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Advanced Task Scheduler

Schedule Your PC to Do Everything

20% Off
$47.96 $59.95
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Your computer is capable of such powerful and flexible things - provided you're sitting in front of it telling it what to do. But imagine how much sweeter life would be if you could schedule your computer to perform nearly any task, at any time of day, without needing you to be around? Such a glorious world is possible with today's discount software promotion, Advanced Task Scheduler!

Advanced Task Scheduler lets you launch programs, scripts, and batch files, open documents and websites, display messages, play sounds, send email, and more, on your own schedule. With Advanced Task Scheduler, you'll be able to schedule automatic shutdowns and restarts of your system, perform file operations, and open and close network connections, essentially putting your system on intelligent autopilot based on your needs.

Full flexibility is at your fingertips with Advanced Task Scheduler. Schedule activities to occur once, or multiple times with periods ranging from yearly down to the very second. You also have the option of triggering events after a certain passage of time, or in response to key presses, computer idling, user activity, or program launches or terminations.

With the ability to run in the background as a Windows Service, Advanced Task Scheduler is the best way to maintain a rigid schedule of system tasks without requiring any user to be logged in, and without consuming valuable resources!

This promotion includes the following:
Advanced Task Scheduler 1yr. Updates and Support ($47.96)
Advanced Task Scheduler 2yr. Updates and Support ($67.96)
Advanced Task Scheduler 3yr. Updates and Support ($83.96)
Prices are subject to vendor's pricing and may change
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The Fine Print
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Robert Bull @Bits du Jour:
Policy states
"Each license allows installation on 1 computer, but Advanced Task Scheduler may not be used at exactly the same time on each of them."
Methinks your boiler-plate text needs a little editing...
Oct 28 2012 at 9:15am Copy Link
Phil Tobin @ Robert Bull: LOL!

Re Advanced Task Scheduler: this basic version doesn't include the ability to awaken the PC from sleep or hibernation , so home users who don't want their PCs to be running 24/7 may find that a stumbling block.
Oct 29 2012 at 2:56am Copy Link
Bruno Verschraegen Hello, what is the upgrade cost from basic to professional? Had a look around on Advanced Task Scheduler's website - including comparsion chart, FAQ and pricing pages - but could not readily find it. Sorry if I overlooked.
Oct 29 2012 at 3:07am Copy Link
Southsoftware The upgrade from Basic to Professional costs $20 USD. Here is the link: - Oct 29 2012 at 4:01am Copy Link
internet explorer Vadim: Bruno's question is of interest to others as well, so it would be advantageous to everyone if you would post the answer here. After all, that's one of the reasons for a vendor rep to be here, isn't it?
Oct 29 2012 at 6:19am Copy Link
Kelly Major @Vadim Belov

I agree. Do you really want us all to send individual emails asking for the upgrade pricing? I'll wait a little bit the send an email if the answer isn't posted.

Thanks! - KEM
Oct 29 2012 at 6:26am Copy Link
Cassiano qs Comodo says it´s a virus...
Oct 29 2012 at 6:30am Copy Link
Southsoftware The upgrade from Advanced Task Scheduler Basic to Advanced Task Scheduler Professional costs $20 USD. - Oct 29 2012 at 6:33am Copy Link
Southsoftware Please follow this link to upgrade to Advanced Task Scheduler Professional: - Oct 29 2012 at 6:33am Copy Link
Kelly Major @Vadim Belov

Thanks for the upgrade link.

EDIT: Sorry that last question removed, it was intended for another product.

Thanks! - KEM
Oct 29 2012 at 6:37am Copy Link
Kelly Major @Vadim Belov

OK, one more question. I purchased the Pro upgrade and it created another account for me. If I contact CS can my accounts be consolidated into one?
Oct 29 2012 at 6:47am Copy Link
Cary Mathers @Phil Tobin... according to their website, Advanced Task Scheduler Basic includes the "Ability to wake up computer from hibernation/standby before starting a task".

I've not installed yet to confirm this... have you?
Oct 29 2012 at 6:48am Copy Link
The Oneiros Where I can find an updated version history/changes, please?
Setup provides an outdated (up to 3.2) 'whatsnew.txt', site, nothing...

