MacKeeper 3. 4. 2-OS X maintenance tool

MacKeeper is a suite of resources, giving you a hub of tools to clean and optimize your Mac.

Good looking multipurpose app

Getting one of the most advertized Mac products on the web, you’ve probably heard of MacKeeper. Its advertising actually makes it harder to trust, which is a shame as it has a range of tools that actually work, with an appealing and simple interface. There are some bad points too, which we’ll go to.

MacKeeper’s opening function is called ‘Find & Fix’. This really is essentially a total scan of your Mac, which will find all the Cleaning, Security, and Performance ‘issues’ with your program, and then offer to fix them. Cleansing is a neat and quick method to clear some space on your hard drive. Performance is all about keeping your apps up to date – most apps do this themselves, but MacKeeper is a good one-stop-shop, especially if you have lots of apps installed. The Security side has two components, an Anti Theft part, which is included, and Internet Security, which requires additional installation.

Whether or not Internet Security is good delete word, I was not impressed at a quick to install it. Security apps on OS X are really not necessary for most users. Claiming that you should install it until you have another security app installed is a little pushy. MacKeeper will highlight your lack of a security app as a ‘serious’ threat, which is an exaggeration.

The Anti-Theft, however, is quite neat. Regardless of whether or not your have your Mac’s location solutions on, if it’s stolen, simply sign into your Kromtech account (free, and necessary to use MacKeeper) from any kind of browser and click ‘Report Taken Computer. ‘ As soon as your Mac is connected to the internet, it will document its location to Kromtech and take a snapshot of whoever’s before it using the webcam.

Not perfect, but really useful

There are 16 tools in total : if you haven’t cleaned your Mac for a while the Duplicates Finder is fairly useful. Disk Usage lets you notice which folders and places are using the most space, which again will help you free up disk space.

Taken by themselves, MacKeeper’s tools are nothing special, but having them altogether is pretty useful. I’d like to see much less pushy security features – not necessarily a bad thing to have, but it’s misleading to say it’s dangerous not to.

16 tools to keep your mac running efficiently

When you are looking for an all-in-one solution to maintaining your Mac clean, MacKeeper is a pretty good option. It’s a great way to get more space, and the anti-theft function is also good.

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