HTC Boost+ is a new -- beta -- tweaking application by HTC that the company has released to Google's Play Store for devices running Android.
The new application is available for all devices running Android 5.0 or higher regardless of whether they have been manufactured by HTC.
The application has been designed to free up disk space and RAM on the device it is run on just like many other applications that you find for Android that do the same.
There is CCleaner for Android for instance, and at least some device manufacturers put their own cleaning apps on their devices automatically (Xiaomi does it for instance with an app called Cleaner).
The app displays storage and memory information on start which highlight the current status of both, and the total that is available.
The lower half of the screen lists the four tools the app ships with that allow you to free up storage or RAM.
The app's Boost and Clear Junk modes give you options when it comes to what is cleared or cleaned on the device. If you don't want caches cleaned for instance, then you can disable the feature to only clean other areas pointed out by the application.
While junk cleaning may make sense at times, especially if you are a heavy user and never ran an application like HTC Boost+ before, clearing memory does not make that much sense as applications will quickly use memory again. You can verify this by running the "boost" operation several times on the device.
The only way to free up memory permanently is by reducing the number of (background) applications that run on the device.
HTC Boost+ is a beta application at the time of writing. It is well designed, but the features that it provides are not really that different from other tweaking or cleaning applications available for Android.
Advertising revenue is falling fast across the Internet, and independently-run sites like Ghacks are hit hardest by it. The advertising model in its current form is coming to an end, and we have to find other ways to continue operating this site.
We are committed to keeping our content free and independent, which means no paywalls, no sponsored posts, no annoying ad formats or subscription fees.
If you like our content, and would like to help, please consider making a contribution:
Ghacks is a technology news blog that was founded in 2005 by Martin Brinkmann. It has since then become one of the most popular tech news sites on the Internet with five authors and regular contributions from freelance writers.