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AppCleaner is an application which will easily allow you to deinstall your applications. It is not enough to put an application in the trash to remove it. Other small files are created by the application and unnecessarily fill up your hard disk. AppCleaner is able to find these small files and lets you remove your applications properly.
Download File Size: 2.5 MB
AppDelete is an application for Macs that will delete the application you choose and any associated items (files and folders) that belong to that application. Now you will no longer have to hunt through your system to find these items and delete them manually. Or worse, just let them sit on your Mac forever even though the application is long gone!
Download File Size: 5.6 MB
Using AppleJack, you can repair your disk, repair permissions, validate the system's preference files, and get rid of possibly corrupted cache files. In most cases, these operations can help get your machine back on track. The important thing is that you don't need another startup disk with you. All you need to do is restart in Single User Mode (SUM), by holding down the command and s keys at startup, and then typing applejack, or applejack auto (which will run through all the tasks automatically), or applejack auto restart (which will also restart the computer automatically at the end of the process).
Download File Size: 381 Kb
OK, here's a fairly simple idea: what if applications could be uninstalled as easily as they are installed, in other words, by drag-and-drop. Wait, I can already hear you say: "They can! By using x, y or z!". Well, nice try, sunshine!
Neither x, y or z are truly that simple, right? What can be considered the exact opposite of dragging an application to the Applications folder? Opening another application, dragging the unwanted application to that application, clicking a button, clicking another button, quitting? Nope!
The exact opposite would have to be... dragging the application to the trash. Ah, there you go! This is exactly what AppTrap does. Whenever you drag an application to the trash, a dialog window will pop up, asking if you want to delete the associated system files too. Simple as that.
Download File Size: 1.3 MB
It's a real-world test suite that assesses your computer's performace capabilities. Maxon Cinebench is based on Maxon's award winning animation software Cinema 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. Maxon software has been used in blockbuster movies such and Spiderman, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.
Maxon Cinebench runs several tests on your computer to measure the performance of the main processor and the graphics card under real world circumstances. The benchmark application makes use of up to 16 CPUs or CPU cores and is available for Windows (32- and 64-Bit) and Macintosh (PPC- and Intel-based).
The resulting values among different Operating Systems are 100% comparable and therefore very useful with regard to purchasing decision-making. It can also be used as a marketing tool for hardware vendors or simply to compare hardware among colleagues or friends.
Download File Size: 109 MB
With coconutBattery you are always aware of your current battery health. It shows you live information about the battery in your Mac and iOS device (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) including:
Age of your Mac, iOS device and battery
How often the battery was charged
Your battery health (capacity in relation to the original capacity your battery had when it left the factory)
and much more...
Download File Size: 5.9 MB
Ever wondered where your Mac or iPhone was manufactured? coconutID can give you this information. coconutID can also calculate when your Mac or iPhone was manufactured
Download File Size: 1.3 MB
Sell a man a fish when he really needs to know how to fish himself, and you're ripping him off. Then too, there are times when he needs you to throw him a line.
CLIX ('command line interface for OS X') makes it easier to harness the power of Unix. It becomes both a fish to buy and a series of lessons in how to fish, and ultimately can become a handy work of reference.
It doesn't try to rip you off - it tries to teach you, so you become more independent and don't need that line thrown at you all the time.
The CLIX package includes a starter command database file with over 1,500 (one thousand five hundred - yes, you read it right) system commands for investigating your system status, for cleaning out your junk files, for getting at secret settings for the Dock, the Finder, and all of your most used applications - and all sorted for easy access, any way you wish.
You also gain access for the first time to the tens of thousands of files in your BSD subsystem.
If it can be done in OS X, it can be done in CLIX; if it can't be done in CLIX, it can't be done.
And most importantly, the CLIX system is infinitely extensible: you can add to it at any time, and in any way you please.
Download File Size: 254 Kb
Data Rescue 4.2.3
Do you have a corrupt hard drive or one that no longer mounts? Are other tools failing to even recognize your bad drive? Did you accidentally delete pictures from your digital camera?
