TuneUp Utilities 2013 Review: Is It Better Than 2012? Should I Buy?
TuneUp Utilities is one of the most popular multi featured package utility for automated system maintenance. Latest version Tuneup Utilities 2013 is now out in market. Is it really a big jump from previous version? Lets take a look on the new features included in TuneUp Utilities 2013 Review.
I have been using TuneUp Utilities for a long time now. Every new version has been a big change visually and performance wise. What so ever, this time it has broken many of my expectations. Visually you will not be finding much difference and regarding features there are very few to make an impact.
TuneUp 2013 new Features
They haven’t added totally different features. New inclusions are just a small extension of the already present features in TuneUp 2012. Now, let’s go through the listed feature inclusions.
- TuneUp Disk Cleaner 2013: Cleans up system-clogging clutter from 150 programs and Windows
- TuneUp Browser Cleaner 2013: Removes data traces from 25 browsers
- TuneUp Live Optimization 2.0: Stops performance-sapping programs
- Future-proof: Fully compatible with Windows 8
TuneUp Computer Cleaner 2013
The cleanup section has major changes unlike TuneUp 2012 where we had a common cleanup section which included all options. Now its more detailed and separate options like Windows and program cleaner, browser cleaner, broken Shortcut Cleaner and windows Functionality Disable.
TuneUp Claims that TuneUp 2013 cleans 6 times better than any of the previous versions as it includes more programs to remove temporary data.
TuneUp Browser Cleaner 2013
Separate browser cleaner is a good inclusion for people worried about privacy. It clears all your private data and additionally you can also manually block cookies from certain sites by adding them to blacklist. Browser cleaner is also included in One Click maintenance.
Hence, all your browsing secrets will be wiped out automatically once the maintenance starts. You have to be careful in case you do not want your browser data cleaned up, disable the function in one click maintenance. This was a bitter experience when I did not pay attention to Advance System Care auto maintenance which had this feature from a long time. Till date, I was using CCleaner for this purpose.
TuneUp says, it supports 25 browsers. Well, I haven’t used so many of them yet in my lifetime. I guess every one uses at max 2-3 browsers at a time.
TuneUp Live Optimization 2.0
The new live optimization feature will also allow you to specify applications that wont be pushed down the priority level if you are starting new applications. This new feature will be helpful when you are using applications like Photoshop, Camstasia etc and then opening new applications like Firefox browser, video player etc.
Well, TuneUp 2013 is fully compatible with Windows 8. I was looking out for one live tile which was expected rather I am bombarded with all the shortcuts on the metro Home screen. You may find it convenient to open up any TuneUp feature, on the other hand if you do not like to have so many apps on home screen, just batch select them by right click and remove them.
More than new feature inclusions like from TuneUp 2010 to Tuneup 2011/ 2012, the main focus this time was on improving the present functionality. If you were planning to buy TuneUp 2013 for the first time then go ahead. In case you are already using TuneUp 2012 and were thinking whether to upgrade or not, in my opinion its better to halt now. Before buying it, try TuneUp 2013 free for 15 days.