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Welcome to GuguSoft

Hypnos is a sleep-timer app for iTunes on Mac OS X. Before the Mac App Store it was called iTunesShut. With Hypnos you can automatically shut down, sleep, restart etc. your mac after a predetermined amount of tracks or period of time played in iTunes. Click on the Mac App Store badge below to read the whole description and download Hypnos from the Mac App Store for only $1.99.

Compatible with Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Mavericks.

Developed for Mac OS X



9 Responses to “Welcome to GuguSoft”

  1. Don Horton says:

    I appreciate your frank comment on the Mac App Store about the sandbox requirement disabling the ability to shut down the computer. This is something I use every night, so I didn’t upgrade.
    I think your software is great; is there a work-around (perhaps Appletalk) that will restore the functionality if I do upgrade?
    Thanks, Don

    • admin says:

      Hi Don,

      Thanks for your comment. I asked Apple Developer Technical Support and they said that it is not possible to shut the Computer down from a sandboxed app. It is a pity, really!
      Perhaps you can use hibernate mode, as I explained on the support page.

      I found now a way to shut down or restart the Mac using Hypnos. With version 5.2.1 you can again shut down or restart your Mac by putting two AppleScripts, one AppleScript tells the Finder to shut down and the other tells the Finder to restart, in the following directory: “~/Library/Application Scripts/com.GuguSoft.Berceuse/”. If you do not see the “com.GuguSoft.Berceuse” folder, you have to launch Hypnos 5.2.1, which will create this folder automatically. Do not create a new folder manually in this directory and do not rename the two AppleScripts! Otherwise Hypnos can not shut down or restart your Mac.
      Apple should review Hypnos 5.2.1 soon.

  2. Dell Leader says:

    Why does the update make an alert sound every minute that ticks down? I find no way of turning that off and it just began with this last update. Please advise

    • admin says:

      I apologize for this annoying bug. It will be solved very soon in the next bug-fix update.
      A workaround would be that you turn down the volume of system sounds in the system preference panel “sound”.

    • admin says:

      The new version, which solves the mentioned bugs, was sent to Apple.

  3. Kazumasa HARA says:

    Dear Mr. Ludwig Villiger

    Here, I am writing to ask you to fix a problem of your application, Hypnos.
    I purchased the Hypnos through AppStore on April 3rd 2012. The download and installation seemed to go fine but when I launched the Hypnos, the message following appeared and it would not start, “Hypnos is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete Hypnos and download it again from the App Store”.
    I re-downloaded the software but the same message appeared.
    According to the customer review of the Japanese App Store, another person has the same problem, so it is not my unique case.
    I would like you to fix this problem as soon as possible. Your idea of this application is excellent, which I always wanted for the iTunes to have these features as default. I would be grateful if I could use Hypnos properly soon.

    As for your information, I am using the MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.8, 2.53 GHz Intel Core i5.

    Best regards,

    • admin says:

      Hello Mr. Kazumasa Hara

      Thank you very much for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you have problem using my app Hypnos. I will try to solve this problem you have described asap.
      Can I ask you one thing? Do you use Japanese as your default System language?

      Thanks again and stay tuned for an updated version of Hypnos fixing that problem.

      Ludwig from GuguSoft

      • Kazumasa Hara says:

        Hello Ludwig,

        Thank you for your quick reply.
        Yes, I use Japanese as System language. I hope you can fix it!


        • admin says:


          I released a new version of Hypnos, which should fix the problem you encountered.

          Greetings GuguSoft

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