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    Maintenance Software
    Doug in Alaska's Avatar
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    Dec 02, 2007
    Location
    Wasilla, Alaska
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    20" iMac
    Maintenance Software
    I'm a new iMac user and understand Leopard does occassional system maintenance but my compter sleeps during the day while I'm at work and all night. I'm concerned that perhaps all maintenance tasks aren't being completed. I've looked at Cocktail, Onyx. CleanApps and a few others. Since I'm new to Mac, I don't want to run software that has the potential to mess up my system, what do you guys/gals suggest? I don't mind paying for quality software so it doesn't matter to me if it's freeware.
    Thanks, Doug in Ak

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    Kash's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 03, 2006
    Location
    Irvine, CA
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    9,385
    Specs:
    Black Macbook C2D 2GHz 3GB RAM 250GB HD iPhone 4 iPad 3G
    I personally use Onyx as I like the interface better than MainMenu, which btw, is also a great piece of software.

    June 2007
    July 2009

  3. #3
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    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2008
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    22
    I've been using MacJanitor without problems. There's also an automator action on Apple's site for maintenance. I've downloaded it but I haven't tried it yet.

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    Member Since
    Dec 24, 2006
    Location
    N. Ireland
    Posts
    901
    Specs:
    Mac Pro 2xQuad core 2.8GHZ
    Oynx gets my vote

  5. #5
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    Member Since
    Dec 22, 2006
    Location
    Texas, where else?
    Posts
    26,206
    Specs:
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Most are around here are using MainMenu and Onyx.
    If you like tweaking, Onyx is for you. It's the one I used early on and has quite a few options not really available in MainMenu.
    If you like easy, MainMenu is great.
    Give 'em both a try and test which one rocks your boat.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Member Since
    Jan 04, 2005
    Location
    Modesto, Ca.
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    Specs:
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Both MainMenu and Oynx are great. MainMenu stays up in the toolbar by the clock and you click and get a drop down with all the commands. Onyx is more like an application on your desktop. Both get the job done. I would try both and see what you like.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Location
    Nambucca Heads Australia
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    20,014
    Specs:
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.10.5
    Onyx is great also a little Utility named Macaroni. You can set schedules on this and just leave it to get on with the job.

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    Doug in Alaska's Avatar
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    Dec 02, 2007
    Location
    Wasilla, Alaska
    Posts
    81
    Specs:
    20" iMac
    Thanks guys, I'll take a look at MainMenu and Macaroni also.

  9. #9
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    Member Since
    Dec 01, 2007
    Location
    new york city
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    53
    Specs:
    ++24" imac 3ghz / may-08+ ibook G3-500mhz-10g-384m-12", nov-07 +G4 quicksilver 867 mhz/512MB july/08
    can you use all three? mainmenu, macaroni, and onyx?

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