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polee
Dec 17, 2011, 10:35 AM
Does this app really work? Has anyone tried this out yet? Please share your experiences with me as I am thinking of buying this app.

http://lowendmac.com/reviews/11rev/memory-cleaner.html

Thank you.



GGJstudios
Dec 17, 2011, 10:38 AM
I wouldn't recommend it. There's more to understanding memory than just free memory. Mac OS X manages memory quite well, without the need for 3rd party apps.

Mac OS X: Reading system memory usage in Activity Monitor (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1342)

Roman2K~
Dec 17, 2011, 02:46 PM
@polee
Completely agree with GGJstudios. Don't fall for these memory "cleaning" / "freeing" scams.

alphaod
Dec 17, 2011, 05:29 PM
If you want to free your memory, close all your programs and reboot your computer.

Nameci
Dec 17, 2011, 05:39 PM
Don't, have mercy on yourself.

Roman2K~
Dec 17, 2011, 05:40 PM
reboot your computer.

Mmmh... Windowsy instinct :rolleyes:. This should be the very last resort in critical situations, certainly not for freeing memory (which you can't do a better job at than the OS itself anyway).

GGJstudios
Dec 17, 2011, 05:43 PM
Mmmh... Windowsy instinct :rolleyes:. This should be the very last resort in critical situations, certainly not for freeing memory.
I could be wrong, but I'm fairly sure alphaod knows it's not necessary to reboot a Mac to free memory, since Mac OS X manages memory quite well without reboots. I believe that recommendation was for those who can't leave well enough alone and insist on doing something to interfere with memory management.

doktordoris
Dec 17, 2011, 05:46 PM
Does this app really work? Has anyone tried this out yet? Please share your experiences with me as I am thinking of buying this app.

http://lowendmac.com/reviews/11rev/memory-cleaner.html

Thank you.

lol. what have you do to make your memory feculent? We have an operating system to take care of that sort of thing. Otherwise you may as well buy mackeeper, or similar rip-off malware.

Roman2K~
Dec 17, 2011, 05:48 PM
I could be wrong, but I'm fairly sure alphaod knows it's not necessary to reboot a Mac to free memory, since Mac OS X manages memory quite well without reboots. I believe that recommendation was for those who can't leave well enough alone and insist on doing something to interfere with memory management.

@GGJstudios: At the time I thought this was a serious recommendation but on second thought, after reading your reply, I understand what he really meant :D.

@alphaod: Sorry I misinterpreted your message!

polee
Dec 17, 2011, 06:07 PM
Thank you all for your advice. Looks like I won't be needing this app after all. I was just concerned that 2gb may not be always enough to run Snow Leopard on my macbook air.

GGJstudios
Dec 17, 2011, 06:10 PM
Thank you all for your advice. Looks like I won't be needing this app after all. I was just concerned that 2gb may not be always enough to run Snow Leopard on my macbook air.
To determine if you need more RAM, restart your computer, then launch Activity Monitor and look at the System Memory tab at the bottom. If your "page outs" are significant (say 1GB or more) under your normal workload, you may benefit from more RAM. If you have no page outs during normal use, you're not maxing out the RAM that you have.

Roman2K~
Dec 17, 2011, 06:10 PM
Thank you all for your advice. Looks like I won't be needing this app after all. I was just concerned that 2gb may not be always enough to run Snow Leopard on my macbook air.

Don't worry, 2 GB is enough to run even Lion with numerous apps (or other kinds of processes) open and working in parallel ;).

doktordoris
Dec 17, 2011, 06:45 PM
I bought the cheap "peasant edition" 11inch MBA yesterday. It is amazing! Obviously I don't keep much on it, all my files are on my iMac server at the moment, but even considering that the air simply flies along. it is remarkably quick. For a relatively inexpensive mac to just use for browsing, writing, etc the cheap air is an amazing machine. In fact I am in the process of making a pocket in my coat in which the MBA will fit, it is so small. One thing would make it perfect and i am amazed apple haven't done it yet, it needs a SIM card slot in the back so i can use unlimited free 3G internet, like 3 offer for 15 quid a month,with it. if an iPad has a sim slot why dies a mac not?

flynz4
Dec 17, 2011, 07:35 PM
In fact I am in the process of making a pocket in my coat in which the MBA will fit, it is so small.

LOL... this reminds me of something from a loooong time ago. At Comdex (you are old if you can remember what Comdex is)... during the launch of the "modern" 2.5" floppy... someone was walking around in a Tshirt which a huge pocket in front that said: "Who says an 8" floppy doesn't fit in a shirt pocket".

/Jim

hugothomsen
Dec 17, 2011, 07:59 PM
lol. what have you do to make your memory feculent? We have an operating system to take care of that sort of thing. Otherwise you may as well buy mackeeper, or similar rip-off malware.

I second that - MacKeeper IS malware, stay off it.

VMMan
Dec 17, 2011, 09:28 PM
Just use some compressed air

janzomac29
Jun 9, 2014, 01:31 PM
Memory cleaner is just a cheap gimmick. Its uses the the terminal command "purge" which clears your memory without specialist software anyway.:apple:

iamMacPerson
Jun 9, 2014, 01:53 PM
Memory cleaner is just a cheap gimmick. Its uses the the terminal command "purge" which clears your memory without specialist software anyway.:apple:

I use the app, all it really does it automate the process, but was it really necessary to bump a thread from 2 1/2 years ago to just add this?

wgnoyes
Jun 9, 2014, 02:41 PM
If you want one, at least don't pay for it. Freememory Pro is free on the app store. I have it; it's more useful on 8gb (or even less!) than on 16gb, where I never have to use it at all.

Cool MBA
Jul 4, 2014, 02:55 AM
You could also try Memory clean which is free on the App Store if u feel you need an app..nice simple interface and 1 touch to free up memory

GGJstudios
Jul 4, 2014, 09:24 AM
If you want one, at least don't pay for it. Freememory Pro is free on the app store. I have it; it's more useful on 8gb (or even less!) than on 16gb, where I never have to use it at all.

You could also try Memory clean which is free on the App Store if u feel you need an app..nice simple interface and 1 touch to free up memory

Such apps are completely unnecessary on OS X. You will not improve performance by using them. OS X knows how to manage memory, without user interference.

Dweez
Jul 4, 2014, 11:21 AM
I know it's beating a dead horse, but just say no. OSX does a fine job of memory management, these "memory cleaner" utilities aren't really all that useful.