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Iobit Smart Defrag 5 Beta 1.0 brings a massive UI overhaul
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Iobit Smart Defrag 5 Beta 1.0 brings a massive UI overhaul

by AshwinJanuary 23, 2016

Iobit has released a new version of its defragmentation tool, Smart Defrag 5.

Iobit Smart Defrag 5
The new beta build of the app, brings in a massive UI overhaul.

Smart Defrag 5 features a Windows 10 themed flat interface, with cards instead of the previous dull old buttons and cluttered UI. There are new icons in the cards too, which are very well designed.

In comparison, this is what Iobit Smart Defrag 4 looks like:

Iobit Smart Defrag 4

The toolbar on the top right corner has been moved to the left corner. Of course, you will not see it at first, for it is hidden under the hamburger menu button.

Iobit Smart Defrag 5 hamburger menu

The app’s main menu uses a hover control, which when you move your mouse cursor over a card, expands it to display its options. The HDD Optimize option now includes a disk cleanup option as well.

The optimize modern apps option has been replaced by Windows Apps and has the Windows 10 logo.  And for some reason, the Action Center in the app no longer advertises the Iobit Unistaller, which is a free app.

Iobit Smart Defrag 5 action center

The boot time defrag option now has a new one, to defrag registry files.

Iobit Smart Defrag 5 boot time
Iobit says that Smart Defrag 5 features a new Defrag Engine which supports multithreading. This will help the app to optimize drives in a more stable and efficient manner. The company says the new engine is ultra-fast when it comes to optimization. The new defrag technology employs the most suitable defrag method for different disks in order to maximise its performance.

Have huge files to defrag? Smart Defrag 5 will help with it, so your disk is speedy. As I mentioned yesterday, in the Defraggler article, a hard disk stores files in clusters (together forming a block), and when they are not in continous clusters, the performance is affected. Iobit’s defrag tool uses a new Free Space Defrag, with a large contiguos block, to ensure that the disk’s performance is more efficient.

Smart Defrag 5 now supports Scheduled Tasks to defrag the computer, when you are not using it. And when you are using the PC, the app will automatically adjust defragmentation priority using a new Silent Mode.

Download Iobit Smart Defrag 5 Beta 1.0 from Major Geeks.

On a side-note, Smart Defrag currently lacks themes (skins) settings, with the default Dark Theme being the only one available. The settings section of the app still remains the same, and does not match the app’s UI, and hopefully this will be fixed in a future update.

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