timed launcher? (launch app at a pre-specified time, possible?)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bearbo, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. bearbo macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    is there an application in mac in which i can have a application/script run at a specified time, automatically?
    .. does ical somehow do this?
  2. HexMonkey Administrator


    Staff Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    New Zealand
    Yes, you can do it with iCal:
    1. Create a new event.
    2. Set the "from" date/time as desired. The "to" time doesn't matter.
    3. Set the alarm to "Open file" (for an application) or "Run script" (for a script).
    4. Choose the application/script.
    5. Set the alarm to go off 0 minutes before the event.
    If you want it to run even if iCal is closed when the alarm should go off, check that the "Turn off alarms when iCal is not open" option in the Advanced pane of the preferences is off (I think this is the default).

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