What is your Mac shutdown routine? For many Mac users I know, they, like me, quit each Mac app, check to make sure nothing is open, then select Shut Down from the Apple Menu.
Mac users can choose from apps which automate the startup and shutdown times, even to different times on different days of the week. We’ll live longer by not having to push the start button to boot up our Macs.
For shutdown, I’ve been toying with the QuitApp++ app. It’s a timer app that lets you set a time to quit each app on your Mac.
This looks more complicated than it is.
Not only is the name a little goofy, QuitApp++’s functionality doesn’t quite match the name. There’s more than meets the name.
It quits apps at specific times during the day. You set it to the day of the week, the hour of the day, and the minute of the hour.
The toggle button also gives you the option to launch apps at a specific day or time.
Launch launches. Quit quits.
Maybe the app should be called Launch and Quit.
Why use an app that automatically launches apps or quits apps at specific days and times? To save time. To save effort. To be punctual.
Or, to have apps ready to use when you sit down in front of your Mac. Or, to have all apps quite just before your Mac automatically shuts down.
QuitApp++ is decent because it’s free. If it had a price tag it would have to do more. Like start up my Mac and shut down my Mac at a specific time.