Maintenance
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Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance: repair permissions; run periodic scripts; reset Spotlight's index; rebuild the LaunchServices database; delete application, font, and system cache; and check the status of the hard disk.
What's New
Version 1.8.6:
  • Deleting the Internet Cache improved
  • Deleting the System Cache improved
  • Deleting the logs improved
  • Deleting the diagnostic reports improved
  • Bug when deleting the .DS_Store files corrected
  • New version of sqlite3
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.9 or later





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Maintenance User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Macfool reviewed on 27 Mar 2014
S/B version 1.8.5
[Version 1.8.3]


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Foobar1969 commented on 29 Oct 2013
Maintenance is the tool I recommend to any Mac user who isn't a serious techie. Just click the button and let it clean your Mac.

I hope Titanium will release a Mavericks update soon (or better yet, a unified version that just plain works on any OS X).
[Version 1.7.1]


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Theguy commented on 14 Jun 2013
Unfortunately 1.6.7 is not code signed, so anyone with Gatekeeper settings to 'identified developers only' can't open this app. But hey, at least it's not Mac App Store only!
[Version 1.6.7]

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Dlawhon replied on 16 Jun 2013
Even with this Gatekeeper setting, you can open Maintenance 1.6.7 by control-clicking (or right-clicking) on the Maintenance application icon and choosing "Open" from the shortcut menu that appears. (The shortcut menu was previously known as a contextual menu.)
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Macguruguy commented on 11 May 2013
Current version is 1.6.5.
[Version 1.6.4]


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Full Score reviewed on 01 Jan 2013
I have never understood why it requires you to enter an admin password. I leave mine blank for general use, but opening OnyX, Maintenance and Deeper is impossible without logging out and re-booting the Mac as the Administrator with an assigned password. I should be able to use these apps without all this hassle. If I've designated myself to be "Admin" in the Users & Groups preferences, this should be sufficient "security". A poor oversight which mitigates against using these three apps.
[Version 1.6.1]

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Titanium Software (developer) replied on 01 Jan 2013
Same comment (OnyX & Deeper), same response...
An administrator have not all the rights!! Only root! =)
You speak "sufficient security" but don't set a password is not a very good idea...
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Titanium Software (developer) replied on 01 Jan 2013
If you write this comment with all the applications requiring password... you write a lot!! ;)
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Foobar1969 replied on 16 Jan 2013
What a terrible viewpoint. Any program that accesses root-only parts of OS X absolutely requires the root password to operate. This is an essential part of desktop computer safety, from every major OS developer.

If you know another Mac app comparable to OnyX or Maintenance that doesn't required a password, it is violating a lot of rules.
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Titanium Software (developer) replied on 16 Jan 2013
@Foobar1969: Ridiculous!! Some commands cannot work without admin privileges !! Please before say stupid comments, learn the bases of the system!! For example, to clean browser cache of another users...
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Titanium Software (developer) replied on 16 Jan 2013
Oups... Sorry Foobar1969... I have not understood your message. I'm very sorry... my english is very bad. :/
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ZenMaster_Flash replied on 09 Apr 2013
My Mac History goes back to pre-Macintosh Apple Computers. I was the President of the nation's oldest MUG (Mac User Group); and I used to keep a blank system password, but for the last decade I simply use a one (1) letter Admin' Password. I can auto-hit that key with 100% accuracy - in a fraction of a second. Problem Solved !
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RavenNevermore replied on 01 Nov 2013
NEVER have a blank password. Don't be lazy.
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GianMarco-Tavazzani commented on 10 Sep 2012
"This version of Maintenance requires Mac OS X version 10.7.x (Lion)."
So 10.8.1 is still not supported??
[Version 1.5.6]

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GianMarco-Tavazzani replied on 10 Sep 2012
Ok, found: go to the developer's site and there is all.
A bit messy, this add.. but we can live with it.
Anyway allow me to advice to complete the description and the links!
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Tomeg reviewed on 23 Jul 2011
I love Maintenance, as well as Onyx. But I'm surprised to find that neither works with Lion. I also don't find either app listed in the App Store. Could there be an oversight here. Please keep developing, I would gladly pay something for Maintenance.
[Version 1.3.8]

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Tomeg replied on 05 Aug 2011
Onyx 2.4.0b3 is now compatible with Lion. Maybe Maintenance will be compatible soon. Or, Onyx may replace Maintenance, since Onyx does everything Maintenance does, among other things.
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Titanium1 replied on 12 Sep 2011
Hello,

