iPhone Care Pro
This free app is a computer based phone app that is valuable only if you have an iPhone. It will clean your iPhone, iPad and iPod with a quick or deep clean. It is capable of cleaning cookies, crash logs, photo caches, call history, etc.
Unfortunately, I do not have an iPhone to test this for you but I know that when it starts to install you will receive this message. Maybe some of you Apple sharpies will let me know if this is a useful product.
I do have an Android based phone and they have a new free product called Fastimizer. I have taken the image captures of my phone below. Click Start and it will start the scan. You may see that while it is running it is checking; Running apps, System Cache, and Application Cache. For the first scan, my phone received a pretty low score of 20 but managed to delete enough files to get it to a score of 100.
If you want to remember your anniversary, your mother’s birthday or you need a prodding while working on the computer to get some projects done, this is an easy way to schedule them. When the screen opens, it will start on a blank page. Start by clicking the plus icon and add whatever you want.
I added a note to remember to buy flowers for my daughters birthday and have selected a custom sound to play when the time approaches. You have the options of Mute, Default and Custom for the Voice prompts.
Your completed and unfinished task are always available to view.
Wise Plugin Manager
Are your browsers getting loaded down with plugins like toolbars, extra extensions, and Internet Explorer’s BHOs? Well this little utility can list them all and let you choose which to keep or delete.
Take the Item you wish and deposit in the trash can to remove it from your browser. Depending on the browsers you have, the tabs available will change.
The rest of the browsers and tabs all perform the same way so I won’t bother showing them here. One note, it obviously is not yet able to display Spartan as a browser yet.
Wise PC 1stAid
The last product is a very simple approach of attempting to fix some the most common computer problems. When the screen opens, it gives you six common error types. If one matches your problem, click on it.
The one below is an example for the first item.
If none of the items are close to what you need, it gives you the option of sending a message or screenshot so they may offer solutions to fix it. I have not used this feature but I assume it is fee based.
Overall 14 free apps, plus the main suite, is a lot to offer. I particularly like that there are no annoying popup ads. True, some of these apps are not the best options out there but some have exceptional value. Weighing it all objectively, I would give it a very favorable score. Another feature that I have not addressed earlier is that instead of the full suite, you have the option of downloading the individual apps. So, if you have a smaller laptop and need the space, run only the apps you need. Since the addition of the second file nested in the download, I have written a letter to Wise, stating that they should put a note on the download file that “this file contains more than one offer”. I will let you know if they respond.
- Catch up with Part 1 of this article here: Be Wise Optimize – Part 1