MainMenu Pro
MainMenu Pro
3.5.2

4.1

MainMenu Pro free download for Mac

MainMenu Pro3.5.2

28 October 2017

Accelerate and improve your Mac's performance.

Overview

Note: MainMenu Pro is no longer under development and the developer provides no support for it. The application is not being sold anymore. This listing is only for people, who already have all the necessary license information

MainMenu Pro ensures speedy and reliable performance from your Mac.

Optimize your experience with handy menu-bar controls:

  • Faster searching. Rebuild your Spotlight library for accelerated searching.
  • Improved application performance. Clean caches to keep your applications running smoothly.
  • Advanced customization. Repair permissions, disable your Dashboard, and more.

What's new in MainMenu Pro

Version 3.5.2:
  • This update fixes a bug causing the "Turn on Screensaver" task to fail.

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335 Reviews of MainMenu Pro

Hanstyo
15 July 2009
Version: 2.0

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Fell into that sneaky upgrading trap. Went for a try - no new features to speak of really. And even more annoyance: If you go for 'try' it will pop up endlessly to ask you again and again if you want to try or buy. All this pestering for $20. No thanks. not that I am not willing to pay for software, but considering that the Snow Leopard upgrade is $29 this is a rip-off.
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Eric•Woehler
10 May 2019
Version: 3.5.2
Was the best app of its type for Mac for many years, but is now no longer under development, so time to look for alternatives... 5 stars for best of class app, despite no longer under dev and yes, running under Mojave (SIP disabled)
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Derekcurrie
20 October 2018
Version: 3.5.2
Not only is MainMenu Pro working perfectly on macOS 10.14 Mojave, its far FASTER on Mojave! This is the single app I have running 24/7 that I use to clean up my Macs every day. If it's been discontinued, that's an incredible shame. I paid for it. It's easier to use than any alternative. I'd miss it if it stopped working. Thank you Incredible Bee!
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Tlance
03 October 2018
Version: 3.5.2
Working in Mojave for anyone? Not for me.
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pjdeno
20 February 2018
Version: 3.5.2
I really love this piece of software. I had this on my old mac for years and years. I tried to move it to my new MacBook pro but no deal. I went looking for it and found it here, but I'm confused its no longer what, I was able to download it but its says its a trial. Fair enough if my old MainMenu can't update its understandable its ancient. But is it still for sale? Does this trial run out in two weeks? Somebody clue me in. Should I be looking for something else? I feel funny about buying defunct software .
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Cerniuk (Captcha H8r)
06 February 2018
Version: 3.5.2
Missing some cache file deletions but indispensable... and now discontinued?!?! I mean seriously, my Mac runs like a steaming pile of toxic waste more than I care to admit, and it takes an egregious amount of maintenance. I have counted on MainMenu Pro for years.
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Brookhaven
27 January 2018
Version: 3.5.2
Looked at their website today and its no longer available for sale although it can be downloaded it seems. No other details on the website.
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Derekcurrie
15 October 2015
Version: 3.4.0
This is the Mac utility I keep running all day long. It's unobtrusive, does what I tell it, and does it very well. Read through its description on the developer's website to learn all the things it can do. I particularly like using Custom Task sequences it let's the user create. I have one task to dump browser cache and DNS cache. Another does the daily cleanups. Highly recommended!
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Demiro86
22 December 2014
Version: 3.2.1
I bought at full price MainMenu Pro 2.0.2, now the drain and I find a notice that says: if you want to use the new version you need to do an update, or € 10 MORE !!!!!!!!! developer, do not say it here in front of everyone because it would be rude, but if you know what I'm thinking now, MADE AN EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE And give me back my CABBAGE PRODUCT REGULARLY PURCHASED OR DENOUNCE YOU AND MacUpdate
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pettifogger0712
06 September 2014
Version: 3.1.6
Version 3.2.1 was released on 28 August 2014 :-) File Name: MainMenu-Pro.zip File Size: 6 684 081 bytes File Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:36:14 GMT
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Eric•Woehler
01 October 2013
Version: 3.1.6
