Windows only: Ever wish you could set an automatic time limit on how long you (or someone else) can use your computer to play games or browse the internet? Romaco Timeout lets you do exactly that.
This free app that takes parental controls on your Windows operating system to the next level. Rather than keep users from visiting specific websites or locking down certain apps, it allows you to decide how long users can stay on the computer either per session or by cumulative daily time. Once the time limit is reached, the user can be either logged off or the entire computer can be shut down.
Romaco Timeout also controls how much time a user can spend online before the app locks down the browser, and also gives the option of turning everything back on again after a certain amount of time has elapsed. If you want to set the app to start up automatically every time a certain user logs on, you can do that, too.
The app requires a global password so an admin can change or adjust the settings. Romaco Timeout is an obvious choice for parents who want to control the time their children spend on computers, but we can think of a couple of other uses for it, too. For instance, if you need a little help resisting the siren call of the internet or tend to procrastinate in the face of a big project, have a friend set up Romaco Timeout so you can only get online for a certain amount of time or at certain intervals throughout the day.
How else would you use this cool timeout app? Brainstorm ideas in the comments.