LaunchPad is a task scheduler for Windows. You can run those onerous, oft-put-off tasks after normal operating hours, like disk optimization, tape backups, daily reports, etc. In addition, you can run DOS commands, run/quit any program, communicate with programs using DDE commands and scripts, display a message, send keystrokes to programs, shutdown your system, reboot your system, use Hot Keys and more. LaunchPad can also be set up to run events based on "conditional triggers" such as an application running or not running, a DDE change, a file change, or whether a window is active or inactive. Mark important appointments using alarms. LaunchPad sits in the system tray out of your way, and just a double-click away when needed.