WinScheduler Standard is a compact Windows application whose purpose is to help you create macros that can be scheduled to run at a defined time or on a specific event.
Macros are built specifically for helping you spend less time on carrying out repetitive tasks, and this way improve your work productivity. A macro can include anything from simple keystrokes, mouse clicks, or clipboard commands to complex custom operations.
WinScheduler Standard reveals a clean lineup of functions, where macros are grouped in different categories, so you can easily identify them. It also offers support for a step-by-step approach and you are guided throughout the entire macro creation process, in case you don’t manage to tweak the dedicated parameters on your own.
The program gives you the possibility to create a macro that consists of keystrokes, mouse events, commands, or text to be inserted, record a macro (during this mode your keyboard strokes and/or mouse events are automatically embedded in a file), as well as generate a macro for pasting the clipboard data in any format (text, images).
Needless to say that a macro can save you a lot of time if you want to insert text in a target application without having to manually type in the words. Plus, the built-in commands empowers you to run a wide range of tasks on your computer, such as “Activate or run Notepad,” “Generate filename containing current date,” “Show registry subkeys,” and “Simple FTP file download.”
The scheduling mode enables you to trigger the desired macro at a certain time or when a specific event occurs, such as files are changed, deleted, or created, windows are activated, opened, or closed, mouse and keyboard are reported as being idle, or various other criteria.
There also a bunch of useful tools which help you edit the macro text directly from the main panel, insert additional commands related to different Windows functions (e.g. Internet, Printer, Registry, Clipboard, Messages), assign hotkeys for a better control over the entire process, and play sound notifications.
All in all, WinScheduler Standard proves to be a reliable application that offers a decent feature pack. Although the layout is not quite intuitive because the rich-featured set of dedicated parameters may puzzle a rookie at a first glance, you can rely on the help manual, tooltips, and wizard mode for making the most out of this utility.
If you are looking for advanced features, you can check out the professional version of the tool that offers support for encryption options and macro sharing capabilities for sending macros over LAN.