If you frequently work with multiple software applications at the same time, you might be interested in a way to end their runtime on specific times, depending on your needs. This comes in handy when you plan to step away from the workstation but want to rest assured that a particular app will not run anymore.
Some utilities like torrent downloaders come with built-in options for setting post-task actions, like turning off the computer when all downloads are done. In other cases, though, it's necessary to resort to third-party software for automatic post-task actions. A good example for this is AutoClose, a simple-to-use Windows utility that can terminate currently running programs on certain times as well as set PC management options.
Following a speedy setup operation that shouldn't give you any trouble, you come face to face with an outdated window that AutoClose look like it was made for Windows XP. Nevertheless, the tool worked smoothly on Windows 10 in our evaluation. Thankfully, the main window has intuitive options spread out, inviting you to get started by adding a task.
It's possible to add as many tasks as you want to the job list, each having a distinct configuration. For instance, you can pick one of the active processes or drag a cursor to a running window to select it, as well as set the expiry date on countdown (in days, hours, minutes and seconds) or a specific date and time (in years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds).
As far as post-task actions are concerned, you can instruct the computer to shut down, reboot, log off, enter hibernation, or turn off the monitor. Otherwise, it can do nothing except close the application in question. AutoClose can also be scheduled to exit to the desktop after completing all its tasks. If you want to simply run a PC power option without affecting any programs, make sure to empty the list of tasks.
All in all, AutoClose may not have a modern graphical interface, but it provides you with practical and intuitive settings for scheduling programs to terminate, accompanied by optional PC power options.