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Editors' Review

by   / February 27, 2009

This suite of 21 system utilities effectively optimizes select system components. Jv16 Powertools 2007's clean program menu displays the 21 icons that open the suite's functions. Novice to intermediate users will need the extensive program manual, and even advanced users could learn a thing or two from it.

Still, even with the manual, operating most functions takes care and deliberation. Some are powerful tools that could disable system components. The app boasts automatic backups before major changes, but still warns users that a wrong move could have serious consequences. We found all the functions useful to some extent. Most operated on the Registry, file manipulation, or privacy components. None are the prime tools in their genre, but each performs more than adequately. The function interfaces are clean, easy-to-understand, and easy-to-operate. Each function requires user interaction. One great advantage of this app is that few items are automatic. The functions display options and recommendations, but leave implementation to the user. That works well for users who don't like giving up control.

The 30-day demo gives users more than enough time to test each of the functions in the suite. The program's power will appeal mainly to experienced users. However, this is a good app for others to study and learn about their systems.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.7.0.399

This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.

General

Publisher Macecraft Software
Publisher web site http://www.macecraft.com
Release Date July 20, 2007
Date Added July 20, 2007
Version 1.7.0.399

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista

Download Information

File Size 2.85MB
File Name jv16pt_setup_hb.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 6,895
Downloads Last Week 1

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations 30 day trial
Price $29.95
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