Mac maintenance software is often taken as unnecessary by Mac users, because optimization routine can be done manually. But if you want to save your time, you can use a Mac utility program with all optimization tools in one place. Today I will test MacKeeper’s optimization features and see if there is any difference between MacKeeper and built-in functionality of Mac OS.
What is MacKeeper optimization tool?
First of all, you should pay attention to updating your apps. Assuming that all apps on your computer are powered by Apple, they will be updated automatically by AppStore service. But there are lots of third-party apps that should be updated manually, otherwise you will be constantly bothered by alerts.
MacKeeper has the Update Tracker feature that marks the outdated applications with red. While was making this review, I had to update four programs, the rest was marked as green or updated software. You can also see how much space the updated software will take from your Mac. Then I had to choose which program to update or to update all of them at once.
The next tool that I found was Login Items, a specialised feature that helps you choose which specific applications will automatically launch upon login. To remove the automatic launch of my browser, I had to pick it from the list, and then click Remove. Otherwise, to add an item, I had to click Add.
The last optimization feature is Default App. This tool allows you to define which application will open a specific file type. After scanning the computer, MacKeeper displays a list of filename extensions and compatible applications. Therefore, in the drop-down menu you should choose which application will open this specific file in future by default.
It was easy and fast to perform regular updates, set up application launch and default file opening.
Of course when you know what you’re doing, it’s a piece of cake. But if you do not want to perform this optimization routine manually, I recommend using all of the MacKeeper tools that were mentioned above.