HELP! scheduled launch apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bearbo, Oct 3, 2006.

  1. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    is there a way in OS X to schedule launch of applications or send emails..

    for example, can i somehow use a feature of OS X to say, send an email of certain content at a specific time... and open an application?

    OH i just got a even "brighter" idea.. can i somehow use (say, automator or similar) to export an email (with some pre specified subject, content of email maybe to do list..) from Mail to iCal, and put those item in the to do list, and print out a copy onto the printer (this can from Mail, word or anything) (the reason i want to do this is so i can generate a to do list at work and send it to myself, and have it automatically recorded into ical and print out a copy so i will actually get it done..

    i dont know.. i might be just thinking too much, but this shouldnt be impossible from the programmer's point of view...
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    Pre-Tiger, one would use cron & cronjobs to do this, now, one should investigate LaunchAgents & LaunchDaemons.
  3. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    i would truly appreciate some elaborations! :D Thanks!

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