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Stacer – The Linux System Optimizer You’ve Been Waiting For

Stacer - Ubuntu System Optimizer
Written by Jesse Afolabi

System optimizer apps are quite the thing on platforms such as Windows and Android. Their usefulness, however, is debatable considering how notorious they are when it comes to using system resources.

On the Linux platform, however, we can almost always find the applications, a developer puts their time in developing to be mostly useful.

Stacer is one such app created to better optimized your Linux PC in the sense that it packs quite the list of features you’d normally expect from an optimizer and more to give your system a refresh whenever you feel the need.

The functionalities Stacer packs include real-time system resource monitor, the ability to clear app caches, start-up monitor, ability to start/stop system services, and even uninstall applications.

This app basically packs the features of Bleachbit and System monitor in one package with a much simpler user interface for a more fluid experience with the added advantage of being light on system resources considering that it was built using the Electron framework and yes, it’s open-source.

While the developer of the app claims it was built specifically for Ubuntu, you should be able to run it just fine on just about any other Debian-based* platform.

Stacer looks very polished and pleasing to the eyes. The dashboard is the first thing you see the first time you launch the app with details on your current system resource usage as well as network upload and download speeds.

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Watch Stacer in Action

There are five tabs that are well spaced-out that will help you navigate through the rest of the functions of the application.

Dashboard

Stacer Dashboard

Stacer Dashboard

System Cleaner

System Cleaner

System Cleaner

Startup Apps

Startup Apps

Startup Apps

System Services

System Services

System Services

Uninstaller

Uninstaller

Uninstaller

Stacer adapts nicely to your preconfigured system in terms of the looks, so that its look is uniform with the rest of your system.

I’ve simply replaced Bleachbit and the system monitor app on my Ubuntu 16.04 system with Stacer and you probably should do.

Install Stacer in Linux Systems

First download the latest release for Ubuntu 32-bit and 64-bit from the Stacer Github release page.

--------------- On Ubuntu 64-bit --------------- 
$ wget https://github.com/oguzhaninan/Stacer/releases/download/v1.0.4/Stacer_1.0.4_amd64.deb
$ sudo dpkg --install Stacer_1.0.4_amd64.deb
$ Stacer
--------------- On Ubuntu 32-bit ---------------
$ wget https://github.com/oguzhaninan/Stacer/releases/download/v1.0.4/Stacer_1.0.4_i386.deb
$ sudo dpkg --install Stacer_1.0.4_i386.deb
$ Stacer

On other Linux distribution, you can install manually as shown:

# git clone https://github.com/oguzhaninan/Stacer.git
# cd Stacer
# npm install && npm start

That’s it! share your experience with the app in the comments below after you might have tried it!

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About the author

Jesse Afolabi

Jesse is that tech enthusiast you never heard of...he's mainly into things relating to Linux and Android and has an unending passion for both platforms which is why he writes about them.