Cacheman is designed to optimize your computer and help you free up and manage your system resources. But despite its claim to the contrary, it isn't a tool for the novice user.
Easy-to-use features: The cluttered interface may be daunting to less experienced users, but the large icons at the top of the small interface offer easy access to the Auto-Optimize, Free RAM now!, and Cleanup features. Below that, tabs for Memory Management, Performance Tweaks, and other options allow users to change settings with just a few clicks.
Decent Help file: If you're not sure about the settings or options Cacheman offers, the Help file not only explains the features, but also explains some of the settings. For example, the Cache tab includes DNS Net Failure cache, which the Help file defines in the section for Cache. Still, understanding what something is doesn't mean you're ready to start making system tweaks on your own, so users should still proceed with caution.
Overload for novices: Although the publishers claim it is appropriate for novice users, the multi-tabbed interface will probably overwhelm most inexperienced users.
Limited trial version: You're only offered one basic profile for the auto-optimization process. The others are only available when you purchase the product. And while we weren't able to determine if it was due solely to the trial version limitations, our PC didn't run noticeably faster or better after using the software.
For experienced users who want an easy way to access and change settings to improve your PC's performance, Cacheman may be the answer. For everyone else, even with the Help file definitions, Cacheman is probably a tool you should avoid altogether.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Cacheman 7.90.
Cacheman is suitable for use by experts and novices alike, and there are a number of manual and automatic optimization settings available to suit all levels of ability. Cacheman automatically optimizes how Windows handles memory. Depending on what the PC is used for, a range of computer performance profiles is available including gaming, graphics workstation, digital audio recording, notebook, and server.
Cacheman dynamically changes the priority at which certain programs and processes are run, and can limit the amount of memory any given application is able to use. The active front-running application will get the maximum possible processing power and available system memory. Computer games, office software, web browsing, and video players will not be interrupted by background tasks like computer virus scans. By default, Windows 10 can track and share website visits, app usage, purchases, typed words, and more. Cacheman's auto-optimization feature modifies Windows privacy setting so that significantly less tracking data is recorded and sent back to Microsoft.