Granola

Granola 2.1.4

Save energy by managing your PC's power

Granola is a small app that claims to manage your computer's power to make it as environmentally-friendly as possible - in fact, it shows you exactly how much energy you have saved. View full description

PROS

  • Attractive interface
  • Excellent help/explanation
  • Integration with Facebook and Twitter

CONS

  • No quick start/stop
  • Choice of only 2 currencies
  • Must trust the science behind the app!

Good
7

Granola is a small app that claims to manage your computer's power to make it as environmentally-friendly as possible - in fact, it shows you exactly how much energy you have saved.

The Granola interface is slick and attractive. It tells you how much energy you have saved in terms of kilowatts, money, CO2 and CPU energy. It then expresses those numbers in more practical terms - when we were using it, it claimed to have saved 3 daisies, 6 blades of grass and 50 phytoplankton!

You can change Granola's settings by clicking the little clog icon in the top right corner. Here you'll be able to turn on and off the Granola savings and customize some of the settings - it's just a pity there's no quick access to the on/off mechanism and that the only two currencies available are sterling and dollars.

Granola has very complete online information, so it's easy to check exactly how they make their calculations and assess for yourself if you think the app does what it claims. If you do, you'll be glad to know that it also has Facebook and Twitter integration so you can spread the message!

Granola is a cute, user-friendly app that just might help save the planet.

Changes

  • This is a minor update that contains a few bug fixes.
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Granola 2.1.4

User reviews about Granola

  • David Orr1069851984

    by David Orr1069851984

    "Awesome! I Highly recommend installing this, small file, simple install. "

    Quite Legit! I have to say it's impressive, it will reduce you computer/laptop energy consumption MOST of the time, but... More.

    reviewed on February 13, 2017

  • user55555

    by user55555

    "Dubious value"

    This software has dubious value beyond the dollar amount saved display and cute comparisons ("saved 3 daisies, 5 bl... More.

    reviewed on March 5, 2013

  • Markat

    by Markat

    "Every environmentally conscious person should have this!"

    Granola is a great application! It unobtrusively sits in the the notification area of your PC and saves electricity by m... More.

    reviewed on July 2, 2010