Thanks to Roger Weston I found a critical bug in Task Till Dawn 1.4. If Windows is shut down or rebootet while Task Till Dawn is still running, it can happen that the list of tasks is lost. I will provide a bugfixed version as soon as possible.
Version 1.1 of Lock-UnMatic brings a lot of small changes and enhancements compared to the first release. Especially the handling of files with special characters in their filenames has been improved.
... and with it comes the possibility to conveniently determine what processes are locking your files on the Mac. The utility uses the terminal-commands lsof (list of open files) as well as kill (to quit the processes).
What startet out as a little utility - which should have been not much of work - now turned into one week of work which used up all my spare time. I just hope this tool will make somebody's live easier. And that Apple will one day incorporate an equal functionality into the Finder.
I won't do a version of Lock-UnMatic for Windows, as there are already enough other tools for this type of problem - like WhoLockMe, for example.
If any questions arise - or if you find any faults - don't hesitate to contact me via email or using the built-in feedback-form!
Task Till Dawn 1.4 was just released. And as brevity is the soul of wit, here is just a listing of whats new …
Tonight, I released version 1.3 of Task Till Dawn. The new version contains many small bugfixes and changes, especially regarding the compatibility to Snow Leopard. The task-scheduler has been rewritten and is now more reliable, and the whole application is now multilingual (English and German). Also, I added support for different notification services - like Growl (on the Mac). With it, and the optional service Prowl, it is possible to receive Task Till Dawn notifications on the iPhone and/or on the iPod touch.