13 October 2012
Hypnotize … Have you ever fallen asleep on the movie, TV series or, even worse, the streaming webcast you were watching on your Mac, only to have the sound and light arouse you from sleep thoughout the entire night? Have you ever wondered why every TV since the late eighties have had a timed off-function, while your state-of-the-art Mac still can’t pull this simple trick off? Well, wonder no more…
Hypnotize for Mac OS X is a collection of timers telling the movie to shut up and your Mac to shut down when time is up.
Simply run the timer with the interval of choice and your computer will shut down once time has run out. Was the movie interesting? Press ‘Reset Timer’, and the countdown starts all over again. Hypnotize only force quits Safari, and will halt the shutdown if any other applications with unsaved documents are running. This way Hypnotize is completely safe, preventing you from losing any unsaved data during the shutdown process. Add the Hypnotize folder as a stack to the Dock, and the timers will fan out for easy access anytime needed. By default, Hypnotize is set to shut down the computer after 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes, but these intervals can easily be changed in Script Editor if needed.
Bugs and Limitations:
- At the current moment no visual feedback of time left to shutdown is present. This will be added in a future version of Hypnotize.
Mac OS X 10.3 or later