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Easy ShutDown

By RTMenu Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jan 15, 2009

Don't let its name fool you; this little utility comes with a wide range of options for not only shutting down, but also for hibernating and restarting your computer at times specified by you.

Easy ShutDown has a very basic user interface. We were disappointed to find that it didn't include a Help feature, but we were able to navigate the program very easily. Using either the menu options or toolbar commands, you can add multiple shutdown actions. When adding a new action, you can opt to activate the action after a certain amount of time, at a certain date and time, or during a range of dates. If you select a range of dates, you can choose to skip specific days. During our first round, we chose to put our PC in hibernation mode at a specific time. The program worked flawlessly, putting our computer to sleep at our designated time. We even liked that it gave us a few extra seconds to cancel the action. Each shutdown option can be activated immediately from the Action menu. The program also throws in a few system settings that let you manage your administrative tools and display settings from the interface.

The 30-use trial may not seem like much, but it's ample time to experience Easy ShutDown. Despite the lack of a Help menu, we recommend it for all user levels.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.4

Version 3.4 has improved countown interface to select the duration before doing shutdown according to the schedule or on the press of Shortcut or Hot Key Combination.

General

Date Added March 1, 2010
Version 3.4

Operating Systems

Additional Requirements None

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Total Downloads 2,973
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Developer's Description

Easy ShutDown, Restart, Log Off, Hibernate, Wake Up, Power Monitor Off, Hang Up Modem, Toggle Use Proxy, Close Internet Explorer Windows, Launch Control Panel Apps, Create Desktop Shortcut, Define System Wide Hot Key (Any Key Combination that works anytime), Schedule Actions for time based/automatic/daily/monthly Actions.