One-man freeware machine Nir Sofer has announced the release of TaskSchedulerView, a tiny portable tool for viewing, enabling or disabling scheduled tasks on Windows Vista through to 10.
Run the program and it displays a table listing each task and various details about it: Name, Description, Status, Hidden (Yes/No), Last Run/Next Run Times, Task Folder, EXE filename or COM handler of the task, number of missed runs, and more.
At its simplest, you can use the program as a straightforward task viewer. Scroll up and down, browse the list, double-click on anything of interest for more details.
A basic search tool helps you locate tasks by their name, description, path and more.
The task list can be sorted by clicking any column header, making it useful for all kinds of diagnostics. Is your PC starting slowly? Click “Run On Boot” or “Run On Logon” to see which tasks are launched when your system starts. Sorting by “Task Folder” helps you identify non-system tasks, or selecting “Missed Runs” finds tasks which might have problems.
If you do notice any issues, then TaskSchedulerView can enable or disable multiple selected tasks in a single action. (That won’t seem like such a good thing if you disable a critical system task, of course – use the feature with care.)
Overall, TaskSchedulerView doesn’t offer any big surprises, but it handles the browsing basics well and is easier to use than the standard Windows applet. Go grab your copy right now.