Diagnostics, Maintenance and Repair
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Mac OS X: About Disk Optimization
20 Troubleshooting Steps for OS X
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.
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!
AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use.
This is a shell script for cleaning up the mess left by system crashes: disk directory errors, buggy caches, corrupted preferences, etc. It is designed to be run only in single user mode. Running this script while logged in as a user can crash your OS (especially if you use it to delete the system's virtual memory or cache files), which would be more than a little bit counterproductive.
App Monitor 1.0
AppMonitor is an application to watch the CPU usage of any process on your system. Useful for developer who want to control CPU usage of their program. It features an auto-scaling graphic window, it supports when the "monitored" software is quit and waits until it is launched again (developers know what I mean: compile, test, recompile, retest...).
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.
Introducing AppZapper. AppZapper is for people who want to confidently try new apps while knowing they can uninstall them easily. Drag one or more unwanted apps onto AppZapper and watch as it finds all the extra files and lets you delete them with a single click. A slick safety system remembers which apps you want to keep safe, and the log tracks all the files you've zapped. In one Zap you'll understand it. In two you'll fall in love. Within the five free Zaps, you'll know you need to add AppZapper to your arsenal. Go ahead - try five free zaps and see AppZapper in action now.
Lose some data? Boomerang for MacOS X is a 100% Mac application for recovering data. Be it deleted files, lost or damaged partitions, RAID volumes, camera/flash cards, Boomerang is the best choice for getting your data back quickly and affordably.
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.
coconutBattery isn't just a tool which shows you only the current charge of your battery - it also shows you the current maximum capacity of it in relation to the original capacity your battery had as it left the factory. You also get information about the battery-loadcycles (how often did you fully load your battery), the current charger (coconutBattery even warns you if you plugged in a wrong charger for your Notebook) and last but not least information about the age of your Mac.
coconutIdentityCard is a small app that reads out where and when your Mac and your iPod were built by Apple. Just plug in your iPod while the app is running and it will show you the information about your iPod instantly.
Works for Macs built after 1997.
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.
Cocktail is a general purpose utility for Mac OS X. The application serves up a scrumptious mix of maintenance tools and interface tweaks, all accessible via a comprehensive graphical interface and toolset. It is a smooth and powerful utility that simplifies the use of advanced UNIX functions.
Disks: Enable or disable journaling. Repair disk permissions. Set disk spindown time.
System: Prebind and re-prebind entire system or selected folder. Run cron scripts. Change startup mode and language. Modify sleep settings. Force empty trash. Rebuild Launch Services database. Update whatis and locate databases.
Files: Delete locked or inaccessible items. Delete invisible DS Store files. Clean system, user and Internet caches. View, rotate, print and save logs. Create symbolic links. Recreate Mac OS 9 Desktop alias. Lock or unlock files and folders.
Network: Change speed, duplex and MTU. Optimize network settings for eight most common types of connections or apply the custom optimization. Configure the Mac OS X file server.
Interface: Customize look and features of Finder, Dock and login window. Modify hidden settings of Expose, Mail, Safari and other applications.
Pilot: Easily optimize your system. Schedule maintenance tasks.
Do you have a shiny new flash drive, or multi use storage device in your pocket ? Now you can turn it into a Mac OS X diagnostic, repair, and maintenance tool. DasBoot allows you to take any third party boot CD (such as those shipped by SubRosaSoft.com Inc, Prosoft Engineering Inc, Alsoft Inc, or Micromat Inc) and quickly create a bootable diagnostic device that contains any of your own utilities you may wish to install.
Data Rescue II 1.2.1
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 DesInstaller is a simple tool that reads the receipts generated when you install a pkg file with Apple's Installer. Every file installed by this package is removed, even if it has been modified, and archived if you ask the DesInstaller to. If you decide to use a reinstaller, you will get a tar archive, for portability, and a shell script with a "command" extension, to be double clickable. Please be aware that even if the reinstalller does not actually care about its position when invoked, the two parts (the tar archive and the term shell script) are both needed in the same folder.