MainMenu is available through the MAS, but MainMenu Pro is not - is this deliberate or is it a case of the Pro version doing things that Apple won't allow in a MAS app?
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Sanchai
07 March 2013
Version: 3.1.3
When I started Mainmenu Pro3.1.3, it prompted me to download version 3.1.4 but he download fail. And when I attempt to download from the developer website, ol the old version 3.1.3 is there. What happened?
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GeogProf
08 December 2012
Version: 3.1.3
I don’t understand why v. 3.1.3 is just now being released via MacUpdate because I’ve had it since August 30.
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GeogProf
08 October 2012
Version: 3.1.0
Found another annoying MainMenu behavior in Mountain Lion: When you click ‘About MainMenu,’ the About window doesn't display in front of the currently open apps. For instance, if I’m running Safari when I click ‘About MainMenu,’ its ‘About’ window appears in between Safari windows, so I have to hunt for it — not just between different currently running apps but between the multiple open windows of EACH app.
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GeogProf
11 September 2012
Version: 3.1.0
I love the convenience of having so many oft-used utils in my menubar. One major problem though: When ‘Show Invisible Files’ is selected, any open Finder windows are closed! Why? That’s really annoying, as I must then re-open everything that was summarily nuked by MainMenu — effectively negating the convenience of the app (and then some, especially if I had a lot of Finder windows open when it was run)!
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GeogProf
30 August 2012
Version: 3.1.0
Any word yet on Mountain Lion compatibility?
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tvisuals
14 August 2012
Version: 3.1.0
WORST APP I HAVE EVER DOWNLOADED i just wanted my mac to run a little smoother. it erased all my important framework files from my libary. now itunes wont open !!!or reinstall!!!! word wont open spotify wont work. not even mainmenu itself !!!! Dont download!!! i have never had a problem with my mac im a professional photographer and am very tech savy... appertnly not enough to download this stupid app
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Bobzozus
08 August 2012
Version: 3.1.0
Love the interface. It is just so convenient to access everything on the Menu Bar for me. Does want I want, when I want it- and, is easily accessible. For me, it is especially useful to maintain Unix Clean-up routines. And, for stopping and restarting balky programs. Recently, had difficulty and the developer was extremely responsive.
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NeostarNeko
25 December 2011
Version: 3.0.5
I see some people don't understand my comment, the thing is MainMenu was great it did what I wanted it to, and putting it in the menubar is very convenient BUT in the long run I don't use it all the time SO this is the reason for my earlier comment Since my rating was kinda harsh before I will re-rate this with 3 stars because I did like it and it works well for what the developer intended, but alas it is not for me.
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4.5
William-S-
07 December 2011
Version: 3.0.5
Amazing software, worth of every penny and would recommend it to every Mac user! HOWEVER, I'd like to propose a feature that should be implemented asap! The program is lacking a Scheduled Tasks feature. Where the app would run on system start up and run the custom made tasks at the specified intervals the user sets. I.e. Daily Maintenance runs Daily, Complete Maintenance runs every two months...etc.
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NeostarNeko
04 December 2011
Version: 3.0.5
I got the older version for free but after upgrading from Leopard to Snow Leopard I was unable to find the serial, so I tried this new one and guess what I really don't see the point of having it in the menu bar. I always used it as and when but I could just go to the applications folder and use any other similar app.
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Strudeltrooper
03 August 2011
Version: 3.0.5
