View Full Version : Script/way to time app updates for certain time of day?

15th March 2010, 11:27 PM
I have 22gb of iPhone apps in my iTunes libraries.

My g/f has 14gb or so (we share the same account, there would be double ups)

As my ISP gives me off-peak data, it makes sense to download app updated at unearthly hours. I've been doing this manually.

Can I automate this, any ideas? Podcast downloads would be better of done at this time too....

15th March 2010, 11:46 PM
You can run an applescript to download podcasts.

tell app "itunes" to download podcasts

(sorry, not on my mac now, so can't check)

Then save the applescript, and use your favourite timer application to launch the applescript at whatever time.

Things built into OSX:
iCal can launch Applescript
launchd can launch shell commands e.g. osascript "filename.scpt" which essentially launches applescript files/text

Otherwise, Keyboard Maestro has timed launches as well IIRC.

Dunno how to do it for apps.