Start it up, shut it down, but on a schedule
January 27, 2011 8:28 AM Subscribe
What's the best and most reasonably priced software (or free method), on both the Mac and PC platforms, for scheduling computer startup and shutdown, along with application startup and shutdown. Different software for each platform is fine. Being able to control this from an iPhone would be great too.
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I usually bounce between several computers throughout the day, either Mac or PC, mostly using the same software, Adobe's Creative Suite. I'd like to be able to schedule or remotely do application and computer launches and shutdowns, so what's the reasonably priced software (or free built in method) for doing that on both a Mac and PC?
Yes, I could leave the software open, but the Creative Suite tends to bog down if I leave the various applications open for too long, and restarting them seems to help that. I'm fine with leaving the computers on, but hopefully the schedule or remote signal would be able to wake a computer from sleep or hibernation.
Would love to be do this all from the iPhone, so if you know of an App, scream and shout, tell me what it's all about.