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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

Although Windows includes a built-in scheduling utility, Auto Power-on and Shut-down simplifies such tasks. True to its name, the program mainly lets you schedule your PC to start up and shut down at regular intervals. You can configure the application to boot up or shut down your PC on a daily or weekly basis, and you can schedule such events down to the very second. In addition to its main job, the program lets you schedule tasks such as opening a URL or a file, launching a program, playing a sound file, or locking the computer. Auto Power-on and Shut-down also supplies a few nice bonus features, such as tools for saving power and syncing your PC's clock with atomic servers. The utility's clean tabbed interface is a bit sparse for our tastes, but it is logically arranged, and even inexperienced users should get up to speed quickly. We found some of the prompts confusing, though. As in most programs, quitting triggers a confirmation box; however, clicking OK doesn't stop the app but keeps it running in the system tray. But minor annoyances aside, both parents and system administrators will likely find this program a handy addition to their computers.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.84

Version 2.84 is compatible with Win10 1703.


Publisher LifSoft
Publisher web site
Release Date June 06, 2017
Date Added June 12, 2017
Version 2.84


Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Automation Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None

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File Size 1.18MB
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Total Downloads 157,494
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $24.95
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