iolo Launches Winspresso™: Windows 8 Optimization App

New app is designed to enhance responsiveness and improve battery life on Windows 8 and RT

Los Angeles, CA – November 19, 2012 – iolo technologies, recognized globally as a top source for advanced computer optimization technology, today announced the launch of Winspresso, the first performance optimization app designed specifically for both mobile and desktop versions of Windows 8. Winspresso is designed to maximize device responsiveness and battery life by automatically reclaiming and reprioritizing unused memory from idle background apps. Residing as a live tile once installed, users have one-click access to Winspresso’s three incrementally comprehensive optimization modes.

iolo Labs, iolo technologies’ independent research arm, has been extensively testing Windows 8 since preview and beta releases initially became available, and found a key area where user experience tends to decay over time as multiple apps are opened and switched between. iolo noticed that once an app is launched, Windows 8 tends to reserve resources (such as memory) indefinitely, even if the app isn’t being used anymore. As more apps are launched, more resources are reserved, eventually affecting the operating system’s ability to allocate sufficient power to new foreground activities and resulting in gradual regression of overall responsiveness.

Winspresso works by reclaiming resources from unused and dormant apps and re-injecting them into the operating system for better foreground performance and more efficient operation.

Winspresso is also designed to plug directly into iolo’s flagship performance optimization software, System Mechanic®, which has been used by more than 45 million people to keep nearly 80 million computers in optimal condition since 1998. System Mechanic is fully compatible with Windows 8 and the perennial recipient of PC Magazine’s Editor’s Choice award for performance optimization software.

Completely free, Winspresso can be downloaded from the new Windows App store here. iolo’s award-winning System Mechanic 11 can be purchased directly from, via all major web e-tailers, or in one of more than 23,000 retail storefronts that carry iolo’s products worldwide, such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and Staples.

About iolo technologies
iolo technologies, LLC ( produces award-winning software that repairs, optimizes, and protects computers. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in Los Angeles with market presence in 33 countries, iolo’s products have helped an estimated 45 million users worldwide and won hundreds of awards from industry experts, analysts and media. Used and recommended by the world’s leading technical authorities and consistently ranked as best in class by independent labs worldwide, the iolo product line includes System Mechanic®, the #1 best-selling PC performance optimization software; System Mechanic Professional®, an all-in-one suite of performance and security tools; Search and Recover™, a powerful data recovery tool for retrieving deleted files and photos; DriveScrubber®, the #1 best-selling utility for secure data removal; as well as System Shield®, performance-focused anti-malware software. For more information see For media inquiries, visit

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