Best Mac Utility App???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by JesseJames, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2003
    How'd I get here? How can I leave?
    Well, I just bought Norton Utilities 8.0 and I'm damn disappointed. Again.
    I resent the fact that I have to buy these programs when they should be included with the computer.
    Is TechTool Pro 4 any better than Norton's? I used them when I was on OS 9 and they were okay.

    Norton's just seems to miss things. I diagnose and repair disk one day then do it again and it still finds major errors. Even if I'd hardly done anything on the computer between time.
  2. macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I like the way my Norton Utilities 8.0 functions. Just ran it last Sunday after doing several installations. It found major and minor errors, which were fixed. Then I run it a second time, with no errors found. So far I haven't updated to Tech Tools Pro 4. It always seemed that they would each find different problems. At least it kept my OS 9 humming along.
  3. macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    I have horror stories about Norton Products... and inconviences...

    Like the fact that i can't uninstall mine... :confused:

    Ah damn.

    It also seems this thread is a bit misplaced....

  4. macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Re: Best Mac Utility App???

    I take the other side of that argument. Look at the wealth of utilities included with OS X. Among all that stuff you don't see any hard core disk utilities. I think that's a hint that you don't need them.

    Most Mac users (in the general population, not on message boards) don't use any utilities and don't have any problems. They don't even repair permissions. I don't think anything "should" be included that isn't there already.

    Wait until you have a problem that Disk Utility or fsck can't fix, which will likely never happen, and then buy Tech Tool or something like that.
  5. macrumors 601

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy part of the Pacific NW
    Ah, but remember that OS 9 was a completely different beast. OS X may have a similar GUI goodness, but it has almost nothing in common with OS 9 down at the level where it matters. It's a complete rewrite.
  6. macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    IMOP there isn't any software that you could download for free that norton does. since you have unix at your command with os x, basically you are pretty much covered.
  7. macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2003
    I had noting but touble with my PB when Norton was installed on it. System would crash, long long boot times, freezes for several minutes and loads more rubbish. When I finally managed to delete it all, I have had a very stable system ever since. As others have said, if it was really needed, it would be on here already.

  8. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 17, 2002
    I've got no complaints about DiskWarrior. Norton however...

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