Data Rescue is the best data recovery utility on the market for recovering files from a problem hard drive. Other utilities can cause more damage to your hard drive and files by trying to 'fix' the problem, instead of focusing on recovering your files.
The Demo Version of Data Rescue 4 will allow you to run a full scan on your drive, visualize the scan results, and look at all recoverable files.
If at anytime you find your files and need to recover them, please proceed to upgrade your software to the full version
Download File Size: 7.5 MB
Disk Drill 2.4
Disk Drill can scan and recover data from virtually any storage device - including internal Mac hard drives, external hard drives, cameras, iPods, USB flash drives, Kindles, and memory cards. In many cases, Disk Drill can read your device even if it is failing, unreadable, or has lost a partition. Combining several powerful scanning algorithms, Disk Drill provides a complete Mac data recovery solution.
The demo will show you files that have been deleted. You'll need to pay the price to recover them.
Download File Size: 30.4 MB
DiskWarrior is the safest, the most technologically advanced, and the most powerful utility to eliminate directory damage available for any computer. DiskWarrior uses a different approach to disk directory repair than other programs. DiskWarrior is not a disk repair program in the conventional sense. Instead of patching the original directory, it uses a patent-pending technology to quickly build a new replacement directory using data recovered from the original directory, thereby recovering files and folders that you thought were lost and that no other program could recover.
Purchase & Download File Size: 19 MB
Drive Genius 3.2.5
Get faster performance from your Mac while also protecting it with Drive Genius. The award-winning DrivePulse feature alerts you to hard drive issues before they become major problems. Top features like Defrag and DriveSlim® will help keep your Mac running fast. BootWell lets you create a special bootable secondary drive to Defrag or Repair your main Mac hard drive.
The Repartition tool allows you to manage your hard drive space by creating, deleting and resizing volumes without erasing them. This helps you manage and organize your Mac hard drive more efficiently.
And much more.
Download File Size: 942 MB
dupeGuru is a tool to find duplicate files on your computer. It can scan either filenames or contents. The filename scan features a fuzzy matching algorithm that can find duplicate filenames even when they are not exactly the same. dupeGuru runs on Mac OS X and Linux.
Download File Size: 7.4 MB
Exif Untrasher 1.5
Have you ever deleted images from your digital camera's memory card and needed them afterwards? In spring 2003 I ran into that problem after processing some images using a buggy shell script: About 35 of those files were gone and of course (remember Murphy's Law) I had deleted the camera's memory card before ... I found out how to restore the images using a hex-editor, but it turned out to be pretty tedious. This was the moment when the idea for "Exif Untrasher" was born.
Download File Size: 186 Kb
File Buddy 10.0.3
File Buddy 8 is quite simply the most powerful and popular high-level file utility available for use with Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4 Tiger. File Buddy 8 has been optimized for the latest versions of Mac OS X, adds an administrator mode, and much more.
* View and edit a wide range of file and folder information in the info window.
* See how many files and folders are in a folder or on entire volumes.
* Create droplet applications which can automatically change file system attributes to items dropped on them, including the contents of folders.
* Use file Viewers to quickly view the content of multiple files.
* Rename files based on patterns, sequences and dates. Create droplets to automate any renaming process.
* Create droplets to scan for duplicate files.
* Find files and folders using an extensive set of search criteria. Conveniently perform a wide variety of actions on found items.
* Use File Buddy 8's new Administrator mode to work with files and folders to which you would not normally have access.
* Use contextual menus to accomplish many tasks in a single step.
* Create custom icons: from PICTs on the clipboard; from the contents of graphics files and, PDF files; from other icons; for folders using a variety of templates; with blank icons; using only small icons. View complete icon families with the icon family viewer.
* Create aliases. Find and repair broken aliases.
* Find empty files and folders, orphaned files, duplicate files, broken aliases, and unused preference files.
* Move, delete, and copy files. Even copy invisible files and use options to skip copying files or copy them with modified names when an item already exists with that name.
* Delete data and resource forks from files.
* Create snapshots to track the changes on a disk, such as files installed by an installer. Use snapshots to uninstall applications.
