How Free Is Free? What is Freemium?

Freemium is a term coined in the software industry for a licensing model by which application is free, but has some restrictions or offers additional functionality in a premium (Pro) edition of the software.

How Free is Process Lasso?

Did you know Process Lasso was the FIRST utility of its kind? Bitsum created the real-time PC optimization market. We invented the famous ProBalance algorithm and were one of the first to notice and resolve the performance degradation caused by OS controlled CPU core parking. We went on to provide all kinds of automation and control to give users the power to run apps *their* way. We even developed an elegant, accurate responsiveness metric to measure the impact of our technologies. With your support we’ll continue breaking new ground!

Feature Process Lasso Free Process Lasso Pro
ProBalance YES YES
Performance Mode YES YES
Persistent process settings YES YES
Instance Balancer YES YES
CPU Limiter YES YES
Disallowed processes YES YES
ProBalance I/O restraints YES YES
ProBalance CPU Affinity based restraints YES YES
IdleSaver YES YES
Temporary Keep Awake YES YES
Foreground Boosting YES YES
Control Power Profiles YES YES
Control CPU Core Parking YES YES
Disable Hyper-Threading (SMT) YES YES
SmartTrim YES YES
Power Profile Automation YES (partial) YES
Automate CPU Core Parking YES (partial) YES
Application Power Profiles TRIAL PERIOD ONLY* YES
Process Watchdog (memory and CPU limits) TRIAL PERIOD ONLY* YES
Instance count limits TRIAL PERIOD ONLY* YES
Automatic Performance Mode TRIAL PERIOD ONLY* YES
CPU throttling TRIAL PERIOD ONLY* YES
Anti-sleep processes TRIAL PERIOD ONLY* YES
Keep processes running TRIAL PERIOD ONLY* YES
Core engine as service NO YES
Set custom CPU affinities for ProBalance NO YES
TweakScheduler tool NO YES
MultiMedia Scheduler tool NO YES
Access to older versions NO YES
Premium Support NO YES
Everything else MAYBE YES