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MainMenu for Mac

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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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    • 1 star: 4
  • Current version:

    4.2 stars

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 4
    • 4 star: 3
    • 3 star: 0
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  • 4.0 stars

    "Ease of Use"

    May 14, 2009  |   By Pensito

    Version: MainMenu 1.7.3

    Pros

    It's easy to use, runs in the background and seems to be effective.

    Cons

    Not sure what all of the capabilities are or whether to use them.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Convenient but discrete."

    March 29, 2009  |   By NM_Bill

    Version: MainMenu 1.7.3

    Pros

    I like the information it has.

    Cons

    None seen yet.

    Summary

    This fills a gap for convenience at the nice freeware price.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Cleans up your Mac"

    March 23, 2009  |   By nnapier

    Version: MainMenu 1.7.3

    Pros

    Ease of use

    Cons

    Too little info on what its doing and why

    Summary

    Great tool to keep your Mac clean without having to know what going on under the bonnet

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  • 5.0 stars

    "IF they're gone, it's a shame. (Website, downloads..."

    November 6, 2008  |   By annstringer

    Version: MainMenu 1.7.3

    Summary

    ...still work.)
    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    This is one of the best OSX utilities available at any price. The developers really "get it," especially in the elegant way they've made multiple batch processes followed by actions like restarts so easy and fast to set up. The quick menu bar access, Growl support and real-time log reporting are also excellent features that professionals appreciate.

    My design shop has used MainMenu daily on several computers, including new 8-core Mac Pros, as well as PowerBooks and G5s since March of '08, saving Onyx for tougher or more comprehensive maintenance situations. If MM's developers are actually out of business even though their website and downloads continue to be active, it will be quite a shame and a great loss for the growing community of MM users who were eagerly anticipating updates to the program. It will also be a lost business opportunity for the developers who could have easily offered a paid version, with only a few more added features and upgraded support, that could have been very successful at a nominal price.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "great product but i'm still trying to figure it out ?"

    October 21, 2008  |   By SAGACITY7

    Version: MainMenu 1.7.3

    Pros

    still trying to figure it out

    Cons

    still trying to figure it out

    Summary

    i need more time to see just how valuable this software is

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simply the best"

    March 22, 2008  |   By webmotiva.com

    Version: MainMenu 1.7.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It's the best maintenance app ever and for free! Nice piece of software. Great icon and gui.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "System Maintenance the Macintosh Way"

    March 19, 2008  |   By Mikofox

    Version: MainMenu 1.7.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    If you are confused by the bloated, cluttered System Maintenance Utilities out there, that take too much time to start up and navigate through, you should give this one a try.
    Beside all the maintenance tasks it also lets you restart the Dock, and Menu Bar, Relaunch the Finder and Show/Hide invisible files, with not more than two mouse clicks.


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