May 20, 2014 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Hereford, United Kingdom - DssW, the leading developer of Mac energy saving software, today announced the release of Power Manager 4.2 for Mac OS X. This release introduces a new user interface and removes the need for restarting to install, update, or remove the scheduler.
Power Manager is an energy saving solution for Mac OS X. Power Manager enables users to create sophisticated energy saving schedules and to automate complex tasks. Power Manager can power on a Mac, run a series of tasks, and power off the Mac without requiring any interaction.
"Power Manager 4.2 is a milestone for the product." said Graham Miln, Director. "The new interface takes advantage of recent Mac OS X features and greatly improves our customers' experience. Being able to say goodbye to needing a restart is wonderful."
Power Manager 4.2's application reveals more information about the events and scheduling engine. The application now offers two views: the events store and the engine.
The events store shows all the events available to the scheduler, including those that are disabled. This view builds upon the previous interface. Here, events are created, named, and managed.
The new engine view shows events as they exist within the scheduler. An event with two timed triggers will appear twice within the engine view; once for each trigger time. From the engine view, scheduled events can be adjusted, triggered, and cancelled. These actions were previously only possible through the status menu.
Power Manager is now distributed as an application, rather than an Installer package. As with other applications, to install, the application only needs to be placed within the Applications folder. Power Manager does this automatically. So, a double-click is all that is needed after downloading. Then, the application guides the user through setting up the scheduler without needing to restart or deal with Installer packages.
A fully packaged edition continues to be available for system administrators. The packaged edition is identical to the application edition but requires no interaction to set up.
Alongside no longer needing to restart, Power Manager 4.2 concentrates more functionality within the application. AppleScript support has been merged into the application, rather than using a separate scripting application. The command line tools have also been moved within the application bundle. These changes help reduce the number of files that need to be set up in order to power the scheduler.
Power Manager supports Mac OS X 10.7 through OS X 10.9.
Pricing and Availability
Power Manager is available through the DssW web site for 39.95 EUR. This update is highly recommended and is free for users of Power Manager 4. Existing users can update using Power Manager's automatic software update. For more information, and to download a 30 day demonstration of Power Manager, visit DssW online.
DssW is a European software company set up by John Fancourt and Graham Miln. The company formed in 1997 to develop and distribute the first edition of Power Manager. Today DssW continues to develop leading Macintosh energy saving software. Copyright (C) 2014 DssW. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.