Shutting down your Mac is something that few people give a second thought to, but Mac Shutdown X can be used to make this simple procedure even easier and more useful. Working in a similar fashion to Mac Restart X, the program enables you to automatically shut down your computer when certain criteria are met.

At its most basic the program can be used to shutdown your Mac at a particular time or on a particular date. When a scheduled shutdown is about to run, a warning will be displayed so you have the option of continuing working if you have changed your mind.

The program can also be used to automatically shutdown your Mac when you visit a web site that contains a particular keyword. However, one of the most powerful options of the program makes it possible to shutdown when certain events run or complete.

For example, you can opt to shutdown when downloads complete. This is a great option if you want to leave your computer running overnight to complete a large download, but want to conserve electricity by ensuring that your Mac is not left switched on for longer than necessary.
 

Verdict

Mac Shutdown X grants you complete control over the shutting down of your Mac.