Whenever you use your computer for complex rendering or downloading large files, you typically need to wait until the process is complete, then power it off - or simply leave it on during the night, which might lead to a boost in your electricity bills.
Alternatively, you can rely on a dedicated software utility to schedule your PC to be shut down at a certain time, even if you are not there to press the buttons. Such an app is Shutdown Timer.
Minimalistic tool for scheduling PC shutdown
The installation process runs smoothly, so that even users with little computer skills can still install it successfully to their PC.
Similarly, the interface is kept as minimalistic as possible, making sure that novices can make the most of its functions without needing to browse through hefty documentation first.
Schedule your PC to power off or restart using a countdown timer
You need to choose the action you are interested in, be it shut down or restart, then select the scheduling method you prefer: countdown or time.
If you go with the former, you can specify the number of hours, minutes and seconds that should pass until the action needs to be initiated.
Enter the exact time when your PC should be powered off
You can also choose to specify the exact time when you want your computer to be shut down or restarted - simply enter the time (hours, minutes and seconds), choose between AM and PM and you are done.
The final step you need to complete is to press the Start button - once you do that, you can minimize the main window of Shutdown Timer and rest assured that it still works in the background (you can find its icon in the system tray). When you no longer require its services, simply run the app again and press the Stop button.