The Happy PC Software Bundle was Humble Bundle's surprise offering which went live last night, when users were waiting for a new game bundle. But the new bundle does offer some real value for money.
Here's what you get in the Happy PC Software Bundle.
By paying $1 you get the following three applications:
- Revo Uninstaller version 3, 1 PC
- Iobit Smart Defrag PRO 1 year license
- EaseUS ToDo BackUp Home version 10
Revo Uninstaller is an amazing tool, which not only uninstalls programs but also scans the Windows Registry for remnant items, and your hard disk for folders and files which a regular uninstaller leaves behind. So it saves you both the hard drive space, and also resolves issues which the registry items may cause.
Iobit Smart defrag is an amazing defragmenter tool, which smartly runs when your PC is idle. So it doesn't interrupt your work or gameplay, and the defrag tool which is more powerful than Windows' default one, speeds up the HDD performance considerably.
EaseUS ToDo BackUp Home is not just a file backup solution, but also a hard drive cloning and disk backup tool. The GUI is hold-your-hand type of user friendy, and the application offers scheduling of backup tasks, incremental backups, system backup and recovery and more.
Beat the average price
Paying more than the average price (currently at $7.59) gives you the following applications:
- Iobit Advanced SystemCare PRO, 1-Year License
- Iobit Driver Booster PRO, 1-Year License
- Speedify VPN 1-Year License, 5 Users
Iobit Advanced System Care PRO is a good system cleaning and speed-up tool, which also protects your PC from browser hijacks, spyware and more. Some say that registry cleaners are snakeoil, and we will leave it to you to decide.
Iobit Driver Booster PRO, as the name suggests, updates your installed hardware's drivers without you having to manually search for new version updates.
We have no idea about Speedify VPN. We are hoping it functions similarly to CyberGhost or Windscribe. Speedify is offering a 5 user license, which sounds good.
The highest tier at $15 nets you 4 additional programs:
- IObit Malware Fighter PRO, 1-Year License
- Connectify Hotspot MAX, 1 Hotspot, Unlimited Users
- Auslogics File Recovery, 1-Year License, 3 PCs
- WinZip®21 Standard Edition, Version 21 Standard License, 3 PCs
IObit Malware Fighter PRO is an okay spyware and malware prevention and removal tool, which offers real-time protection. Connectify Hotspot is useful when you have a laptop or a Wi-Fi wireless dongle, and want to share your ethernet connection to other devices. In other words, if you don't have a router, and want to share your internet connection with Wi-Fi enabled devices, you will find this virtual router program useful.
Auslogics File Recovery can recover files which you have deleted, even if the disk has been formatted, but it depends on whether the hard drive sector containing the files were defragmented or overwritten, in which case, the chances of recovering the file is reduced. It is useful when you accidentally shift-delete a file, and immdeedately want to recover it. You can use it on 3 PCs.
WinZip needs no introduction, and although WinRAR offers superior compression, the former is still a top contender. And you can use WinZip on 3 PCs, which is a good offer.
Is the Happy PC Software Bundle worth buying?
The $1 definitely offers the best value for money. The beat the average tier is underwhelming, and the third tier is okay-ish at best. Buy the third tier if you like WinZip.
The Humble Happy PC Software Bundle will remain on sale for 2 weeks, i.e. until Tuesday May 10th.