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Giveaway of the day — GoGoStop

Compact Scheduled Tasks Manager.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 168 (23%) 570 (77%) 42 comments

GoGoStop was available as a giveaway on July 10, 2008!

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GoGoStop is a compact Scheduled Tasks Manager tool to set up and run unattended program execution. GoGoStop helps you to manage your frequent tasks and allows you to automatically start them in background. The flexible scheduling gives you the capability to specify exact start times on any day, week or month and the exact time you wish to stop your task also on any given day, week or month.

You can also restart, shutdown, force shutdown or log off Windows at any given set time and date.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/Vista

Publisher:

Zards Software

Homepage:

http://www.zardssoftware.com/go.html

File Size:

262 KB

Price:

$19.95

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#42

@(german)werwölfchen #4:
Glad to see you again here. And thanks for the link to the really suberb nncronLite ( http://www.nncron.ru/).
This is a good start of my day (I just downloaded and tested nncron)

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

@Fubar #33:
Quting you:"Vista, and I’m almost certain, XP, do have an option to wake the computer to run a task"
This does not depend on OS but on BIOS. Older hardware, and many visitors still have I'm sure, will not be able to pull the trick.
The requirement is ACPI (Advanced Configuration and Power Interface) (For support check computer's BIOS as well as Control Panel -> Power Options.)
I do agree with the rest, that is also why I quoted you. #2 an #3 said almost everything that is to be said.

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

it sez here:
"Zards Softwares is a modern company thats goal is to build high quality software to make using your PC easier and faster. Zards Software was founded in 2005 in Australia and has been working hard to produce software for every day people and techs. We try hard to listen to what people need and want so we can deliver software people like to use. At the moment Zards Software is focused on Cleanse Uninstaller the flagship program for the company. Cleanse Uninstaller is constantly under development to improve its feature base, quality and ease of use Zards Software has other programs in development such as IconMP3 and small mp3 player that sits in the icon tray with right click menu for basic player control and NoMore Tracks an automatic internet tracks eraser. Zards Software strives to be the software people want and like to use so if there are any comments about how our software functions or if there is anything you may wish that our software did contact us and tell us."
...so, in other words, they've been WORKING HARD on stuff that has been made already by others, so they can do the same things too?
what is the point here?

Reply   |   Comment by Richy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

With the scanty information on it's homepage, I get the idea this is sort of a venture into new territory for it's programmer.

It did install, open, and run just fine on my xp machine.

Some things this program lacks, where improvements might make it much more useful to a broader range of people

The interface is too plain. Some people may like that, but most like an attractive interface with plenty of tools, options, etc.

No help files of any kind, nothing to make it easy to understand and figure out how to use for those who aren't computer savvy

Suggestions:
Help files and a suggestion list of programs that this would be useful to use with

More options...what useful tools can be added to this program that windows and vista's task schedulers DON'T have?

Personally I rarely ever use a task scheduler because no matter when I schedule a task, it's always seemed that it ended up that I was doing something else at the time something long and memory-hogging was scheduled to run. For me, it's easier to run something when I know I won't be needing to do much on the pc for awhile because most of the kinds of tasks usually run by schedule are memory hogs that take a long time to complete such as defrags and complete virus scans!

Maybe the developer of this program will do some more comparison research with other similar programs and find a way to turn this one into something outstanding later on.

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Seems to me, a lot of commentors are missing the point.
1) The software actually works and does exactly what it says it will
2) Its easy to install and is compatible with XP and Vista
3) It is user friendly and easy to operate
4) Inexpensive when purchased commercially (not the freebie here)
The only negitive comment I can see is that the utility duplicates the built in features within both XP and Vista. However 2000 and Server 2003 do not have the MSConfig option,(could be wrong)and this program if it works on NT environs will be a blessing. The newer operating systems have this program's features already built in, making it unnecessary

Reply   |   Comment by Yurislit  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

