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Goodnight Timer

By Sebastian Fritsch Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Although Goodnight Timer promises to shut down your computer at a set time, it failed to do so in our tests.

The interface is bland but easy to understand, allowing you to choose a specific time or set a countdown timer for the shutdown to occur. There's also an option to fade audio volume over time. Although most users would probably be happy with a simple control to fade the music gradually, Goodnight Timer offers two options (linear and exponential). It also includes a simple graph that charts your selected volume control options, which seems like more information than is necessary.

While Goodnight Timer's audio controls proved effective, the program consistently failed to shut down our test machines. Even when the program was set to force a shutdown, it still didn't work. Although offered free of charge, Goodnight Timer's faulty performance makes it a bad deal for any user.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1


Release November 7, 2008
Date Added August 25, 2006
Version 1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 31,292
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Like listening to music or audiobooks in bed. Then this is for you. Goodnight timer gently reduces the sound volume of your computer in a given amount of time and speed and then shuts down your computer.
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