How to use AutoClose automated app to Close your apps?

Have you been forced to leave your computer system for longer periods of time? In that case, you would definitely realise the hardships or the issues associated with leaving the system on without anyone to monitor it. But, there are occasions where you are forced to leave the system on and opt for any other task elsewhere. In such circumstances, a tool that will automatically close your computer would indeed be handy.

If you are using your computer for any kind of work from home or at the office, you would definitely understand the issues of leaving the system in the running but unattended state for long durations of time. It has a few serious implications in terms of performance and other severe issues like battery malfunction and security. However, there are situations where you would be forced to leave a system keep running for prolonged periods of time. Maybe you are downloading a large file and the internet speed is not very high enough, or maybe the system is going through an update - those are a few conditions where you would need to leave the system running on its own. You would definitely appreciate a tool that would shut down the computer after a specified time once the tasks that it is performing are completed.

AutoClose - A Windows Schedule application quite handy

AutoClose is a Windows Automation tool that is available as a freeware application. It is an excellent tool that aids you in specifying how and when to close your running programs.
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The tool lets you perform multiple tasks and lets you manage the performance of your computer in your absence. You can use the tool for controlling a variety of tasks and thus assists you in controlling the background tasks in an effective manner. It lets you shut down, hibernate, log off or reboot your computer after a specific period of time.

The features that make it a good choice

A freeware, AutoClose is a good tool and comes with an extremely smaller footprint. While it can be a great option for closing down all running programs and shut down your computer automatically, it doubles up as one of the excellent choices for a wide variety of functionalities as well.
You can choose to send the system into sleep or hibernation after a specific interval of time. This would be helpful in resuming your work once you are back. Your computer will be in the hibernation till you decide to resume your work. In addition, you will also be able to reboot your system as per your preferences.
And then, it also comes with the option to turn off the monitor alone while keeping the system working. Your system will keep working with the background processes while it will remain secure. Yet another advantage that the AutoClose tool offers you is when you are downloading a huge file. The software can close all the other programs running in the background so that the performance of the computer will increase. You can also make use the tool to close all the hidden programs running on your computer.

Some salient features that make it a great choice can be summed up as -
  • Close all or specified programs at specified time.
  • Close all hidden processes that tend to run in the background.
  • Multiple functions supported - Auto Shutdown, reboot, hibernate and log off your PC.
  • Choose a single task or multiple tasks. Batch performance suported
  • Turn off the display monitor while your computer keeps working with its background processes.
The software is lightweight at only 1.5MB in size. In addition to the availability as a standalone Windows application, it is also available as a portable version that can be saved on a removable media and used on any of your systems without the need to install it.
The tool is available completely free. You have no limitation on the usage for any number of computers and systems.

How to use AutoClose?

One of the most important tasks you will be using AutoClose for is to close a running program after a stipulated time. Here are steps you will need to follow -
  • Launch AutoClose application.
  • Click on Add task option to add a new task.
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  • Select the program that you want to close down from the list of programs available.
  • Please note that you can drag and drop a program if you are not aware of the exact program name as it appears in the list.
  • Next, you can either choose the Interval or Specific Time to close the program. You can enter the specific time interval or the exact time depending upon your preferences.
  • Click on Add and the program will be added to the list.
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That does it. The specified program will automatically be closed at the end of the specified time interval or at the specified time as the case may be.
You can shut down, reboot or hibernate the computer by checking the corresponding option under the After the Task finished drop-down arrow. You have the options for PC shutdown, reboot, log off, hibernate or turn off the display monitor.
The video below should provide you with a complete information on AutoClose and its multiple functionalities.

The Plans and Pricing

The AutoClose tool is a freeware and it can be used for all your home and personal use without any fees or subscription plans. However, it is free only for personal use only.
In case you are looking for using the tool for any commercial or business purposes, you will need to buy an appropriate commercial license. You may get in touch with AutoClose for any queries with respect to AutoClose and the licenses thereof.

The Parting Thoughts

AutoClose is indeed an excellent option for all your needs in taking care of your computer and handling it in your absence. A handy lightweight tool should be one of the great options for your requirements in letting you close all your programs with a simple interface. It is your ideal mate when you need to go out an important task like file conversion or rendering is in progress.


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