Softpedia Editor's Review for Handy Uninstaller
Fast and powerful alternative to the Windows "Add or Remove Programs"
Written by Bogdan Popa on August 31st, 2012
Handy Uninstaller is a freeware software solution that lets you remove installed products, serving as an alternative to the built-in Windows “Add or Remove Programs” utility.
The app has quite a plain and simple GUI, with all options clearly displayed in the main window.
The multi-panel layout is being used to show not only the installed applications, but also plenty of details for each of them, such as estimated size, display name and version, contact, comments, install date, location, language and version.
A search box is also available to quickly look for a specific entry, while the program list displays the name, published date, size, used and frequency for each app.
In addition, Handy Uninstaller offers basic software managing tools, with group support to simply move specific entries to various categories. There are some predefined groups, such as audio, games, network, security and video, but users are also allowed to create their very own.
Uninstall a certain application is as easy as it could be and pressing the “Uninstall” button launches the program's uninstaller. Sadly, the program doesn't scan for leftovers, a tool that comes in very handy whenever you're trying to remove all temporary files left behind by an app.
A “quiet uninstall” option is however available and this lets you remove the selected software without any other message dialog, performing the entire task from one end to another completely automatically.
To sum up all of the above, Handy Uninstaller is the kind of tool that can really serve as an alternative to the standard “Add or Remove Programs” Windows feature. It has a nice interface and can be safely installed by all user categories. With some feature updates however it could easily become one of the top products in this particular software category.
Handy Uninstaller description
Here are some key features of "Handy Uninstaller":
· Simple and user-friendly interface
· Powerful search function
· List installed programs with appropriate icons
· Easy to use
· Programs listing is very fast
· Programs can be moved to special groups
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Added Unicode
· Non blocking program uninstall
· Restores window size
· Fixed bug with Ctrl+C