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Any Z-Cron Mac Alternatives?

by gustec / February 4, 2013 11:16 AM PST

Does anyone know if there is an alterative to Z-Cron (Windows Application to schedule tasks like mp3 files to play at certain times etc...) for Mac?
Freeware?
Not an avid Mac user.

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You could try Automator
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 4, 2013 8:48 PM PST

comes with every Mac


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Automator?
by froggy56 / February 5, 2013 9:42 AM PST

I've been a Mac user for 10+ years, and while I know that it is very powerful, it isn't something that I've been able to get my head around/understand.

My answer to the OP is a freeware application called Alarm Clock 2, http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/20597/alarm-clock

Hope that's helpful

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Cron Alternatives
by centurion48 / February 6, 2013 9:10 AM PST

There are plenty of third party cron applications for Mac but why not just use iCal or Calendar?

Create a new event for the appropriate date and time with the alert set to open a file - in your case an mp3 - and set the alert timing to zero minutes. You can even set it to repeat daily, weekly, etc.

Don't make it harder than it needs to be.

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