OnyX (Snow Leopard)
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"Does what it says and does it for FREE without frills."
Automates and relieves the user of many tedious command-line interactions and makes otherwise unobtainable or "obscure" maintenance chores and quick-fixes accessible to all users through the familiar for all normal GUI windowed-environment.
Leaves people fewer reasons to learn how to use Terminal by removing the necessity to use Terminal for these most common procedures by making them GUI'd and putting them all into one app.
One real gripe would be that there generally aren't "progress" indicators for many things to let you know if it has stalled or failed... The log is only good with what information it contains after the fact and you can't read it real-time. On most tasks, lack of status would be because it is relying on actual Terminal commands themselves that don't generally give progress reports except a failed or possible success (lack of failure) so its logs can only be as good as their behavior would be in Terminal, except in Terminal, you could read the output in real-time and abort if you didn't like what you saw....Lengthy maintenance scripts "periodic weekly" forever to complete, leaves one wondering if it has frozen sometimes... Too bad it doesn't allow use of "periodic WEEKLY" which is more verbose.
Does what's promised for FREE. Great for starting users who want to optimize their systems (if careful as to which things they do) and good for all users who just want to do one particular thing that is normally only done in Terminal or with any other number of guessable programs with one program that seems to do it all or most things that can be anyways. Unfortunately just the nature of the beast, the Terminal command backend that it runs is not itself a very verbose environment unless instructed to be so in many cases and by default therefore OnyX obscures the more useful feedback that could be provided in its logs if it ran more advanced or verbosely specified versions of the commands so it won't appeal to some advanced users more familiar with Terminal who want more control over the process and better feedback.. but it's FREE so you can't complain about it too harshly now... :)