This software program will help you schedule computer activities of a wide range.
Advanced Task Scheduler Professional is a multifunctional task scheduler. You can schedule a range of activities that include launching applications as well as scripts and batch files. Besides you could schedule opening of documents and web pages, display pop up reminders, sound alerts, send messages, start up or shut down the machine and start and close a dial up connection if needed. In fact, just about every activity carried out by the machine can be scheduled. Various scheduling options are available so that you can schedule a task as is needed by you. The scheduling, for example, could be one-off, after a fixed time after start up, every minute, every hour or may be even every year! Keyboard shortcuts/hotkey can initiate a program launch. The system shutdown too can be scheduled as needed. The program can run from the system tray, you could let it be run as a Windows service too so that it runs in the background.
The interface is simple enough and you would not need much familiarization to start using it effectively. You must be familiar with the tasks that you are going to schedule of course. Without that scheduling cannot be effective. The interface gives you a list of tasks that have been scheduled, so that you could change settings of any one when you need to. It can record all executed tasks in a log file or send them straight to your inbox, letting you know exactly what tasks are being executed and when. A handy tool for managing activities on your desktop.