Auto Shutdown, Free or Pro II, save …:.
Auto Shutdown Free, a freeware program, and Auto Shutdown Pro II, share... MoreAuto Shutdown, Free or Pro II, save …:.
Auto Shutdown Free, a freeware program, and Auto Shutdown Pro II, shareware program. Both are computer management utilities by the same manufacturer that will double the life expectancy of a computer while saving electricity. Both handles shutdowns, sleeps, power on, restarts, log offs, locks, hibernation or turning off the monitor. The system will launches or terminates programs, opens files or URLs. Scheduled triggers are time, duration as a countdown of time, idle, or power.
Pros: Both programs are essentially 85% the same. The Free version has five less features than the Pro version: (1) Action Schedules, (2) Blocked Time, (3) Busy Shutdown, (4) Heat Shutdown, and (5) Program Launching. These 5 features are only available in the Pro version, and in no other shutdown program in the world. The Free version however has more features than any other shutdown program in the world, including the shareware products that would otherwise cost you money. Blocked Time, a feature in only the Pro version, may well be a feature of sufficient value for many users to eventually justify purchasing the additional licensing to upgrade the Free version to Pro version. With Blocked Time you can set "blocks" of times that you don't want the computer to be used by anyone. You can set morning block time and evening block time, and in each one define the start and end time that you want this feature to prevent your computer from running. Even if someone turns on the computer during those hours, even with the computer’s password, Blocked Time will shut down your computer immediately after Windows starts. This serves as a Parental Control to keep your kids off the computer past their bedtime, and as a security feature to protect confidential documents from theft while you are away from your computer. theft while you are away from your computer. It is also possible to have the program shutdown the computer if you set a timer, a stopwatch, or by checking the CPU usage. Overheating and low battery levels are another event where Auto Shutdown can shut down your computer too. Other kinds of scheduled actions can be performed too: you can launch or terminate a program, open a file or a URL, or display a custom message. All these events can be scheduled either by using the Timer or the Duration method. The “Pro” for Auto Shutdown Free users is that they have a clear ability to upgrade at any time. If a user installs the Pro version but then does not purchase a license during the 30 day trial, the Pro version then simply gracefully degrades to Auto Shutdown Free and continues working. The point is, users will no longer be forced into accepting some other manufacturer’s second rate shutdown program with far less features, because now you get the same high level quality, support, and most of the features with the Auto Shutdown Free, the freeware version, that was earlier only available in Auto Shutdown Pro II.
Cons: The "con" for these two programs in the last version was that the download of the program was to large. Despite its success, users resisted downloading the programs because of their size. The good news is that in version 22.214.171.124 the download itself was reduced in size by 91%. So what has been the "con" of these two programs has now been remedied. Download either of these two small programs now and you gain a priceless automation system for your computer.