Soluto

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 108 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3.1024
  • Total Downloads:
    137,961
  • Date Added:
    October 29, 2012
  • File Size:
    1.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    378
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

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Editors' Review

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Soluto is an unusual program. This "Anti-Frustration Software" analyzes your system and compares its findings with an online knowledge base that proposes solutions to various performance bottlenecks. It focuses on three areas: Chop Boot, which reduces your startup time; Lighten Web Browser, which shows you how to speed up your surfing by optimizing your Web browser; and Heal Crashes, which tries to fix any problems causing programs to crash.

Installing Soluto requires a reboot, during which it analyzes your system's boot process and looks for improvements. Soluto's animated graphics and flow-based layout give it a feel somewhat reminiscent of Windows Media Center. It identified three categories of startup entries, displayed in expandable, proportional, color-coded sections on a hierarchical line. The first section, "No-brainer," listed four apps that we could remove from the boot process right away. One was our backup software, which we preferred not to change. However, the other entries listed recommendations to pause or delay an item during startup, based on what other users had done. We were more circumspect with the 10 apps listed in the "Potentially removable" section, which the program says is for advanced users. We made a few changes but mostly left these programs alone, which the program recommended, too. By far the largest section is startup entries that Soluto can't change--yet--and also programs that shouldn't be changed, such as antivirus software.

Soluto's online database grows over time as more users report their findings. We can see how it could help guide inexperienced users in choosing what to boot and what to skip. The browser tool identified 4 add-ons we could remove and 11 others we could potentially remove. We disabled a few, though most were there for a reason. The Heal Crashes tool correctly noted that our system had not crashed recently but offered to help fix it if it did. For inexperienced users with crash-prone systems, this could be a useful tool.

Soluto's interface bears a "beta" label, but we had no trouble using the program. While it made few drastic changes to our system, and thus no drastic improvements, it did a fine job of analyzing our system's potential weak points and proposing tested solutions. If your system takes too long to start or it's slow and balky, give Soluto a try. Someone might have already proposed a solution to your problem.

 
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  • 4 stars

    "It Does Work - Interface is Cumbersome"

    September 27, 2014   |   By flyhombre

    Version: Soluto 1.3.1494

    Pros

    Improves boot time
    provides recommendations for applications that user can use or ignore
    Can be used to help others

    Cons

    Interface is a little cumbersome
    Installing can be more frustrating than long boot time

    Summary

    No matter what the Chicken Littles out there say, this software does work. Helped me decide on what programs to keep in boot, delay after boot or remove completely.. I was apprehensive at first, but said, "What the heck" when I first set up my new laptop.

    Your homepage on Soluto webpage ha a lay out that is in a simple graphics format that is easy to use. Categorizes each program or app that is currently in your boot into removable, potentially removable and required apps. Soluto then provides recommendations on whether or not to keep in boot, delay or remove. It does work.

    Soluto does provide recommendations for apps under Required banner, but currently you cannot act on those recommendations. Also, Soluto software does take up some amount of boot time too. I guess there's no such thing a a free lunch.

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    Full Specifications

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    What's new in version 1.3.1024
    Version 1.3.1024 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
    General
    Publisher Soluto
    Publisher web site http://www.soluto.com
    Release Date October 19, 2012
    Date Added October 29, 2012
    Version 1.3.1024
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 1.44MB
    File Name solutoinstaller.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 137,961
    Downloads Last Week 378
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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