Start up and shut down your computer remotely with Shutdown Start Remote

RdO8QvEKrbm8U2A_rXqf6q0RsnJ0TtRWp_ca7_lh-RK8MsEsLYAEMnlAAnbzceiPxog[1]Shutdown Start Remote is an app that lets you use your HTC EVO (or other Android device) to place your PC or Mac into a sleep, hibernate, or power-off state. Additionally, should it already be off, you can send a wake-on-LAN request to fire up your sleeping computer if it supports that.

Why would you want to do that? Well, last month we featured Remote RDP Lite, which allows you to remote-control your home computer as long as it was on. This meant you had to leave the machine on 24/7 in order to be able to access it any time, which is less than ideal.

With Shutdown Start Remote, you can enjoy power savings and still be able to remote in to your computer when you need to, which could save about $15 a month depending on various factors.

The app requires a program be run on the system you're trying to control in order to shut down properly. There are offerings for Windows, OS X, and Linux, and you'll need to set upQR for SSRthe wake-on-LAN notification (which usually is done in the BIOS setup screen) if you want it to be able to wake from sleep.

Although it's a little bit difficult to get up and running initially, if you regularly need to access a machine that doesn't need to be on all the time, this can save a lot of electricity and money.

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Paul E King

Paul King started with GoodAndEVO in 2011, which merged with Pocketables, and as of 2018 he's evidently the owner. He lives in Nashville, works at a film production company, is married with two kids. Facebook | Twitter | Donate | More posts by Paul | Subscribe to Paul's posts