SmartClose

SmartClose

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    57,492
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 10, 2010
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    687.79KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    104
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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It's deceptively simple, but this application quickly and cleanly closes all programs, and just as easily restores them. SmartClose's five-icon interface smartly uses tooltips to quickly and adequately explain program operation. Intermediate to advanced users will install and operate the program with no further instruction.

SmartClose's primary function leads the user through a wizard to close all programs except for critical Windows functions. Listed options are well explained as the program advances. Before closing anything, the application takes a quick system snapshot; storing it to reset your computer to that same state at a later date. During testing, SmartClose handled various programs very well. It was rare that it couldn't stop a process. On those occasions, the application invoked SmartKill to finish off a process quickly. Restoring programs is as simple and quick as stopping them. A similar wizard opens a system snapshot. Users merely check which apps to restore. A helpful option removes running processes from the list.

SmartClose is a freeware application every user should keep in his or her system toolbox. It's one program you'll turn to often.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"great time saver - thanks to the dev for this one!"

March 21, 2011  |  By gwp99

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.3

Pros

easy install and good config setup

Cons

none really

Summary

A+ - I use this to close unneeded services on my DAW

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5 stars

"i think its the greatest"

February 03, 2011  |  By chromewarrior

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.3

Pros

it's tops anyone have better

Cons

we need more like this one ihave been using it for 8 years now i believe

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5 stars

"works just fine"

October 07, 2010  |  By bearddee

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.3

Pros

stop all programs from running

Cons

none works great

Summary

does just what it is supposed to do, quickly and easily.

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5 stars

"I couldn't live without it!"

April 28, 2010  |  By jclord

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.3

Pros

It's the perfect tool for shutting down all unneeded services, processes and programs while I'm burning movies to disk and when I'm doing full Docs and Settings backups. My projects are much more reliable without all that background noise going on.

Cons

None. (the form says I must enter at least 10 characters, hence this parenthetical)

Summary

The free program does everything I need.

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1 stars

"not much 'smarter' than version 1.2"

February 14, 2010  |  By 18cdbob18

 |  Version: SmartClose 1.3

Pros

if you close down all open programs on your task bar, it will kill the other processes you can't see

Cons

the more you leave open -- the whole point of using this software -- the harder time it has until it fails totally

Summary

this program must be allergic to the programs i typically use because when they are open, smart close just hangs up my pc entirely....

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.3
Version 1.3 fixes: in some cases, SmartClose didn't save the closed/killed programs to the system snapshot; after running the Close Programs wizard more than once in the same SmartClose instance, the closed/killed programs and stopped services didn't get saved to the system snapshot correctly anymore.
General
Publisher BM-productions
Publisher web site http://www.bm-productions.tk
Release Date February 03, 2010
Date Added February 10, 2010
Version 1.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows Server 2008
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 687.79KB
File Name SmartClose-1.3.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 57,492
Downloads Last Week 104
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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