Move the Dock around, add icons to the Dock, customize the Desktop wallpaper, and not much more.
Yet, there is no shortage of Mac apps that clean, repair, customize and unlock a variety of hidden features in OS X. For a price. MacKeeper, we’re looking at you! Here’s the top trio of utilities to do all that and more. And they’re free.
The Perfect Toolkit For Mac Users
There’s probably a good reason that Apple doesn’t provide many customization or maintenance options for Mac users. There’s no compelling need to clean, repair, customize, or change the Mac.
That’s according to Apple, of course. For Mac users, we like a little customization and personalization.
Apple also builds into OS X many dozens of hidden features and functions that have been around for years, but not easily accessible to the masses.
Add Onyx, Maintenance, and Deeper to your Mac tools, and you’re mere clicks away from extra cleaning and security functions, repair options, customization, and you gain the ability to unlock Apple’s hidden secret features.
The old adage of “you get what you pay for” doesn’t really hold true with Onyx, Maintenance, or Deeper. They’re free. But what you get is most of what the commercial maintenance apps provide.
For example, Onyx gives you options to verify your Mac’s startup disk and run system maintenance scripts manually.
And, it opens up a few hidden parameters in the Finder and Dock and a few of Apple’s own apps.
On the other hand, Maintenance is aptly named as it gives you a one-click way to rebuild specific services in OS X, clean cashes, repair permissions, and execute maintenance scripts.
Finally, Deeper brings you a long list of customization and personalization options simply by unlocking what Apple already builds into OS X.
Not only can the Finder be modified, but Deeper unlocks options in QuickTime, Safari, Mail, iTunes, Spotlight, and even the system login.
If you’ve never done much customization, and most Mac users have not, then you’ll appreciate one important feature in Deeper.
Restore Defaults. With one click you can get all the standard OS X features back. Everything you’ve unlocked in the Finder and the apps is brought back to factory condition.
In fact, the Restore Defaults button is available on Maintenance and Onyx, too. Simply click the button and default settings are restored.
What’s the advantage of using Onyx, Maintenance, and Deeper? Your Mac may run a little better and be customized and personalized to match your requirements.
Together, all three utilities help you to save money and not waste it on apps with an eye candy interface but which perform similar functions.