Great program, by the way - one of the best, I'd say...
Flexibility means a thing here and it's reliable performing defined tasks.
Oct 29 2012 at 6:49am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Kelly Major You can use the login information you received to login to our Registered User Area, where you can download latest versions of our software, view order information and activation status. Only one order can be linked to a single account, so these accounts cannot be consolidated. - Oct 29 2012 at 7:17am Copy Link
Southsoftware Ability to wake up computer from hibernation/standby is not included in Advanced Task Scheduler Basic. View comparison chart to compare editions and their features here: - Oct 29 2012 at 7:17am Copy Link
Southsoftware @File Manager Advanced Task Scheduler version 3.2 - is the latest version. You can find change log in the whatsnew.txt file in the folder where Advanced Task Scheduler is installed. Release history is available here: - Oct 29 2012 at 7:18am Copy Link
atariguy So how is this different from the Task Scheduler that is part of Windows?
Oct 29 2012 at 7:49am Copy Link
Pavel User The analogical question: how are differences - compare v. Pro with Task Scheduler in Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit?
Oct 29 2012 at 8:28am Copy Link
Matt Vadim, would you please describe in detail, your 'Upgrade Policy' for
Advanced Task Scheduler Professional? Thank you.
Oct 29 2012 at 9:28am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ zee

As listed in the 'Policy' tab above:

"Upgrades to future versions of the software will be free for 1 month. For versions after that, upgrades will require additional payment, which will be discounted."
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 29 2012 at 9:48am Copy Link
Southsoftware Upgrade policy is very simple: if you purchase 1 license to Advanced Task Scheduler, then you can upgrade to 1 license of Advanced Task Scheduler Professional at $20 USD. You only pay the price difference. As today Advanced Task Scheduler is free, everyone can upgrade by the link above. - Oct 29 2012 at 10:05am Copy Link
Southsoftware Additionally, this promotion gives you Advanced Task Scheduler with 1 month free upgrades. This means that you can use the software indefinitely, but after 1 month you will not be able to upgrade to a newer version. By contrast, Advanced Task Scheduler Professional is sold with at least 1 year free upgrades. - Oct 29 2012 at 10:05am Copy Link
Phil Tobin @ Cathy Mathers: 'S not me who says so, it's on their website's product comparison page.
Oct 29 2012 at 10:21am Copy Link
Danny Is this license reusable? Example: installed on an old pc, reinstall on a new pc.
Oct 29 2012 at 12:31pm Copy Link
Southsoftware This license can be transferred to another pc, but you need to contact support to accomplish that. - Oct 29 2012 at 12:41pm Copy Link
Mario Balzic This comment has been deleted due to a violation of the rules
Oct 29 2012 at 12:51pm Copy Link
Danny The chances are that there will soon also a Dutch Advanced Task Scheduler Languages released?
Oct 29 2012 at 1:27pm Copy Link
marko ifebo Mac Afee signale des codes malicieux sur le site propriétaire.
Pas de réaction pour le moment de Kaspersky.
Oct 29 2012 at 11:25pm Copy Link
Claudio Mantovani Vieira I also need the activation code to register the software, BitsDuJour not sent me the Activation Code. Please, how do I get the Activation Code? Thank you for your attention and help!
Oct 30 2012 at 8:59am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Cláudio Mantovani Vieira I have just resent you the receipt email containing the activation code. Please allow for a few minutes and if you don't receive it, just let me know.
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 30 2012 at 9:10am Copy Link
Claudio Mantovani Vieira OK, I have received the registration code.Thank you very much!
Nov 1 2012 at 7:36am Copy Link
Mr Dave Is this safe? Searching for "Southsoftware malware" on google brought up many references like the one below. I've never seen a file with with so many problems reported on It's possible this file had the "Properties" changed by some other malware, or the program was modified by other malware. Any response from Southsoftware?


3ff43fbf83035130a1a72b19401c957f3f290a70.exe Details
Not Trusted

First seen: October 19, 2013
Last seen: October 19, 2013

Infection Details & Removal

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Description: The Advanced Time Synchronizer installation program.
Copyright: Copyright ©

Here's the same file on VirusTotal:

SHA256: 20830ff8546b76af8d44517fb052d17c177e7f24aa22789603b09163517d2aed
File name: vt-upload-h0DqQ
Detection ratio: 17 / 46
Analysis date: 2013-08-19 21:56:35 UTC ( 11 months, 3 weeks ago )

Additional information
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Antivirus Result Update
AVG Generic7_c.FFK 20130819
AhnLab-V3 Backdoor/Win32.Aimbot 20130819
AntiVir TR/Agent.2555904.20 20130819
Avast Win32:Malware-gen 20130819
CAT-QuickHeal Backdoor.Aimbot.qp 20130819
Ikarus Backdoor.Win32.Aimbot 20130819
Kaspersky Backdoor.Win32.Aimbot.qp 20130819
McAfee Artemis!038761A4302E 20130819
McAfee-GW-Edition Artemis!038761A4302E 20130819
Norman Aimbot.ABZ 20130819
PCTools Trojan.ADH 20130819
Panda Trj/CI.A 20130819
Symantec Trojan.ADH.2 20130819
TrendMicro TROJ_GEN.R0CBC0RHJ13 20130819
TrendMicro-HouseCall TROJ_GEN.RCBH1JB 20130819
VBA32 MalwareCryptor.SB 20130819
VIPRE Backdoor.Aimbot 20130819
Aug 9 2014 at 8:34am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Mr Dave - I have just analyzed the trial installer using VirusTotal and got this:

The file is the one which you can download using the Download Trial link in the promotion page (top left- under the Platforms). We do not host any other installers for this promotion.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 9 2014 at 9:07am Copy Link
Mr Dave Constantin, thanks for the quick reply! The file referenced in my post above appears to be from a different product (time synchronizer) from Southsoftware. A program like Advanced Task Schedule has power to do lot of good and bad, it can run anything whenever it wants. So forgive me if I'm a little overcautious on this one. I was looking for any signs that Southsoftware may have bad intentions and found a few. My search found many more examples of zero infections and good reviews. The "bad" files may have started out fine and gotten infected or altered by other malware on someone's PC. It's getting very difficult anymore to know what software can be trusted. As far as I know I've NEVER gotten any kind of malware from Bits du Jour, thanks!
Aug 9 2014 at 9:33am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Mr Dave and others, please make sure that you download software from the official web site or from BitsDuJour. Advanced Task Scheduler is safe to install, you can check it by the link to the VitusTotal report that Constantin posted recently. - Aug 9 2014 at 12:04pm Copy Link
MojoMan Just a note to alert BDJ... Facebook has changed their TOS. Incentivized "likes" are no longer allowed.
Aug 10 2014 at 1:22am Copy Link
Adrian Miller How is this any different from using the inbuilt task scheduler in Windows????

Which is by the way, 100% free....
Aug 11 2014 at 2:23am Copy Link
Southsoftware Advanced Task Scheduler vs. Windows Task Scheduler
http://www.advscheduler.c...kschd.html - Aug 11 2014 at 2:41am Copy Link
Adrian Miller Actually a lot of your comparisons in the vs table are misrepresentative, Task Scheduler does do things you claim it might want ot check with Microsoft, im sure they wont be happy with you making claims that arent true, just my five cents....

Other assertions of "features" beyond what Task Scheduler does are downright dangerous:

Schedule hidden tasks when no logged on users....want me to list the reasons why? Let me know

Thats a big freaking no no for anyone concerned with their PC security.

Seriously people avoid this and learn how to use Task Scheduler, and run things with correct user credentials, not hidden and "any" user
Aug 11 2014 at 3:11am Copy Link
Southsoftware Hidden tasks are designed to schedule tasks that does not require user input and can be run invisibly for the currently logged on user or even when there is no user logged on into the system.

Another benefit of hidden tasks is that they will guaranteedly start at the specified time with no matter if any user is logged on into the system or not.

http://www.advscheduler.c...rtask.html - Aug 11 2014 at 3:52am Copy Link
Maria Gerber I think the windows task scheduler is better than this version because it can wake up the computer. This function is only in the Pro/Network versions and they are MUCH too expensive... Come on - look at your prices - it´s a shame...
Aug 12 2014 at 12:22am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson @Constantin Florea & SouthSoftware Please explain the meaning of the following line (Line #1) in your referenced "Virus-Total Report": Jiangmin Backdoor/SdBot.ocd 20140809 Thank You !!! Also to SouthSoftware: You need to Go to Windows Task Manager (in Windows 7 or higher) and see for yourself that some of the comparisons on: http://www.advscheduler.c...kschd.html are simply NOT Correct !!! I don't have the time to do your Job and note them all here, but there are SEVERAL Items which you say (on the above page) that Windows Task Scheduler does NOT do, That IT DOES DO !!! (several under "Schedule types") NOTE: Though it may appear to the Contrary, I am ATTEMPTING to Help You by showing you how to get the goodwill of your (potential) customers by providing ACCURATE Information about the benefits of your product Without "knocking" another product for "faults" that it does NOT Have !!! I hope that this is helpful to someone !!!
Aug 12 2014 at 2:38am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Chris Roy Jackson - Since all the other antivirus programs report the installer as clean it means the report you mention is actually a false positive.
BitsDuJour Admin - Aug 12 2014 at 4:38am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Chris Roy Jackson - Answered in private mail. - Aug 12 2014 at 4:45am Copy Link
Malcolm Woodgate Having seen that SouthSoftware would only answer Chris Roy Jackson in a private mail message, I have to wonder what they don't want every one else to know. This can hardly be described as open behaviour.

Add this to the alleged "false positive" backdoor/SdBot.ocd. Symantec describe this as follows:
Backdoor.Sdbot is a Trojan horse that opens a back door and allows a remote attacker to control a computer by using Internet Relay Chat (IRC). The Trojan can update itself by checking for newer versions on the Internet.