Diablotin is a Preference pane which allows you to manage items which have been added to Mac OS X in the Library folders. If you're a user with administrative privileges, you can enable/disable these items.
Disk Inventory X 1.0
Disk Inventory X is a disk usage utility for Mac OS X 10.3 (and later). It shows the sizes of files and folders in a special graphical way called "treemaps".
If you've ever wondered where all your disk space has gone, Disk Inventory X will help you to answer this question.
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.
This update uses your original 4.0 CD to create a new startup CD containing DiskWarrior 4 version 4.1, which adds Leopard compatibility. The new CD will only start up the same Mac models as the original CD. The included Read Me lists details and requirements.
Drive Genius 2.1.1
Drive Genius is an OS X utility designed to provide unsurpassed storage management. Featuring an easy-to-use interface, Drive Genius is packed with powerful tools such as a drive optimizer, a comprehensive repair facility for analyzing, repairing and rebuilding volumes, plus excellent testing capabilities with media surface scanning, performance benchmarking and data integrity checking. It can be used to initialize drives, create and delete partitions, and erases them securely as per Department of Defense's standard. Drive Genius can also hide partitions and duplicate volumes or drives swiftly. Last but not least, Drive Genius features advanced tools for resizing and moving of volumes without reformatting, and sports a sector editing tool to modify the data on any sector of the drive -- powerful features that will satisfy even the seasoned Mac experts.
A command-line interactive perl program to find and remove duplicate files.
Exif Untrasher 1.4.3
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.
File Buddy 9.0.1
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.
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.
FontAgent Pro 4.0.3
Using FontAgent Pro repairs, optimize and organize your fonts. Then you can build font libraries and cascading sets that you can activate, manage, preview, print and more.
* Find, Optimize and Organize Your Fonts
* Create Libraries and Nested Sets
* Activate Fonts Any Way You Want
* Preview and Select Exactly the Fonts You Need
* Print and Export Fonts Easily
FontDoctor is the leading industry standard software for font problem diagnosis, repair, and organization. FontDoctor is a professional software tool that will locate and eliminate hard-to-find font problems that wreak havoc on the Macintosh system performance and applications. FontDoctor will scan font folders (on local hard drives or over a network) to locate and repair common font illnesses, including missing Postscript fonts, missing bitmaps, corrupt/damaged fonts, font ID conflicts, extra fonts sizes, mixed fonts types, and lots more.
Font Finagler 1.0
If you're having problems like in the image below, it could be caused by corrupt font cache files. What appears to be happening is that incorrect or corrupted encoding vector information is being used when mapping the character codes as input by your keyboard to the glyphs they represent in the problematically cached font.
You can use Font Finagler's Font Cache Cleaner feature to purge these cache files in an attempt to restore normal behavior, and to help rule out a font cache corruption as the sole cause of the problem. If, however, you use Font Cache Cleaner but the problem remains, then it could be caused by a font conflict, by a corrupt or less-than-ideal-quality font, or by an underlying OS X font-handling bug. Try removing fonts to isolate the problematic fonts that are causing this behavior.
* Observes filesystem changes using the same underlying API as Spotlight.
* Provides a graphical representation of the file activity.
* Example use could be to determine what files are changed via software installation, preferences, etc.
* Requires root access
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.
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.
Hardware Monitor 4.6
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
iDefrag supports the very latest filesystem features, including case sensitivity, journaling and adaptive hot file clustering. It has four different defragmentation tools, supporting
Disk compaction (useful when resizing small disks with iPartition).
Advanced, programmable optimization.
The first three are ordinary, off-line algorithms; they require that the disk be un-mounted, which means that they cannot be used on disks with open files. The last one, however, will work on filesystems that are currently in use. As far as we know, iDefrag is the only defragmentation tool on Mac OS X that supports both techniques. The first three are ordinary, off-line algorithms; they require that the disk be un-mounted, which means that they cannot be used on disks with open files. The last one, however, will work on filesystems that are currently in use. As far as we know, iDefrag is the only defragmentation tool on Mac OS X that supports both techniques.
