Startupizer 2 - powerful login items handler!
Startupizer 2 is advanced yet simple to use login items handler. It greatly enhanches System Preferences login items by offering conditional startup based on several criteria. This can dramatically reduce required startup time and hence make you more productive!
- Speed up your login process.
- Customize login items launch order.
- Ensure consistent order of menu bar icons.
- And more...
Easy items management
Startupizer's items list presents nicely packed information about an item, including larger icon for easier identification. You can change items execution order by simply dragging them around. You can add new items by importing from System Preferences, dragging from Finder or using new item button on the form.
Powerful startup conditions
The true power of Startupizer 2 lies in startup conditions. Think of them as tags you can assign to items, although they are much more than that! Each startup condition defines a set of rules that act as a filter preventing or allowing execution of items. For example: you can have an item started only during week days between 9am and 5pm, or only if certain key is pressed and more. You can assign multiple startup conditions to each item and have it executed only if all of them allow. You can create as many startup conditions as you like and configure each to your needs. And new in version 2: you can simulate various launch parameters to verify it works as intended!
Startupizer 2 gives you many options to customize execution to your liking. Besides executing items when you start your computer, you can also have it execute after you awake the computer from sleep. You can optionally delay the whole execution or insert delays just between individual items.
Startupizer 2 does it best to stay quiet in the background as much as possible, so you can keep focus on your work. It monitors changes in login items list in your account preferences and uses adaptive logic to respond automatically as much as possible. But no matter what, it won't interfere with the system - if it encounters unknown items it gently notifies you. Until you decide what to do with these, they are kept safely in System Preferences.
Take over login items
Startupizer will automatically handle login items list in System Preferences for you.
Startupizer presents nicely packed information about an item - application or document.
Change execution order
Dragging items around the list will change their execution order as well.
Execute at startup
You can execute items when you launch Startupizer, after you login to your user account.
Execute after awake from sleep
You can execute items after your computer awakes from sleep.
Delay the whole execution or individual items.
Scheduled startup conditions
Filter out items during execution based on time and day of week.
Modifier keys conditions
Filter out items during execution based on modifier keys status.
Power source conditions
Filter out items during execution based on power source - plugged or running on battery.
Simulate launch parameters to create just the right configuration.
Login items monitoring
Startupizer monitors changes to login items and gently notifies you about new items.
Your choices are remembered and handled automatically as much as possible.
What users are saying
I LOVE this program! Apple should have included this in Lion. I have lots of menu bar icons and half of them don't fit on the display and were inaccessible. By controlling the order programs start, you control the order of their icons in the menu bar. This is an essential app for me and it has made my Macbook far more usable with its limited screen space.
The first thing I did after installing Startupizer was to divide my menu items into two groups: The ones that I always wanted to have loaded, and a second group that will only load if/when I hold down the option key. Very cool. So far, it works as advertised, and it's helping me to keep my menu bar clutter down to a dull roar.
I bought this $8 App and a free App called "Delayed Launcher". I found out that the GUI on this App is far superior to the free one!
Fast, clean and simple this does everything I wanted plus more. Now I can quickly boot to desktop and have my core applications start asap one at a time making sure each that each is ran in sequence instead of all-at-once.
Startupizer 2 requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later!