Mactracker for Mac

Mactracker for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 210 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    74,089
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    37.35MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    35
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Mactracker for Mac lets you look up and compare the specifications of every product ever made by Apple through a straightforward interface. You can browse by category or search for a specific model, and you can even create smart categories to highlight products with certain specifications.

Pros

Detailed entries: The entry for each product listed in this app includes detailed information in a variety of categories. And to make accessing the information you're looking for even more convenient, the app features multiple categories of information for each product including General, Memory and Graphics, Connections and Expansions, History, and Notes.

My models: If you find entries you'd like to refer back to over and over again, you can add them to the My Models category. Whether you're researching an item to buy and want to compare models, or you're trying to figure out how best to expand your current system, you'll be able to streamline the research process with this feature.

Cons

Lagging updates: There are sometimes delays in adding new products or product updates to this database. Especially if you're looking for an item that just came on the market, you may have to check back a few times before you find it.

Bottom Line

Whether you need to know about the specs of various Apple products for personal or business use, you'll find everything you're looking for in this free app. It's set up to make multiple types of searches as straightforward as possible, and information is organized in a very accessible way, so users of any experience levels will have no trouble finding their way around.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Very useful"

January 11, 2014  |  By mysharpsword

 |  Version: Mactracker 7.2.3

Pros

Very useful

Cons

nothing bad

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3 stars

"Great database, poor usability"

June 22, 2013  |  By jowie

 |  Version: Mactracker 7.1.3

Pros

Looks great, great icons and style
A wealth of specs on everything Apple
Very useful comparison charts

Cons

Usability very weird, especially "My Models"
Buttons do different thinks depending on context
Database not updatable over-the-air

Summary

I find Mactracker a very useful app, and it looks really nice, but it's just a shame the usability doesn't hold up and could do with a good rethink. For example, if I open up a model, especially "This Mac", why isn't there a button where I can automatically add it to "My Models"? I'd expect the + Add button to do this, but it only works properly if you are in one of the My Models screens, otherwise you get a Smart Category creator... strange. Also, when adding another model to My Models, it would make much more sense to me to see a list of all the models to choose from *before* I enter the name of it, not the other way round.

The other disappointing thing is that this app requires constant updating. Every time a new model comes up, you have to download a 30-40 MB file. Mac or iOS. It's just a database, so it's a shame that it doesn't just check for a DB update each time you open it. An App Store update should really be for extra features or bug fixes.

On the plus side, it does look really nice and I do very much like the new compare feature.

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5 stars

"works well to find needed updates"

June 18, 2013  |  By FriskyKid

 |  Version: Mactracker 7.1.3

Pros

Finds needed updates

Cons

Sometimes slow in refreshing list.

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1 stars

"even with added BloatWare"

June 14, 2013  |  By DeeBrazzi

 |  Version: Mactracker 7.1.3

Pros

few with lots of Bloatware / CrassWare

Cons

The service was officially canned with effect from 2013-05-31 with no further development

Have they gone back on that !!!

Summary

Confused, does not always work, does not find apps correctly e.g. which version of iTrash, OSX bytes or Symantec ???

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1 stars

"Program hangs when attempting to run."

March 03, 2013  |  By mitech66

 |  Version: Mactracker 7.1

Pros

Who knows?

Cons

Program hangs when attempting to open. Don't know whether this is unique to this version. I assume so since the ratings on previous versions is very high. I'm running the Lion OS.

Summary

The program hangs on attempting to open - requires a Force Quit. Thus pretty worthless.

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5 stars

"How did I live without this?"

February 23, 2013  |  By robbosir

 |  Version: Mactracker 7.1

Pros

Perfection!

Cons

None that I've found so far.

Summary

I've been doing Apple IT for over 20 years and am embarrassed to say I just discovered this app. With Apples ridiculous model identifier, model number and order number, this app just made my whole life a lot easier when trying to figure out which Mac a new client has over the phone.

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4 stars

"Essential Mac Hardware database"

December 20, 2012  |  By David Blaikie

 |  Version: Mactracker 7.0.1

Pros

A database of all the hardware apple has ever produced.
Historically interesting but also useful for comparing recent Apple products.
The desktop app mirrors the iOS app faithfully.

Cons

When Apple launches new hardware the App can be a bit slow to be updated

Summary

If you own an Apple product and you want to see how it compares to other Apple products then Mactracker will help you out.

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5 stars

"No complaints"

April 03, 2012  |  By skbecker

 |  Version: Mactracker 6.4

Pros

Accuracy and comprehensiveness (so far as I can tell; I'm no expert).

Cons

None to add.

Summary

What's not to like?

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4 stars

"Comprehensive, accurate."

February 08, 2012  |  By skbecker

 |  Version: Mactracker 6.3

Pros

Distinguishes between progressive models of a particular Mac (I have Macbook pro).

Historical notes are fun way to learn about functionality.

Cons

No cons to note.

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4 stars

"Mostly good"

December 03, 2011  |  By joinesbirkip

 |  Version: Mactracker 6.2

Pros

Keeps most programs up to date

Cons

Often notifies me of programs that I have newer versions of already or newer versions that I can't use on my machine.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.4.1

- Adds details on latest OS X and iOS releases
- Updates Support Status for Apple's latest Vintage and Obsolete products
- Other minor changes and additions
General
Publisher Ian Page
Publisher web site http://www.mactracker.ca
Release Date November 23, 2014
Date Added November 23, 2014
Version 7.4.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 37.35MB
File Name Mactracker_7.4.1.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 74,089
Downloads Last Week 35
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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