This is an overview of all features of Task Till Dawn.
With optional schedules you can specify when a task should be executed automatically.
- Any intervals (seconds, minutes, hours, if desired with restriction to a certain time period per day).
- At a fixed time
- Schedules can have an optional validity period (from date/time to date/time).
- Missed tasks can be skipped or be executed immediately at the next possible time.
- Limitations to certain weekdays are possible.
- Limitations to certain days of the month are possible.
Tasks can be executed when certain events occur. Not all of them are available on all systems.
- When Task Till Dawn starts.
- When the system awakes from sleep mode.
- When a screen wakes up.
- When a screen goes to sleep.
- When a screen is connected.
- When the screen resolution changes.
- When a screen is disconnected.
Events regarding volumes and drives
- When volumes are inserted or drives are connected
- When volumes are ejected or drives are disconnected.
Events triggered by other tasks
- When another task triggers a task.
- When another task is executed.
- When the execution of another task is canceled.
- When the execution of another task stops.
- When switching to a different user session.
- When switching from a different user session.
- When the system is locked.
- When the system is unlocked.
With the actions you create a workflow that is executed when a task starts.
- Activate stand by
- Check internet connection
- Check if tasks are running
- Check if time machine is backing up data
- Compare text strings
- Compress files and folders
- Continue at variable jump label
- Continue at jump label
- Convert line endings
- Copy files and folders
- Count list elements
- Create files
- Create folders
- Decompress files and folders
- Delete files and folders
- Delete tasks
- Disable tasks
- Display dialog box
- Display elements
- Display file selection dialog
- Display text input dialog
- Duplicate files and folders
- Empty trash
- Enable tasks
- Execute tasks
- Filter files and folders
- Finish execution
- Lock files and folders
- Merge lists of files and folders
- Move files and folders
- Open URL
- Open applications, files and folders
- Pause execution
- Pause task scheduler
- Play alert sound
- Play an audio file
- Print files
- Quit an application
- Rename files and folders
- Replace text in files
- Restart the computer
- Resume task scheduler
- Retrieve cause for task cancellation
- Retrieve current date and time
- Retrieve current task
- Retrieve environment variable
- Retrieve folder contents
- Retrieve loginname
- Retrieve newly added volumes and drives
- Retrieve operating system name
- Retrieve operating system version
- Retrieve removed volumes and drives
- Retrieve triggering task
- Retrieve user home directory
- Retrieve volumes and drives
- Search files and folders
- Set desktop background image
- Shut down the computer
- Speak text
- Specify a task
- Specify a text string
- Specify files and folders
- Start time machine backup
- Stop time machine backup
- Stop execution
- Stop tasks
- Take file or folder from list
- Take screenshot
- Unlock files and folders
- Write text to file
- Write text to files
Task Till Dawn supports several notifications. These are used for internal events such as the start of a task to notify the user.
- Notification center (macOS)
- Windows Infocenter (Windows)
- Speaking notifications
- Tooltip in the menu bar or at the tray icon
- Text output to the system console
- Warning sound when an error occurs
- Task Till Dawn can be started automatically when the operating system starts.
- Tasks can be grouped.
- The menu bar icon on the Mac or the tray icon on Windows gives you quick access to all tasks.
- The Task Scheduler can be stopped to temporarily prevent the automatic execution of all tasks.
- The languages English, German, French and Spanish are supported.
- The tolerance from which a schedule is counted as missed can be set.
- The automatic update check informs when a new version of Task Till Dawn is available.