FLCleaner 3.0 - What Is a "Stack Manager"? Will It Make You A Better Designer?

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FLCleaner 3.0 is an optimization system for digital devices.

Originally created for Windows, its central (web) control center allows users of all sizes the ability to manage a variety of different options within their digital infrastructure.

The big difference with FLC 3.0 is the way in which it manages a device's underlying applications. Only when you fully understand that, will you be able to appreciate how the system works - and how it can be utilized to streamline processes & optimize productivity in the workplace.

Stack Manager

The tool is what's called a stack manager.

This means nothing (it's a made-up name) - the reason it's called this (rather than "digital device optimization" or similar) is because of how the system has been designed.

Rather than operating on a system level - the tool works on a platform level. This means that it doesn't really matter "which" system it runs on - because it handles applications and the underlying resources of a system in the same way.

To be specific - if you ever consider using "system optimization" software, what you're really doing is installing a series of hard-coded "speedup" triggers through a single application. These systems are mostly designed for Windows or Android (although some exist for Mac +iOS), and are designed to focus on the system itself (rather than the applications which may be running).

Whilst there's nothing wrong with this - it means that any optimization is restricted to the system level, which is typically highly restrictive. In the Windows world particularly, it means that you're basically dealing with "temporary files", "registry errors" and other issues that typically besets the system.

FLCleaner 3.0 was designed around making the optimization process system-agnostic.

In a VERY similar vein to how many games work on multiple platforms, the FLCleaner platform has its focus on the SOFTWARE running on different machines.

Its job is to map exactly which applications are running on a digital device (mobile as well as desktop) and then provide SPECIFIC steps to resolve any of the problems which may be apparent.

Not only does this granular method work much more effectively than a hard-coded system, but also means that the underlying "data" derived from tracking which systems are performing most effectively, can be ported to a centralized "web" infrastructure / control panel - which can be used to help larger organizations determine *exactly* how healthy their entire digital infrastructure is. This is particularly popular with companies who rely on their computer systems to operate; namely the likes of graphic design studios, architects and contractors.

How It Works

As mentioned, the core of FLCleaner 3.0's offer is the ability to "track" various applications your system may be running.

In the case of Windows - you may have 25+ applications installed, but know absolutely NOTHING about whether they're up-to-date, running optimally or have other issues (such as temporary files, damaged dependencies, etc).

The way the system works is to build a "tree" list of the various applications installed onto a digital device, to which it's then able to draw upon a series of "definitions" (similarly to how Antivirus works). These definitions then give the system the ability to scan for unwanted files, remove broken/outdated libraries and generally keep the applications running as optimally as possible.

It does this with TWO pieces of functionality -

Doing this manually would be impossible, hence the need for an automated system to handle it.

Is It Effective?

The most important thing to remember about this system is that it's not the "tool" itself that's the most effective element of the offer.

Rather, it's the web centric "dashboard" which allows people to see the overview of how their digital infrastructure is running across their entire network.

The best way to describe this is that it's very similar to CCleaner Cloud - the system itself doesn't really "do" very much; the web based platform manages all the resource usage etc for the user.

In much the same way, FLCleaner 3.0 provides a "command center" for users to gain not only insight into the various performance levels of their systems, but to also manage that performance properly.

This online "command center" is actually quite interesting. Not only does it provide a completely visual / immersive interface, through which network & IT managers are able to gain a complete overview of the system - but there are a number of functions which provide the users with the ability to remotely manage the various applications running on the likes of Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux. This has been seen as a breakthrough, as it allows for "convergence" - a fancy term to describe "cloud" management for the various systems in a network.

In terms of whether the system actually "works" to optimize a system, it's dependent on how the user is able to manage the underlying application definitions they may have. Ultimately - cleaning out any of the damaged / corrupted settings on a system is pretty-much where any speed gains come from; keeping apps as streamlined as possible helps but is not a huge factor in overall performance. Nonetheless, apart from CCleaner, there are no other tools which give users the ability to mange their systems as effectively in the present environment.


The companies who've gained most value from the product recently seem to be the various "digital creative" organizations who rely on their fleet of digital devices to actually deliver their commercial service (get paid).

Whilst FLCleaner's core system is actually distributed open-source, the web contingent is proprietary to the company who created it. This has lead to questions about its security and other aspects.

The bottom line is that FLC 3.0 has been adopted by a number of companies who typically rely on their digital infrastructure to ensure they are able to keep providing their services. For this purpose, the tool has quite strong reverance (it's able to provide users with the oversight required to keep a fleet of digital devices running at optimal performance). For other uses, CCleaner seems to be preferred by many.