I have to thank Gaotd for backhandedly solving some of my problems.I have been having difficulty with my WindowsXP SP3 since I had to reinstall everything again about 2 weks ago. since then I have been getting 2 error msg’s about a problem mscoree.dll add-on and its cousin the computer’s inability to recognize the NETFramework. I finally found a DLL Library to download and replace the mscoree.dll that was invisible and I saw in the comments that the NET Framework was an issue for this download.So, with my newly installed DLL, I could finally download from this fine site for the first time in 2 weeks In the process of Set-up, the GOGOStop program recognized my NET Framework issue, then downloaded and installed it for me. Ironically, the Set up of GOGOStop won't complete for me but you solved a major pain in the butt for me. Thanks, Chela

Reply   |   Comment by Chela  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

thanks for another organiser ... ms outlook is for me as it is nice to use

how about some image editing software, like Photomatix Pro for HDR, other noise reduction software, enlargement software...

just some suggestions

Reply   |   Comment by alexson  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

I downloaded and installed this program. I can see some use for it to automate some tasks and will keep it.
@1- I have been trying to get standard windows task manager to schedule some tasks to execute a day or two from now ... no luck yet!
Would this be the task manager that comes up when you press ctrl+alt+delete ? I will only use MS-XP and below, so maybe this is something Vista has built in .. ??
I use two machines on my desk ,Linux for serious work that needs stability and security, and I use XP for games and toys and all my hobby stuff. I keep my two copies of Vista safely tucked away in a bottom desk drawer .. maybe it will grow up some day and be useful to me.
I rate GoGoStop at 6 of 10.

BTW "desperate programmers" are just like "desperate builders", "desperate Realtors" , " desperate McDonalds counter people" ....Just trying to make a living and get on. Can't really do that for free; ... or do you, #32?

Reply   |   Comment by pk dino  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

It is one of those cases where some desperate programmers wrote an easy little program and decided to put it on GOATD to try and get their popularity up

Reply   |   Comment by Freeman  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

#31, Funkster, Vista, and I'm almost certain, XP, do have an option to wake the computer to run a task (see picture 6 in my comment #11) without using any additional software. While I mentioned PsShutdown to match the features in GoGoStop, it's not something I would ever use. That's what Windows Power Management is for. It's a bad idea to force standby/hibernate. My computer goes to sleep when it's not doing anything, and wakes up when it needs to do something. Unless I analyze running tasks, I generally don't know what it's doing or why it's awake. It can wake up to perform all sorts of tasks, from performing various updates, recording TV, downloading guide updates, etc. It can stay awake to perform maintenance tasks, such as defragmenting the disks. In fact, if I didn't check the disk defragmenter logs, I wouldn't even know that it was working. It's set to perform defragmentation every three days when the computer is idle, and I never see it (also, I normally wouldn't even notice if the disk defragmenter was running).

My primary objection to GoGoStop is that they're charging money for something that's built into Windows, and the Windows version is more versatile and doesn't consume any additional resources.

I don't know what to make of #22, (german)werwölfchen's comment about disabling the XP Task Manager (the link is missing, anyway). While you can replace the Task Manager with numerous alternatives, that's just a matter of personal preference and doesn't save you anything. The Task Manager isn't something I use very often. Windows Task Scheduler should never be disabled, as it's used for many automated (not user-defined) tasks.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

another sign of desperate programmers writing a 5 cent program that should be free and trying to charge 20 bucks for it..................this seems to be a trend

Reply   |   Comment by mack  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

@Renegade #18:
I quote: "I want to turn on my PC before I get out of bed to have it all warmed up and ready to go (sort of like a coffeemaker). This tool has that capability built in."

This is not the case! You shutdown or hibernate or execute on a chosen moment, but you cannot wake it from standby or hibernation.
(WOL is for remote startups and not in this GAotD)

To do that you need a special tool, which was my addition (for that very reason) in comment #17.
Even the summary I gave above that, quoting #2 and #3 will not do that.

It is registered to Mark????? New name for GAotD???

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Not even my computer illiterate mother or little brother would consider buying this crap...

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

Who would make this with any intention of making money? I know it's free right now, but I don't see how the creators had any expectation of making a cent off such a program.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan B  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

F A B Scott must be the person that designed this useless program.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

Activation doesn't work on Vista 64 (w/ UAC turned off). Still shows "unregistered version".
Please fix this, so anyone using vista will at least be able to activate this.
This thing might be useful for pc newbies, but not for me, so removing it.