I think I prefer to play safe now rather than be sorry later. It may be free now but installing it could prove to be a costly in the future.
Aug 12 2014 at 8:17am Copy Link
Bufallo Bill Thanks for this fine piece of software. Is it possible to start multiple services at an event,
when an program starts for example?
Aug 12 2014 at 8:53am Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson @Malcolm Woodgate
Actually, Constantin Florea answered the "Virus False Positive" issue (above) perfectly to my satisfaction:
"@Chris Roy Jackson - Since all the other antivirus programs report the installer as clean it means the report you mention is actually a false positive."
And it is TRUE That NONE of Bits Downloads have EVER been infested with any form of "MalWare" or OTHER "Baddies" !!!

The only reason SouthSoftware answered me PRIVATELY on the issue of the
ERRORS in their Comparison Chart was that they wanted to enlist my assistance in Pinpointing those errors which they could not find.
I have not (as yet) responded to their request, but I suppose now I have an obligation (both to THEM AND to the "Bits Community") to clear the air on this issue, So I shall do my best to complete my research in the next 3 hours (by approximately noon to 1:00pm Pacific time).
Aug 12 2014 at 9:08am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Malcolm Woodgate - Chris Roy Jackson answered you perfectly. - Aug 12 2014 at 9:59am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Bufallo Bill - What did you mean by "services"? If you mean starting multiple tasks at the same event than you can do it. Please contact our support for more information. - Aug 12 2014 at 10:08am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Chris Roy Jackson - We are looking forward to hear from you. - Aug 12 2014 at 10:08am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Bufallo Bill - Please note that the "Process watch" shortcut type allows starting tasks when some process or program starts. This shortcut type is available in Advanced Task Scheduler Professional. You can view comparison chart to compare editions and their features here: - Aug 12 2014 at 10:14am Copy Link
John Miesionczek I Just registered the free version. Is that all I get, 30 days then have to register again. I cannot afford this being on a fixed income and disabled.
Somebody Please reply
Aug 12 2014 at 1:34pm Copy Link
Southsoftware @John Miesionczek - You need to activate software by the activation code that you received in your registration email. Please feel free to contact our support in case of any problem with activation. - Aug 12 2014 at 2:05pm Copy Link
Mark Douglas Thank you for this giveaway. Advanced Task Scheduler is a nice software. It simply works. It does what it promises to do.
Aug 12 2014 at 2:42pm Copy Link
John Miesionczek I followed all the info to register.

Contacted Support and Now I Wait
Aug 12 2014 at 3:22pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson @bitsters & SouthSoftware
I have to apologize about the time, but it's been a long two days!
I'l FROM California, but right now I'm on the other side of the World !!!
It's WAY past my bedtime (almost time to get up) and I just started to check Window's Task Scheduler... I'm WAY Too Tired to do this so I'm going to sleep until 900:pm Pacific time. NOT Knowing if this offer will be extended until tomorrow, I will do my best to get the results posted by 10:30pm Pacific
(1½ hours before the expiration of this offer if it is NOT extended to tomorrow) !!
This should ONLY affect you if you're considering the Professional (or above) versions, as I believe that the tool itself is very functional, and if you are not considering those options (but only the Basic), then by all means: It is FREE today... Get it now! But if you have a use for the advanced features; do your own "due diligence" to see if it meets your needs !!!
As near as I can figure, any errors on the comparison charts were (I believe) innocent mistakes. The company seems VERY Responsive and I wouldn't hold that against them at This Point !!!
Again, There IS a Trial Version that you can try out, and if the Program meets your needs, then by all means Get IT!!! The Pricing today seems very good for what's being offered (again, assuming you have a need for this functionality and the 5 licenses)
Downloads of the Software & Manuals can be found on:
ONE Final Consideration... Now might be the time for SouthSoftware to address the issue of Refund Policy, since it is NOT mentioned in the "Fine Print" (above) NOR is it addressed in the ASP's Code of Professional Conduct.
I hope that is helpful to someone!!!
Aug 12 2014 at 3:44pm Copy Link
Adam Bridge Thanks SouthSoftware and BDJ - I am very happy with your free download. I automated a laborious daily external site file download and it worked in the background so well I actually thought it hadn't ! I would have loved to have the wake up from sleep/hibernation feature but the price jump from from $ 0 to $ 50 is just a little too steep for me. If you could reduce the upgrade price at some stage on BDJ I'd seriously consider it. But in the meantime thanks again for a great offer !
Aug 12 2014 at 3:55pm Copy Link
Daniel Gaudet I am not a big fan of one day license registrations with no chance of moving or re-installing.

Is it possible to have a discounted version that can be registered and moved to different PCs?
Aug 12 2014 at 7:47pm Copy Link
Enrique Calderon Would it be used indefinitely, without limitation? Please explain me.
May 3 2015 at 8:21am Copy Link
Southsoftware Once the product is activated, it can be used indefinitely and without limitation on a single computer. - May 3 2015 at 8:42am Copy Link
Enrique Calderon I really appreciate your comment and your reply. Thank you very much. Hope to aquire it in the next future.
May 3 2015 at 2:01pm Copy Link
Heidi-Ann Kennedy-Fourkiller Why the total lack of transparency?

