Linux has some excellent tools to automate tasks and processes on your computer. Tools like cron, dcron and vixie-cron has proved their worth for ages and are used widely by system administrators, developers and users to automate and schedule tasks like backups, emails and more.
These tools require some knowledge of the command line, so home users usually stay away from them. Gnome-Schedule is an excellent GUI frontend of cron that will allow you to automate and schedule tasks on your PC without typing in a single command. A screenshot:
Some great features of this app are:
- Supports custom titles and icons for your tasks.
- Template support which allow you to create a tasks again and again.
- Easy mode for normal users, advanced mode for experts.
- A calender which allows you to choose dates to run your tasks.
You can install Gnome-Schedule by issuing the following command in Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install gnome-schedule