Usually, such bundles are good deals, even if you have a couple of the apps already. So, when is such a deal not really a good deal? When the bundle of apps are completely unnecessary.
But Do I Really Need These Apps?
Imagine getting 16 essential Mac apps, over $500 worth of apps, for less than 1/10th the retail value.
That’s what MacKeeper would like Mac users to believe. I’m sure you’ve see the MacKeep ads pop up on your Mac’s screen.
The ads scream out the need to secure your Mac with an app that recovers files, prevents theft, updates apps automatically, encrypts data, backs up data, uninstalls old apps, and much, much more.
The only problem is this. Most of the 16 functions in MacKeeper are dubious use by most Mac users. If peace of mind is what you’re after, spend the money. Otherwise, look before you leap.
Here’s an example. It comes with an Antivirus app. I wonder what the app searches for since there are no Mac viruses in the wild. It encrypts data. Your Mac has that built-in already.
It backs up files and shreds files. Your Mac already has a built-in file shredder. And the best backup Mac app is free.
What about checking disk usage? Or finding files? Your Mac already has those functions built in. In fact, every function in MacKeeper is available in free Mac apps.
What MacKeeper really does is prey upon the myriads of Windows PC switchers who feared for their Windows lives, and expect some kind of similar experience on the Mac. Spend more money on the MacKeeper package and get 24/7 email support, 24/7 live chat support, all from a 24/7 call center for support.
There’s a price tag for loneliness, insecurity, and knowledge.
Of course, to each his own. My perspective is just one experienced Mac user’s view. However, at Mac360 we’re unanimous in our view of MacKeeper.