WHIOS info undisclosed.
No physical address on web site.
No Country of origin.
Only contact is by E-mail.

Why would anyone with internet smarts want to purchase with such lack of information provided. . . I wouldn't and no one should without this information.
May 3 2015 at 2:40pm Copy Link
Mark Douglas I would like to schedule a task to run between 8:30 AM and 5 PM and execute at different intervals.

For example, I may have one application that runs from 8:30 AM through 5:00 PM and starts every 5 minutes.

Another I may have start at 9:00 AM and run to 3:00PM. It would execute every 2 hours.

Is this type of automation possible?
May 4 2015 at 4:15am Copy Link
Southsoftware This is possible in Advanced Task Scheduler Professional. You need to use the Run daily (weekly or monthly) schedule type and choose Run minutely (hourly) in the "Time in day" option. There you can define period and intervals when the tasks will run. - May 4 2015 at 4:23am Copy Link
Mark Douglas Thank you for your prompt response. I love your software but I have a suggestion. I suggest an on/off switch on the client that disables all scheduling.

I see that we can disable every individual task in the group, but if there are many groups, it is tedious.

This would be valuable if, for instance, we wish to step through the tasks and execute them manually.
May 4 2015 at 5:18am Copy Link
Southsoftware Check out the "Disable scheduler" option in the Options section on the [username] tab of the Preferences window. - May 4 2015 at 5:30am Copy Link
Mark Douglas Exactly what I needed, thank you so much.
May 4 2015 at 5:41am Copy Link
Loyal User Must install during the promotion period?
No, thanks.
I'll pass.
May 6 2015 at 6:50am Copy Link
Random Reader I cannot install it, I keep getting this error:

"Service 'Advanced Task Scheduler Service' (advschedulerbsc) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services."

I ran the program as Admin and still have the problem. Please help?
May 6 2015 at 9:50am Copy Link
Tom Watson What is the registration name?
May 6 2015 at 10:12am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Random Reader: Run the installation as administrator (right-click the application, choose "As administrator"). - May 6 2015 at 10:30am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Tom Watson: You do not need registration name, enter your activation code into the "Activation code" field of the Activation/Registration window, then click the "On-line activation" button to activate software online. - May 6 2015 at 10:30am Copy Link
Random Reader Thanks but as I said in the previous comment I just made, I ran the installation with Administrator and it still didn't work. Please help with another suggestion?
May 6 2015 at 10:31am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Random Reader: Sometimes it helps to start installation "As administrator" from the right-click menu even if you are administrator already. If that does not help, please send us your Windows event log file by email. - May 6 2015 at 11:17am Copy Link
Random Reader Yea and that's what I did, I right clicked and ran as Admin, and it didn't help. Thanks for trying, I give up with this product. This has never happened to me with any other program.
May 6 2015 at 12:43pm Copy Link
_*_ @Heidi-Ann Kennedy, thank you for your post. I do wish the developer would have responded in some fashion to your post.
May 6 2015 at 2:30pm Copy Link
Darren User Reg info I got would not work what box do I put it in?

never mind, I got it confessing reg box, needs work
May 6 2015 at 3:40pm Copy Link
Enrique Calderon Hello, I am writing you regarding Advanced Task Scheduler version 4. You provided the activation code and some other informtaion related to the activatin process in order to unlock the software. I wonder, and please, would you be so kind to explain me if the software would be used indefinitlely till a new releas held or if it will be possible until 2/6/2015 (2 June 2015)
Thank you in adanced and lookin forward to hearing from you.
May 6 2015 at 11:30pm Copy Link
Jane Smith @Random Reader

Same here.
May 6 2015 at 11:57pm Copy Link
J Hello,

Could you please tell us, in detail, your Upgrade/Update policy?

Currently, it is not mentioned on 'The Fine Print' tab.

Thank you.
Mar 9 2016 at 9:14am Copy Link
Claudio Salvio Hello,
Could you please also include Advanced Task Scheduler Network Edition in this deal?
Mar 9 2016 at 5:49pm Copy Link
Fletch @J, the detail is on their web site...

Mar 10 2016 at 6:58am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Claudio Salvio, We have no such plans for Network Edition. - Mar 10 2016 at 8:45am Copy Link
Southsoftware @J, Upgrade/Update policy is in the link posted by Fletch. Please note that this offer comes with at least one year of free upgrades. - Mar 10 2016 at 8:46am Copy Link
Bernhard From the Fine Print I understand that license transfer to another computer is not allowed. Additionally, there is a hardware footprint with 1 installation.