Reply   |   Comment by Demon  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

All windows OS has built in Task Manager and Task Scheduler, why you need this THIRD party stuff. I mean what good does it do, other than a Windows standard Task Scheduler, other than using my system memory and resources....

Reply   |   Comment by Pankaj  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

Im using Windows Vista Home Basic and the reg. ain't working ?!

Reply   |   Comment by H. Nicolai  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Btw NET Framework is included with Vista/

Reply   |   Comment by F A B Scott  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

@20 "I never comment on any software offered here"

Thanks for your ssessment of this program - maybe you should continue not commenting.

LMAO


@21 most people already have net framework installed surely.

Reply   |   Comment by F A B Scott  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

In addition to my upper comment, #4:
If you follow my suggestion and use nnCronLite, you could really permanently deactivate XP´s Task Manager; the nice result: you get more flexibility AND really save some RAM!

(I don´t know too much about the improvements in Vista´s Task Manager - compare and find out yourself.)

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Seeing todays program and the comments, How about something to *Killfile* the GOTD supports who give thumbs up to everything and click *No* on negative comments?
Likewise the same people could use it to killfile negative comments and only see good comments!
O-K so todays program is similar to the built in windows programs but always there to be seen, Making it good for newbies to computers.

Having to install NET Framework just adds to the space used AND (in some cases) makes it easier to get a virus!

Free is'nt always good and todays giveaway proves that.

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny_B  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

What a joke! I never comment on any software offered here but don't waste your time with this junk. No features, none, nada. Horrible!

Mark

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#19

Ok downloaded this on My XP Pro(SP2) Thinkpad 1.0 Gig Ram 60 gig HDD 2.5GHz Processor; installation simple and intergrated flawlessly. User friendly, and hey now I know whats working in the background, easier to use than CONT~ALT~DEL or MS Config personally I will uninstall it, as I dont a little 60 Gig laptop cluttered with duplicat software,I'm prepared to suffer with Microsoft's utilites, but if this works with 2000 or SERVER 2003, that doesnt have MSConfig etc, this program is the answer. So its not thumbs up for me, or thumbs down, I just dont really need it, none of my machines use 2000 or any of its later updates so thanks GAOTD; I'll pass this time, but I still love ya, and.........to my whiney babies sorry you cant bitch about another DVD Ripper, maybe the teal will give us one tomorrow

Reply   |   Comment by Yurislit  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

This is one of those “nice little tool” to have around. To understand its usefulness is to understand the differences. That can be tricky because when reading the features list, you cannot let what was read pass unobstructed between the space that resides between the right ear and the left ear. An example, say I want to turn on my PC before I get out of bed to have it all warmed up and ready to go (sort of like a coffeemaker). This tool has that capability built in. The Windows Schedule Tasks is literally just that. There has to be a separate program for it to do its thing. The only annoyance with this tool is that it starts in the taskbar and you have to access it from there. There are no set-up options so as a price point $9.95 - $12.95 would be a little more appropriate than the $19.95 tag, but hey, with the price of gas these days a person could do much worse than installing this GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Renegade  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

I was not going to commend but there is something I might add, so I will:

Use your build in scheduler; you already owe it, you don't have to download, activate and it is free too (you already paid for it).
See comment #2 "Jason" how to proceed.

Commend #3 "Fubar" finished it completely with "Microsoft Sysinternals PsShutdown.exe" to extend your options.

I can only add that in case you want to schedule startup from standby etc. you might going into:
http://techtips.chanduonline.com/2006/08/11/tip-36-scheduled-boot-up-from-stand-by-in-windows-xp/

(I'm not ging to discuss WOL (Wake up on LAN) type off stuff).

But when you afterall feel really uncomforatble with your pc and don't like to explore it's potential (why not), this GAotD could be your tool (installing could be a scary business too).

Reply   |   Comment by Funkster  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Wow, this is an interesting choice for a giveaway.

