What is it?
In short; It’s a free application that helps you get the most out of your Rift. It is developed by ApollyonVR, with the support of the community for beta testing. Please note that this application is not an official piece software from Oculus, I am not affiliated with Oculus in any way. Any issues you have with this application should be reported to ApollyonVR or here not Oculus support.
Oculus Tray Tool (OTT) has many features that will hopefully help you get the very best VR experience. It has options that help you automatically switch audio and microphone to the Rift and back, handle the Oculus runtime service, voice commands, batch import Steam games (added to OTT by the awesome over at http://headsoft.com.au), replace icons for your games and more.
It’s primary feature however, is the ability to create “Profiles” for your VR Games and apps. Within these Profiles, you set how Asynchronous SpaceWarp (ASW) should act, increase the perceived resolution by using Supersampling and increase the CPU Priority of a given app to get the most juice out of your system for that specific application. Once a Profile has been created for a game or app, OTT will detect when it is started and apply the profile for it, without the need for taking your headset off.
If you want to have a peek at all the things OTT can do for you before installing the application, check the User Guide pdf, download it from http://bit.ly/2PRUMnU. The latest version of this application will always be right below this intro, but the app also checks for available updates on startup.