As with anything from 'Dare to Be Creative Ltd', you need to be extremely wary. On the surface their apps look good and the features they have are appealing. The problem with this developer is that he is extremely money hungry and the way he operates the business side is despicable. I was using a demo of Main Menu a year or so ago and every 15 minutes or so it would pop up prompting me to pay. OK, annoying. I liked the functionality and figured that perpetual brash prompts were an oversight. Soon after, MacUpdate offered the app for free so I downloaded and got my serial number. The serial number didn't work. I contacted the developer and I was told that since I didn't pay for it, they wouldn't help me. I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling it and it worked. I liked it. It wasn't anything more than similar apps but again, it looked good. Eventually I started to run into some issues after running the maintenance scripts. And yes... no help for support since I obtained my key via a promotion. Unbelievable. I moved on. Today in the app store I see he is selling this and a few other products. True to the behavior shown before, the developer (EyeHeartBrains) is self reviewing his apps acting like an end user. He has basically copied and pasted the same review for all of his apps with garbage like "I am very impressed with this app and all of its options... Oh sooo fast....or I am so happy to see this in the app store, etc". If the developer wasn't so money hungry and used the energy he expends on bad business practices to invest in the product it could be best of breed. Maybe he treats 'paying' customers better but if you are a valid licensed user you should receive the same support. Until then, his apps don't deserve consideration.
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Maclover1-1
01 August 2011
Version: 3.0.5
OM F***ING GOD !!!!!!! I just wanted to use the "Force Delete Files" and by mistake I double-clicked on the folder containing the few files I had problems deleting with the Finder, instead of selecting the files themselves.. and I realized my mistake and Force Quit MainMenu ASAP... yet it had already deleted a few GB of files.. WITHOUT ASKING ME TO CONFIRM !!!!!!!! WITHOUT ASKING ME TO ENTER MY PASSWORD !!!!!!!!!!!! WWWW TTTTT FFFFF ??!!!?!!! WHEREAS IT ASKS ME TO CONFIRM EVERY SINGLE TIME I DO A SIMPLE EMPTY TRASH... (Keep authorized in NOT checked in preferences BT). Fortunately I have a complete backup of all my hard drives (on top of my Time Machine). THIS IS SERIOUSLY WRONG !!!!!!!! IN A BIG HUMONGOUS WAY !!!!
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Visual28
29 June 2011
Version: 3.0.3
Great utility, and easy to use. Only wish that I could automate tasks so I don't have to remember to do them.
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Poikkeus
29 April 2011
Version: 3.0.3
What's the point to buying MenuMenu Pro when you can get the same functionality from any number of free maintenance packages? I still own Onyx, which I still think is an outstanding free maintenance application. MainMenu offers one useful advantage: access from the menu mar. Find the script you want to run, and let it go - as you continue working on your Mac. That said, I can't say that I noticed much new in the new version (aside from a face-lift), and it's not any faster than the competition. A long-promised feature - ejecting stuck disks - still doesn't exist.
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Bigboysdad
23 April 2011
Version: 3.0.1
I this use because it gives me the convenience of emptying all of the trash from the Menu Bar. This is particularly useful when, time after time, the Finder is unable to complete this seemingly simple task. Is there any other app that will reliably empty the trash from the Menu Bar? I don't think there is (I'm happy to be corrected) and until there is, it seems this is the app to use.
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DocOnMac
11 April 2011
Version: 3.0.1
I have used MM 2 since it was invented. It is reliable and I trust it like DiskWarrior. They are the only tools needed for 90% of problems. MM 2 will NOT work with Lion hence the upgrade. When I downloaded and first used the trial, I was disappointed to see that the translucent Log window option had been removed. I like to see what it is doing as it performs the routines. I sent feedback to MM and within 24 hours, this feature has been returned! That is what I call support! So it is now at 3.0.2 If you have 3.0.1 it will update itself as soon as you launch it. I consider the discounted price (if you already have MM2) to be money well spent. It also appears to be MUCH faster than MM2 I have run it on my 2.66 24" iMac and my 2.13 MacBook white without a hitch.
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Amcarter3
11 April 2011
Version: 3.0.1
I don't see the value in Mainmenu Pro. I own and enjoy using Mainmenu 2.1.2. When I look at the comparison between Mainmenu and Mainmenu Pro, it looks like a number of basic features included in Ver 2 (like the 3 maintenance functions) have now been moved to the Pro version. So, would someone explain why those of us who own Ver 2 would want to purchase an upgrade at all?
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Macmaria
10 April 2011
Version: 3.0.1
Upgrade info at: http://incrediblebee.com/faq?category=MainMenu#upgrade-from-v2 MM2 → MM3 = 10$ MM2 → MMP3 = 12$
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Jo*
09 April 2011
Version: 3.0.1
Too bad the dev hasn't considered an upgrade path for users of previous versions. I'd upgrade for $10 - no less, no more.
