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Nov 3, 2011
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nnCron Review

Fernando Ortega
A ported version of Crontab for Windows
A review of nnCron by Fernando Ortega

nnCron is a crontab-like scheduler for Windows. It supports a powerful scripting language and can start applications, close them, dialup, hangup and perform virtually any task under Windows on a specified schedule. For that familiar with the built-in Linux schedule called crontab, nnCron works in a similar fashion but it includes a GUI.

As an advanced scheduler, nnCron can start and stop Windows services, run tasks as a specified user and can even wake up the computer to perform a task.

If you're more comfortable running the program in the command-line, you're free to do that. You're also free to use regular expressions or VBScript. People comfortable running it as a graphical user interface can also choose that option.

With the GUI, adding, editing, removing, changing, running tasks and more are extremely easy to do.

nnCron features and highlights:
  • Start any program as a service
  • Run tasks as if they were started by specified user
  • Handle and restart so called missed tasks and reminders
  • Shut down and hibernate the computer or put it into sleep mode at a specified time
  • "Wake up" the computer in order to run a task
  • Display, hide, close, kill, minimize, maximize and hide specified windows to system tray
  • Display messages on screen and write them in a log file
  • Work with clipboard, files and registry
  • Emulate keyboard input and mouse activities
  • Dial and hang up
  • Use the system speaker to make beeps of specified length and frequency
  • Play audio files
  • Sync system time
  • Assign a specified priority to a process
  • Terminate any running process
  • Restart automatically after fatal errors

nnCron is licensed as Shareware for the Windows operating system / platform from scheduling software and can be used as a free trial until the trial period ends (after 30 days). The nnCron 1.91b12 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions and is not necessarily the download of the full version.

This advanced scheduler software is filed under:
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Compatibility with this advanced scheduler software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version of nnCron may be available from nnSoft.

nnCron has been picked by our editors as excellent.
nnCron has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested nnCron 1.91b12 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

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