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.