There’s a real burning passion inside us for small productivity tools. Lean tools that focus on a single productivity enhancing activity can make an enormous difference to the way time is spent. Bloated, complex productivity tools tend to only slow you down, and complex solutions require too much maintenance.
The desktop environment with its bundle of programs sharing a common graphical user interface (GUI) remains a firm favorite with users. Not surprising really given that a good desktop environment makes computing fun and simple.
Here’s our verdict of the tools succinctly summarized in a LinuxLinks styled ratings chart.
Let’s explore the 4 shutdown timers at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, a screenshot of the software in action, together with links to relevant resources.
|KShutdown||Features time and delay options, command-line support, and notifications|
|hmtimer||Command-line and graphical tool|
|GShutdown||Simple GTK2 tool|
|qshutdown||Offers DBus Interface method|
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