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MacBooster 2.0

Powerful Mac cleaning tool will suit experienced users
 

by Nick Peers

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License: Shareware
Operating Systems: Mac OS X
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OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
 

Languages: English
Software Cost: $59.95 (Mac)
Date Updated: 28 August 2014
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Downloads To Date: 497
Developer: IObit
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MacBooster 2.0
Make sure you understand exactly what MacBooster will clean before allowing it to do so.

Mac not performing as fast as it should? Struggling to pinpoint the cause of spinning beachballs of death when you log in? Worried about security? These problems – and others – are what MacBooster promises to solve.

It’s basically a tool for cleaning out, speeding up and optimising your Mac, but while the interface is very much a user-friendly one, there’s some major shenanigans going on behind the scenes that require a more advanced mind than the beginner-friendly frontend might suggest.

Start by clicking Clean and Boost for example and four sections – Internet Security, System Cleanup, System Optimization and Disk Clean – are scanned for errors, threats and redundant files. You’re shown how much space will be removed or how many issues require fixing, then find yourself invited to the click the Fix button.

Doing so is a dangerous game – there’s no backup offered, which means any changes you wreak are permanent. Instead, make sure you click the > button next to each category to carefully review the findings. Sadly there’s little guidance here, which again makes it hard to beginners to find their feet.

The app also comes with a Performance Boost tool, which basically lets you shutdown low-level services to speed up your Mac further – again, there’s no real help offered. You’ll also find a toolbox containing five more tools: memory cleaner, duplicates finder, large files cleaner, uninstaller and startup optimization.

There are plenty of cleaning options here, covering a wide range of areas, and if you know what you’re doing then MacBooster is a potentially useful ally in keeping the detritus away from your Mac. We’re not as convinced by its virus-scanning tools, which seem bolted on somewhat, and the lack of any backup mechanism to protect your system in case something goes wrong, coupled with a relatively steep price tag, make it hard to recommend without reservation. But if you’re a power user looking to deep-clean your Mac, give the 14-day trial a whirl.

What's new in v2.0?

- Added System Status module to show the Mac's health status in terms of junk files, performance, and security. Also provides one-click fix solution.
- Added Photo Sweeper to identify and clear out similar photos and save hard disk space
- Added Ignore List to each model and enable manual configuration to ignore certain items
- Added Security model to cover security related monitoring
- Added issue display in the left column
- Improved Clean module with added graphic display of junk file categories
- Improved Performance Boost model for better boost results
- Improved Notification Center with Apple OS X original notifications and optimized notification content for better experience
- Updated preference configuration interface for easier operation
- Improved Menu Bar items with added one-click speedup and clean content
- Optimized RAM clean algorithm for more RAM release without system lag
- Optimized license management process
- Improved UI and animation
- Bug fixes

Verdict:

There are some potentially very useful tools in MacBooster, but the high price tag and lack of backup count against it – particularly if you’re a beginner.

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