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Jeff-Wholeman
09 April 2011
Version: 3.0.1
This program is all right, does the job and never crash my Mac ever. Instead it clean cache, rebuid some system areas and its improve overall Mac speed and stability. The ONLY thing I DONT LIKE - upgrade for $14 is HIGH PRICES. I happily will do it for $10. Otherwise will back to version 2.x - with except of GUI not major difference from 2.x So in short = Correct Upgrade price guys.
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4.5
GuerillaTech
03 April 2011
Version: 2.1.2
Not necessarily a review for the 2.x version, but i thought i'd mention that 3.0.1 is available in the Mac App Store. I wonder why it hasn't been mentioned at all yet. onto the semi review then! I used mainmenu exclusively for a year until i uninstalled it because of suspicions of negative effects on os stability. Now with reinstalling it, it seems so far that those problems were fixed!
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2.5
Funjoy
23 February 2011
Version: 2.1.1
I bought this at v. 2.05 I think but had to uninstall it soon afterwards because for some reason the system froze on me twice in a row while trying to use it. Updated version seems to work okay now, but I'm just afraid to use it now. I switched back to Onyx.
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Igeniuspr
29 January 2011
Version: 2.1.1
Works very well for me and is a grate utility.
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0.5
Joshk
19 January 2011
Version: 2.1.1
20 bucks for what many programs do for free (and better). I guess if you want to pay for a menu icon...
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persecutor
22 December 2010
Version: 2.1.1
Convenient, I like this kind of Apps
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Poikkeus
14 December 2010
Version: 2.1.1
The critiques are largely true: you can do just about everything in MainMenu by downloading the always-free Onyx. So why pay for it? MainMenu allows you to perform diagnostics by using a handy pull-down menu; everything is done in the background, invisibly, as you go on with your computing. MainMenu is efficient and speedy, and so intuitive that there's no learning curve. I paid $20, and I'm glad I did. The only thing that's missing is a routine for ejecting diskettes (which, as some may know, can be more difficult than pressing a key).
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Jeff-Wholeman
27 May 2010
Version: 2.1.1
I like this little tool. Got it through promotion so paid only fraction of price. I wish to see more logic flow oriented interface in future. But even in current design it very helpful tool that anybody can use to achive best performance of your Mac!
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Mac5
26 May 2010
Version: 2.1.1
Plenty of other apps that do the same job at no cost. Like so many other comments, why pay $20.00 simply because you can access it from a pull down menu. Onyx and a few other do the same thing without the menu for free. Save yourself $20.00..
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Dspencer3491
09 May 2010
Version: 2.0.6
You're basically just paying $20 for convenience. Because you only really need to repair disk permissions and clear cache every month or so it makes morse sense to get a free program like onyx - we're not running Windows here
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Gbbob
09 May 2010
Version: 2.0.6
The only good thing that separates main menu from all the rest is instant access by the menu. No booting, looking for it if you do not keep in the dock or tool bar. The only thing I do not like is that some schmuck is getting the money and accolades from those that don't he is not the one who wrote the app and has the nerve to charge $20 for work he did not do. 99% of the program is not his script and cannot claim to. Yes he has made some minor tweaks but nothing revolutionary to it. I am just sorry that the original programmer was somehow talked out of selling what is an excellent utility. Luckily there are ways on the web to keep main menu free like it should be. This guy does not deserve a dime for someone else's work. End of Line...
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Joshk
08 May 2010
Version: 2.0.6
Still overpriced, still no new features, but at least Chinese speakers can get grifted like everyone else. Loving onyx and haven't looked back.
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Cybersleuth58
20 February 2010
Version: 2.0.5
AWESOME maintenance tool. Allows you to keep an eye on everything PLUS the kitchen sink... I love its many great features as well as the interface that gives you access to all of the tasks it allows you to do. Keeps my Mac up and running and helps me to keep the garbage down to a minimum, too. My absolute favorite is its easy access to force quit. There are times when one of my apps hangs... Or my internet browser is just too slow. It can take forever to force quit using the keyboard command. Force quitting from the dock isn't always that successful, either! When you force quit through MainMenu the app quits instantly. System cleanup is painless as it can shut down after it does its thing if you set it up that way. Very easy even for a novice.
