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Is MacKeeper recommended for Mac's? I have heard people say it is great and some people do not use anything on their Mac at all.

asked Jul 29 '11 at 01:22

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Tyler Hunt

I believe that that software costs money. There are plenty of free alternatives out there for MacKeeper.

Here's an app that finds duplicate files on your computer (Mac, PC, Linux) called dupeGuru. http://www.hardcoded.net/dupeguru/

Here's an application that finds out how much space certain parts of your (Mac only) hard drive is taking up called OmniDiskSweeper. http://www.omnigroup.com/products/omnidisksweeper/

Another thing that you can do is built right into your Mac in Disk Utilities (found in the Utilities folder inside of the Applications folder). Once you open up Disk Utilities, click on "Macintosh HD" (or whatever your Mac partition's name is), and click Repair Disk Permissions underneath of the "First Aid" tab. If you want to know exactly what Repairing Disk Permissions is, you can check out Apple's website for more information. http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1452

Yet another application that is similar to the one with MacKeeper is called Monolingual. Monolingual is an app that removes universal binaries so that you can remove certain architectures from apps. Monolingual also removes different languages (which you can select), so that if you only need English, you can choose to only have English. http://monolingual.sourceforge.net/

App Cleaner is an application that will remove other applications, and not only remove the application, but it will remove files associated with that application. http://www.freemacsoft.net/

If you want to encrypt your data, use FileVault found inside of the Security & Privacy preference pane inside of System Preferences.

If you really want virus protection, you can get it from Sophos. http://www.sophos.com/en-us/products/free-tools/sophos-antivirus-for-mac-home-edition.aspx

That covers just about everything that MacKeeper does, and all of these apps are completely free. So you can pay for this, or you can get it for free. It's your choice.

answered Jul 29 '11 at 01:28

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edited Jul 29 '11 at 02:11

In fact, that's nearly the half of what MacKeeper does =) So what about Antitheft tool or Undelete? The analogues to the latter cost at least as much as MacKeeper itself. MacKeeper also offers 24/7 customers support and Geek on Demand service ( you can receive answers to all questions related to Apple products) - to sum it up, this app does really everything you may need to keep your Mac fast, secure, to have your data organized and safe.

Yes, it costs money. I wish the world were perfect and everything were free (just imagine - want the coolest MacBook - receive the coolest MacBook and for free!!!) MacKeeper has a lifetime license so it seems to be the nice investment. You have Mac, I guess you consider it to be awesome (personally I do) and I think it deserves good and functional apps indeed.

Regards, Sana Paul, Zeobit LLC PR Manager

answered Oct 20 '11 at 12:46

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