Check back tomorrow for Sound Recorder - normally $19.95 but free on Friday, this program actually records sounds from your computer microphone - directly to your hard drive! It will even play recorded files in reverse, or you can add an "echo" effect!

Reply   |   Comment by smartguy  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

PC new comers might find uses for it & it runs on Vista. But to me, any software worth promoting, trying, using or buying can be found at download sites like Softpedia & download.com! This one can't even through a site search which I did @ both!
Get with the program "Zards Software"! If your going to promote it, put it where every day users can find the darned thing! I seriously doubt your gonna sell it from here.

Reply   |   Comment by Charles K  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

What?!!!

This is even harder to use than XP's scheduled task and without ANYTHING extra?

If developers want to build something like this (maybe for practice), just give it away for free. If you're gonna charge $19.95, then at least put in something more worth it - like remote scheduled task management, or auto task restart on failure, or auto email the task report. You know, stuffs cron can do.

At the very least, maybe create a front-end for XP's AT command! That will provide users with more power than scheduled task (both are AT but you have more control in AT).

Why waste resource on this?

Reply   |   Comment by Universal Cynic  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

Lame. Agree about Autohotkey, or just find a friend who knows how to navagate windows...

Reply   |   Comment by Chad  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Nice program. No need create your schedule task program from task manager. You dont have to locate the shutdown.exe etc. A program for you to use right away without the need for much computer knowledge. Whatelse can you ask for?

Reply   |   Comment by videomania  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Here are some screenshots of the options available in the Vista Task Scheduler. There is a "Create Basic Task" wizard, but these are the full "Create Task" options.

Vista Task Scheduler 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.

Here is Microsoft Sysinternals PsShutdown.

Vista image captures via NTWind WinSnap. User name removed via the Zoner Editor 10 giveaway (I don't normally use photo-editing tools; a number of others on my PC made a mess of the image).

You don't need to search the web for help on how to use built-in Windows features, just use (Windows) Help and Support on your Start menu, and the built-in help for specific applications. In Vista, just type "Task Scheduler" into your Start Search box (you'll need the quotes if you have natural language searching enabled, but the first few letters are sufficient if you have partial words allowed).

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

To have a program that does LESS than what is already built into all of the operating systems that it claims to support makes reinventing the wheel look like a good idea.

What are they going to release next? A basic calculator program that only does whole numbers?

Reply   |   Comment by You'veGotToBeKidding  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Perfectly useless. I have mouse and keyboard so I can run progs. I don't need a prog to run another prog, do you?

Reply   |   Comment by Gap  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Sure (6) Mike...this is not of much value to me but thanks anyhow GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by jojo  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#7

As previous comments indicate, if you have a little computer knowledge then you will be able perform the same functions as this software, its free, its a great User Interface however its not necessary.

Installs great on:

Vista Home Premium 32Bit
Xp Media centre Edition 2006 32Bit
Xp Professional 64Bit

I conclude its a 5/10 from me


Regards





Craig

Reply   |   Comment by Placehold  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

Worth looking at and see if it is easier than the task manager. It may be what you need.

Reply   |   Comment by ken kelly  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Doesn't the operating system come already with such a tool?!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Nice Tool.

But who doesn´t have NET-Framework installed (and dont want to), shold try the very small but ingenious nncronLite ( http://www.nncron.ru/) in conjunction with "Autohotkey". This is extremly flexible and can do ANY job for you.
A good side effect is the even smaller RAM footprint (about 150 KB!).

Reply   |   Comment by (german)werwölfchen  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

Sorry, but this is another one of those "you've got to be kidding" titles. In Vista, just use Task Scheduler--vastly more versatile (since my XP box is dead, I can't conveniently check whether it does as much as the Vista version; I don't think it does, but it does more than GoGoStop). For shutdown, logoff, restart, lock, suspend, hibernate, etc., just schedule Microsoft Sysinternals PsShutdown.exe with the correct switches.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#2

Info about build in XP "Scheduled Tasks"

http://www.uwec.edu/help/WinXP/scheduledtasks.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Jason  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

This program does the same as the standard windows task manager, so not very useful

Reply   |   Comment by W.D.  –  12 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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