Program Overview

nnCron is an advanced and very powerful scheduler, scripting tool and automation manager. It will be useful to anyone seeking to automate most of his routine computer-related tasks.

Though nnCron is small in size, its capabilities are truly colossal. Besides possessing the conventional scheduler features (starting programs, displaying reminder messages and opening documents at specified time), nnCron also can:

nnCron allows to use VBScript/JScript scripting languages, as well as regular expressions when defining a task. It can execute programs written in Forth language (SP-Forth), it can be extended with plug-ins etc...

nnCron understands cron table format (Unix) and is managed with easy-to-edit plain text crontab files. There are at least two reasons why it is convenient to keep settings and data in text files:

However, for those who prefer to work in a GUI environment, the program has a graphical shell which can be used to remove, add, edit and run tasks, set up reminders, change program settings. Furthermore, nnCron possesses advanced capabilities for working with command line arguments.

nnCron can be run as a system service or as a regular application. As nnCron has to execute important and even critical system tasks, it contains a special tool to ensure a higher level of viability, so called "crash guard" mode.

nnCron has several additional built-in tools which extend its capabilities even further:

Works under Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. Not resource-demanding.