There are still some areas in software, where a small non-obtrusive program is much more preferred than a «full-featured» monster. One of such areas is «desktop environment», when you need some specific feature embodied in a small program that sits in the tray area and does its work occasionally.
The example is a planned shutdown. Suppose, you want your computer to shut down correctly at some specific time: for example, you have something huge to download through Internet during night, and the computer should be turned off early in the morning, when traffic cost goes up. Or you leave your sleeping little baby listening MP3 tales read by the computer, and they should be turned off in a hour, when the child would definitely fall asleep. Or OK, youve understood.
If the «planned shutdown» feature is all you need, then you will hardly be happy with complex all-purpose planner software. Youd rather be in love with a really small but handy «planned turner off». Here it is: DigitClock.
The software can sit as a pretty on-screen clock, but its main feature is planned shutdown. Thats all: you set up the time to turn the computer off and then press «Activate». Besides that, there are some convenient features like «Start with Windows», «Use these time settings next time», and «Start activated».
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