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What are the best Task Scheduler alternatives?

Task Scheduler is described as 'The Task Scheduler is a Windows feature which can set your computer to automatically perform routine tasks. The Task Scheduler does this by monitoring whatever criteria you choose to initiate the tasks, and then executing the tasks when the criteria is met' and is an app in the office & productivity category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Task Scheduler for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, iPhone and iPad. The best alternative is AMP WinOFF, which is free. Other great apps like Task Scheduler are Free Alarm Clock, System Scheduler, Shutter and Digital Clock 4.

Task Scheduler alternatives are mainly Application Launchers but may also be Task Automation Apps or Todo List Managers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Task Scheduler.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. AMP WinOFF icon

    AMP WinOFF

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    AMP WinOFF is an utility designed to schedule the shut down of Windows computers, with several shut down modes and fully configurable. Some of its features are:

    Discontinued

    According to the official website, it's no longer update and the last version was on 2010

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    it is only shutdown scheduler

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    Free Alarm Clock

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Free Alarm Clock, free version of Hot Alarm Clock, is a portable and full-featured and user-friendly computer alarm clock and program-launcher for Windows in 23 languages.

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    This alternative is disputed. Free Alarm Clock is still a legitimate alternative to Task Scheduler, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    This is a CLOCK. Not a TASK SCHEDULER

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    An alarm clock is not a task scheduler. Not even close.

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    System Scheduler

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    System Scheduler for Windows, Free Task Scheduling Software replace Microsoft Windows Task Scheduler

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    Most users think System Scheduler is a great alternative to Task Scheduler.
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    Shutter

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Windows

    Shutter is a multifunctional scheduling utility, which has a user friendly and easy-to-use interface and supports many different Events and Actions.

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    Digital Clock 4

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Beautiful customizable clock with plugins.

    Discontinued

    Taken from the official Sourceforge page (https://sourceforge.net/projects/digitalclock4/), PROJECT IS CLOSED AND NO LONGER MAINTAINED!The final version is 4.7.9.Release 03-22-2021

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    This is a CLOCK. Not a TASK SCHEDULER

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  6. An automation and scheduling software with focus on repetitive office tasks. Features include MS Excel, Word and Access tasks, emails, ODBC databases, PDFs, FTP operations and many more.

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  7. Airytec Switch Off icon

    Airytec Switch Off

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Switch Off is a lightweight, easy-to-use, tray-based system utility that can automatically shutdown, suspend or hibernate your system.

    Discontinued

    Latest version: 3.5.1 was released on 26 Jan 2015. See http://www.airytec.com/en/switch-off/

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    VisualCron

    • Windows

    VisualCron is an automation, integration and task scheduling tool for Windows.

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  9. Solway's Task Scheduler

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Solway's Task Scheduler is a small program which enables you to start other programs automatically, or play (say) music files, or run batch files, periodically and at pre-defined times.

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    Kana Reminder

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Kana Reminder is a program which can be used to set a reminder to be triggered at a specified time. It can also be used to run another program at a specified time.

    Discontinued

    The program is no longer updated. Last version, 2.0.0.122, released in 2003, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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