BatteryCare is a light weight, freeware tool for optimizing the usage and performance of Laptop’s battery. It monitors the battery's discharge cycles and helps increasing it's autonomy and improving its lifetime.
It monitors the battery discharge cycles and accurately records when a complete discharge cycle is performed. A notification balloon pops up to remind that a full discharge is required when the configured number of discharge cycles is reached.
It automatically disables the graphics accelerated theme in Vista and other demanding services that degrade battery lifetime. When the laptop plugged on mains, the theme is re-enabled.
Depending on the power source of the computer, BatteryCare can automatically select the power plan you prefer.
In battery mode, the notification tray icon shows the remaining time and percentage of battery.