CO2 Saver

CO2 Saver

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.0.15
  • Total Downloads:
    7,665
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 26, 2007
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    224.33KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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It duplicates Windows functionality, but this freeware power settings app also adds a search box to your desktop and lets you know how much C02 you didn't create. CO2 Saver's interface is barely more than a search box and an options menu. Most could use this app with no instruction, and that's about what you get. A single online page serves as the program's introduction and instruction manual.

Setting CO2 Saver's options takes just a minute. You can use a four-option pull-down menu for preset values, or set custom values for Monitor shutdown, Disk Drives stop, and Sleep Mode settings. Each uses radio buttons and pull-downs to set minutes of inactivity before shutting down the item. Each item can be set from one to 9,999 minutes of inactivity. Shutting down the monitor is quick and painless. It's noted that some apps could interfere with shutting down the Disk Drives, but our testers didn't encounter this problem. The utility can initiate sleep mode if the system doesn't go into the desired mode properly. The search box is easily set to use Google, Yahoo, MSN, Ask, or A9 for searching. And, of course, you'll get to see how much carbon dioxide you saved with the settings.

You could easily use Windows Power options to manage these settings, but some may like seeing the environmental impact of their changes. C02 Saver is freeware and suitable for anyone.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

""it's really is useless"

March 25, 2010  |  By dedhedlivin

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

Pros

easy access without heading to control panel.

Cons

No major difference than heading to control panel and adjusting powersetting or rightclicking on desktop and selecting from drop down menu.

Summary

The only nice thing is you don't have to head to control panel in order to make adjustments. Otherwise I must concure about this program being uselss.

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4 stars

"nice utility"

May 21, 2008  |  By mcbond

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

Pros

If you have a program that is preventing Windows from entering stand-by or "sleep" mode, then try this program as a solution. That's really the only reason to use this -- unless you like the feel good stats it displays.

Cons

The search bar is just fluff...completely unnecessary. Also, there is no option to completely hide the interface. You can minimize it, but it will always be present in your taskbar as a minimized program. It should just minimize to the system tray and get out of the way.

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1 stars

"Just clutters desktop. Settings can be accessed through control panel. Useless"

February 27, 2008  |  By chefiacm

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

Cons

the interface is too big for a small program that just automates the power settings. It can't do much else

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1 stars

"just a search bar, nothing more."

October 25, 2007  |  By davmend

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

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3 stars

"light & powerfull"

October 20, 2007  |  By Caballero76

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

Pros

Attracting presentation; easy to use; more accessible for foreigners.

Cons

Suspect conflicts with Mozilla???

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4 stars

"Seems ok"

October 16, 2007  |  By KenFougere

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

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2 stars

"not applicable to me as my computer is not on for long periods"

October 16, 2007  |  By peterhph1

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

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5 stars

"Easy as Pie."

October 16, 2007  |  By flippsflopps

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

Pros

really cool features.

Cons

N/A

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1 stars

"It's useless."

October 14, 2007  |  By BrianZachary

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

Pros

The intentions were good, I guess that's what matters.

Cons

There is no need for this. If you have Windows on your computer, then you already have a utility that does everything this program does. It's called Power Options and you can find it in your Control Panel. Like I said, the intentions were good, I suppose, but this program is not needed, it's just another program you have to run, using up RAM and resources.

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1 stars

"xp / vista only"

October 14, 2007  |  By grahamhuntington

 |  Version: CO2 Saver 1.0.0.15

Cons

I run W2000, so could not use it. Not specified in requirements.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.0.15
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher C02 Saver
Publisher web site http://co2saver.snap.com/
Release Date June 26, 2007
Date Added June 26, 2007
Version 1.0.0.15
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 224.33KB
File Name SnapCO2Saver15.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,665
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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