"…Soluto has created a desktop app that helps people with limited IT know-how to solve problems with their PC by following crowd sourced recommendations showing what other people did when faced with the same situation."
Soluto was thrilled to win the 2012 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in the Startups category (BizSpark), being chosen from over 3,000 exceptional companies.
"It’s that time. After seeing 20 startups plus two audience choices present at TechCruch
Disrupt, last night, that list was whittled down to five finalists…
And the winner is… Soluto!
...Everything we saw suggests that Soluto is likely to go on to do amazing things. And they have a terrific business model. They deserved to win the Disrupt Cup."
"The most popular free applications to help you tweak, customize, and enhance your Windows experience. Some of the applications are brand new, some are reincarnations of older tools, and some are updates and enhancements to existing applications. Here's a look back at the 16 most popular free Windows applications of 2010."
Where does Microsoft’s Windows get frustrating? Well, start with the boot time. It often can take too long, but worse than that, did you know that lots of things boot up and take memory and cause you problems? Soluto has a very unique answer to these frustrations.
Soluto’s approach to PC frustration is novel and highly promising, said Robert Scoble... ‘‘This is innovation at a deep level; they are bringing in the crowd to augment solutions to Windows problems", Mr. Scoble said.
Frustrated by how long it takes for Windows to fully load after you've logged in? So is just about every other Windows user on the planet. Now you can do something about it. The free Soluto, currently in beta, does a very nice job of helping you cut that time--in ways that no other program does. …If you're looking to cut your Windows boot time, Soluto is a solid bet.
In a field filled with Web-based and mobile apps, Soluto stood out starkly… the startup trounced all others by tackling a universal problem: PC generated. If one user, anywhere in the world, fixes a problem, Soluto can share that solution with others who have the same problem.
Soluto has developed software that monitors your PC for things that are likely to annoy users… It records which applications were running at the time of the hiccup, and analyzes low-level events to track things users aren’t even aware of, like which applications are competing for memory. Even better: if a user somewhere in the world consistently has issues with a certain application and then makes a change that fixes it, Soluto can then tell other users who have had the same problem about the fix. The product looks very compelling, with an impressive UI … The company’s PCGenome project could actually help solve these problems.
The advantage to using Soluto (which is focused purely for the PC) is that the SaaS records which applications were running at the time of the hiccup, and analyzes low-level events to track things users aren’t even aware of, like which applications are competing for memory. … What makes the application so successful is that it is incredibly easy to use, even for those with limited technical knowledge. Next up, the company says it will be tackling other platforms (Mac OS, please?), including mobile.
Once you've installed the software and rebooted your PC, Soluto springs into action, tracking every single process that runs during the boot process, and then allows you to easily drill down into the list of processes to see exact times for each one.
Soluto has long been an awesome tool to speed up your system boot, but they've just released a huge update that also speeds up your browser and collects crash reports from all its users to help you fix them quickly… The crash reporter is undoubtedly the coolest feature in this update. … Soluto replaces Windows' crash reporter with its own, that immediately logs a program crash when it happens and lets you open up Soluto to find a fix.
I have a free download from Soluto.com to help you soup up your boot. And I'm not talking about the steel-toe-capped variety…. This application is amazing! … What I love about it is how easy the interface is to understand, and the no-jargon recommendations means that anybody can use it no matter what your level of expertise is.... I have spoken to the team and they are hugely dedicated to making using your computer as pain-free as possible with new developments to achieve this just over the horizon.
Soluto is an excellent concept, and it's a program that casual users could definitely use on their own to help speed up Windows reboots.
I've been installing Soluto on every PC I can find, and it reliably cuts bootup time by a significant amount.
The real innovation that Soluto is bringing to the table is in its PC Genome knowledgebase … The PC Genome project will also include a user-editable wiki, with a reputation-based system for moderating and editing user comments … On the two systems where I’ve installed it, I’ve seen no untoward side-effects, and its recommendations have been reasonable and conservative. This is a very clever solution to a genuinely frustrating problem.
In my informal review of the beta Soluto I was able to cut the startup time of two of my PCs in half to just under one minute…The company says the Soluto utility is just a start. Phase two for the Soluto service is to monitor your PC, detect slowdowns and software conflicts, and share that data with millions of other Soluto users via what it calls a PC Genome. Lastly, Soluto will use the collective data of other PC users to suggest an easy fix for what ails your system… The basic idea is, if a user in Detroit solves a problem with their computer, Soluto remembers that solution, and distributes the fix to someone in Chicago dealing with the same issue.
Put freeware utility Soluto on the job as your traffic cop. (Yes, I see the irony in installing yet another program to wrangle your existing programs, but hear me out.) The tool analyzes the software and services installed on your PC, and then gives you the option of eliminating them, delaying their startup, or leaving them alone. Even better, it offers recommendations, complete with statistics on what other users have done; it's like a crowd-sourced startup manager. It works better than any other startup manager I've ever used.
Soluto's software runs in the background on a PC and is designed to detect   problems that slow a machine down as well as solutions that speed it up again. The idea is to collect this information and use it to recommend software and hardware fixes to other users.
Wondering what all that crapware is that loads when Windows starts up? And if you really need it? Soluto can help. It uses a "patent-pending low-level driver technology" to detect when you're frustrated” or more specifically, to pinpoint programs that cause frustration. And it crowd-sources data so you and other Soluto users can get quick fixes.”
Challenged to rank the 50 from one to fifty in terms of both interest and viability… with a tendency toward social, and apps I am using frequently
In addition to being one of the few startups at Disrupt to build desktop software, Soluto was also one of the most compelling and useful products at first glance. The company has basically crowd-sourced computer maintenance with its “anti-frustration software” … Here’s where it gets interesting: fixed, and can alert other users with the same problem about the fix. … The manual version of the software will remain free, which makes it compelling for computer geeks who would rather fix their own computer problems… Having worked in IT support for some time, what Soluto is promising has the potential to change the way average computer users interact with their machines. Instead of calling tech support when they have a problem, or begging a tech-savvy friend or family member to help them, users running Soluto could become more self-reliant.