Aishu-no Defrag is an Android app that faithfully reproduces that instantly recognizable Windows 98 defrag screen right on your smartphone. Just what you were missing, right?
Our younger readers may not know what I'm talking about, so let me explain real quickly. Up until Windows XP, Windows had a defragmentation feature, "defrag" for short, that you were supposed to run on your computer every once in a while. If you didn't defrag your hard drive regularly, your computer would gradually get slower and slower.
But defragging took forever. The total time depended on how speedy your HDD was and how much space it had, but sometimes a full defrag could take eight hours!
Also, while you were defragging your computer, you weren't supposed to touch anything. As such, most people tried to do it while they were sleeping.
Which led to another problem, because if you had your computer in your room, defragging would make your hard drive move continuously and make really irritating noises. It was also not uncommon to come back to your computer the next morning only to find out that it was still defragging...
Since Windows Vista, however, defragging has taken place automatically and the need for a separate defrag program has been lost to history. Those of you still using XP or older might still call upon the defrag feature every once in a while, though.
Anyway, enough reminiscing, let's have a look at the app now, shall we?
All this app is is graphics and sound; it does not actually defrag your phone's memory. Start up the app, and this is the first screen you see:
Tap the button on the bottom left for an explanation of what the symbols mean.
Tap Start, and you're greeted with that familiar defragging hard disk sound and gradual increasing blue blocks. When the progress bar reaches 100%, the defrag is complete.
Tap Start again to run through the defrag process once more. For those who have used Windows Defrag in the past, running this program will probably bring about a Zen-like sense of satisfaction twinged with a hint of irritation. Running this app may also prevent old-school computer nerds from touching your phone.
So yeah, it's a pretty basic app, but the ads that show up at the top of the screen can really get in the way. Oh well.
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Time played: about 10 minutes
Device used: HTC J Butterfly (HTL21)
Publisher: SoftLibrary Co., Ltd.
Last updated: 5/1/2013
Compatibility: Android 1.5 or higher
Translation by Jason Morgan