AutoStandByPro is a lightweight, intuitive and user friendly Rule Based utility that will help you reduce your electricity bills by putting your computer to a lower power state when it is not needed.
With AutoStandByPro a user can Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, Hibernate, Lock Computer, Log Off User, Prevent Display Sleep, Prevent Sleep/Hibernation or execute a Custom Action using a combination of different conditions such as Date/Time, Computer Display, User/System Process, Windows Service, User/Keyboard/Mouse Activity, CPU/Disk/Network/Download/Upload Activity, Reachable Devices on the network, Power Requests by applications and Http Get/Post Requests. Additionally AutoStandByPro can Wake Up a computer from a sleep state based on different date/time user defined schedules.
AutoStandByPro was specifically designed from the start to make things easier for the average or novice user to use its advance features with the minimum possible effort. Its intuitive and user friendly graphical interface makes it possible to program your power management needs on the least amount of time. Additionally AutoStandByPro provides a Simple Profile Wizard which can assist in creating your first set of rules in a few single steps.
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Reviews for AutoStandByPro
I will keep this review very simple and short. First I thought about this program like “what is the point of this when windows has already enough and advanced power options?”. But then I remembered having a lot of problems with the built in windows power management in the past. Because the windows power options were never reliable enough for me; just from top of my head for example, I would make the pc sleep to only find it to wake up by itself with no easy to see reasons. Or I would program the windows to shut down or to sleep at a certain time and it just wouldn’t work half of the time or again wake up from the sleep unwantedly etc… So I just wanted to give this software a chance and started using it instead of the native power management.
The result is pretty pleasing I must say. With this tool my experience has been quite the opposite comparing the built in windows features so far. This is definitely a more reliable tool than the windows power manager. It is very consistent, pretty neat and very easy to use yet also has quite amount of advanced options with a very very useful rule creating feature. It also consumes very little system resources. And besides these, the program gives you the ability to create different profiles for different needs and purposes as well.
In short, I could say that it is much more advanced and certainly much more reliable tool than the native windows power management overall. It is for me one of those tiny softwares that you don’t expect much from but it surprises you with its consistency and functionality. It just does what it is supposed to do without any problems whatsoever so I like the program thus far.
Auto StandBy Pro is a practical PC application designed to automate shut down, restart, and log off. Unfortunately, downloading this item was quite a hassle and when I eventually did it, it wasn’t registered as stated. However, I used the free version and it worked, though sluggishly at times.
This program only automates the work of a power button and would be useful if you were away from your computer for quite some time. If you have left a download active, you can automate your computer to shut off immediately after the download or even set a specify time that it’ll be going off on a daily basis.
Clean user interface
The main window is properly designed with most of it displaying the existing rules and the total amount of time remaining before a task is executed. You can edit the tasks, disable, or create new ones easily. The menu only features four integral items which include the rules and actions.
Easy customization of power options
The primary function of this software is to shut or hibernate your computer. It does this service in a good way that will come in handy to anybody who would need to have their computer shutdown or hibernate after performing certain functions. Simple options include setting up your PC to sleep when there is lack of mouse clicks or keyboard strokes for a certain amount of time. You can also set when the computer will sleep or hibernate based on CPU usage stats.
For advanced users, Auto StandBy Pro will let you specify a URL that’ll trigger its action.
You can create profiles with rules for shutting down or hibernating your computer. To execute them, just select your profile and the rules will become active.
Too many pop-up windows
Perhaps the most irritating thing about this software is that every new item you click on triggers a new window. You won’t feel its drag on the system performance since it is light, nevertheless, it could be better off without the popups.
Most actions can be done effectively with Windows OS
Actions like choosing when to sleep can be done easily on windows. Windows also automatically logs off your computer when it isn’t in use for a while.
Auto StandBy Pro is a decent software that will let you automate your PC shutdown or sleep time. It’s not that necessary as some important functions are readily available on Windows OS, but it may come in handy at times. It’s worth trying out.
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Hello Denis and thank you for your review.
Please note that AutoStandByPro has a feature called “Silent Mode” that can minimized the popup windows (especially when it is running on the background). You can locate and enable it through “Tools->Settings” under the “General” tab. Maybe it can help with the popup
Also please note that expect from the actions you are mentioning above, AutoStandByPro has the capability to run user defined custom actions in combination with a lot of triggers (such as downloading/uploading files, process running or not under a certain account, detecting whether or not other devices on the network are reachable etc). You can see more features at http://autostandbypro.com/features.html.
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