What’s in a name? Safari sort of fits as a web browser. You journey across the web. Mail tells it like it is. It’s email. Word? Use it to write, right?
Photoshop? It’s the customizing shop for photos and images. Address Book? Duh. iPhoto? It’s too easy. Most apps have a name that first the purpose. So, what do you expect from Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner?
The Name Should Fit The Function
First, as a name, Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner is too long and too wrong for an app that does so much. If my aging memory serves me correctly, this handy app started life as Panther Cache Cleaner, then became Tiger Cache Cleaner, then Leopard Cache Cleaner.
Can you figure out what it does? If you guessed, “cleans caches”, you’d be partly correct.
Before my children-induced arthritis kicks in, I’m shortening this to SLCC.
Wait. That abbreviation doesn’t fit my premise of renaming a capable product so obviously misnamed. Alright, I’m good with Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner—the Mac app that does much more than clean your Mac’s caches.
How much more is much more? Let me count the ways.
A Janitor, Security Guard, Handyman In Your Mac
As the year ends so does my annual supply of creativity. For a Mac app so poorly named, Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner does a bunch more than you expect from the name.
It’s a Mac janitor, a built-in security guard, a utility handy man app, and a digital mechanic. The interface sort of says it all.
Look at all those buttons. Only one tab has anything to do with cache cleaning, so this little puppy of a utility app is poorly named.
Not only can you use it to clean your Mac’s caches, there’s over two dozen additional functions to improve performance, open up secret settings, test RAM and batteries, repair system preference files, and check for viruses.
What? It’s a virus checker, too? Yes, dear Mac lovers, Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner has the popular and powerful ClamXav anti-virus app built in. Click a tab to change your Mac’s login items. Click another tab to run maintenance scripts. Click another tab to optimize your Mac for the internet.
Preferences are not daunting, but give you even more options.
You probably never guessed that your Mac had all these things going on in the background. Or, ready to when you click something.
Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner goes beyond the call of duty, exceeds expectations, and gives you more point and click power than Silvio Berlusconi has winks for the ladies.
It’ll optimize, customize, sanitize your Mac. It’ll repair, clean, and test more functions than Goldman Sachs has profits.
Well, maybe not quite that much.
But it’s a healthy list that will make you proud to know that there was so much you didn’t really know about your Mac.
What better way to clear out the old year and bring in a sparkling clean new year than with a utility that does more than you expect, that proves once again that you can’t judge a book by the cover. Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner is wrongly named, but rightly deserved. But do you need what it does? Of course you do. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder must be cultivated.
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