Software Review: VisualCron(Advanced Task Scheduler)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

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Application Name: VisualCron

Type: Shareware

Trial version has full functionality for 45 days.

Price:

Business license: 197 $ (For single server,includes maintenance and support for 1 year)
Private license: 117 $ (Includes maintenance and support for 1 year)

Free minor updates,have to buy maintenance packs(1 year-47 $ per server or 297 $ per site) for major upgrades(version 4 to 5,etc)

Website:VisualCron

Version: 5.1.6 (Latest,as on 26.07.2009)

Size: 27.4 MB

Compatibility:

Microsoft Windows 2000/2003/2008/Vista/7
Supports 32 bit and 64 bit processors

Description and Advantages:

VisualCron is an advanced task scheduler/automation tool designed specially for Windows.It can be used to automate tasks with the help of a trigger,which may be based on time or system events.These system events may be change in service status/when a process starts or ends/when a registry changes and so on.VisualCron will mainly find its use in business and they are also willing to develop any custom Task,functionality/feature,console application based on request for a price.

VisualCron has lots of features like
  • Unlimited number of clients can connect to one server.
  • Ability to view current status and next run.
  • Supports many languages.
  • Ability to control anything in the Server programmatically.
  • Perform uploads/downloads against common protocols as FTP/FTPS/SFTP/SSH/HTTP.
  • Print documents and encrypt/decrypt files.
  • Drag and drop tasks between servers.
  • Dynamic variables can be used to report result to a file/log or even by email.
  • User manager - control access and permissions of the internal VisualCron users
  • Ability to execute commands locally and remotely.
  • Ability to exclude certain days like holidays.
Other features can be found here.

Disadvantages:

Private users may find the price high.

Screen shot:


Download:

VisualCron can be downloaded from here.

Author's Rating:9/10

Support:

Forums/email/skype/screen sharing.They operate from Sweden and can also be contacted through phone depending on mutual convenience.

Free support is available through forums.It's worth a look for all who are looking for a task scheduler with multiple features.

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