Wouldnt it be great if your computer automatically started at 7.30, connected to the Internet, checked your mail, downloaded fresh news and turned on your favorite «morning» music all by itself? Does that sound like science fiction? If you believe its not possible, you are very, very wrong. Auto Power-on & Shut-down is a fantastic piece of software that can do all that and much more! It is capable of turning your computer on from the power-off state on a specific day or at a specific time. It will wake up your PC from the sleep mode when you want it. Once the OS is loaded, the software can automatically open files, play sounds, run programs, close programs, open websites, show messages, go to the standby mode, hibernate, shut down, reboot, etc. Auto Power-on & Shut-down supports macros, so you can instruct the program to perform specific complex tasks upon startup for instance, to turn on at 2.45 AM, grab a TV program using your video capture card, compress the output file and then turn off!
Not only is Auto Power-on & Shut-down a program that can be extremely useful, but its also a lot of fun to explore and play with! Just imagine coming to your office to find all of your tools and applications started and waiting for you, all spam messages eliminated and... no, unfortunately, Auto Power-on & Shut-down does not make coffee! But its a Jack-of-all-trades in everything else!