Want to know what programs launch when you boot your system? Want to see a list of installed programs? This simple utility displays some basic info that's good to keep track of as you maintain your system.
Smart System Informer launches a small, tabbed window that's nothing fancy, but its functional appearance is easy to read and comprehend. It quickly scans your system and returns info about its BIOS, CPU chip, video and monitor, fixed and removable drives, memory use and currently running processes, a list of start-up programs, and a list of all installed programs.
This free utility performed quickly in our tests, although we didn't like that it installed two desktop icons: one for launching Smart System Informer itself, another to launch the developer's Web site, which merely promotes other products. However, we did like that we could open a program's folder or simply launch a selected app from the list of installed programs; and that we could launch a Google search about an app from the same list.
Saving a report about the Smart System Informer's system scan as either an HTML or text file was handy. But the app's lack of bells and whistles will keep it from appealing to experienced users since all this info is already available through Task Manager or Windows' Control Panel, and because Smart System Informer provides only a static snapshot of the PC. However, many novices will appreciate the simplicity of accessing all that data in one spot with this freeware.
How d'you get the PC features quickly? You may surely use special tab or panel, but the data will be located in different places. Smart System Informer will make it for you swiftly! Specific information includes computer ID, processor, BIOS, memory, disks, video, motherboard, monitor and other. This information shown as number and graphical views - you may evaluate your computer performance easily, and save the received data as a text file. Applications are shown at processes, startup and uninstall list. All parameters give at real-time mode. We recommend you the programs that help you look about hardware, software, memory, registry - rely on professionals.
What's new in this version:
Version 2.2 is Windows 8 compatible.