For most people, shutting down or restarting their computer is as simple as going to the Windows Start menu and choosing the desired option. If you'd like to make these tasks even easier, though, try Flash Shutdown Free. This simple utility allows users to create hotkeys and desktop icons for specific shutdown tasks, making them even quicker to access.
The program's interface is basic and easy to navigate, with screens for Base, Hotkey, Shortcut, and Setting. The Base screen displays a set of nine buttons that represent Flash Shutdown Free's capabilities: normal shutdown, logoff, or reboot; force shutdown, logoff, or reboot; and quick shutdown, logoff, or reboot. You can access all of these features using the buttons on the program's interface, but what's really cool about Flash Shutdown Free is that you can create hotkeys or desktop shortcuts for your most frequently used tasks. That's the extent of what the program does; if you need an application that will shut down your computer at a specific time or reboot after a particular process is completed, you'll need to seek out other options. But if you're looking for a simple way to shut down or restart your computer manually, Flash Shutdown Free is a nice choice. The program has a brief online Help file, but most users should be able to figure it out without too much assistance.
Flash Shutdown Free comes as a ZIP file. It installs politely but leaves a folder behind upon removal.