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Review: Remove unwanted files from your hard disk using Duplicate Cleaner Pro

Duplicate Cleaner Pro does a bang-up job of finding duplicates, but deleting them isn't easy if you don't pay up. The program drastically limits what you can do if you don't buy the full version. Still, if you can get by on deleting a small number of files at a time, or don't mind paying for quality, this app is worth exploring.

This application searches through any folder you choose to find duplicate files that are taking up space. It can scan multiple folders, ZIP archives, or even your entire computer at once, and it does … Read more

Review: Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac enables you to back up or copy folders or drives

With its quick performance and extensive features, Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac stands out as a top drive copy or backup program. You'll find its well-thought-out menus and controls easy to use even if you're a new Mac OS X user. Its powerful features won't disappoint you, either.

Carbon Copy Cloner for Mac installs as a free 30-day trial version. After starting, the program walks you through a tutorial presenting its main functions. It also includes a useful Help file in case you need more assistance. To get started, you have to use a drop-down box to … Read more

Review: Araxis Find Duplicate Files for Mac quickly locates and removes file copies

Araxis Find Duplicate Files for Mac quickly locates and removes files you don't need on your computer, saving disc space. Notable for its speed, drag-and-drop functions, and easy-to-use interface, this program will be of use to you if you have a large number of files cluttering your hard drive. The only major downside is that it's a premium app.

The trial version of Araxis Find Duplicate Files for Mac comes with no limitations in terms of features, but works only for seven days. You can either drag and drop folders for searching or manually add them via a … Read more

Review: dupeGuru for Mac locates and removes duplicate files from your computer

dupeGuru for Mac locates and removes duplicate photos, documents, programs, and other files from your computer so you don't have to do it, manually. You'll find this app especially useful if you have several hard disks and store a lot of files on them.

After installing dupeGuru for Mac, you are greeted by a menu describing it as "fairware," a licensing concept that basically means that you can enjoy all the features of the app without paying for it, but that you can only delete 10 duplicate files without a full license. The app sports a … Read more

Review: Cleanup & Delete Duplicate Contacts for Multi-Accounts does what it says

Cleanup & Delete Duplicate Contacts for Multi-Accounts does exactly as it says, clearing up issues in your contact list to streamline your address book. It's a very useful tool that doesn't offer a lot of frills or gimmicks, but does what it promises quickly, properly, and without any issues. It's a must-have for anyone with an address book that syncs across multiple services and apps.

After installation, you can create an account with the service or just start cleaning up your contacts. It will automatically populate your contact lists from iCloud or other services you are using, … Read more

Review: Cosmos System Care Free scans your computer for any problems

Cosmos System Care Free is touted as your all-in-one maintenance tool to keep your computer system healthy and clean. Indeed, when you first download the program, you are offered the chance for an immediate scan. However, while this program seems to be wide in scope, the free version only offers to scan your computer for problems; it doesn't fix them.

Cosmos System Care Free took more than 35 minutes to download, extract, and install on a dual processing system. The program scans for security problems including privacy issues, includes a file decryptor and encryptor, and backs up or restores … Read more

Eliminate clutter with Duplicate Cleaner

A crowded hard drive slows you down and stops you from fully enjoying all your favorite programs. Duplicate Cleaner helps you make some more room by removing unnecessary or copied files in bulk. This program delivers exactly what you would expect based on its name, and it does it quickly and effectively. You won't believe how much space it frees up.

The program's slick interface is a welcome change compared to what you might expect from utility programs. Scanning any drive or file location takes only one or two clicks. It only took the program about 90 seconds … Read more

Find Photo duplicates in iPhoto using Duplicate Annihilator for Mac

Image files use up a lot of hard-drive space, and searching for multiple copies of photos can be time consuming. Duplicate Annihilator for Mac helps identify extra copies of the same photo in iPhoto and allows the user to tag the duplicates.

Duplicate Annihilator for Mac searches for duplicate photos in iPhoto. The program is able to remove or tag photo duplicates. When copies of the same photo are found, the program tags one as the original and the rest of the copies as duplicates. This program includes many modifiable elements for searching and tagging of duplicates. This free version … Read more

Rename files using A Better Finder Rename for Mac

Larger hard drives have led to mass amounts of saved and hard-to-catalogue files. A Better Finder Rename for Mac can help rename your files into whatever cataloging system you wish. This is definitely useful when going through old files, but it's also useful to keep new files searchable.

A Better Finder Rename for Mac allows for quick renaming of files using a wide selection of customizable options. The program uses an easy drag-and-drop feature to select files. The user selects which criteria to apply for the suggested new names and then is given the option to modify the names … Read more

Exact Duplicate Finder finds and removes duplicates on the go

Duplicate file finders were critical back in the pre-gigabyte era, but in some ways, today's terabyte-capacity drives make the problem just as bad. Not for space reasons, obviously, but because duplicates clog up your file system with redundant data that your computer still has to process. Duplicate files can make your searches take longer and return confusing or contradictory results. Enough duplicates together can even cause your system to run more slowly. And if you boot from a solid-state drive (SSD), particularly a smaller one, you're probably just as concerned about duplicates as users were back when hard … Read more