TechTool Pro for Mac

TechTool Pro for Mac

Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 51 votes
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Version:
7.0.4
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
May 21, 2014
Price:
Update; $99.00 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
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Additional Requirements:
  • Intel-based Macintosh
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or greater.
  • 512 MB RAM or higher.

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  • All Versions:

    2.6

    out of 51 votes

    • 5 star: 8
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 3
    • 1 star: 21
  • Current Version:

    1.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1 stars

    "Not worth either time or money. Total waste of both"

    May 29, 2014   |   By vttimwhite2

    Version: TechTool Pro 7.0.4

    Pros

    None. Not any.

    Cons

    Poor (if any) explanations of errors found. I don't have much confidence in the tests themselves. Tried to run memory test and got a one-word result: "error". I already knew I had an error, I was hoping to avoid swapping 8 modules in and out to find the bad one. Disk tests are easily done with the Mac Disk Utility. Other than that, I have a pretty gauge that shows my 1,000 mbps network connection (knew that) and another pretty gauge that shows I have a 2.8GHz processor (knew that, too).

    When tests are running, there is practically no way to know if they are really running, making progress, or hung up completely,

    An absolute, utter waste of time and money. I thought I might get SOMETHING for my $129.00

    Summary

    Not worth a single dollar! Not worth the time, even if you can get it for free!

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  • 3 stars

    "Upgrade from 6.0.8 to 7 did not work"

    May 10, 2014   |   By Bold_Sue

    Version: TechTool Pro 7.0.2

    Pros

    ? Upgrade always worked before v.7

    Cons

    I was advised by eMail that I should install v.7.
    I opened TechTool 6 and checked for updates and got ".. v7 available as upgrade". I accepted and it downloaded something probably the dmg and started the installation then said that it would close and replace the v.6. It opened my System Preferences' TechTool Pro where I changed one item and closed this. There was no TechTool application open on the desktop so I went looking for it under the Applications folder but could only find "TechTool 6" which tells me it's not compatible with Mavericks.
    If I check for updates, it tells me about v.7 being available but when I select to upgrade, everything goes away and nothing is done. ?????

    Summary

    There is a glitch in the upgrade from 6 to 7 or am I the only one who gets this?
    So far, I have not yet been charged for upgrades.

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  • 5 stars

    "Works great for me..."

    December 21, 2013   |   By digital dude--2008

    Version: TechTool Pro 7.0.2

    Pros

    I've been using this product since version 4 and version 7.0.2 is the best so far. It works flawlessly on all four of my hard drives and I run it at 2-3 times a month. I have a Mac Pro 2009 version 4,1 with three internals and one external drive and I'm running Mavericks 10.9.2 (beta). Though I have used Disk Warrior with good success, I prefer the integration and full-featured set of Tech tool Pro.

    Cons

    The task of 'Defragmentation' takes awhile so be sure to set the energy savings in your System Preferences to 'Never' to make sure your Mac won't go into sleep and stop the Tech Tool processes'.

    Summary

    The key to successful operation of this program is to first and foremost make a backup of your existing drive! Next, run the 'Rebuild Directory' which will dismount the drive that it's repairing, so give it time. Follow with 'File Optimization' and then 'Defragmentation" and finally, 'Repair Disk Permissions'. if your drive has been neglected for a long time, these procedures can take a good part of the day.

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  • 1 stars

    "They sold my email address to spammers"

    September 16, 2013   |   By paradise2012

    Version: TechTool Pro 7

    Pros

    The software is great but...

    Cons

    I have my own domain, and I can make up any number of email addresses, so I do. Anytime a company asks for an email address, I use the name of the company@mydomain.com. Then I can see when I get junk mail who's responsible. Not many companies do it, but these guys did.

    Summary

    Good engineering team, shameful marketing team...

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  • 5 stars

    "Who did you fire to fix this product?"

    June 27, 2013   |   By afterhours

    Version: TechTool Pro 7

    Pros

    Does not automatically install system panes or activate deamons.

    Cons

    None yet...

    Summary

    Because, Micromat, this is a functional tool again. Gone is the arrogance of installing a System Preference pane automatically. You actually ask me if I want extra parts to be installed. You actually let me choose to have deamons running or not. You have a (slightly) cleaner interface. You have a product in 7.01 that doesn't crash. That seems to do its job with most of the warts of v5-v6 gone.

    I'm not sure I can say it's love at first sight like MacEKG, but it's thus far a useful (and pleasant) surprise over the last few version. It won't be our only tool, but it'll be part of our toolbox again. Thanks for listening to your customers.