InforMac is an AppleSystemProfiler-like utility that displays information about your computer such as hardware, software and settings. With InforMac you can save this information as a file, protect the personal data it contains, and read this file on any other computer.
Using its concise and pleasing user interface, iPulse graphically displays the inner workings of Mac OS X on the desktop or in the dock. The entire user interface is completely configurable so you can turn off gauges you don't want, leaving only what you are interested in for easy viewing.
Inspect any and all system level data including: Memory, disk usage, CPU usage, system load, motherboard temperature, network activity and more.
iStat Menus 2.0
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
iStat nano 2.2
iStat nano is our best ever stats widget, and it's free!
View detailed information on CPU, memory, hard drives, IP and external IP, bandwidth, CPU temperature, battery, uptime and the top four processes.
iStat nano features the lowest CPU usage of any stats widget we've seen (compare it if you don't believe us, I'm sure you'll be pleasantly surprised!).
iStat Pro 4.7
iStat pro is the ultimate system monitoring widget, consisting of nine sections which can be minimized, expanded, or closed.
It features detailed information on CPU, memory, hard drives, IP and external IP, bandwidth, CPU temperature, battery, uptime, temperatures, and fans. You'll know exactly what's going on inside your Mac!
Not for the faint-hearted or anyone with a small screen.
Log Application Usage 1.0
This small application is invisible and writes launch and quit times of all applications to the file "Log Application Usage.log" in the preferences folder.
This application runs in the background and can be quit using the Activity Monitor.
Useful if you have an internet cafe and you want to track which applications are used.
Why should you have to remember to clean up your Mac every day, every week, and every month? Shouldn't a computer be able to remember for you?
Macaroni is a tool which handles regular maintenance for Mac OS X, including the Mac OS X repair privileges process as well as Unix-style maintenance. Without Macaroni, some of these tasks normally run in the middle of the night, and don't get run unless you leave your Mac on all night. Others don't run automatically at all, and won't happen unless you remember when they're due.
Mac HelpMate 2.1
What Does Mac HelpMate help me do?
* Mac Helpmate cleans up trash files, cleans out caches, and removes unwanted log files, and can schedule these tasks to run automatically
* Is good for "peeking under the hood" of Mac OS X to troubleshoot a myriad of probelms
* Accomplish in seconds what takes minutes of typing in the Terminal
* Allows for scheduled maintenance tasks and notifications via the Finder or via Growl when completed
* Provides access to low-level reporting (S.M.A.R.T) data from your hard drive
* It provides quick solutions to problems that could otherwise be very difficult to solve with an easy-to-understand GUI for over 200 individual command-line functions
* It acts as a multicast ASR server for mass deployments (10.4.3 required)
Mac Pilot 3.5.2
Scared of the terminal or can't be bothered to remember those commands to customize your system the way you want? Mac Pilot is your digital savior. Easily enable and disable hidden features in Mac OS X, optimize and repair your system, and perform numerous routine maintenance operations with the click of a button!
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.
Maintenance is a System Maintenance and Cleaning utility.
It allows you to run misc tasks of system maintenance: repair permissions, run periodic scripts, reset Spotlight's Index, rebuild the LaunchServices database, delete Application, Font and System cache, check the status of the Hard disk...
Don't have time to run all the various tools and scripts to keep your Mac running smoothly? MainMenu makes these tasks quick and easy, right from your menu bar. Rebuilding your Spotlight library for faster searching, repairing permissions, cleaning caches to improve application performance, and even more advanced settings - such as enabling and disabling the Dashboard - are no more than two clicks away. MainMenu is full of powerful maintenance tools to keep your Mac running like new, within a slick, simple interface.
Maintidget (Maintenance Scripts Widget) is a Dashboard Widget which provides the following functions:
- Display the last time the daily, weekly, and monthly OS X Maintenance Scripts (a.k.a Cron Tasks) were run.