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Jazzyguy
20 January 2010
Version: 2.0.5
"Sadly, there is nothing of value over the free version. Particularly there is absolutely nothing worth a $20 increase in price when far better software is available for less." I agree whole heartedly!
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Justanthrguyhere
15 January 2010
Version: 2.0.4
I have to agree with the other comments that the nagging to register is too much! If you're going to give me a trial for XX number of days then let it be a trial for XX days and don't nag me to register all day long during that XX days. While it sounds as if it's a cool app, there are others available, some free, that so what this does, sometimes less, sometimes more, but I can't evaluate its worth to buy if it's going to constantly interrupt my work. I deleted it after two days!
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Zoghabi
04 January 2010
Version: 2.0.4
A great app with good features and facilities. In addition, I am satisfied with the developer fast response and support.
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Fanchee
03 January 2010
Version: 2.0.4
I picked this up for free from MU (thank you!) and was skeptical about its usefulness. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now and what I've found is I really like it. I was using Macaroni before, which I really loved but it hasn't been updated in a very long time. So I gave this one a try. What I like is it doesn't take a lot of system resources (7.7mb as I write this.) It's easy to configure and I really like the batch tasks and the control you have over what runs. Maybe it's just me, but this seems very fast in comparison to Macaroni (which seemed to take minutes to do the same tasks.) I'm a big growl fan so of course that's a plus for me! I would recommend this app.
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Zoghabi
28 December 2009
Version: 2.0.4
Great App w.r.t. the price and functionalities. The problem I am facing concerning the auto launch when booting. Although I've checked the "Start MainMenu Automatically" from the preferences and rebooted my Snow Leopard, I have to launch it manually! Any solution?
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Strudeltrooper
21 December 2009
Version: 2.0.4
It appears the demo works ok. My main problem is a design decision. Using the demo, the application will persistently prompt you to buy the application at least a couple times an hour. I haven't had it installed for 24 hours and I have had to click on the "try" option at least a 100 times. If the developers think this is an ok experience then I can't imagine what decisions they made for the paid app. The other feedback on this product is pretty accurate.
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macman33
21 November 2009
Version: 2.0.4
This is a great app that I have used for a number of years. Maybe you guys who are bitching so much about the price, should have responded to the developer (a high school student) when he asked for donations in exchange for a free license for version 2. I sent him a donation 2 years ago, and the new vendor was happy to issue me my free serial number !
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Superman-S
16 November 2009
Version: 2.0.4
The BEST for the Mac, and the price is justified, love :)
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mugsuk
16 November 2009
Version: 2.0.4
nice piece of software, but not really viable as shareware when there is other software (like iceclean) which does exactly the same thing and more for free.
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Cuchulainn
16 November 2009
Version: 2.0.4
I am not cheap and have absolutely *NO* problem paying for any software that has perceived value. I had no problem paying for Tiger Cache Cleaner and have upgraded that to Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner. I would have no problem paying for Onyx if the charged for it as it does a ton for its low, low price of free. I wouldn't have any problem paying for Cocktail either. So making a purchase based on the value of the software is not a problem. What *is* a problem is that Snow Leopard Cache cleaner does a whole lot more than Main Menu for $14.95, Cocktail also does a whole lot more than Main Menu and is likewise $14.95, Onyx too does a whole lot more than Main Menu and is free of charge. I would be willing to pay somewhere between $5 - $10 for Main Menu if it offered something of value beyond the still working FREE 1.7.4 version, which still works fine for me. Sadly, there is nothing of value over the free version. Particularly there is absolutely nothing worth a $20 increase in price when far better software is available for less.
