Best maintenance program

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ripfrankwhite, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. ripfrankwhite macrumors regular

    ripfrankwhite

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    Anyone here use Cocktail, Tiger Cache Cleaner, Yasu or MacJanitor? I never leave my MacBook awake overnight and was reading about these apps. Any opinions? Thanks.
     
  2. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

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    everyone has told me that oynx is the best plus its free too.
     
  3. ripfrankwhite thread starter macrumors regular

    ripfrankwhite

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    Thanks a lot. Gonna give it shot right now.
     
  4. bearbo macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    it is ONYX... not oynx, not onxy, not noxy.. it's onyX !

    sorry... the reason i rant is that i've seen this with the aforementioned spelling all over the place, and can't use them to find the actual program.. and i finally found it, just to share:p
     
  5. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    MacJanitor is what I usually use. Its small and does the basic cleanup that needs to be done.
     
  6. jlewis2k1 macrumors 6502a

    jlewis2k1

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    i apologize for the spelling error. i just didnt want to open up my apps folder to double check. will you forgive me? :D
     
  7. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    Onyx is great,

    Use it on many of my systems, and some at work too!
     
  8. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    haha.. i'll think about it...

    jk
     
  9. ddrueckhammer macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I have always liked Cocktail better. I use it on my Mac at least once every couple of weeks as I let my computer sleep at night. Many people like Onyx better as it is freeware and Cocktail is shareware but after I bought Cocktail a long time ago and I find the UI better and it is also easier to uninstall as Onyx uses an installer.

    Here is a link to MacWorld's review of these products. You will note that Cocktail's main advantage over Onyx (besides cleaner UI IMO and not using an installer) is that it allows scheduling. If you need/want this and don't mind spending $15 then is a nice app.

    http://www.macworld.com/2005/01/features/preventmacdisasters/index.php

    Hard Drive maintenance isn't really neaded but Disk Warrior is also a good program for what it does.
     
  10. xyian macrumors 6502

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    I use onyX and MacJanitor and they both work wonderfully.
    I use them every couple weeks and my computer stays in
    tip top shape because of somebody's slick programming.
     

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