Download File Size: 5.3 MB
Data recovery software for Mac OS X that will retrieve files that have been deleted (undelete), rescue data from corrupted media, and recover lost files from your hard drive or storage device.
If you've lost data and you need to get it back, FileSalvage is your best choice for getting it back. FileSalvage is the ultimate Mac OS X tool for data recovery. FileSalvage recovers deleted files, damaged or missing volumes and even formatted disks.
An exhaustive scan of the drive is performed to locate lost partitions and files. Your are presented with view of files so that you can copy your lost files to another safe location such as your iDisk, a networked drive or external Firewire drive.
FileSalvage recovers data from hard drives, CD-ROM, external devices (Zip, Jaz, Syquest), digital camera cards, Apple iPods, and much more! FileSalvage is compatible with Apple Mac OS X.
Download File Size: 10.2 MB
Find Any File 1.8.9
Find Any File is a program for Mac OS X that lets you search for files on your disks.
Contrary to Spotlight, it does not use a database but instead uses the file system driver's fast search operations, where available. This lets you search for file properties such as name, dates, size, etc., but not for file content (use Spotlight or EasyFind for that).
Find Any File can find files that Spotlight doesn't, e.g. those inside bundles and packages and in inside folders that are usually excluded from Spotlight search.
Finally, it is quite fast. A search only takes a few seconds on an internal hard disk or SSD. Try for yourself!
Download File Size: 8 MB
Geekbench is a cross-platform benchmark for Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Geekbench tries to measure the performance an average application can expect from the computer being benchmarked. As such, all of the benchmarks in Geekbench are written in platform-neutral C and C++, and have no platform-specific optimizations, and Geekbench is compiled with what we consider the de-facto standard compiler for each platform, with the compiler switches suggested by the compiler for release code.
Download File Size: 12.4 MB
GrandPerspective is a small utility application for Mac OS X that graphically shows the disk usage within a file system. It can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space. It uses a so called tree map for visualisation. Each file is shown as a rectangle with an area proportional to the file's size. Files in the same folder appear together, but their placement is otherwise arbitrary.
Download File Size: 2 MB
Hardware Monitor 5.31
Hardware Monitor is an application to read out all available hardware sensors in Macintosh computers. The program can display and visualize measured values in a large variety of fashions. It can also store and export readings. The application Temperature Monitor is available for free, but is limited to accessing temperature sensors only. The application Hardware Monitor is commercial shareware, but can access additional sensors if your computer is equipped with them. This includes the following sensor types:
Battery sensors on portable computers
Current (amperage) sensors
Fan speed sensors
Sensors for pulse-width controlled fans
Power and load sensors
Moreover, the applications can display additional technical information about your computer. Among other information this includes:
Processor and bus frequencies
Download File Size: 10 MB
Applications distribute several files throughout your system storage devices. Deleting an application itself is mostly not enough and will leave files untouched. iTrash uses a special search algorithm to find all related files and deletes them when asked.
Download File Size: 12 MB
iStat Menus 5.2
iStat menus lets you monitor your system right from the menubar. Included are 8 menu extras that let you monitor every aspect of your system. CPU, Memory, Disks, Network, Temps, Fans, Bluetooth, Date & Time
Download File Size: 29.5 MB
Mactracker provides detailed information on every Apple, Motorola, PowerComputing, and UMAX Mac OS computer ever made, including items such as processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, and expansion options. Also included is information on Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPods, AirPort Base Stations, Newtons, and Mac OS X versions.
Download File Size: 49 MB
MenuMeters is a set of CPU, memory, disk, and network monitoring tools for MacOS X. Although there are numerous other programs which do the same thing, none had quite the feature set I was looking for. Most were windows that sat in a corner or on the desktop, which are inevitably obscured by document windows on a PowerBook's small screen. Those monitors which used the menubar mostly used the NSStatusItem API, which has the annoying tendency to totally reorder my menubar on every login.
The MenuMeters monitors are true SystemUIServer plugins (also known as Menu Extras). This means they can be reordered using command-drag and remember their positions in the menubar across logins and restarts.
- The CPU Meter can display system load both as a total percentage, or broken out as user and system time.