- Run the OS X Maintenance Scripts on demand. Just enter your administrator password and click the Run Scripts button. Maintidget is the first Dashboard Widget to provide this feature!
This simulates* a burn on either a CD or DVD in order to get the speed of the device. Actually, it doesn't display the speed but only gives you a good idea of what the speed is by measuring how fast the data is sent to the recording device.
The test works with devices that are iTunes compatible.
*this means that the media is left blank (the laser is turned off)
Provides a graphical display of your RAM usage under Mac OS X. You can instantly see how full your RAM is getting. Optionally uses sound to signal pageouts and/or an increase in your swapfile count; these can be a sign that you need more RAM.
Memtest is best run in OS X's single-user mode. In this mode, nearly all of the installed ram can be tested whereas in full multiuser operation, much more of the memory is tied up by OS X. This is especially true in Panther releases beyond 10.3.5 and Tiger reserves even more memory for its own purposes. I highly recommend running memtest in single-user mode to maximize the effectiveness of the testing.
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.
Monolingual is a program for removing unnecessary language resources from Mac OS X, in order to reclaim several hundred megabytes of disk space.
I don't know about you, but I use my computer in only one (human) language - English. And I'm willing to bet that you do too, albeit perhaps not English. So why do you have a bunch of localization files for the Mac OS X operating system filling up your hard drive? Enter Monolingual - a handy utility for reclaiming your space for more useful things... like international mp3 files, email or whatever you like.
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.
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.
Peek-a-Boo is a utility to monitor and manipulate all running processes. You can watch how much CPU time each process uses, adjust processes' priorities, and monitor process information.
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.
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.
Print Therapy 6.0.4
Print Therapy is the only utility in the world designed to diagnose and repair problems that can occur with the Mac OS X printing system. These problems include, but are not limited to, the inability to open the Print & Fax System Preference pane, inabillity to add printers, disappearing print jobs, corrupted preference files, and inability to create PDF files. Print Therapy also includes some useful tools for deleting extra printer drivers, installing or deleting PPD files, deleting old spool files, backing up and restoring the printing system, and resetting the printing system.
SlimBatteryMonitor is a replacement power gauge for Apple's Mac OS X that tracks both laptop batteries and many UPS batteries. Multiple-battery systems (e.g. older powerbooks) are supported as well. A graphical icon shows the power remaining, and can be accompanied by a text description (battery charge in percent, or time remaining). Colours can indicate whether the system is fully charged, charging or on battery.
SMARTReporter is an application that can warn you of some ATA hard disk failures before they actually happen! It does so by periodically polling the S.M.A.R.T.-status of your hard disk. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a technology built into most modern hard disks that acts as an "early warning system" for pending drive problems. Because SMARTReporter relies on the S.M.A.R.T. implementation of Mac OS X, it only supports ATA or S-ATA hard disks, if you want S.M.A.R.T. support for your FireWire hard disk, send feedback to Apple.
SMARTReporter can notify you of impending hard disk failures by sending e-mails, displaying a warning dialog or executing an application. The current status of your hard disks is always displayed through the customizable menu item.
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.
Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner 5.0.15
Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner is an award winning general purpose tool for Mac OS X. sLCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point and click interface to many OS X functions.
Stellar Phoenix 3.0
Mac data recovery software, recovers data from damaged, deleted, or corrupted volumes and even from initialized disks. An exhaustive scan of the drive is performed to locate lost partitions. All found data in the lost partition is then presented in a tree structure so that you can copy your lost files to a working volume. Stellar Phoenix Macintosh Data Recovery Software is a quick, simple and easy to use Mac data recovery solution that helps you in file recovery in moments of disaster of a disk crash.
Stellar Phoenix Macintosh supports the HFS and HFS+ file systems, and works fully in the Mac OS environment - the software can be installed natively on a machine having Mac OS X or higher.
TechTool Pro 5.0.7
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.
