MacOptimizer v2.0 Released


MacOptimizer 2.0 is now available as a paid upgrade!

MacOptimizer 2.0 boasts a bevy of new features to analyze and boost memory, speed up Internet browsing, monitor CPU usage, manage startup items, and more. The new features include:

Memory Hogs – Analyze and clear system memory to speed up your Mac. Your computer only has a limited amount of memory and every application and system process you run uses up a portion of what is available. Some apps are notorious memory hogs and can make even a brand new Mac slow to a crawl. This is why it is important to monitor your system resources if you notice your computer is not as fast as normal. You can use the options in Memory Hogs to find out what is taking up the most system resources and free up memory.

CPU Monitoring – Most of the time your computer uses less than 5% of its CPU power. CPU means “Central Processing Unit” which is the brain of your system, and processes everything that needs to be computed. If you notice your CPU Usage is running high you can click the Analyze button at the bottom right of the Memory Hogs window. This will display the top 5 processes using the highest amount of memory. This also shows the percentage of CPU power each process is currently using. You can then quit a process in order to reclaim memory or CPU power.

Startup Items – Manage items that automatically start up when you login to your Mac. Some applications are set to start automatically as soon as you boot your Mac and login. These applications can even run in the background without you realizing it, taking up system resources. Although some of these items help you work more efficiently on your Mac, others may be unnecessary and can be removed from the list of startup items.

Manage Safari – Over time you may notice a slowdown as you browse the Internet using Safari. You can use the tools in MacOptimizer 2.0 to boost the speed of Safari (and keep your browsing activity private) as you: clear History, reset Top Sites, remove all webpage preview images, reset all location warnings, remove all website data, remove saved names and passwords, remove other AutoFill form text, clear the Downloads list, and close all Safari windows. This feature is an excellent way to keep your browsing private, and restore space on your computer that you lose when saving all your browsing history.

MacOptimizer 2.0 also adds a new System Tweak to switch your dock between a 3D and two-dimensional view, enhances current tools, and fixes several minor bugs.

Current MacOptimizer users can get a special upgrade discount by contacting us directly.

MacOptimizer 2.0 Reviewed by Tapscape


Just got a very nice review on MacOptimizer 2.0 by Tapscape!

They gave it 9/10 and said the following:

MacOptimizer 9 out of 10, Amazing! A stunning tool to clean up and optimize your Mac!

Whether you are actively trying to get your Mac to run better or just trying to maximize your hard drive space, this wonderful app really is a simple and enjoyable way to tidy up your Apple computer.

I rarely am this enthusiastic about a pay-to-play app. However, in this case, $29 seems like quite the bargain for such a robust, user-friendly, and effective Mac tool.”

You can read the full review here:

MacOptimizer v1.3 Released


MacOptimizer 1.3 is now available as a free update!

MacOptimizer 1.3 adds new features and fixes a few minor bugs. The new features include:

Clean Font Caches – As you use fonts on your Mac, your computer stores font data in a cache file to make future access quicker. Over time, a font cache can become corrupted causing obvious character flaws, such as strange symbols in place of normal characters, overlapping characters, or other text related issues. When this occurs you can usually fix the font problems by cleaning your font cache.

Verify Checksums for Disk Images – Whenever you open a disk image (DMG file) your Mac will verify the integrity of the disk image before mounting it on your computer. Depending on the size of the disk image, this verification process can take a few seconds, a few minutes, or much longer. You can greatly reduce the amount of time it takes to mount a disk image by turning this option off in MacOptimizer. In most cases, turning this off will work great since a disk image could not be created in the first place if there was data corruption. Also, if there was data corruption in the disk image, it still would not mount because it cannot read the data in the disk image, you would get an error message regardless.

MacOptimizer 1.3 also fixes several minor bugs. The complete list of features and bug fixes include:

  • Added Free Cache feature: Clean Font Caches.
  • Added System Tweaks feature: Verify Checksums For Disk Images.
  • Moved ‘Clean up the “Open With” menu’ option from System Tweaks to Optimization.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed Running Programs window bug in Free Cache.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed ‘Update Prebinding’ bug where it was not working properly with Operation Queue.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed memory leaks.
  • Bug Fix: Other minor fixes.

Current MacOptimizer users can update by selecting¬†Check for Updates…¬†from the MacOptimizer menu.

MacOptimizer v1.2 Released


I just released version 1.2 of MacOptimizer.

MacOptimizer 1.2 adds new Optimization features and enhances Desktop Genie. The new Optimization features include:

Repair Disk Permissions – If you experience problems with an application not opening, launching slowly or having problems with application plugins you may need to repair permissions. This tool is also good to run if you notice your Mac is taking longer to start up or shut down. Repair Disk Permissions only repairs files and applications that were installed using Apple’s installer package and are located on bootable volumes that have Mac OS X installed.

Empty iPhoto Trash – When you delete photos in iPhoto, the photo files are not moved to your regular Trash but iPhoto’s own Trash. The iPhoto Trash is not emptied unless you remember to do this in iPhoto, and can quickly get filled up, take up unnecessary space on your Mac and cause iPhoto to open and run slower.

MacOptimizer 1.2 also adds new file support for Desktop Genie. Desktop Genie now supports .avi file type.

Current MacOptimizer users can update by selecting Check for Updates… from the MacOptimizer menu.

Version 1.3 is in development with some additional new features and enhancements, and should be ready in December as a free update!