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Abelle
15 November 2009
Version: 2.0.4
Thank you for localization in French...
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Itty
13 November 2009
Version: 2.0.3
This version includes some nice additions. The Growl option is useful to those who like Growl. However there is still one glaring omission that is still missing from the original version and that is the Shutdown option in the Batch Tasks options. Why this was removed is a mystery to me. I still use Main Menu v.1.7.4 because of this. I like to run Main Menu at night as part of my shutdown procedure. With v.2.03 I have to stand around and wait for the Computer to restart so I can then shut it down and leave for the night. At least they are listening and have added all the old features back (except one) and also have added in some new ones. When they add back the Shutdown option, then they will have a product that's worth the money, to me.
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Elgreco
25 October 2009
Version: 2.0.3
Awesome app. Thanks
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Rampancy
24 October 2009
Version: 2.0.3
It's with a heavy heart that I write this. When it comes to donating or paying for shareware apps, I'm far from stingy. I've donated to apps like Butler, Scribblet and D2X-XL, and I paid for apps like Mailplane, Things, or ShoveBox who many would consider overpriced, or not worth paying for. That said, I am not paying for MainMenu. This app used to be my first app that I'd install over any OS install, or over any Mac I'd receive; it was an app I'd unhesitatingly recommend to anyone as a repair or troubleshooting tool. If Santa Software had retained ownership of this app, and if the original coder/owner had even added some basic extra functionality like what's offered in Onyx or TinkerTool, or Print Center Repair, I'd be very much inclined to pay the full $20. The problem is that none of this is the case. Dare to Be Creative clearly hasn't done anything substantial to this product since it acquired it, and $20 is simply not a reasonable price to pay for what little they have done. $9.99 or $5.99 would be a much more reasonable price, or at least a free "lite" version with the core functionality of the original MainMenu with a for-pay "pro" version with added features like those in the apps I listed above. As it stands now though, this smacks of a blatant cash grab. A shame. Please, please go with Onyx or the many other system maintenance apps out there. It's a shame that this company ruined such a fine and wonderful app.
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jessica@jessicawilliams-com
23 October 2009
Version: 2.0.3
This wrapper will never compete with Onyx. And it reeks of greed. Truth be told, I mentioned several times on this forum that it had certain scripts that failed to run. But it was free, and it worked relatively well. Now it belongs to someone whose obvious intent is just to make $$$. All of these scripts are built in to OS X and can be accessed directly from the Terminal, or, more safely, through a third-party app like CLIX or Onyx (and many others). They all do essentially the same thing. YASU is great and goes for 2 or 3 dollars. Onyx is the star and it's still free. Don't bother with this.
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Mac5
23 October 2009
Version: 2.0.3
A definite strong smell of greed at its very worst. This app is not unique. There are many very similar apps out there that are either free or far cheaper, and work just as well. A pity the developers have chosen to go this way. It was a good value app not so long ago .. now its way over priced for what it offers.
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Foulger
23 October 2009
Version: 2.0.3
Trying to be objective here. MainMenu was free for so long, when the then author could have been justified in charging a fee. Obviously the new owners purchased it to make a killing. However, by charging $20 they are in danger of killing it altogether. I would be willing to pay $10 based on shareware fee of othe utilities (some of which are STILL free). However, its unique in that its the only menu based application. The utility has changed very little after changing hands and therefore I would respectfully suggest that a touch of greed has entered in here. My oft quoted response is "Halve the price, triple the profit". At $20 I would suggest that all those (or nearly all) who enjoyed the free app are continuing to do so. A respectful wake up call to the new owners - revive the patient before it dies on you. There is a fine line between honest profit and outright greed - step back a little. Even try a special for a month at say$5 and guage the response from thee?
