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Free Task Scheduler Alternatives

The best free alternative to Task Scheduler is AMP WinOFF. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Task Scheduler and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Task Scheduler are Free Alarm Clock, Shutter, System Scheduler 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.
This page was last updated Jun 28, 2022
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

The Task Scheduler is a Windows feature which can set your computer to automatically perform routine tasks. The Task...

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  1. 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

  2. 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 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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  3. 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.

  4. System Scheduler

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

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

    Most users think System Scheduler is a great alternative to Task Scheduler.
  5. 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    Taken from the official Sourceforge page (https://sourceforge.net/projects/digitalclock4/), PROJECT IS CLOSED AND NO LONGER MAINTAINED!The final version is 4.7.9.Release 03-22-2021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.

  7. 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/

  8. 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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  9. 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.

  10. Desktop-Reminder

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    Desktop-Reminder is a freeware task planner for Windows to manage your tasks and other to-dos’ in an easy way. For a task with time of day defined a corresponding alarm message will be shown, when the time comes.

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