Guess what? Your Mac doesn’t need much tweaking to keep it running well. It seldom needs a tune up, and the few hundred tweaks you can safely make to customize your Mac are hidden. So, what if you want to tweak and tune up and customize and personalize? Then you need the three best Mac tools to let you tinker under the hood. Not only do they give you access to features and functions you didn’t know you had, but the tools are also priced just right. They’re free.
Tweak And Tune Up A Mac For Free
Your Mac is something of a schizophrenic beast. On the surface it’s all shiny and smooth and easy to use.
That’s why Windows PC users switch to Macs by the millions every year.
No virus or spyware worries. No wayward apps to clog up the system. For the most part, our Macs just work.
On the other side of the split personality, your Mac is a geek’s beast, a veritable gold mine of command line goodies that can unlock a different creature.
Three Mac apps make life fun for the daring, and easy for the Mac newbie.
First of The Trio of Free Tweaking And Tune Up Tools is Onyx, a free utility with eight tabs of functions, features, and hidden options.
Onyx gives you access to hardware, memory, disk, software, and system profile information with a single click.
There are options to verify your Mac’s disk, check the volume, and verify preference files. Some options, like maintenance, exist in Disk Tools, but can be implemented in Onyx. The Cleaning tab gives yo options to delete caches and more.
Get your geek on with a bunch of Utilities to find, delete, read built-in manuals, hide or make visible files and folders, and check on apps and packages.
Next up is Deeper, with even more tweaking and customizing options.
Deeper is the place to personalize your Mac and opens up hidden functions in the Finder, the Dock, in Safari, Mail, iTunes, and QuickTime.
There are 10 different tabs, each with many additional, hidden features to unlock.
Finally, maintaining your Mac’s inner workings was never easier than with Maintenance, the little Mac app that gives you an opportunity to cleanse your Mac when you want, rather than leaving it running to perform such tasks in the middle of the night.
Everything from system and application caches can be cleaned with a click (or restored with a click).
Maintenance also gives you a bunch of options available in your Mac’s System Preferences.
Onyx, Deeper, and Maintenance come with good Help screens so you can tweak and tune to your heart’s content.
Even better, all your Mac’s standard default settings can be restored with a click. Check your Mac’s disk for good health, enable or disable Time Machine back ups, change settings in Safari, iTunes, Mail, and other apps.
The price for a tune up? Free. The price for unlocking hidden features and functions? Free.