Most decent utilities which claim to fix something on your Mac, or unlock hidden features, or clean this or that are available with a trial option; perhaps some limited features to try out. Why the trial? For any app beyond a few dollars, try-before-you-buy makes good sense.
You Can’t Try These Tools
Terry’s Tools is a compilation of 11 fixes that have been created and maintained through the years by a Mac developer and support technician. These are all fix-it tools that may help you out when your Mac gets wonky.
For example, within the 11 modules, are options to fix both hardware and system issues– Fix Browsing, Fix Spotlight, Fix Trash, Fix Fonts, Fix Mail, Fix Icons, Fix Wi-Fi, Fix iSight, Fix Audio, Fix Bluetooth, and a special one called Fix Reboot.
The developer, an experienced Mac user, says each of these so-called fixes will help repair common issues within each category– browser, Spotlight, Trash, Mail, Wi-Fi, etc.
In essence, the developer is saying, “Trust me. I know best. Give me money and my tools may help solve whatever problem your Mac has at the moment.”
Only the developer knows for sure.
On the surface, Terry’s Tools sounds great. Quick fixes to common Mac problems. Here’s the real problem. The tools have a hefty price tag and the developer doesn’t disclose what each module does other than fix something. What? And why? And how?
There’s no try-before-you-buy option. There’s no description of what each module does. From time to time we see a Mac app on the Mac App Store which has a hefty price tag and no trial or try-before-you-buy option from the developer. Most of those apps have few reviews because Mac users don’t want to fork over hard-earned dollars for an unknown.
Terry’s Tools is not a Mac App Store app. Smart developers describe in some semblance of detail what their applications do, and provide a limited trial version for customers to try before the purchase. This fix-it utility is different. You may not need to use it often. You may only need a single module from the 11. I understand that. But a Mac user needs to be pretty desperate to fork over $20 to try a utility that may not be used often, and may not even fix the problem.