As its name suggests, Start-Up Tool is an application which lets you manage programs that automatically run at system startup, in order to increase the Windows boot speed.
This is a portable product, so installation is not required. It means that you can store Start-Up Tool on any device and directly run its executable file on any computer. More importantly, your Windows registry keys will not be affected.
The interface of the software is plain and intuitive. The list of startup apps is automatically loaded upon initialization and you can check out their type and path.
If you select a particular program, you can view additional details concerning its location, command, description and company.
By opening the right-click menu you can run an application, find its target, edit it (name, file to be executed, parameters, access level), view file properties, as well as disable it and remove its entry from the list.
Furthermore, you can cleanup all your startup entries (all items will be removed from the Windows registry), add a new application to the list, refresh the list and export it to a HTML file.
The program requires a low-to-moderate amount of system resources, includes a comprehensive help file with snapshots and ran smoothly during our tests. We haven't come across any issues. However, Start-Up Tool lacks a few key elements. For example, you cannot manage startup services. Nevertheless, you can test the tool for yourself to see if it matches your preferences.