So when I upgrade my hardware or OS I will lose my license? Really inviting.
Mar 11 2016 at 12:07am Copy Link
Southsoftware To clarify the upgrade policy: when we offered this product for free at this site, it was a non-upgradable and non-transferable license. This time we offer full version at a 70% discount. You can upgrade and transfer it just like you bought it at full price. - Mar 11 2016 at 1:39am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog What does this product do that the free edition of System Scheduler does not do?
Mar 11 2016 at 2:54am Copy Link
Southsoftware Advanced Task Scheduler vs. Windows Task Scheduler
http://www.advscheduler.c...-scheduler - Mar 11 2016 at 3:58am Copy Link
Noggin The Nog Thanks Southsoftware. But your comparator does not appear to refer to the product I was referring to - System Scheduler, which can be found at http://www.splinterware.c...incron.htm.
Mar 11 2016 at 4:28am Copy Link
J Fletch,

Thank you for the link!

And thanks, Southsoftware, as well!
Mar 11 2016 at 5:15am Copy Link
Fletch @Noggin The Nog

A more appropriate comparison would be to the "paid" edition of System Scheduler. Their free edition is very limited though it looks useful - thanks for the mention.

Though not entirely intuitive, ATS does allow organizing task by groups.

The most interesting part of ATS is that you can fire multiple actions (called shortcuts) in a tingle task. You can even add logic statements to the task to alter its behavior. Built-in Perl/Python are interesting too. Not sure the other product has these features.
Mar 11 2016 at 8:55am Copy Link
Richard Blake The component selection step offers, for each item, the choices
'Will be installed on local hard drive' and 'Entire feature will be installed ...'
Not clear to me how these differ. Where is the choice to Not install the item? I would have chosen that for Additional Languages.

Would it be appropriate to allow standard Windows Scheduler items to be displayed in ATS? How about allowing editing of them, or migrating them (selected individually) to ATS (and deleting from Windows Scheduler) so that they can be customized in ways only ATS supports?
Mar 11 2016 at 3:06pm Copy Link
Fletch +1 on Richards comment about displaying the standard Windows Scheduler items. I was thinking the same thing. In another tab or group.

@Richard Blake: interesting observation about the install. That's a pretty standard install dialog so he probably just overlooked the option for that. Or, for some technical reason, it has to be installed anyway.
Mar 11 2016 at 5:38pm Copy Link
bvssunnydale One of the demo screenshots seems to say that that ATS only works when cpu is on and user logged in - am I correct to assume that "logged in" isn't the same as "screen locked" and that this would/will work when the screen is locked? Thanks.
Nov 3 2016 at 4:23am Copy Link
Southsoftware @bvssunnydale: you can run tasks when the screen is locked either by creating tasks on the current user's tab, or on the "All Users" tab with terminal services

When no user is logged on, you can run tasks on the hidden desktop
http://www.advscheduler.c...the-system - Nov 3 2016 at 10:15am Copy Link
Wearsie Jackson Nice software, flexible and very easy to use!

And a great price!!! Thanks again BDJ! -- Weerz
Nov 4 2016 at 11:44am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Can the Network Version be included in today's deal?
Feb 1 2017 at 3:20am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Anyone that can answer that question, please?
Feb 1 2017 at 1:10pm Copy Link
0 - Feb 1 2017 at 4:49pm Copy Link
Steven Avery (oops wrong program)
Feb 1 2017 at 8:05pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Feb 2 2017 at 12:11am Copy Link
Richard Borens Cant seem to get the deal to load on their web site.
Oct 13 2017 at 6:45am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Richard Borens, I just tried the purchase flow and noticed it worked fine. I suggest clearing the browser cache and cookies or trying another browser.
BitsDuJour Admin - Oct 13 2017 at 8:26am Copy Link
Steven Avery Just a little compliment to Southsoftware. When I checked, I saw a signon from 2012. Logging in, they had all the information about my earlier purchase, the link to the last applicable download, the activation code, and I have one activation left (plus I can start with 30 free days). Pretty impressive for a small, inexpensive software.


Information about the company, who, where.

Upgrade possibility.
(granted, the Bits is probably better anyway, especially considering the fact that it is a one puter at a time, they do have an interesting policy that allows another installation after six months.)

The FAQ and such is quite good.

Oct 13 2017 at 10:32pm Copy Link
Petr What is your license and upgrade policy? What are the costs, if any, to upgrade when a new version is released? Thanks.
Oct 14 2017 at 11:38am Copy Link
Southsoftware Upgrades are free within 1-3 years after purchase. After that period you can renew your license for another 1-3 years at a special renew discount. - Oct 14 2017 at 12:00pm Copy Link
Mr Dave Does this require Windows' built in Task Scheduler to run? I'm asking because on my PC (Win 10/64) the Task Scheduler can no longer be started. I've searched for answers for several weeks and decided it's impossible to fix without a reformat, losing lots of BitsDuJour and GiveawayOfTheDay programs, and many many weeks needed to reload all my purchased programs. So that's never going to be fixed.

