Mac Sweeper
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Mac Sweeper is an open-source system optimization utility for Mac OS 10.2 and above. This is ultimately a GUI for various compilicated UNIX commands. Many similar utilities cost around 10-15$ - this, however is completely free.
What's New
Version 3.0:
  • Help files
  • Disk wizard
  • Updated tools
  • Metallic buttons
  • More...
Requirements
PPC, G3 or better, Mac OS X 10.2.6 or later






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Carablanca reviewed on 08 Aug 2012
bad review of this software under this link (german): http://www.news.ch/Nur+fuer+Apple+geschriebenes+Betrugsprogramm/298468/detail.htm
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jbsquare reviewed on 29 Jan 2007
will not work with my Intel IMac. Will not "authenticate."
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Jun 2005
Could not get it to run on OX 4 (tiger)
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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Apr 2005
I cant launch any applications after using mac sweeper. Hopefully Ill find away to fix the prolem, if not Im screwed.
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Oct 2004
I had terrible problems with my Panther security updates, even though I was running the recommended Disc Utility both before and after. The worst case was when I lost two days of work because it would not recognize my printer, scanner, etc. When I used MacSweeper before and after the updates (in addition to Disc Utility, just in case), I had no problems. Both of the last two security updates (9-16 and 9-30) were problem free.
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Apr 2004
Mac Sweeper is a nice program that seems to work well. However, this application has possibly the worst application icon/user interface/logo I have ever seen!
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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Feb 2004
I had been considering buying cocktail until I found this, which I am quite pleased with. This doesn't exactly match cocktail in terms of features, but what is has is done right. This is a great utility that shouldn't be overlooked. The help files/installer are pointless though - why not be like every other mac application and just give out a drag/droppable file?
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Anonymous reviewed on 05 Feb 2004
Be careful what you clean. I had to reinstall Panther because I removed system, log, and internet caches. Result: Panther ground to a halt. Apple advise me NEVER to touch anything in the system folder.

Also, repeated need to 'authorize' is rediculous
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Anonymous commented on 05 Feb 2004
Hogwash... I clean out the System Log and Internet caches at least twice a week using OnyX. If this was such a horrible thing why would every similar OS X utility, freeware and shareware, have this option? Answer: they wouldn't have it if it was inherently bad.

My installation of 10.3.2 is a dream come true, nearly perfect.
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Anonymous commented on 15 Mar 2004
Your trouble is that you probably haven't a clue of what you're doing!!! Your assumption as to the cause of your reinstallation is simply incorrect.
Please study up on the subject!
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jan 2004
Pretty nice little collection of utilities. I would suggest making the GUI a little more consistent (either all metal or all aqua, not both), and making the buttons and window itself a bit bigger / easier to read.

Also, the more you can mimmick Cocktail in functionality (while still providing this for free), the better. I don't like the bait-and-switch technique that developer followed (Free, then not free).

:)
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Jan 2004
My question is, why must Mac Sweeper require an installer?
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Downloads:42,390
Version Downloads:28,475
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:25 Jan 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Mac Sweeper is an open-source system optimization utility for Mac OS 10.2 and above. This is ultimately a GUI for various compilicated UNIX commands. Many similar utilities cost around 10-15$ - this, however is completely free.


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