Okay, here’s a reality bit: Unlike Windows, more often than not, Mac users never have to battle against rogue programs every day. For Mac users, optimizing our system for better performance is one of the biggest challenge. In this challenge, we encounter several hurdles, overcome few of them and move on.
You can follow this guide to speed-up your Mac’s performance. If you believe your Mac has corrupted, malware-stricken files, give a shot at this free antivirus program. And if you want to optimize your Mac’s performance, today’s app we are reviewing completes the loop. Today, we are reviewing iBoostUp.
Consider iBoostUp for Mac is akin to Tune-up utilities for Windows, with slightly lesser features but no price tag attached — yes, iBoostUp is absolutely free, which definitely makes it better than the rest of the paid apps around.
From the Mac App Store page:
Is your Mac becoming slow and unresponsive? Has it lost some of the zing it used to have? Are you getting unexpected crashes and errors? Is your MacBook getting hot and the fan running constantly? You need iBoostUp…
You can download this nifty little gem, which is surprisingly sized at only 1.1MB, from this iTunes link. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty details of what this utility actually does to your Mac system.
iBoostUp takes care of cleaning, optimizing and securing your Mac. When you first load iBoostup, it shows your Mac’s system information, from processor to RAM to the available hard disk space. A quick clean using the cleaning utility on my iMac wiped out 930MB of junk data.
This junk data included system log files, cache files, crash report and cookie information.
You can also check your Mac’s disk health in the optimization section. This took a while, about 5 minutes, but was worth the time spent as my machine’s performance is a tad bit better now.
In the security section, you are free to decide which applications should be allowed to use the network connections. Usually, iBoostUp gives you recommendation to turn on Firewall to protect your Mac from unknown outgoing traffic.
There’s more. You can view the crashed applications. Disable startup items. And check system logs to diagnose the problems, or clean these log files in one-click. For the price you have to pay to get iBoostUp — it’s free, remember — this app is premium, top-notch and one that will remain as my favorite app on my iMac.