Temperature Monitor 4.6
Temperature Monitor is an application to read out all available temperature sensors in Macintosh computers. The program can display and visualize measured values in a large variety of fashions.
Tidy Up! 2.3.2
TidyUp! is the next generation version of our duplicate finder and disk tidiness utility. (Replaces Doublet Scan.)
TinkerTool is an application that gives you access to additional preference settings Apple has built into Mac OS X. This allows to activate hidden features in the operating system and in some of the applications delivered with the system.
The tool makes sure that preference changes can only affect the current user. You don't need administrative privileges to use the tool. With this design, it is no problem to use TinkerTool in professional networks where users have restricted permissions. The program will never change any component of the operating system, so the integrity of your system is not put at risk, and there will be no negative effect on system updates.
All preference settings changed by TinkerTool can be reset to Apple's defaults, or to the state that existed before using the tool. No dangerous background processes are used for TinkerTool's operation.
Because TinkerTool only gives you access to features already built into Mac OS X, its feature set varies greatly between different operating system versions.
TinkerTool System 2.2
TinkerTool System is a professional all-in-one maintenance tool for the Macintosh platform. It allows you to change advanced operating system settings and offers a wide variety of maintenance features. The latest version comes with a new deinstallation helper for applications or other software components which had been installed by "drag and drop", a tool to eliminate unneeded code support in Universal Applications, and a feature to manipulate the Services menu of Mac OS X TinkerTool System is very different from other maintenance applications because it never uses any scripts and is fully integrated into the security architecture of Mac OS X. For example, it never asks for your password itself but lets Mac OS X do this when necessary, always verifying whether an operation you have selected is allowed to be performed with your current user credentials or not.
Uninstaller is a Cocoa (MacOSX native) software that scans and checks folders and volumes contents. Uninstaller allows you to find and delete changed files and folders in a folder or a volume since the previously folder or volume saved state.
WhatSize is a simple tool that allows the user to quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. You would be surprised at how many useless files might be laying around on your hard disks. The files and folders are automatically sorted by size, with the biggest sizes first.
While the app is measuring a folder the user can browse the files within that folder and immediately see the size in bytes. Hidden files, cache files, directories will all show up with their corresponding size. This application is similar to NeXTSTEP, DarkForest.
Xbench was developed to provide a comprehensive benchmarking solution for Mac OS X. Xbench is useful not only for comparing the relative speeds of two different Macintoshes, but also for optimizing performance on a single machine. Xbench is accompanied by a website that allows graphical side-by-side comparison of any out of thousands of submitted benchmarks.
X Resource Graph 1.1
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.
* Access hidden System, Finder and Dock settings
* Run native maintenance scripts
* Reset file type settings (Rebuild Desktop)
* Reset Finder information (.DS_Store)
* Clean system and application log files
* Clean browser caches, cookies, web icons, ...
* Delete files and folders with administrator privileges
* Network optimizer
* Virtual memory optimizer (swap)
* Access hidden server settings (afp, http, ssh, ftp, smb)
* Create additional shared directories (Share Points)
* Advanced firewall interface (ipfw)
* Create bootable backups
* Create backup disk images for software restoration
* Browse hidden system files and folders
* Display system integrated unix manual pages (man)
* Mac OS X shortcuts collection
* Mac OS X error codes collection
* ASCII table and conversion
YooZ keeps track of all applications launched on your Macintosh, providing the date and duration of each session.
It provides many kinds of lists: chronological history; total by program; usage graphics by day, month or year; resumed activity for a given period; user log under MacOS 9; and some information about the Macintosh.
It can also access another Macintosh's data via file sharing.
zsDuplicateHunter allows you to easily find duplicate files including music files, image files, text files, and binary files. Duplicates can be in a single folder, in multiple folders on one computer, on an entire computer, or on networked computers. You can search for duplicates only by name, or find exact duplicates by grouping with using Size, Checksums, and Digests. The professional version even allows you to optionally group duplicate files by file extension, path, and timestamp.
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Denotes Mac OS X Intel & PPC Native
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