Auslogics BoostSpeed 6: The Good, the Bad, and the Verdict

Auslogics BoostSpeed 6: The Good, the Bad, and the Verdict

Auslogics BoostSpeed 6 comes from the same company that gave us one of the best disk defrag tools in the business (and for free, it must be noted!).  BoostSpeed 6, though, is a paid program, and so there might be more use in reviewing it as opposed to the free disk defrag utility the company puts out.  That utility, by the way, is in BoostSpeed 6, along with about a dozen other tools that the company releases only under the paid product brand.

BoostSpeed 6

The Good:
Lots of things are good about Auslogics BoostSpeed 6.  The interface, for example, is one of them.  It’s very user-friendly and gives the impression of being geared towards less experienced users without feeling too simplistic or dumbed down for the more tech-experienced ones.  It also has stellar system resource management: run any one of its tools while running several other programs in the background and you’ll barely experience system slowdown, which means everyday productivity need not suffer while system maintenance is ongoing.  It also has a great Rescue Center for rolling back system changes made with the program in case something goes wrong—something that can happen to even the most experienced “tweaker”.

The Bad:
It’s paid software, for one.  It’s going to be a major issue for a lot of people that many free utilities exist that do approximations of the things the BoostSpeed tools do.  There’s also the fact that some of the tools have little kinks that would’ve been better straightened out by the company. For instance, the Uninstall Manager only uninstalls a program via its own uninstall.exe file, as opposed to actually removing all the parts of the program from the system and cleaning up the traces.

The Verdict:
All things notwithstanding, BoostSpeed is still a neat little system utility.  Even if one could argue that there are freeware utilities that can do what its utilities can, not all of those utilities do it half as well.  Auslogics makes quality system maintenance tools, so much do we know, and even the least remarkable of the BoostSpeed tools (in personal opinion, of course) still does exactly what it’s supposed to do.  There are no lemons here, despite a few quibbles about what could improve them.  Furthermore, even the least remarkable tool can still be useful.  I found Disk Explorer pretty unremarkable, for instance, but I can’t deny its uses even then.  That’s more than can be said for competitors like, say, TuneUp, which has been packing a lot of unnecessary programs into the bundles recently.  So I do think BoostSpeed 6 is one of the better system utilities if you absolutely need one.  You’re paying for it or maybe with got a luck of Auslogics Boostspeed discount, yes, but you’re actually paying to get something useful, at least.