EZSwitch is a status bar application which allows you to shutdown, restart or put your Mac(OSX Snow Leopard or above) to sleep with a user configurable delay time. It also allows you to cancel or change the operation within the user configurable delay time. For example, if the delay time is configured as 10 seconds and the user initiates a sleep, within the ten seconds the user can change his mind and cancel the sleep or change the operation to a shutdown or a restart. The delay also provides the user the opportunity to exit their computer desk without accidentally waking up the computer through the keyboard or mouse.
- Application has been sandboxed
- Added ability to fast switch to login window. Feature can be activated through hotkey.
- Delay time field is editable through keyboard
- Default hot key assignments changed
-Sleep command+option+forward delete
-Lock/Login Window command+option+home
- Start at login feature has been removed
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I downloaded this app for a single purpose: to be able to restart my Mac Mini via a keystroke combination from a remote desktop connection, even if I couldn't see the screen. This app performs that task beautifully. The delay feature is particularly useful for remote desktop, as it allows you a chance to begin your restart or sleep sequence and then shut down your remote connection gracefully. Of its other functions, Sleep and Power Down work fine.
Problems: Log In doesn't appear to do anything on Mountain Lion. Its user interface is annoying, I grant you. The default key combinations are not what I'd expect, nor is there any internal help available. It would be helpful if the menu contained text as well as icons, as I don't have the silly universal symbols memorized.
But it does what I need, and I can't complain about the price! :-)
Great but...Not Needed
I think this is a superb application, but really, the more I thought about it, I didn't need it, and I just found it unnecessarialy taking up space. I can just as easily go and click the little Apple icon in the top left of my iMac, and the Sleep, Restart, and Shut Down options are right there, same as what this app offers. So I give the four stars and good review, because the app is nicely designed, does what is sets out to do, and is free. But really, it just wasn't for me. Although, I should state, if your current Mac OS setup, doesn't easily allow for you to access those functions, well, then this app is the perfect solution!
So thanks to the developer, and I look forward to seeing more of your applications, especially if they are as well built as this was. A+++
edit: Just because It wasn't needed by me, I still thought it was worthy of that fifth star, so I added it.
Doesn't even work!
I got this app for a sortcut to put my Mac to sleep. When I first tryed it my Mac never fell asleep. I kept trying it over and over but it never worked.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.