Is Advanced Task Scheduler Basic or Professional a replacement, and can it take over all the tasks Windows' Task Schedule does (start Windows Update, all the programs that load when Windows starts, disk maintenance, etc.)? If so, I would gladly pay $15.98. Is there a demo available so I can see if it will work on my PC?
Mar 17 2018 at 7:22am Copy Link
Southsoftware Advanced Task Scheduler does not require Windows' built in Task Scheduler.

Compare features of all product editions and see which one suits your needs better:

Advanced Task Scheduler vs. Windows Task Scheduler: http://www.advscheduler.c...-scheduler

You can click the "Download Trial" link on the top of this page to download and try this software before you buy. - Mar 17 2018 at 7:39am Copy Link
Michael R. Is there a pdf-manual for current v5 - the one on the download page is for v4.5?
Sep 28 2018 at 12:17am Copy Link
Stefan Hauber FinePrint says:
Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed.
So, if I change my working-computer I have to buy an additonal license?
Sep 28 2018 at 12:23am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Michael R.
pdf-manual version 5.0: http://www.advscheduler.c...eduler.pdf - Sep 28 2018 at 12:39am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Stefan Hauber
The transfer is allowed. This is the same license as if you buy from the official website. - Sep 28 2018 at 12:53am Copy Link
William Henry Are there working MACRO examples to see and edit for embellishment?
Sep 30 2018 at 11:27am Copy Link
disenchanted A couple of questions:

1. Is this program SYNC-able between computers?
I have 2 computers, one by the bed and the other on the desk.

Can the 2 computers somehow SYNC up so that the schedules would be the same on both?

2. Do you have any sort of multiple license "family pack"?
For more than one computer.

Like perhaps a 3 to 5 license pkg?
Mar 19 2019 at 3:32am Copy Link
Southsoftware @disenchanted
1. Scheduled tasks from the "Replicated tasks" group in Advanced Task Scheduler Network Edition group can be redistributed over the network:
2. Advanced Task Scheduler is licensed per computer, and not per user. - Mar 19 2019 at 8:04am Copy Link
HJ B You describe the software on a very theoretical basis. That probably suffices for some who have a tech background relating to this kind of thing. Your software might become substantially more appealing if your website provide a more concrete scenario of how a user might activate and terminate specific functions or applications during the course of a day or week or month.
Mar 22 2019 at 2:09pm Copy Link
HungryForDeals What features does this program add that the built-in windows scheduler, on windows 10, doesn't already have?
Mar 22 2019 at 2:33pm Copy Link
richard User The DRM for this offer seems to be very restrictive, unlike the DRM on the vendor's website, which seems much more mainstream.

Is that intended?
Mar 22 2019 at 3:07pm Copy Link
Southsoftware @HungryForDeals
Advanced Task Scheduler vs. Windows Task Scheduler:
http://www.advscheduler.c...-scheduler - Mar 22 2019 at 3:24pm Copy Link
Southsoftware @richard User
This is the same license as if you buy from the official website. - Mar 22 2019 at 3:28pm Copy Link
Konarsky the terms of the licence:

"Activation is based on the hardware configuration of your computer. If you upgrade some significant parts on your computer, reactivation might be required. You will be able to reactivate your software automatically in 6 months after last activation. You can activate your software as many times as you want on the same computer (with the same hardware fingerprint)."

Thank you very much.
Sep 28 2019 at 5:33am Copy Link
wts Re on my browser: "Your Malwarebytes Premium blocked this website because it may contain a Trojan." I excluded on my PC's Malwarebytes as a false positive. Someone from Southsoftware may want to contact Malwarebytes.
Sep 28 2019 at 9:59am Copy Link
HJ B 1. When I save files, I would like the current date and time to be appended to the file name. Can this program do that?

2. I go to a site that has a different newsletter on its website every day. Can this program be instructed to automatically go to that page, each day, and download the current page as a pdf?

Thank you.
Sep 28 2019 at 12:26pm Copy Link
HJ B 1. When I save files, I would like the current date and time to be appended to the file name. Can this program do that?

2. I go to a site that has a different newsletter on its website every day. Can this program be instructed to automatically go to that page, each day, and download the current page as a pdf?

3. It would be difficult to properly evaluate this program in a day. If the standard edition is purchased, what would it cost to thereafter upgrade to the pro edition?

Thank you.
Sep 28 2019 at 12:36pm Copy Link
HJ B I have been waiting for two hours to received the license, which is required for the program to work in demo mode.
Sep 28 2019 at 2:43pm Copy Link
Southsoftware @HJ B
Please contact support for technical questions. With upgrade and purchase question support will be happy to help you too. - Sep 29 2019 at 2:46am Copy Link
Anders Hedman Can you add the network version please?
Jun 30 2020 at 12:48am Copy Link
Christopher User I second the request for the Network version, please!
Jun 30 2020 at 4:15am Copy Link
Southsoftware Regarding network edition, please be informed that the Server will NOT run the tasks on the Client computers. You will need to install the Server on every machine you want to run scheduled tasks. Main advantages of network version are API for editing tasks programmatically and "Replicated tasks":
You can use professional version, if you do not need these features. - Jun 30 2020 at 5:55am Copy Link
Doug Lietz Before performing a system reboot of my desktop computer, is Advanced Task Scheduler able to first identify all programs that are open, and perform data save functions for all them? And... can it handle cases where there are multiple documents open in a single app... like several spreadsheets in Excel for example?

