macOS offers you the possibility to launch certain applications at login, and enables you to schedule your Mac’s power up, sleep, restart, and shutdown time, but comes with very few customization options.
Power Manager is a simple yet very powerful macOS application, that enables you to define custom schedules that better fit your activity: you can launch certain apps during work hours, while opening a whole different set of utilities when you get home.
Unobtrusive app launcher that runs in the background
The Power Manager schedule manager interface can be easily accessed through the app’s status bar menu, and enables you to quickly define new schedules, or to add new actions that will be performed only once, or recursively. However, to actually make use of the app’s capabilities, you must start by installing the scheduler helper.
For your convenience, Power Manager comes with a fairly large collection of actions that can be set off by different triggers: simply navigate the drop down menu and select one that matches your needs.
What’s more, you can also create your own custom events: choose one or multiple supported triggers, define additional conditions, and specify the action that should be performed. Note that Power Manager can launch apps, run scripts or Terminal commands, set off user or power events, and more.
Versatile scheduler that enables you to quickly automize repetitive tasks
Power Manager proposes user friendly solutions for automatically launching apps, or running scripts depending on the time of day, day of the week, or specific date. In addition, Power Manager can also deal with power management events: you can start, restart, put to sleep, or shutdown your Mac according to your own schedule.
To conclude, Power Manager is a great tool to have around if you want to avoid manually setting up your Mac for different events, especially if these tasks must be performed periodically.