StartUp Organizer is an easy-to-use utility that lets users review and customize the programs they have set to run when they start their computers. The program's multiple features and intuitive interface make it a great choice.
The program's interface really couldn't be simpler. A list of programs that are set to run on start-up is the first thing users see, and users can easily enable or disable programs by checking or unchecking the boxes next to each one. Of course, users can also make this change in the Windows System Configuration Utility--StartUp Organizer even contains a link to this, should users wish to access it--but StartUp Organizer offers a less intimidating option for casual computer users who feel uncomfortable mucking around in Windows directly. In addition to its ease of use, StartUp Organizer has several extra features that make it worthwhile. The Controlled Startup feature allows users to skip over certain predefined programs during start-up by holding down the Shift key. Users can also create backup configurations, which are useful if users are making major changes or need to switch back and forth between configurations. All of these features were easy to use, although we do wish the built-in Help file went into a little more detail about some of the program's more advanced features.
StartUp Organizer has a 30-day trial period, which is ample time for evaluation. It installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users.