The CCleaner Professional Plus Bundle – What Do You Get Over Free?
So I went ahead and bought a copy of the CCleaner Professional Plus Bundle which gave me all 4 programs for $5 more than buying a single program. And, it’s nearly $20 cheaper than buying them all individually. Quite a bargain really. But I see this question written a lot, why should I buy CCleaner or Defraggler when the free ones work perfectly fine?
Well, they are indeed impressive apps, so what do you get if you buy them all?
First, let’s go with the altruistic answer, you’re helping to support the developers and provide funds so updates and new versions will keep on coming. So, the satisfaction of knowing you did the right then.
While the programs are by and large identical, there are a couple of nice features. CCleaner has a nice monitoring tool that determines when it’s time to take out the trash and save you some space. It offers to clean Internet files when the browser closes and pops up a notification when a reasonable amount of space can be save.
The programs will also download and install updates automatically. Normally these are all separate steps.
So, those really are the differences. Upgrading to the Pro version doesn’t enable a slew of missing features. I suppose that’s a double-edged sword. Piriform is offering a complete program for free and if it’s of benefit they hope you’ll buy a "full" copy as a way of saying thank you for their work. Many people will say to heck with it and just stick with free because there’s no point in paying for something you can get for free. True enough, but if CCleaner and the rest of the "free" tools happen to disappear one day or don’t implement features or bug fixes, you have no one to blame but yourself.
Ccleaner,Defraggler, Recuva and Speccy are all free apps worth paying for.
Other articles of interest:
- CCleaner – The Basics of System Maintenance – System Optimization Series
- System Cleanup on the Cheap – System Optimization Series
- Piriform updates CCleaner and offers 66% off Professional Plus Edition
- TuneUp Utilities 2013 – System Optimization Series
- First Hand Experience With Piriform Recuva
- Ashampoo Winoptimizer 10 – System Optimization Series
- O&O Spring Cleanup Bundle and Discount
- CCleaner v5.0 with a new look, new tools and a price discount
- Removing Programs with Ashampoo Uninstaller – System Optimization Series
- New version of CCleaner and Recuva, plus discount