The steady increase in electrical devices in one's household has meant rising consumption of resources, translated into burdening electricity bills. Strictly referring to desktop computers, one can apply power profiles to reduce the load on the overall consumption of electricity and Power Plan Manager can also assist its users by allowing them to quickly switch between the default Windows profiles.

Specifically, the practical little program will link the use of a specific power plan to certain applications. Once the target program is launched, the power profile is automatically adjusted, a feature that can significantly cut back costs and even improve system performance.

For example, the utility can be quite useful when resource-intensive applications are launched, as these can automatically trigger the Windows-default “high performance” power profile. Users can also choose a default power plan and switching between items is performed by accessing the intuitive context menu from the system tray area.

The layout of the tool is very intuitive and defining a new rule is as simple as selecting the target application and a corresponding linked profile. An intuitive color code system is also used and colored buttons are automatically updated contingent on the currently applied power plan. The program can also be controlled remotely via the use of scripted documents.

Although the tool is highly practical, several features could significantly improve its overall performance, such as the ability to define timed power plan sessions, or the ability to batch link multiple programs to a single power profile.

All things considered, Power Plan Manager is a simple solution for anyone who wishes to automate the changing of power profiles to better suit resource needs. The application allows its users to tie specific applications to a power plan and scripts can also be employed to manage the program from a remote location.