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Superman-S
23 October 2009
Version: 2.0.3
PERFECT, Thank you very much
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Superman-S
09 September 2009
Version: 2.0.2
Nobody forces you to buy, stop this stupid kind of criticism, the application is very very good ...
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Iconz113
06 September 2009
Version: 2.0.2
these guys arent even developers, the purchase of this software was a business move, in the hopes of making a quick profit, they haven't done anything to improve the app or justify the cost. And now that they know it has incompatibilities instead of fixing it they add in code to tell the user its crashing for security reasons LMAO, u would think these guys would at least be good business men considering it looks like thats all their motivation. but there not even doing that part right. The priority needs to be the product then the business aspect falls into place, you don't approach this the other way around
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Photolinkonline
06 September 2009
Version: 2.0.2
Terrible-Just like the prior version it keeps crashing. says program quitting for security reasons; re-install program... this is a lousy WTF??? waste of my money
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Jazzyguy
06 September 2009
Version: 2.0.2
All I can say is......POOH!Greedy Developers!!!!! Down with them!
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Macgurl
06 September 2009
Version: 2.0.2
$29 for Snow Leopard and $20 for this "app"? The so-called developers did not develop this software. They bought the code. I'll say this, though: they "dare to be creative" in getting our money for tasks that are easily accessed through either the command-line or with free software "wrappers". If Joel Barriere were to ask $20 for Onyx, I might consider it, as he's a real developer. Count me out on this one.
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Sun-Zen
05 September 2009
Version: 2.0.2
Very practical and indispensable .
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Macnews
29 August 2009
Version: 2.0
To the so-called developer: All you've seemed to do is change, and not-necessarily-enhancek, the graphics. So you bought the rights to the app. So what? What did you do, other than purchase the rights? So you need to recoup the costs. So what yet again? Perhaps you need to reconsider draconian recovery costs for actual product enhancement, improvement and delivery expenses? I fear that, at your current rate of governorship, you have only sped the demise of the product.
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Itguru
12 August 2009
Version: 2.0
I have used earlier releases of MainMenu for some time and found it worth the time it took to download and install, but that ended with 2.0. In one release, it went from a good value to ridiculous. Considering that is is nothing more than a one-stop interface for things that are already a part of OS-X, those earlier versions were priced appropriately, as Freeware. But, with version 2.0, that appropriate value ended, with a loud crash. They suddenly raised the price to an absurd $20, but added only a couple of new features that, like most of the rest of the features, are easily accomplished in only a few clicks in the OS and took away other features. Huh??? After all, all that it does, in most cases, is save the user a few mouse clicks. In those other few cases, the alternative to one of their menu items might require the user to enter a single line command in the Terminal (which, incidentally, can be easily accomplished in Automator). In every case the functionality is already part of OS-X. All that they have done is to put a cute interface on those existing features. As a point in fact, that's pretty much what Automator does. Though MainMenu is far from being a great application (in fact, it's not an application, but rather, an interface to Apple applications), those earlier versions could save a little time and so, were worth the effort to download. It was a great Free interface. But, considering that the average user could, with little effort, create a folder with a group of Automator scripts, to do the same things, those earlier versions were priced right. There are several FREE apps out there that do everything that MainMenu does, albeit with different interfaces. In fact, most people will probably consider some of the other interfaces to be far superior, since those others don't take up space on the menu bar. I personally never had a reason, to go looking for anything else, since I only ran MainMenu when I needed it and Quit it, immediately afterwards, saving the menu bar space for really useful items. Note to MainMenu developers: GET OVER YOURSELVES! IT'S AN INTERFACE FOR EXISTING FUNCTIONALITY; NOT A STAND-ALONE APPLICATION! As for me, I still have the earlier version of MainMenu backed up on my Time Capsule, so I may just go back to that one. OTOH, now that I have found other free tools (prior to posting this review) that do the same thing, I may decide that I prefer the interface on one of those other tools. Either way, I refuse to pay $20 for something that does what I can do in Automator or AppleScript, without a whole lot of effort and is already available at no cost, elsewhere.