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  • 1 stars

    "Used this program to try and optimize my hard drive."

    December 07, 2012   |   By Tazdevilgreg

    Version: TechTool Pro 6.0.6

    Pros

    None it does not work, in fact it unmounted my hard drive and could not get it back.

    Cons

    Not only didn't do the requested repair but dis-mounted my hard drive and could not get it back.
    I thought I had lost all my data but decided to purchase Diskwarrior to try and get back what techtoolspro6 had destroyed. God bless Diskwarrior it saved the day.

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  • 3 stars

    "no worth the money"

    September 01, 2012   |   By fitzt

    Version: TechTool Pro 6.0.4

    Pros

    ???????????

    Cons

    Upgrades cost,cost$$$$

    Summary

    Get the free ones

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  • 1 stars

    "Destroyed the data on my HD"

    July 13, 2012   |   By brett12356

    Version: TechTool Pro 6.0.4

    Pros

    The defragment worked a number of times before finally ruining my HD

    Cons

    Drive on my MacBook Pro became corrupt and unbootable after defragmenting with this tool, which is apparently common.
    None of the other 'features' were useful over the years

    Summary

    Stay away from this, just keep your HD with at least 15% free space and the Mac file system automatically keeps your drive from becoming fragmented.

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  • 2 stars

    "Expensive and Nearly Useless"

    March 25, 2012   |   By jboroman

    Version: TechTool Pro 6.0.4

    Pros

    Very good scan and volume repair

    Cons

    They charge for every update and upgrade.

    Summary

    I started with Version 4 and have paid for two updates. Every time Apple updates the OS, Micromat charges for updates and upgrades to TT Pro. Even then, there are almost always issues with ones original serial number not being found nor ones original registration.

    Apple's OS's have become so stable as to almost make TT Pro (and Disk Warrior) unneeded. One can install about three free utilities that will keep ones Mac humming just as well. The diagnostics of TT Pro is about the only saving grace; IF one wants to keep paying for updates/upgrades.

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  • 1 stars

    "Expensive, user-unfriendly, limited usefulness"

    December 30, 2011   |   By NickZac

    Version: TechTool Pro 6.0.3

    Pros

    For the price, there are no pros

    Cons

    Price, Stability, User Friendliness

    Summary

    TechTool Deluxe wasn't a great system, but it was free with AppleCare. I downloaded it and used it with 10.6. It never found an error nor did it ever cause an issue. It seemed to do nothing more than what the Apple Hardware Test can, and a few of the things the Disk Utility can (but not all by any means). TechTool Deluxe does NOT work correctly on OS X 10.7 'Lion' and it seems that the makers intend it to be this way (as they want you to pay to upgrade). The user interface on Pro looked great and I tried it because of this. At its price, I knew it was a gamble. I think I lost.

    As noted, this does not correctly back up the directory of the intended drive on multiple drive systems. A free program, like Carbon Copy Cloner does this with ease, so why can't this?

    Even beyond that, its usability for OS X 10.7 is less than pleasing. What exactly do the diagnostics and repairs do? I cannot tell you. For both the Deluxe and Pro, they did nothing for me. I guess it is kind of hard to repair an already stable OS.

    What do the other features do? Honestly, nothing that a variety of other *free* programs can't also do. The optimization and cleaning is done better by Onyx (free). Actually the cleaning and optimization abilities of Onyx are far better than TechTool Pro in terms of capability and stability. The ability to monitor the system is done better by iStatPro (free), with lesser resources being used. The cloning and bootable partition creation is done better by CarbonCopyCloner (free). Most of the other things it does are done automatically by 'Lion', or can be done using one of its numerous utilities (like Disk Utility). Perhaps its "accidental deletion recovery" works well, but I never used it. How often do you delete useful files "accidentally"? Considering you have to go through 3 (sometimes more) steps in Lion to perma-delete them, I can't say I have EVER done this.

    Operating stability is questionable. I've had it exit unexpectedly or require a 'forced quit' more than once, and after reading some horror stories about it harming systems, I decided to uninstall it.

    Ultimately, OS X 10.6 and 10.7 are well developed, exceptionally stable, and self-sustainable systems without major maintenance needs. This in itself makes the value of optimization software questionable (with the exception of Onyx, which has some features which have been proven to benefit 'Lion'). At least from my perspective, TechTool Pro is a rather poor and costly solution to a problem which doesn't really exist. I would advise passing this one up until some major changes occur.

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