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Romaco Timeout for Windows

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Key Details of Romaco Timeout

  • Restrict the amount of time that a child or anyone uses their computer for.
  • Last updated on 5/23/2013
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Both kids and adults sometimes need help to keep their computer use under control, and this can come in the form of limiting the amount of time spent on the computer or blocking specific Web sites or programs. Romaco Timeout performs these tasks and more, providing a comprehensive tool for limiting time spent on the computer.

The program has an attractive tabbed interface that's easy to navigate. We were first asked to create a password to restrict access to its configuration settings, and then we went about exploring what Romaco Timeout is capable of. There is a variety of tools for controlling not just Internet use, but computer use in general; you can set a daily quota timer, allowing, for instance, a total of 1 hour of use per day, or a session timer that limits the length of time the computer is used in one sitting. These can be combined, too; for example, a user could have access to a total of 1 hour a day, in sessions of no more than 15 minutes.

Romaco Timeout also lets you restrict access to certain hours of the day, block specific Web sites, and block programs on the computer. The Web usage monitor records the amount of time that Web browsers are running. Romaco Timeout can be set to perform a variety of actions when time is up, including shutting down, logging off, and hibernating, as well as performing custom commands.

An online Help file was quite comprehensive, though we found the program quite easy to figure out without guidance. Our only complaint about Romaco Timeout was that it was impossible to access the main menu from its icon in the system tray; every time we tried, we got an error message. We eventually had to quit the program using the Task Manager in order to restart it and access the menu. (To its credit, it restarted automatically, and didn't lose track of the time it had been keeping).

Romaco Timeout installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal.

What's new in version 3.1.4

Version 3.1.4 change to new InstallShield installer system and fix bug where Timeout does not auto-start at all.

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Full Specifications

May 23, 2013
Latest update
May 23, 2013
Operating System
Windows Server, Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements
Microsoft .NET Framework 4
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Developer's Description

Restrict the amount of time that a child or anyone uses their computer for.
Romaco Timeout can also restrict Internet usage time, or create a window of time in which the computer can be used. Timeout works in two main modes: a daily quota mode, creating a total accumulative time limit for the day, or in session mode, limiting the length of time one particular user can stay logged in for at a time.