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Editors' Review

MacBooster from IObit offers a collection of tools for monitoring the status of your Mac, from tracking how efficiently your system is running to identifying possible security threats. The latest version adds the ability to securely delete items and manage iTunes files.

Pros

Easy-to-grasp interface: MacBooster does a nice job of visually presenting the state of your system, from memory and hard drive usage to potential security risks. It's easy to navigate among the tools, with each utility displayed in the left-hand panel and its readout shown on the right. An icon in the menu bar gives you quick access to MacBooster tools.

Breadth of tools: The dozen or so tools let you monitor system status, security threats, and performance issues; tidy your system by identifying duplicate, junk, or outdated files, including iTunes items and photos; and remove files.

Security settings: The Security Center utility identifies security services you aren't taking advantage of (such as using a login password) that can improve the safety of your Mac.

Cons

Some duplication with built-in OS X tools: While the housekeeping tools are useful, such as the ability to search for duplicate or outdated files, other utilities -- including those for managing startup items and deleting large files -- are easily handled elsewhere in your system.

Explanations could be better: While MacBooster does a solid job of monitoring system status, it does doesn't always provide a clear explanation of the concrete benefits of using its tools.

Bottom Line

MacBooster from IObit presents graphically the status of your Mac and offers a collection of tools for keeping your system in shape. The tools are visually appealing but could do a better job of explaining their benefit.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.2

  • UI - Added a new simpler UI that allows users to switch to a more concise one.
  • Large & Old Files - Supported sorting files by category.
  • Virus & Malware Scan - Expanded the database to remove more malicious plugins and apps.
  • Perfectly supported the latest Mac OS 10.14.

General

Publisher IObit
Publisher web site http://www.iobit.com
Release Date October 26, 2018
Date Added October 26, 2018
Version 7.2

Category

Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Maintenance & Optimization

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Mac
Additional Requirements
  • macOS Mojave
  • macOS High Sierra
  • macOS Sierra
  • OS X El Capitan
  • OS X Yosemite
  • OS X Mavericks
  • OS X Mountain Lion
  • OS X Lion

Download Information

File Size 30.67MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 862,599
Downloads Last Week 20

Pricing

License Model Free to try
Limitations Limited functionality
Price $39.95
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