Why not a Maintenance for Lion? Simply because the future version of Maintenance (in progress) will be developed in AppleScriptObjC... ;-)
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Jazzica replied on 13 Sep 2011
Tomeg, Onyx 2.4.1 is Lion-only.
And the policy at Apple is to not release apps on the Appstore that use sudo commands or affect system files. That's a quote directly from the last MacWorld issue. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Onyx 2.4.1 runs great on Lion, by the way.
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Tomeg replied on 13 Sep 2011
Thanks, Titanium 1 and Jazzica. I caught up with both apps meanwhile, but I have a question to Titanium 1: Does the latest version automatically verify the hard disk, and check S.M.A.R.T. status (whatever that is, I've not looked it up)? Also, can one set a preference in Maintenance to reboot after completing its routines?
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Poikkeus reviewed on 03 Jun 2011
I love MainMenu's interface, but I can do the same job with a free utility like Maintenance. It's reliable and safe, but it would be even better if it worked in the background, invisible.
[Version 1.3.8]

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Poikkeus replied on 29 Jul 2011
Does not work with Lion, at least yet. This is one of the useful maintenance applications.
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Jimblue reviewed on 31 Mar 2011
Me thinks we should all be very thankful Joel Barriere develops Onyx, Deeper and Maintenance. Thankful again he insists on keeping them donationware. Apple should give him an award already. If you do have some extra cash and use his software, please let this guy know, in a monetary way, how much the mac community appreciates him and his outstanding efforts.

Joel, thank you for your many years of continued developement of your superior wares.
[Version 1.3.8]


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Maximas reviewed on 30 Mar 2011
This just doesn't fit against Onyx, iTweax, Tinkertool, ...
[Version 1.3.8]

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Negritude replied on 30 Mar 2011
It's designed to be a simpler, stripped down program that only includes some of the features from Onyx. It's for people who don't need all that Onyx has to offer, or are intimidated by it.
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Tomeg had trouble on 22 Jul 2011
I love Maintenance, as well as Onyx. But I'm surprised to find that neither works with Lion. I also don't find either app listed in the App Store. Could there be an oversight here. Please keep developing, I would gladly pay something for Maintenance.
[Version 1.3.8]


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francola had trouble on 16 Dec 2007
Getting these errors now.

/bin/sh: -c: line 0: unexpected EOF while looking for matching `''
/bin/sh: -c: line 1: syntax error: unexpected end of file (2)
[Version 1.2b2]

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francola commented on 17 Dec 2007
I am also getting errors on Disk verifying after using maintenance and have to use startup disk to fix them.
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francola replied on 26 Dec 2007
Everything appears to be great now!! Thank You. I was missing Maintenance terribly!
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francola had trouble on 12 Dec 2007
rm: /Users/franco/Library/Caches/com.adobe.Installers.Setup/Cache.db: Permission denied (1)
[Version 1.2.0b1]

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francola commented on 12 Dec 2007
I also had to force quit to get past the error.
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kircheis82 had trouble on 29 Oct 2007
This error message show up on my system

Maintenance was not yet checked with the version of the System.

What's the problem?

I'm using OSX 10.5
[Version 1.1.7b]



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Roes rated on 02 Nov 2013

[Version 1.8.0]



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Pascal3 rated on 15 Sep 2013

[Version 1.7.0]



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Raggatagg rated on 25 Aug 2013

[Version 1.6.9]



+8

Roes rated on 01 Aug 2013

[Version 1.6.9]



draguse3132 rated on 23 Feb 2013

[Version 1.6.3]



+25

Ollie1972 rated on 27 Jan 2013

[Version 1.6.3]



thisaraw rated on 08 May 2012

[Version 1.5.3]



+39

Liam_ARTH rated on 22 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5.2]



+32

Michael_Sebrecht rated on 21 Mar 2012

[Version 1.5.2]



Milsner rated on 15 Feb 2012

[Version 1.5.0]


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License:Free
Date:23 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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Maintenance is a system maintenance and cleaning utility. It allows you to run miscellaneous tasks of system maintenance: repair permissions; run periodic scripts; reset Spotlight's index; rebuild the LaunchServices database; delete application, font, and system cache; and check the status of the hard disk.


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