Smart Timer is a small Windows application designed specifically for helping you execute a user-defined tool or restart or shut down the computer at a custom time.
The advantages of being portable
Since this is a portable program, it is important to mention that it doesn’t leave any traces in the Windows Registry.
You can copy it on any USB flash drive or other devices, and take it with you whenever you need to schedule different actions on the breeze, without having to go through installation steps.
You are welcomed by a clean feature lineup that allows you to carry out most operations with minimal effort. There’s not much to brag about the user interface, as everything is kept as simple and clear as possible.
Smart Timer gives you the possibility to schedule a new task by selecting the program that you want to run or activating one of the following options: shut down, restart, hibernate, or suspend your computer, or log off the current user. What’s more, you are allowed to manually pick the date and hour with the aid of a built-in calendar or make use of the countdown timer.
The lack of configurable settings makes it an ideal program especially for less experienced users, who don’t want to spend too much time tweaking the dedicated parameters. However, it would have been useful to see support for custom audio notifications to be played before a task is triggered.
Tests revealed that Smart Timer carries out a task quickly and without errors. It doesn’t eat up a lot of CPU and memory, so the overall performance of the computer is not affected.
All in all, Smart Timer proves to be a handy piece of software worth having when you need to schedule different actions, such as run a custom application or shut down or restart the computer at a certain time.