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MainMenu for Mac

$15
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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 41 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4.1
  • Total Downloads:
    23,065
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 11, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (14-day trial); $15.00 to buy
  • File Size:
    6.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2
  • Platform:
    Mac

Editors' Review

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Old hands know that there are a lot of ways to keep your Mac happy and running smoothly. You can periodically clean out caches, repair disk permissions in Disk Utility, and even run maintenance scripts on an accelerated schedule using Terminal. Many apps out there will help you perform these tasks, and MainMenu is one of the better and leaner ones, with a clean, easy-to-access, easy-to-use interface. Unfortunately, MainMenu went from being a free app to a $20 app without any corresponding leap in functionality, so it's hard to recommend it, given the number of lower-priced (and even free) competitors with similar functionality available.

MainMenu lives in your menu bar, with a customizable icon that lets you know when it's running. MainMenu can help you repair permissions, run Chron scripts, rebuild your Spotlight index to speed up searches, force empty your Trash, clean or flush a variety of caches and logs, and more. You can also set up a suite of regular tasks for MainMenu to run as a batch in the background, and you can receive Growl updates to track MainMenu's progress.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"I paid $19 for the "Pro" version on June 8, 2012."

December 21, 2012  |  By jmt0427

2012-12-21 02:19:38  |  By jmt0427

 |  Version: MainMenu 3.0.5

Pros

It worked for a while.

Cons

I paid for their "PRO" version on June 8, 2012. Now I've just been told that I need to pay even more money to continue using it! NO WAY!

Summary

These people are of dubious character — at best. For a barely functional app (which the PRO version costs $19), they have a ton of nerve to want even more money! I'll never buy anything from these people again. That's certain! Save your money for something that works and is sold by reputable people. This app is neither.

Updated on Dec 21, 2012

In the Summary, after the word "character" I typed a hyphen. I have no idea why it shows up as &#8212. Who knows? ;-)

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1 stars

"worst mac app i have ever download!! all my apps broken"

August 13, 2012  |  By tvisuals

2012-08-13 22:49:17  |  By tvisuals

 |  Version: MainMenu 3.0.5

Pros

non this app sucks

Cons

i just wanted my mac to run a little smoother.
it erased all my important framework files from my libary.
now itunes wont open !!!or reinstall!!!!
word wont open
spotify wont work. not even mainmenu itself !!!!

Dont download!!! i have never had a problem with my mac im a professional photographer and am very tech savy... apparently not enough to download this stupid app

Summary

its erased all the vital stuff you should never erase from a computer...EPIC FAIL!!!!!

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4 stars

"Looks promising"

April 09, 2012  |  By BrookeLock

2012-04-09 20:20:22  |  By BrookeLock

 |  Version: MainMenu 3.0.5

Pros

Seems to work Ok in Mountain Lion as well

Cons

It took way too long, probably because it was the first time I ever did this

Summary

Cleaned out my system and seems to work well

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4 stars

"Looks promising"

April 09, 2012  |  By BrookeLock

2012-04-09 20:20:22  |  By BrookeLock

 |  Version: MainMenu 3.0.5

Pros

Seems to work Ok in Mountain Lion as well

Cons

It took way too long, probably because it was the first time I ever did this

Summary

Cleaned out my system and seems to work well

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4 stars

"Keeps my MacBook Pro snappy"

September 08, 2010  |  By rhun

2010-09-08 17:21:58  |  By rhun

 |  Version: MainMenu 2.1.1

Pros

MainMenu is the best system utility I have used.
You can run the Cron jobs, prebindings, repair permissions, clean caches ... and get feedback of the results.
Timely updates keep the app in sync with your Mac.

Cons

None - improvements have made the log easier to read.
Unlike other utilities this one keeps doing the job.

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1 stars

"They still want $20 for a formerly fre..."

January 19, 2010  |  By summerstormpictures

2010-01-19 12:54:00  |  By summerstormpictures

 |  Version: MainMenu 2.0.5

Summary

...utility?
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This is just a bad first impression, and first impressions matter.

An inspired and well designed "utility"--not software--formerly free, that put existing functionality under a menubar item, was snatched up by a greedy new owner and a fresh coat of paint was thrown on it, and now they want $20 for a paint-job essentially.

Here's the link to download the original and free version 1.7.4:

http://soldiersofpawns.110mb.com/MainMenu%201.7.4.zip

If you can see $20 difference between that and this new fleeceware, by all means, send your cash here instead of to the Haiti relief effort, where $20 from all of us can and does make a difference.

It's one thing for the original owner/developer to decide to finally make some money off their hard work--and it's sad they didn't--but this is just a straight-out cash-grab by new owners. Nothing more.

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5 stars

"MainMenu excellent with Snow"

November 14, 2009  |  By rhun

2009-11-14 15:24:48  |  By rhun

 |  Version: MainMenu 2.0.3

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
MainMenu 2.0.3 remains the best System Utility app.
Using it on a new MBP 15 2.66 with Snow 10.6.2 there are more options which gives you a better way to keep your Mac running quick & clean.
MM runs the Crons jobs on demand, cleans caches, repair permissions plus many other helpful ideas.
Every week after running MainMenu my Mac feels snappier.

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5 stars

"Worth it"

September 08, 2009  |  By nippithon

2009-09-08 13:02:14  |  By nippithon

 |  Version: MainMenu 2.0.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
MainMenu was free for several years; now it isn't. It was a great little app when it was free and it's just as great now that it's $20.

Santas made it clear that MainMenu wasn't going to be free forever. I don't expect anyone to work for me for free. Nor do I want anyone to work for me for free.

I am grateful to the new developer for buying MainMenu and keeping it in development.

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4 stars

"user-friendly."

July 13, 2009  |  By attyimelda

2009-07-13 03:00:39  |  By attyimelda

 |  Version: MainMenu 2.0.0

Pros

detail-oriented and quite easy to follow.

Cons

none so far.

Summary

you never really know if your 'cleaner' really works. you just assume (and hope) that it does. but with MainMenu, i actually saw it at work as it cleaned/cleared my caches, etc. after using it, my laptop seemed to work faster.

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5 stars

"EXCELLENT!!"

June 26, 2009  |  By Ron L

2009-06-26 12:32:50  |  By Ron L

 |  Version: MainMenu 1.7.4

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
An absolutely great app!
Hard to believe it's still free.
If you don't already use it try it -- I use it almost every day.
Those Viennese are very creative!
Many thanks.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4.1
  • Fixed: Occasional crashes when showing open panel
  • Fixed: Wrong volume icons
  • Fixed: Clean Google Chrome cache & history not working for all versions
  • Fixed: Preferences: "Hide Dock Icon" toggles "Store Clipboard Items"
General
Publisher Incredible Bee
Publisher web site http://incrediblebee.com/
Release Date March 11, 2016
Date Added March 11, 2016
Version 3.4.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.23MB
File Name MainMenu.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 23,065
Downloads Last Week 2
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 14-day trial
Price $15

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