Then... after the restart, can I have it open open everything back up to the way it was before the reboot... including all documents, spreadsheets, browser windows/tabs, etc.?

Plus... can I have it perform the shut down procedure as described above, then wait 6 hours before starting up again. So for example, shutdown at 1am and restart at 5am.

If it matters, I have my computer set up to require that I log in after a re-boot is triggered. After I log in, is when windows gets anything running again, that is in the "start with windows" list of processes.
Jun 30 2020 at 12:19pm Copy Link
Southsoftware @Doug Lietz
Taking into account all the variety of the existing programs and configurations, we can't support such feature. It would be better for you to put your computer into hibernation at 1am and wake up at 5am. - Jun 30 2020 at 11:01pm Copy Link
David Enterprise Version? Is it part of this promotion?
Nov 21 2020 at 9:54am Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 22 2020 at 12:11am Copy Link
geo User @Southsoftware
Have a question on the licencing policy. From THE FINE PRINT
"Each license allows installation on 1 computer.
Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed.
Online license activation is required with a hardware footprint, and 1 installation per footprint".
So, do I understand this correctly:
1. I install the software on my laptop, use it for 6 months then I get a better laptop.
There is no mechanism to remove the licence from Laptop A and install to Laptop B?
2. Or Laptop A has windows go belly up ( as it has at least for me since win 95 on a somewhat predictable schedule ) and that is the end of the Advanced Task Scheduler software, is that correct?

Can we get the official answer to these scenarios on record here?
I believe it stops people from buying this offer, for sure it stops me!

Thanks for a prompt response.
Sep 18 2021 at 1:32pm Copy Link
Southsoftware @geo User
1. You will be able to reactivate Advanced Task Scheduler on a system with different hardware fingerprint automatically in 6 months after last activation.
2. You can deactivate your license on one machine and reactivate it on another machine at any time. The "Deactivate" button appears on the Activation/Registration window once your license is activated. - Sep 18 2021 at 10:39pm Copy Link
geo User @Southsoftware, thanks for the reply, very good to have the policy explained.
Sep 19 2021 at 8:41pm Copy Link
Terry User This looks interesting, though I do not buy software with this condition:

"Transfer of a license to another owned computer is not allowed".

I upgrade or rebuild my computer too often to even consider software with that type of limitation (I am okay with deactivate/activate).
Apr 9 2023 at 10:02am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Terry User You can deactivate your license on one machine and reactivate it on another machine at any time. The "Deactivate" button appears on the Activation/Registration window once your license is activated. - Apr 9 2023 at 10:08am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Daniel Gaudet and others, the 20% Off discount for Advanced Task Scheduler full version is now available here on BitsDuJour: - Aug 13 2014 at 8:18am Copy Link
roger bullers Why was this deal not available to mobile or tablet users? I was away on holiday and missed out on this. I tried to get it but there was a message in red letters saying I could not download it due to using a mobile and to access a desktop. Unfortunately I did not have access to a desktop and I did not have my laptop with me.
Aug 14 2014 at 5:38am Copy Link
BrollyLSSJ I missed it as well (was busy reinstalling Windows). Will wait for the next offer I guess.
Aug 15 2014 at 1:42pm Copy Link
Southsoftware @Enrique Calderon: The installed and activated version will never expire, so you can use it forever without any limitations. The free license offered here is not upgradable. - May 7 2015 at 1:41am Copy Link
Retired Engineer Why does the Advanced version not have a "Run on Shutdown" option? At the end of each workday I have a number of routine tasks to do, and automating them on Shutdown lets me leave work early. It just takes too long to run them on Startup, when I need to use my Windows 7 PC immediately after each morning's Startup.
May 7 2015 at 6:57am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Retired Engineer: We did not add a "Run on Shutdown" option because when Windows shuts down it allows a running program to cancel shutdown or terminates it unconditionally. So, if we start a task when Windows shuts down the system will terminate it without letting it a chance to finish or the system does not shut down. - May 7 2015 at 7:27am Copy Link
Southsoftware @Richard Blake, @Fletch, Thank you for the suggestion, we'll consider it for a further version.

The component selection in the setup is read only for technical reasons. - Mar 12 2016 at 2:23am Copy Link
HJ B The only comments shown here are many years old. Where are the comments from this past few days?
Mar 23 2019 at 5:55am Copy Link

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