WinMend Auto Shutdown is a simple yet powerful application that helps you automate certain key tasks of your system, namely shutdown, log off, sleep or hibernate. The program allows you to specify the exact moment when you wish the selected task to be performed automatically. Unfortunately, you can only configure one task to be executed at a given time.
The program offers a fancy user interface with a tabbed panel where only the first tab (labeled as "Auto Shutdown") is really useful. The other two are purely informative - they show you information about other tools published by WinMend.com and the "About" information of the program respectively. Back in the first tab, you will find that this tool is really easy to use. You just need to select the action to be performed among the four options mentioned above, and the specific moment when it will be executed. You can also rotate the program's interface color among green, red, yellow, blue and black.
The time selection, in turn, can be done in three ways: daily at the specified time, once at the specified date and time, or after a certain lapse of time given in hours and minutes, counted from the time you start the task. That's it. Now you can simply click on a button and let the program do its job silently, as it minimizes itself to the notification area of your desktop and keeps working in the background. A very important fact to take into account is that the program shows a countdown window 30 seconds before executing the programmed task, giving the user the chance to cancel the action.
Summing it all up, WinMend Auto Shutdown is a very simple and free tool that, however, allows you to automate very important tasks of your system. This app helps you be sure that your PC will shutdown at the specified time, so you can use the program mainly to avoid wasting energy and money. If the program didn't give the users a chance to cancel the scheduled action, you could even use it as a security tool to, for example, program an automatic log off daily at a specific time.
- Extremely easy to use.
- Nice Interface.
- Offers you three methods to specify the execution time.
- Works silently in the system background
- You can only configure one task to be executed at a given time.
- Gives the user the chance to cancel the programmed action