To add a new cron job using Zeit, click the
Add Task button from its taskbar and you’ll get to a dialog that allows you to run a command or script at the time interval you specify.
If you choose
Basic, you can set the task to run every minute, hour, day, week or month, or you can go
Advanced to enter a more specific interval.
If you go to the
View menu and choose
Nonperiod Commands, you can schedule
at commands; these are commands that are executed only once, at a time you set:
Zeit can also schedule alarms:
New Alarm dialog you can select the player and sound you want to use for the alarm, as well as the days and time the alarm should run.
A timer feature is also available. The
New Timer dialog lets you set the player and sound file, the time it run at, as well as an option to show OSD notifications.
The application is simple, designed to get the job done. Maybe too simple – I would have liked to see a calendar from where you could select when the jobs should run. But even so, I’m sure many will find it useful. Especially since there aren’t many such desktop tools – for example Gnome Schedule hasn’t been in development for a long time.
For Ubuntu 20.10 and 20.04 and Linux distributions based on these (Pop!_OS, Linux Mint, Zorin OS, etc.), there’s a Zeit PPA you can use to install this. You can download the DEB packages instead of adding the PPA if you wish (you’ll need both zeit and libcrontab0 from there).
On other Linux distributions you’ll need to build it from source.