When I released Off Remote, I thought people would use it to turn off their media centre computers, and their home-office computer without having to get out of bed or leaving the sofa.
I’m sure it is used for that – but I found from my emails that people also use it to switch off their kids’ computers.
The new release makes Off Remote even better for this. You can now send a short message to the computer before you shut it down
‘It’s past your bedtime – save your work before I turn off your computer!’
You can also disable the ‘countdown’ message that used to appear as the computer was about to shut down. This gives you the upper hand if your kids were used to just clicking the ‘cancel’ button.
Of course – with great power comes great responsibility! Use with care…
Off Remote is available as ever at the App Store.
If you’d like to give Off Remote a try, you can get it right here: