jv16 PowerTools is a software that enables you to clean and manage your Windows registry entries, but also lets you remove applications from the system.
After a brief installation process, you are welcomed by the quick tutorial in which jv16 PowerTools informs you that it automatically creates backups before there are any changes made to your computer.
jv16 PowerTools is both designed for beginners and expert users. That is why you can select the interface viewing mode.
The simplified mode is indeed easy to navigate through. In Home you can clean and fix your computer (registry errors, junk MRU and history data, temp files, start menu and desktop items), speed up your system (e.g. disable low disk space check, disable all Windows shortcut keys), control which programs automatically run at startup, fully remove applications and leftovers, or verify that your downloads are safe to run.
Registry Tools give you access to a manager, finder, Registry Find and Replace, cleaner, compactor, information, and monitor tool, while File Tools let you encrypt, decrypt, copy, execute, merge, delete, split, wipe, mass-rename, organize, clean and recover files, but you can also search for a directory and duplicate File Finder.
System Tools is a part of jv16 PowerTools where you can use a software uninstaller, startup manager, start menu tool, automation tool, service manager and system optimizer, while Privacy Tools enables you to delete history and wipe a disk.
Registry backups, file backups and others can be deleted or restored at any time, and you can also view actions you have taken in jv16 PowerTools, in Action History.
Futhermore, you can customize the interface, output paths for settings, backups directories and others, disable automatic backups and autocheck for program updates, select language, and more.
Unfortunately, the help file (i.e. handbook) is only available online, and the program uses a high amount of memory resources. It generally takes several seconds to load a feature, but it does not freeze or crash (not in our case, at least).
All in all, jv16 PowerTools is a good place to start tweaking some of your system's components. We certainly recommend it to both novices and power users.