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Hypnos is a sleep-timer and counter for iTunes.

Shut down, sleep or restart your Mac or pause/quit iTunes, if a given number of songs are played or repeated. Or after a given time (duration in minutes) has elapsed. Fade-Out the volume of iTunes automatically and tell Hypnos, if it should quit automatically after it has done its job, or not. Use HypnosRemote on your iPhone to start/stop Hypnos on the Mac and follow the count down.

What's New

Version 5.2.5:
  • Optimized for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.


  • OS X 10.9 or later

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Pacmanen Member IconReview+29

Works as it should plus their is already an update out for mavirics :-) so macupdate update the app to 5.2.5 now

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Version 5.2.4
Satcomer Member IconReview+64

It became broken in 10.9 using the current version 5.2.4.

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Version 5.2.4
Garlicbreath Member IconComment+17

The last 3 versions or so, including this latest one have not worked on my iMac with 10.4.11

OS Version: 10.4.11 (Build 8S2167)
Report Version: 4

Command: iTunesShut
Path: /Users/lmt/Documents/download folder/iTunesShut-3/iTunesShut.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesShut
Parent: WindowServer [57]

Version: 4.9.9 (4.9.9)

PID: 1878
Thread: Unknown

Link (dyld) error:

Symbol not found: ___stack_chk_guard
Referenced from: /Users/lmt/Documents/download folder/iTunesShut-3/iTunesShut.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesShut
Expected in: /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

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Version 4.9.9
maboroshi Member IconReview+34

Really like this! Especially with the remote function.

One small thing that bothers me sometimes is that it auto-launches itunes when you open it. I sometimes use this just to sleep/shutdown my mac while I have pandora or last.fm streaming, and I'm not actually using itunes.
It would be nice to have an option in the preferences to turn off auto-launch for itunes.

Otherwise, great work!

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Version 4.9
Roro01 Member IconReview+0


Works as described. The developer was thinking about making it a widget - please don't wast your time as everyone would use the "Quit automatically" option which doesn't suit a widget. I wish the developer would create a sister application which would be able to quit any application after a certain amount of time. This would be especially useful for quitting VLC and the likes when listening to internet radio that iTunes doesn't support. Many, many thanks.

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Version 4.6

I decided to develop and release such a "sister application" myself - App QuitTimer.

GuguSoft (Developer)

With iTunesShut 4.8 you can use your own AppleScripts. That means, that you can use a simple line of AppleScript code to quit any application you wish.

Open AppleScript Editor and type for example: tell application "VLC" to quit

Then in iTunesShut choose "AppleScript" from the pop-up button and then choose your script.

That's all!


Yes, but you will need a script for every application on your computer. With App QuitTimer you can quit any application - instead of having multiple scripts.

GuguSoft (Developer)

No, you don't need multiple scripts. You can use one script for all your apps you want to quit.

For example:

tell application "iTunes" to quit

tell application "Mail" to quit

and so on …

CaptVijay Member IconReview+5

Works perfect. Developer responded very fast to my queries. Five Star rating.

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Version 4.4.3
RoyTheToxicBoy Member IconReview+2

Great! I really love this apps, simply, useful, free! Tahnk you developper!

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Version 4.4.2
Duro Member IconComment+3

A great little Freeware application.

It does what it says and well - Big thanks to the developer for sharing this very useful tool.

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Version 4.1.6
GuguSoft (Developer)

Duro, you are welcome! I am glad to hear, that you find iTunesShut useful. For questions or more comments email at gugulino1@mac.com.

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Version 4.9.10
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Current Version (5.x)


Downloads 21,669
Version Downloads 214
License Commercial
Date 07 Dec 2013
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $1.99