It’s all there until you need something Apple does not think we Mac users need. For example, you can setup preferences for your Mac to startup at a specific time each day, or shutdown each night, but what if you want it to restart at a specific time?
Sleep, Restart, Shutdown
Whatever the question, ‘there’s an app for that’ usually is my first response. So it is with restarting your Mac, or setting the sleep mode to a specific time.
Last week I tried out Sleep Time Master. It’s very inexpensive, does exactly what it says it will do, which is just a bit more than OS X’s Preferences do.
Sleep Time Master could easily be renamed to something like Sleep Restart Shutdown Master because those are the basic options.
This clever and simple app will keep your Mac awake and prevent sleep, or put your Mac into sleep mode on a schedule.
Also on a schedule is the option to restart your Mac at a specific time, as well as shutdown the Mac at a specific time.
Using Sleep Time Master is Mac-like and takes only seconds to, uh, well, master. Setup a Shutdown time using the clock timer. Do the same for Sleep mode, and Restart mode. It’s a set it and forget it app.
Can you do much the same thing for free? Yes, but Sleep Time Master does it easier and faster.