OnyX (Mavericks) for Mac User Reviews

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Needs update to Mac 10.10 Yosemite"

    November 16, 2014  |   By Mike Ridley

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    Worked brilliant on 10.9 Maverick

    Cons

    No good now

    Summary

    Update required

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Used since 2008"

    April 3, 2014  |   By Sputerkar

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    1. Easy to understand and follow assuming directions supplied are read
    2. Reliable when appropriate version is used for MacOS
    3. Keeps maintenance items close at hand and not all have to be used.

    Cons

    With older version of Mac OS, when Mac wasn't so active, about running application that Apple had not approved of and was not selling to developers with Apple blessing and approval, this application could be updated easily.
    Now however because Apple has chosen to control application to some degree we much all wait for update versions to post AFTER beta is done. This is NOT developer's fault to the extent Apple is trying to control what is or is not loaded to OS 10.9.x

    Summary

    I have found this application to be reliable and actually credit it with it's support of keeping my Mac running smoothly and effectively.

    Updated on Apr 3, 2014

    If there are issues with downloading from CNet try Titanium Onyx directly from their website.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Spigot Adware with this download"

    January 8, 2014  |   By gribensk

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    Onyx is awesome

    Cons

    Downloading via Cnet installs adware that changes your browsers to Yahoo search and installs third-party extensions

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD via Cnet. Go to Onyx's site unless you want adware installed.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Disappointed in CNet Policy"

    November 29, 2013  |   By lastcall123

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    OYNX for mavericks behaves like previous versions. Still a good utility

    Cons

    CNET should not wrap add ons or malware type software on downloads.

    I understand their business model since the downloads are free but CNET should state in bold letters when there are add ons and what they are..

    Summary

    What I did and will now continue to do is; once I find software I like on CNET I will go to the developers website and download direct.

    I did this for OYNX and all is a-ok. No add ons.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Onyx Good - Spigot BAD!!"

    November 26, 2013  |   By BKMiller

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    Onyx is a great utility, and I won't go into its benefits for now...

    Cons

    Only after installing did I find out that the download also brought along a complete hijacking of the defaults in all three browsers I use: Safari, Chrome & Firefox. My default home pages and search engines were changed to Yahoo, and Amazon and eBay buttons added to my tool bars. CNET, you should be ashamed to allow this.

    I should note this is the second time that's happened to me, after downloading an update from CNET. It will be the last until this changes.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Useless Mavericks version"

    November 20, 2013  |   By torquerulesok

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    OryX used to work fine, until the Mavericks update.

    Cons

    The software installs OK, does the initial HD check OK, then hangs on my MBA running the maintenance. The Activity Monitor shows 121 hangs over the past 10 minutes while OryX was running. Life is too short. I will uninstall it.

    Summary

    Avoid. A waste of time.

    (Hello, xtremeartist! Post your five cents here :-))

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Made my 4-year-old Macbook Pro run faster."

    November 18, 2013  |   By diannejp

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    Easy to use. Gives warnings on why you may not want to perform some cleaning functions and maintenance. Warns when and why some functions might cause the computer to run slower as, for example, rebuilds caches.

    Cons

    I've experienced none.

    Summary

    For a couple of hours I had been trying several tips and techniques to make my Mac run faster. It was constantly running at a minimum of 50% CPU load, was heating up, and the fan was always running at high. None of the suggestions helped and then I found OnyX. After I ran through some of OnyX's cleanup routines and restarted the computer, I have had much better performance. Now I only notice a slight difference in performance during a backup.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "The best Mac utility. The same as always."

    November 16, 2013  |   By xtremeartists

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    1. Free
    2. Reliable
    3. Updated for Mavericks
    4. Individual versions for OS X 10.3 through 10.9 on Titanium Software's website (developer).
    5. Automation mode works flawlessly
    6. Change parameters in Finder, iTunes, Safari and more.

    Cons

    None really.

    Summary

    I don't know why there are a few negative reviews here on CNET. I can only assume they are paid shills for other paid software,,,,or complete morons.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Onyx has lost control of functionality"

    November 15, 2013  |   By Doulos79

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    Application update was out within 48 hours of the release of Mavericks... Titanium is dedicated to remaining on top of the game and providing it's following with the most current application available.

    Cons

    Titanium's reputation has built quite the following and high level of expectation. By and Large the application for Mavericks has quite the potential to hold true to the high standards we've become used to; however, this newest version was in my opinion rushed and not fully tested. Has many flaws that still need to be worked out.

    Summary

    I'd say the application still works at about 90-95% however when it decides to crash it does so... and when i run a maintenance - i get a false report stating my disk needs to be repaired. it's a brand new macbook air... and has been confirmed to be functioning as normal.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Wouldn't download."

    November 14, 2013  |   By Oliver 70

    Version: OnyX (Mavericks) 2.8.8

    Pros

    Since it wouldn't download I have none.

    Cons

    During the attempt to download the computer froze.

    Summary

    The other versions of OnyX I used were great but this version for Mavericks simply won't download.

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