By Alan Slattery
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
SleepyTimer is a simple, uncluttered menu bar application that allows you to set a timer and have your Mac go to Sleep, Shutdown, Restart or Log out when the timer runs out.
Useful if you are doing a long download or listening to music and want your Mac to not stay on for the whole night.
You can choose to have a window sit in the background of your screen with the countdown on it to remind you.
What's New in Version 1.0.4
- Can now specify the seconds as well as hours and minutes for time to sleep/shutdown etc.
Confirmation window defeats my purpose for needing a timer
I don’t know if it’s the app or the Mac that pops up a confirmation window when the timer ends, but it totally defeats the purpose of the app! I just purchased this timer to limit my kids’ usage of the Mac by automatically logging them out after a certain amount of time. (I limit it with a kitchen timer now but the temptation is too great for them to ignore/reset the timer.) Of course, when I tested the timer, a confirmation window popped up with the option to cancel the logout action. Yes, the action will automatically continue after 60 seconds, but that is plenty of time for my kids to click the cancel button! So this timer will not work for my purpose. Please include a checkbox in the Preference window to NOT have a confirmation window when the timer ends, or someone let me know of a timer app that doesn’t have this problem!