The upside of a portable app
The installation process can be easily skipped, as this utility is portable. Consequently, unlike installers, it is not going to update the Windows registry and hard drive with new entries without your approval, and no leftovers will remain on the disk after its removal.
It is also important to mention here that if you place the program files to an external data device, such as a USB flash drive, you make it possible to run SoftonEyes on any PC you come in contact with and take it anywhere with you.
The interface you come by maintains a minimal and clear-cut appearance. You can also render it non-obtrusive, as you can send it to the system tray with just a click of the button. Although there are no Help contents integrated, you can easily learn how to run it, regardless of your previous experience with the IR world.
It is possible to manually adjust the screen brightness with the built-in slider bar, while you can also set up this tool to automatically change it, by using the incorporated check box. No other notable options are available.
Evaluation and conclusions
It does not put a strain on the computer’s performance as it does not require large amounts of CPU and memory, yet the response time leaves a lot to be desired, especially in the automatic mode. The interface is accessible to all user categories and during our tests, no bugs, errors or crashes have been revealed.
Taking all of this into consideration, we can safely say SoftonEyes is a pretty efficient piece of software, yet it could benefit from an update.
Reviewed by Madalina Boboc on May 28th, 2014
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