Thursday, January 22, 2009

Freebyte Task Scheduler: Portable task scheduling

Freebyte Task Scheduler
Freebyte Task Scheduler is a free utility for Windows that lets you schedule daily, weekly, or one-off jobs for your PC. You can use it to run a backup utility every night at midnight, or start your streaming audio player when your favorite radio show is on. In other words, it does pretty much the same thing as the Windows Task Scheduler that's probably built into your operating system.

But there's one thing that sets FreeByte's utility apart from the Windows Task Scheduler. It's a portable app, which means you can download it and run it. No installation required. That means you can also throw the task scheduler on your USB flash drive and carry it with you from computer to computer. In fact, if you have the same programs installed in the same directories on multiple computers, I don't see why you wouldn't be able to use FreeByte Task Scheduler to run the same tasks on both machines.

I also find FreeByte Task Scheduler a bit easier to use than the Windows utility, but maybe that's just me.

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