Review: Software.com Desktop manages applications and system performance

Update applications, receive notifications for the latest software updates, and tweak your Mac's overall performance using Software.com Desktop for Mac.

Well designed with an easy-to-use menu and a number of useful features, Software.com Desktop for Mac allows users to scan all applications for updates, as well as optimize performance. Performing its functions quickly and thoroughly, the free application would be a good addition to most Mac users' systems.

The program's main menu features a good interface with appropriate and up-to-date graphics. The Home button displays an overview page with the status of all the program's main features. The first time Software.com Desktop for Mac starts, the program starts scans of applications to find out if all are currently up-to-date. An easy-to-read list appears, showing those in need of downloads. An additional page lists applications and gives users the ability to cleanly uninstall them, which is useful since many uninstalls still leave files behind. Users can also access a menu to quickly empty their trash directly from the program. An additional menu also gives users access to many system preferences, such as Dock, Launchpad, and Finder options, among many others. On the downside, a Disk Health section scans and makes changes to the system to optimize performance; but these modifications are not explained.

With its good interface and extensive features and options, Software.com Desktop for Mac is likely to be a useful application for almost all Mac users.

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