CNET Editors' review
Tracking the various aspects of a system, including memory, hard drive, and CPU usage, from one place can be difficult. Magician for Mac provides a well-designed solution to monitor almost every computer process.
Available as freeware with an option for donations, Magician for Mac does not require any payment for full functioning. Since the program was rather small and had a native installer, download and setup was easy and completed quickly. After starting the program for the first time, the user is prompted to set up an online account, although this is not necessary for full functioning. The program has no obvious instructions, which is a disappointment, but the menus are intuitive and easy to use for all but the least experienced user. The program is feature-rich despite being freeware. Users may track CPU usage, memory, active applications, software updates, malware, and even the current weather through the main application window. A small widget also shows basic memory and CPU usage and can be expanded by holding the cursor over it for more information. Users may also check battery health and status along with network information. The malware scanner completed quickly and has available definition updates.
Magician for Mac's extensive features may appeal to all Mac users who want to monitor their system usage and overall computer health.
From Magican Software:
Magican enables you to carry out several basic operations in a floating window. For instance, Magican monitors the network traffic in an absolutely new way, and the "Purge RAM" can help you quickly convert the inactive memory into free memory. In addition, you can also get the local weather forecast and terminate unnecessary processes in the floating window. Magican can help you locate all of the junk and virus-infected files on your Mac, and then "One-Click" helps to eliminate all of them. If your Mac has a virus-infected file, you can choose to trust it, delete it or place it in "Quarantine". Of course, you may also still wish to know the real-time information on your Mac, so Magican can show it to you with pictorial symbols. All of the data is clearly displayed. Moreover, "Software" helps users completely uninstall any software with the use of a "Remove" button. Magican also helps users get discounted software from the App Store, and reminds you of any new app updates that are available. Users can also retrieve hardware information from the main window, which can be exported out as text or image files.
What's new in this version:
- Enhanced detection in App Uninstallation.
- Optimized memory usage of Magican.
- Enable displaying Fan speed in floating window even if Fan Control closed.
- Fixed network speed display bug in Firewall part.
- Other bugs fixed.
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"WORKS LIKE A CHARM!"
Version: Magican 1.4.7
* Easy to use.
* Great, friendly User Interface.
* Really does the job.
*Gives alot of info about your system.
* Great way to get rid of all those space sucking language packs we never will use.
* It's FREE!
* None that I can think of or have seen yet.
I installed it on my iMAC and it was able to get rid of about 500MB. I am installing on my Macbook Air right now. I wonder why this program is not available on the APP store? I also wish there was something like this to get rid of all the "other" junk that keeps bloating my iPHONE. A Magician for iPHONE is really needed. I would even pay for it.
"Works as promised"
Version: Magican 1.4.3
Haven't been using the Magican for very long but it has worked great the short time I've been using it. It is the type of program I was looking for to help keep "trash" from accumulating and taking up space. Thanks to the developers for a quality program and being free as well.
I have not ran into any problems yet that I'm aware of.
Based on my limited usage, I would (have) recommend this to other users. I am using it on a Mac-Mini, so the battery issue brought up by another user does not come into play in my case.
"Feature of uninstall is just what I need!"
Version: Magican 1.4.2
I like the uninstall feature! Indeed picked up lots of rarely used applications for me, that's really a good one.
It would be great, if you guys could optimize its file size!
Keep updates! It worth recommendation!
"A great Mac App I would like to share with you"
Version: Magican 1.1.6
easy to operate
weather report mistakes always be there
Magican is an easy to use Mac App, it is incredible that so many functions it contains, but still be very stable and simple to use. But more improvements need to be done on the weather report. I highly recommend this new version of Magican.
"Awesome in scope!"
Version: Magican 1.0.0
Easy to Use
Nothing...it goes way beyond expectations
I highly recommend this new version of Magican. It's a joy to use and fun to watch. I can't imagine anyone not liking it. Please give it a try and then thank your lucky stars!
"Hijacks the NVIDIA GPU and kills battery life"
Version: Magican 0.9.67
If you want your battery life cut in half, sure, use this. Mine dropped from over 5-hours to less than 2 1/2-hours.
I really don't know why the developers of some software make their applications smart enough to only use the power-hungry NVIDIA GPU when needed, then releasing it back to the onboard Intel chipset. Developers need to get out from behind their plugged-in desktop computers, out of the office and experience the pangs of poor battery life. Then perhaps they'll understand this rant.
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