Switch Off

Switch Off

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 199 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    1,029,889
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 18, 2002
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    249.29KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    856
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #9 in Launchers

Editors' Review

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This handy program is a PC timer that can shut down, log off, or force your computer to hibernate. It works either as a countdown timer, or set up like an alarm clock. When the proper time is reached, SwitchOff shuts down all open applications and performs its task. You can configure it to operate daily, weekly, or for a single occurrence. The interface is basic, but well organized. It features a small memory footprint and stable operation. A simple Web interface allows you to operate it from anywhere on the Internet. You can set it to operate minimized on the desktop or as a Windows service. Anyone needing a PC timer will find this program a useful addition to their system.
 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.4

    out of 155 votes

    • 5 star 117
    • 4 star 18
    • 3 star 3
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 16
  • All Versions

    4.3

    out of 199 votes

    • 5 star 142
    • 4 star 22
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 20
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5 stars

"Works great with Vista!"

January 03, 2010  |  By Frank Tracy

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

Works flawlessly! I use it to restart my Vista system everyday at a scheduled time.

Cons

None. I just checked boxes 2-4 in the Startup section.

Summary

A small electric plug icon sits in the system tray, showing at a glance if it is activated or not. And even though Switch Off has not been updated since 2002 and though Vista is not listed, it still works great. I've used it for several months. For me this is a must have program!

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4 stars

"Does what it says,,,"

December 19, 2009  |  By hirengshukla

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

options like shutdown, hibernat, restart etc all the basic funtions

Cons

it cold have several other scheduler tasks but as its just switch off.. its ok

Summary

Can trust it for switching off even if multiple functions are running. Good option.

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5 stars

"Good program"

November 05, 2009  |  By gjj1056

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

Very light and simple to use. It does what it's supposed to do. Customizable

Cons

Portable version could be much better instead

Summary

Nice auto shutdown utility. Been using this for a couple of years... works without any problems.

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2 stars

"Limited, but does the job"

October 26, 2009  |  By adamparsons.ie

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

It does shut down at a specified time and schedule with options for weekly, daily etc. Good for once off uses but not regular schedules.
Its free.

Cons

No option to set a schedule of shut downs at different times on different days, such as weekends.

Summary

OK but too limited for what I am looking for.

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5 stars

"simple and sweet!"

October 20, 2009  |  By tsreyb

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

Single click to lock your desktop - allows you to leave your screensaver non-password protected while still having a very easy, single click way to lock your desktop.

Cons

help docs for command line options don't indicate '/lock' as a valid switch, but it does work - so it is just a problem with the documentation, not the program.

Summary

I created a shortcut in my quicklanch ("swoff.exe /lock") that allows me, with a single click, to lock my desktop.

This is GREAT if you don't want a password protected screensaver but still need to lock the desktop from time to time (eg, from the kids!). Turning on and off the screensaver is too tedious, so this great utility in your quicklaunch gives the same functionality with a single click!!!

Been looking for this for a while, tried many alternatives - this is by far the winner for the task I described above.

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5 stars

"Works as advertised"

October 11, 2009  |  By rlsantucijr

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

Small footprint, easy to use, works everytime and is free!

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

Like I stated - does exactly what it is supposed to.

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1 stars

"Great free App works Good"

October 07, 2009  |  By Gryluv

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

Works Great no Problems with Windows XP Home

Cons

None that I can tell

Summary

Great app I would if you like to be in bed earley but stil got things to do on your computer

Updated on Oct 29, 2009

I Like this Program

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5 stars

"one of the best picks"

September 12, 2009  |  By prabackar

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

You you trigger shutdown anytime you want

Cons

nothing significant

Summary

awesome

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5 stars

"Works GREAT!"

September 12, 2009  |  By fgelbke

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

Works!!!!!

Cons

Nothing!!!!!

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5 stars

"It's Great!!!!"

August 15, 2009  |  By iamfragrances

 |  Version: Switch Off 2.3

Pros

It works!!!

Cons

Nothing-It's very useful!

Summary

Again-It works

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Airytec
Publisher web site http://www.airytec.com
Release Date October 18, 2002
Date Added October 18, 2002
Version 2.3
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Launchers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows 95, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 249.29KB
File Name swoff35.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 1,029,889
Downloads Last Week 856
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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