) Task
[FEATURE] Client/Server: Added support for mainframe FTP server V7R2M0
[FEATURE] Server: Credential provider->Better logging and optimizations for Foreground execution

If you've outgrown Windows own Task Scheduler then give VisualCron a try - there's little it can't do

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You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

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