System optimization tools are ten-a-penny, but those that are worthy of note are few and far between. On tool that falls into the noteworthy camp is Uniblue Powersuite which has just been updated to version 2013. This comprehensive suite of optimization tool has received a major facelift that makes its various components easier than ever to navigate and provides you with helpful information about the health of your system.
The redesigned interface finds the suite’s tools divided up into three main sections – speed tools, system optimization, and disk optimization – but there is also a general Overview section that gives you a quick insight into the state of your computer. The Speed Tools section covers all of the basics such as CPU management to better balance CPU load as well as improveing the launch times of various programs by caching the resources they use. There’s also a proactive thumbnail generator that eliminates the need to Windows to create image thumbnails on the fly.
Moving to the System Optimization section can be used to apply a huge range of tweaks to your system – these are basically registry edits that are applied on your behalf – as well as performing fairly standard actions such as killing unnecessary startup items. You can also use this section of check for driver updates, remove invalid registry entries and defragment the registry.
Finally, the Disk Optimization section includes a number of options to help free up space and improve performance. You can claim back many megabytes by removing unnecessary files and old backups – as well as using file compression – and then take advantage of a defragmentation tool which is more advanced than the utility that is built into Windows.
While you are using the free Lite version of the program you only have access to the tools in the speed section, but it does give you a good taste of what the suite as a whole is capable of. By upgrading to the Pro version of the program, as well as unlocking all of these extra tools, you also gain the ability to schedule the program to run a system scan on a regular basis. You can find out more and download a free copy of the Lite edition of the program by paying a visit to the Uniblue Powersuite 2013 download page.