WinStart Manager provides a helpful organizer designed to improve a computer's start-up time. With a clean layout, simple commands, and useful results, this program is a real winner.
The program's interface was smartly organized with intuitive commands and a strong visual layout. The program's online Help file gave us instructions to some of the smaller elements, but was largely unnecessary because everything felt so easy to use. We were able to easily view every program that runs at start-up and disable or enable it with a simple button click. In addition, we could tinker with the start-ups for different user profiles on our computer. This was simple to do and we found it did speed the start-up process slightly, but the program didn't shine until we utilized its Boot Order feature. This simple tool allowed us to assign a running order to all the start-up programs so they weren't fighting to open at the same time. Instead, all start-ups were staggered to pave the way for a quicker, smoother boot up. We recognized a notable difference in speed when starting our computer after this method.
WinStart Manager is freeware. It installs desktop icons without permission and leaves folders behind after uninstall, but we found this a small price to pay for the program's effectiveness. We recommend this to any user who wants more control over programs that can slow down your computer's start-up time.