- The Disk Activity Meter displays disk activity to local disks on the system (anything that is a IOKit BlockStorage driver).
- The Memory Meter can display current memory usage as either a pie chart, thermometer, history graph, or as used/free totals.
- The Net Meter can display network throughput as arrows, bytes per second, and/or as a graph.
Download File Size: 469 Kb
OmniDiskSweeper is a Mac OS X utility for quickly finding and deleting big, useless files and thus making space on your hard disks. OmniDiskSweeper makes this easy by highlighting the biggest files on your disks, and by noting which files are used by the system, so you don't accidentally delete important files.
Download File Size: 2.2 MB
Repair permissions. Securely delete files and folders. OnyX is a maintenance, optimization, and personalization utility. It also makes it possible to configure certain hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock, and Safari, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, preview the different logs and CrashReporter, and more.
Download File Size: 35.2 MB
PhotoRescue is an advanced data-recovery solution for digital photography media. Whether you have erased your pictures or formatted your card by mistake, or you have experienced a crash, PhotoRescue may help.
- Works with all the types of media used in digital camera (SD Cards, CF Cards, Memeory Sticks, etc... etc...
- Cutting edge QT based user interface: common cross-platform interface. No learning curve or differences between versions.
- Up-to-Date RAW file recovery support: supports latest cameras such as the Canon 400D and many more...
- Improved Movie recovery: we keep increasing the maximum movie recovery size.
- One year of free updates: keep abreast of technology changes, new file formats and technologies.
- Unlimited recoveries: use our program as many times as you need to use it.
- No media size limits. No recovery limits. Non expiring license: the program is yours to keep and use.
- No copy protection: no unfriendly copy protection scheme or intrusive activation mechanism.
- Free demo with guaranteed previews: unlike some of our competitors who use the small embedded thumbnail as a preview of the recovery, we generate our preview on the fly, from actual card data.
Download File Size: 942 MB
Preferential Treatment 1.1.8
This application will check your preference files (both in your user's preference folder and the system's preference folder) for corruption by using the "plutil" command line tool. If it finds suspect files, it will list the files and allow you to reveal them in the Finder or move them to the trash. You may also double-click on a file in the found files table to open it in the application of your choice (you can designate the default application from the preferences). There is also an option to save the results of a scan to a text file. (Note: if you trash a file before saving a report, the report will not include information on the file you moved to the trash.)
"Preferential Treatment" is basically a GUI wrapped around the "plutil" command line tool provided by Apple Computer, Inc. since Mac OS X 10.2 (see "man plutil" in the Terminal). "plutil" just checks to see if .plist files are valid XML. This application is no panacea but it does help to fix blatantly corrupt preference files.
Download File Size: 512 Kb
Sloth is a program that displays a list of all open files in use by all the applications your user account is running on the system -- this list includes IP and Unix sockets, character devices and directories. This list is presented along with the names of applications using the file and their process IDs. Sloth thus makes it easy to find out which applications are using which files. Includes support for list filtering, process killing, sorting, timed updating and more.
Download File Size: 465 Kb
TechTool Pro 9.0.1
Besides the new features, TechTool Pro 4 also contains updated versions of its time-tested repair and diagnostic features. Like volume repair and data recovery, which can save the most important element of your computer: your data. Like its predecessor, TechTool Pro 4 can also tests all of the critical hardware on your system like the CPU, memory, controllers and even the power supply that feeds all of these devices. The program can also check other important aspects of your system like internet connections, network and even some third-party external peripherals.
XRG is an open source system monitor for Mac OS X. XRG allows you to monitor CPU activity, memory usage, battery status, machine temperature, network activity, disk I/O, current weather, and stock market data. The goal of XRG is to be a functional system monitor that has a clean and flexible interface, so it doesn't intrude on the rest of your Mac experience. XRG is designed to take as little CPU time as possible while still showing detailed graphs on system usage. To give you an idea of XRG's overhead, it uses 3-5% of the CPU on a 667 Mhz G4, and 1-5% of the CPU on a Dual 1.25 Ghz G4.
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