What? You just bought Mac OS X Lion and it’s dirty already? What? You didn’t even know it?
As it turns out, from the moment we install a new Apple kitty, it begins collecting files that need regular maintenance. Lion is so smart, it performs most of that maintenance while we’re sleeping. Here are a few ways to speed up the maintenance cleaning, to speed up (theoretically) Lion and your Mac.
Yes, Kids, It’s Cache Cleaning Time
If you or your Mac suffer from a debilitating bout of obsessive compulsive disorder (sometimes called OCD, which I call CDO; alphabetized; the way it should be), then you need a Mac app to make things all tidy again.
Tidy up Tiger, Leopards, and Lion, Oh my! with Lion Cache Cleaner.
It’s the perfect app for Mac users who must clean that which they cannot see. Dirty caches.
Think about it. If your Mac’s cache fills up in the forrest, will you ever hear the end of it? Regardless, LCC (a nice, tidy way to reduce repetitive hand movements in the hopes that you understand LCC really means Lion Cache Cleaner) cleans caches and more, trying very hard to make itself worth the price tag.
LCC automates some of those automated Lion tasks, cleans caches, deletes internet download data (which could prove embarrassing even without a court order), and searches for those Mac viruses no one has on their Macs (but they’re out there, just lurking in the ether shadows, waiting until you let down your guard).
Are you not yet convinced that LCC is worth a look, if anything to soothe your savage paranoia? How about stale data? It begins to smell after awhile, you know. Then it becomes moldy, and you don’t want that. LCC even removes stale data and implements RAM disks (which, oddly enough, has nothing to do with pickup trucks from Chrysler).
Able To Leap Tall Buildings
To make itself even more valuable to you than little children or pets, Lion Cache Cleaner will create a bootable Mac OS installer DVD (remember those?) from your recent download of OS X Lion so you’ll have an emergency startup disk.
Now we’re talking value, right?
LCC does a few other things worth doing. It can turn off that annoying Spotlight from indexing all your Mac’s files (even those hidden in your digital shoebox, where you thought the kids would never find them). It turns off Dashboard (remember Dashboard Widgets? They were once all the rage).
To be fair and balanced about it, LCC is a mini-conglomerate of functionality to justify the minuscule price tag. The bootable emergency disk seems worth it if it were not for all those new Macs without CD/DVD players. I wonder if it would work on a USB stick?