The TechCrunch Disrupt conference, held May 24 through May 26 in New York City, is the successor to last year’s TechCrunch 50. This competitive conference brings technology luminaries and startups together for education and startup launches.
This year’s winner is a company called Soluto. Soluto claims to be “anti-frustration software” and is aimed at helping users mitigate everything that isn’t working quite right. Immediately after installation, it lists all your startup programs, telling you which should be removed, which can be removed, and which programs shouldn’t be removed. It makes it easy for you to pause or delay those items you wish to exclude from your immediate startup.
We’ve been following Soluto on Twitter and have been seeing reports from users claiming startup times decreasing by more than five minutes. Our experience with it has allowed us to shave about 30 seconds off the machines we’ve tested, though we’re pretty good about running lean startup processes in the first place.
Soluto does more than startup diagnostics. It runs in the background, gathering data about the ways the programs interact with one another. It uses this data, along with data gathered by others and aggregated in its PC Genome, and suggests changes and improvements to the user.
We’ve just started using it, and while we’re extremely selective about the processes we allow to run in the background, Soluto looks like a solid addition that will actually improve the way our machines run.
Soluto is currently in beta. Find out more and give it a spin at soluto.com.