Most users — even after years of daily interaction with their computer — repeat the same familiar tasks after startup, launch backup software only when they suddenly recall that it hasnt been done for months and perform a huge number of actions that could be automated and run on schedule. If you work with the same set of applications, you can make them start at the same time every day; if you have some resource-intensive tasks that can be done at night, you can configure the work of your computer to the last step and have your movie file rendered, backups done and fresh music albums downloaded when you approach your desktop in the morning with a cup of hot coffee. If you like this idea, try Active Task Manager!
Active Task Manager is an handy automation tool that works with virtually any version of Windows (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista) and allows you to automate program launches, backups, configure text and sound notifications, as well as turn your computer on or off at a specified time. Active Task Manager runs as a Windows service, consumes just 180KB of RAM, is extremely flexible in terms if task automation (from a single occurrence to cyclic and selective occurrences on specified days) and is a breeze to use. Other notable features of ATM include: configurable task properties, drag-and-drop support, task process priority support, ActiveX automation support, task execution log, support of clipboard applications, context-sensitive help and a customizable user interface.
If you are seeking a simple, very affordable and hassle-free application to automate specific tasks on your computer, make sure not to miss Active Task Manager!
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