I’ve never been a big fan of all-in-one solutions. However, every
once in a while, a tool like this will cross my desk and catch my attention, such as All-In-One Toolbox. This particular application offers 27 different tools
for your Android smartphone, and it does so without the usual cumbersome or
intrusive style of most other, similar tools. All-In-One Toolbox focuses on
system cleaning and optimization, and it does a good job with both.

Features

Here are some of the tools you’ll find in All-In-One Toolbox:

  • Apk Cleaner
  • Backup and restore
  • Memory status report (RAM, ROM, SD Card memory
    and CPU)
  • One-click task killer
  • Cache, history, call log, and messages cleaner
  • SD card file manager
  • Batch installer/uninstaller
  • Startup manager
  • Various plugins (Timer, AppLock, Flashlight, Compass)
  • QR and barcode scanner
  • Uninstall of preinstalled system app feature
  • Zip and unzip

If you’re looking for a one-stop-shop for your Android
optimizations, this app is exactly what you need. Let’s install All-In-One Toolbox and take a grand tour to
see if it’s worth your time.

Installation

Installing this free app is simple. Just follow these
steps:

  1. Open
    the Google Play Store on your Android device
  2. Search
    for “all in one toolbox” (no quotes)
  3. Tap
    the entry for “All-In-One Toolbox (27 Tools)”
  4. Tap
    Install
  5. Tap
    Accept

Once it’s installed, you’ll find the launcher for the app in
the app drawer and/or on the home screen. Tap the launcher to start the app.

Usage

There are so many tools included with All In One that it’s
hard to know where to begin. With that in mind, let’s start with what would
most likely bring the quickest optimization to your device — the cleaning
tools. From the tools
tab (Figure A),
tap on the System Cleaner button to reveal all of the included
cleaners, and then follow the steps below.

Figure A

All-In-One Toolbox running on a Verizon-branded Motorola
Moto X.
  1. Tap
    on the Cache Cleaner
  2. Allow
    the cleaner to calculate the amount to be cleaned
  3. Tap
    the Clean button (Figure B)

Figure B

Cleaning the cache is a single tap away.

Due to the nature of certain apps, you’ll find the cache
of the device can begin to re-populate very quickly, even without interaction.

How well does this work? I ran the Cache Cleaner on two
devices: a fresh Motorola Moto X and my personal Samsung Galaxy S III that
hadn’t been cleaned for quite some time. The Cache Cleaner found 464 MB that
could be cleaned from my phone. After running the cleaner, the performance
improvement was quite noticeable.

Next, go back to the System Cleaner and do the same for
the History. In this section, you can clean numerous history caches, including:

  • Clipboard
  • Gmail
  • Google Map
  • Market
  • Browser(s)
  • Downloads
  • Quick Search

You can de-select some of the entries (Figure C) in order to retain certain information. To do this, just tap any entry with an
associated check box, and then tap Clean.

Figure C

You don’t have to clean your entire history.

Another very handy feature is the QuickBoost option. This
will quickly kill background apps to free up memory. Before you use this,
however, I highly recommend whitelisting important apps before tapping the
QuickBoost button.

To whitelist an app, follow these steps:

  1. Open All-In-One Toolbox
  2. Tap
    the gear icon in the upper right corner of the main window
  3. Tap
    Whitelist Manager
  4. Go
    through the listing and tap any application you want added to the whitelist
    (items with a minus sign [-] are added and items with a plus sign [+] are not, as shown in Figure D)
  5. Tap
    Save when complete

Figure D

Adding apps to the QuickBoost whitelist.

In the same vein as the whitelist manager, you can
add/remove applications from the start up process. By removing applications,
you can shorten the start up time of your phone. To remove apps from this
process, do the following:

  1. Open
    All-In-One Toolbox
  2. Scroll
    the left pane until you see Startup Manager and tap that icon
  3. Tap
    Boot Speedup
  4. Tap
    the User tab
  5. Tap
    the minus sign [-] to disable an app at bootup (Figure E)

Figure E

Disabling apps for the bootup process is simple.

You can also remove applications from the System, but you should only do this if you know for certain that an application can be prevented
from starting at bootup (you don’t want to cause your phone not to boot).

If you’re looking for a single tool to help you get the
most performance out of your Android smartphone, you can’t go wrong with
All-In-One Toolbox. At first blush, it may seem too good to be true, but the
reality is that this tool (and all its functions) does a great job of keeping your
device in optimum working order.