In case you never get to stay awake until the end of a movie and your computer runs until morning, you might need to start looking for an application to solve this. Auto Shutdown is an application with a self-explanatory title - it allows you to schedule a computer shutdown.
Quickly deploy it on a storage device
The tool does not require installation, so that makes Auto Shutdown portable. In this case, you can place it on an external device and run the app on any computer. But more importantly, there will be no changes made to your Windows registry keys.
Two methods to schedule shutdown
The program comes with a plain and simple interface that consists of a small window in which your options are quite limited.
You can input the time at which you want your computer to automatically shutdown, or set a countdown.
In addition, you can enable the software to force shutdown your computer, as well as set a reminder (you can write your own text) and play sound.
Set an alarm to warn you when it triggers
Furthermore, you can minimize Auto Shutdown to tray and set a password for it. And if you want to customize the sound, you can replace the "alarm.wav" file in the root with your own audio track (make sure to give it the same name and format).
Lightweight with little features included
The program takes up a very small amount of system resources and, although it is extremely simple to use by beginners, Auto Shutdown also offers a step-by-step guide.
On the other hand, we would have liked the possibility of scheduling other power management options, such as log off, hibernate or restart. Also, you cannot schedule a task for another day.
All in all, Auto Shutdown is a very straightforward tool for automatically turning off your computer but it doesn't offer anything more than its title suggests. However, it's a suitable candidate for a one night stand, or if you plan on going out and your computer still has business to attend to.