If you're in the habit of falling asleep while watching a movie or leaving the house while something is downloading, and your PC ends up running for hours on end, when it doesn’t have to, you should be looking into Auto Shutdown Free. Since your bad habit has a negative effect not only on the computer’s lifespan but also on your electric bill, using a tool like Auto Shutdown Free could also help save you some bucks.
As you’ve undoubtedly guessed from its title, Auto Shutdown Free is an application designed to help you schedule the shutdown of your computer. All you have to do is to set the time interval and this handy tool will automatically turn off, restart, log off, lock, sleep or hibernate your PC. Furthermore, you can also schedule the shutdown of your monitor.
What makes Auto Shutdown Free stand out from the crowd is its extended functionality, which goes way beyond what you would expect from a tool of this kind. The application provides its users with a wide array of features such as registry cleaning, disk defragmentation, archiving etc. Interestingly enough, the program also embeds a download manager, access to the system information tool, and the possibility to use FTP connections.
While some people might consider that the developers went too far with the additional functions, I don’t think that that’s actually the case. This tool is well designed and will help you save time with many of your tasks, so it’s definitely worth trying out. The only minor disadvantage that I could find is that Auto Shutdown Free requires a lot of resource, but its functionality is worth the trouble.