Yasu for Mac

Yasu for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.6
out of 21 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.9.1
  • Total Downloads:
    68,844
  • Date Added:
    October 18, 2014
  • File Size:
    4.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    147
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.10/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Yasu for Mac is a streamlined program designed to keep your machine running smoothly by carrying out certain routine maintenance tasks. You can quickly select the tasks you'd like the program to complete during each scan, and whether you'd like the computer to shut down or restart after each session.

Pros

Highly customizable: Through this app's streamlined interface, you can select exactly what tasks you want it to perform at any given point. Options include clearing the cache and history from your browser, running daily, weekly, and monthly cron scripts, clearing system logs, application logs, archived logs, and crash logs, and removing cookies.

Runs smoothly: This program runs just the way you'd like it to. Scans are completed quickly, and computer shutdowns or restarts are initiated once the scans are complete depending on your preference.

Cons

Specific usage: This program was designed specifically for System Administrators to use as one of multiple maintenance tools. While it carries out its promised functions admirably, it is not, nor was it ever meant to be, a comprehensive system care program.

Bottom Line

Yasu is a streamlined and effective program for completing one important aspect of routine maintenance for your system. If you're looking for a comprehensive system care program, this isn't it. But it does offer a lot of functionality and customization options for users of all experience levels, and it's a great tool for System Administrators managing multiple machines. This app is free to try, and it costs $3.50 if you choose to make a purchase.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of Yasu for Mac 2.9.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"One of the Best free utilities available for Mac OS X."

August 19, 2013  |  By brianstone

 |  Version: Yasu 2.8.2

Pros

It just works and does not mess up your machine like many other "utilities" can and have done.

Cons

There are none. This does "So Much More" than just repairing disk permissions with Disk Utility. You also have the option of turning many things On or Off.

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5 stars

"Very Easy to use"

April 13, 2012  |  By emoisgod

 |  Version: Yasu 2.7.3

Pros

This program is very easy to use. Runs quickly on my 'book. It does what it says.

Cons

Doesn't seem as robust as, say, CCleaner for Windows. Then again, this is a Mac so . . .

Summary

I think this is a great program. All in all, worth downloading, in my mind.

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5 stars

"YASU did everything I was hoping it would."

February 19, 2012  |  By GeorgeHB2

 |  Version: Yasu 2.7.3

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

None I saw

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5 stars

"Just works."

January 24, 2012  |  By Moondog55

 |  Version: Yasu 2.7.3

Pros

Works well. Notice the difference in speed.

Cons

None that I've noticed.

Summary

Great App. Just what I was looking for. Easy to use for the non tech head.

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4 stars

"It does the basics well."

July 16, 2011  |  By dennis444

 |  Version: Yasu 2.7.3

Pros

It takes about 10 minutes to run and I use it about every 3 days. Each time, I end up with about 3-5 gigs more of memory and the machine runs more quickly.

Cons

Nothing to dislike. Not the fault of Yasu, but I was surprised at how long it took to deal with the "permissions." Gonna have to learn more about that.

Summary

If you have a Mac (I have a Macbook Pro) and don't want to become a technical expert, Yazu is something you absolutely need.

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4 stars

"I like this program and it seems to work well"

November 30, 2010  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: Yasu 2.7.1

Pros

Easy to use and does what it is supposed to do very quickly and easily

Cons

I have found none

Summary

I would recommend this program to anyone who likes to run their on computer maintenance manually

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5 stars

"Easy to use, cleaned up problems"

November 14, 2010  |  By fvsanchez

 |  Version: Yasu 2.7.1

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

None that I experienced

Summary

Everyone should use this utility to keep Mac clean

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5 stars

"Great simple Cache cleaner"

September 25, 2010  |  By satcomer

 |  Version: Yasu 2.6.8

Pros

It uses only included command line programs and has never failed.

Cons

I just wish it would clear the HTML 5 Database (HTML< cookies you can see if Safari's Preferences, Security tab, Show Database). I guess as more people get wind of HTML 5 cookies it will start clearing these Databases.

Summary

This application is a no-brainer to run software maintenance that should run about once every three to four months. It runs simple Unix command line programs that are already in OS X to clear cache, bloated logs, cookies, etc.

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5 stars

"Yasu Help"

July 23, 2009  |  By us2forever

 |  Version: Yasu 2.6.2

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Having run Yasu for the first time, I encountered a minor problem. I wrote and asked for help and was so pleased with a complete and polite answer within a few hours. First time that has happened with any product I own. I am so glad I was told about this product.

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4 stars

"Jimbo"

June 27, 2009  |  By jimfo9x

 |  Version: Yasu 2.6.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Previously, I loved Yasu. This time it messed up my system. I spent some time fixing some things myself, more time with Earthlink, and even more time with Apple to get my Mac 10.4.11 back in shape. I downloaded Onyx for 10.4, which previously messed up my system with an earlier version, but which works fine now. Onyx was good, then bad, now good. Yasu was great, now bad. A bad fit here and there, I suppose.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.9.1

- Removed leftover "sudo" command in "kextcache -system-caches" routine
- Updates to code that checks to see which Mac OS is being used
- Minor UI changes for the sake of Yosemite
General
Publisher Jim Mitchell Design
Publisher web site http://jimmitchell.org
Release Date October 18, 2014
Date Added October 18, 2014
Version 2.9.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 4.85MB
File Name yasu_2.9.1.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 68,844
Downloads Last Week 147
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $3.5

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