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KShutdown v4.2 Updated

billon on 17 Oct 2017
  • 14MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

KShutdown is a system scheduling tool to turn off, restart, hibernate, sleep, or log off a computer. It can also lock the screen, show a custom message, or execute a user-defined command at a specified time. The program features various time and delay options, command-line support and notifications.

Functional in Linux.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: GPLv2
How to extract: Download the "Portable" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch kshutdown.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: TimeComX Basic, PShutDown, Poweroff
What's new? See:
https://kshutdown.sourceforge.io/releases/

Don't Sleep v4.14 Updated

billon on 12 Oct 2017
  • 120KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Oct 2017
  • Suggested by joby_toss

Don't Sleep helps prevent system Shutdown, Standby, Hibernate, Turn Off and Restart operations. This is useful to temporarily disable automatic power-saving tools without modifying any system settings. Works great for running a presentation, defragmenting a disk, or encoding a large file.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DontSleep.exe or DontSleep_x64.exe.
What's new?
  • Bug fix in program parameters ergo arguments.
  • Update the languages files and minor adjustments.
Latest comments
Beau on 2012-02-05 17:25

I've been using Don't Sleep for some time now and it works great for me. It updates frequently but I never had a problem with the many previous versions. I use it when doing routine unattended maintenance, when making large backups and downloads.

allclownsareevil on 2012-02-05 19:20

I think "Don't Sleep" should win an award for the most updated program on TPFW. :-) Works well though, thanks.

MIKLO on 2017-07-02 14:24

WOW no comments for such a long time, this is a program I have used for many years and it still works great for me even now while using Windoze 10 does just what it says and does it perfectly.
MIKLO

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OnlyStopWatch v4.01 Updated

billon on 21 Aug 2017
  • 52KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 21 Aug 2017
  • Suggested by guinness

OnlyStopWatch is a simple time monitor that includes a stop-watch and countdown timer. The program can display the hour and milliseconds and several background options are available.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch OnlyStopWatch.exe (Win 98-NT), OnlyStopWatch_uc.exe or OnlyStopWatch_x64.exe (64-bit).
Similar/alternative apps: Timer, Ten Timer
What's new? New:
Latest comments
__philippe on 2013-08-03 11:25

Alternative: Rob Keir's minuscule Timer.exe (8k), including a more subdued display.
http://keir.net/timer.html

__philippe

__philippe on 2013-08-04 16:15

Please see also Timer related forum post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=849&hilit=timer+keir

__philippe

Checker on 2013-08-04 19:44

@ __philippe: Timer added under "Similar/alternative apps:"

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RunAsDate v1.35

billon on 17 Jul 2017
  • 57KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jul 2017
  • Suggested by risk

RunAsDate is a small utility that allows you to run a program in the date and time that you specify. This utility doesn't change the current system date and time of your computer, but it only injects the date/time that you specify into the desired application.

You can run multiple applications simultaneously, each application works with different date and time, while the real date/time of your system continues to run normally.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch RunAsDate.exe.
What's new?
  • RunAsDate now displays an error message if you try to run 32-bit program with 64-bit version of RunAsDate or 64-bit program with 32-bit version of RunAsDate.
  • RunAsDate now displays an error message if it fails to run the specified .exe file.
  • RunAsDate now also intercepts the NtQuerySystemTime and GetSystemTimePreciseAsFileTime API functions.
  • RunAsDate now also intercepts the date/time functions on kernelbase.dll (in addition to kernel32.dll). This change solves the issue with cmd.exe on Windows 10 (it uses the APIs on kernelbase.dll).
Latest comments
smaragdus on 2016-10-09 20:35

This is __philippe's territory but I noticed that file version is 1.3.0.0 while "About" shows version 1.31.

MIKLO on 2016-10-10 16:18

I really find this program useful just like most all NIRSOFT products :)
MIKLO

smaragdus on 2016-10-14 00:20

A new version 1.31 of RunAsDate, which fixes the discrepancy between version number and file version number, has been released, for more information see this forum post:
http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=83544#p83544

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System Scheduler Free v4.41

billon on 9 Dec 2016
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by Allen Smith

System Scheduler Free schedules unattended running of applications, batch files, scripts etc. Intended as a replacement for Windows' own scheduler, the program adds more flexibility and features including popup reminders for appointments, reminders, and events that can be set to run once or every minute, hour, day, week, month, or year.

The program also includes it's own scripting tools for mouse, keyboard, and other operations.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Last window location is written to Windows registry, while the scheduler database is written to the local directory.
Stealth: ? No
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch Scheduler.exe
What's new? Improved:
  • In Sequence of Events, new Command to Wait until/after specific time, can be scheduled to-the-second.
  • Added additional vendor, version and certificate info to all executable files to help prevent erroneous false positives.
Fixed:
  • The new tree-view was not displaying Sequence of Events section.
  • The Previous Event Still Running detection improved, in case PID is re-used quickly.
  • In monthly event summary panel, it also mentions August when September is ticked.
  • Other Minor bug fixes
Latest comments
alvin on 2008-09-18 13:24

I got rid of Windows Scheduler and use nnCron instead. Very simple, flexible, and it uses the unix crontab format.

BGM on 2013-06-06 13:51

Wow, I'm a powerpro user, too. Funny how we are all checking out a system scheduler... I use pycron on my server, however.

Ganamyde on 2013-06-06 14:02

No unicode and RunWait support :/

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