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Iconz113
31 July 2009
Version: 2.0
this app actually lost features with the 2.0 release. You cant set it to auto restart or shutdown after running maintenance. These guys man....
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Shassler
31 July 2009
Version: 2.0
I like this app but use it only occasionally. True, $20 isn't too much to spend for the convenience, but not being advised about the switch upfront is sneaky. And the money doesn't even go to the original developer of this app. The new 2.0 version was configured to take over the shortcut in MacMail for flagging a message. Instead of flagging email, you get the "Buy Now" screen for MainMenu. I don't want to change that shortcut in Mail since I'm used to it and I can't change it in MainMenu without paying the $20. There was no shortcut set in the earlier version, so I'm guessing this annoying feature was added by the new owners to promote a purchase... another reason I don't want to pay this company. I followed the tip here for downloading the older version on the FAQ page on createbe.com and turned off "updates" in Preferences. Thanks for the tip!
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Maclover1-1
27 July 2009
Version: 2.0
I've been using this since it first appeared on here... freely... for a looong time... and the nagging popup just added in version 2 actually reminded how I have come to rely on it... and how unfair it'd be not to purchase it. So I just did. Great tool, free or not free (people work.. people have got to eat.. no ?!?).
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Hanstyo
15 July 2009
Version: 2.0
Fell into that sneaky upgrading trap. Went for a try - no new features to speak of really. And even more annoyance: If you go for 'try' it will pop up endlessly to ask you again and again if you want to try or buy. All this pestering for $20. No thanks. not that I am not willing to pay for software, but considering that the Snow Leopard upgrade is $29 this is a rip-off.
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Astarten
14 July 2009
Version: 2.0
v1.7.4 is available for download on the developer website. Look under FAQs, it says 1.7.3, but it is in fact 1.7.4.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
14 July 2009
Version: 2.0
Damn, this was handy. I recommended it to everybody. So looked forward to the update. And then came ... this.
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Russttrombone
13 July 2009
Version: 2.0
$20 bucks for a free program? I'm still looking for the $20 worth of new features. Considering Snow Leopard will be a $29 upgrade I'll be expecting a lot more than force quit and airport restart. While I'm on that subject, it takes a lot more time to go mouse over to a menu and use it to force quit something than it does to press a key command. I will be sticking with the free version forever.
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Nobody84
13 July 2009
Version: 2.0
20$ for the same old app with only a GUI rearrangement and new icons, minus the Restart and Shutdown options after a batch operation and the foreign language localization? These guys are nuts, I'm sticking to the old 1.x version forever. It's not a matter of wanting the apps always free, it's just I know when someone's trying to rip me off :-P Oh, and BTW, just to get a few facts straight, these guys have absolutely no relation to the original developer of the app (wich has all my respect) - they just bought the rights to Rights to MainMenu, Santa Software and www.santasw.com.
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Applenick
13 July 2009
Version: 2.0
This App is fantastic and far more superior over other products. It is well worth the 20$. The developer had offered this product free for a couple of years. Now you can show him respect for his great work and purchase this app. It has a great feature for running batch tasks which is a real time saver. I don't understand people complaining that MainMenu is shareware now. Why do you always want apps free? Do you know how much time you need to make such a great App?
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Itty
13 July 2009
Version: 2.0
Loved using MainMenu v.1x primarily for the automatic shutdown upon completion of Cron tasks. I was looking forward to v.2 and the additional features. The new menu layout works well and the new features are great. But for some reason, the preference settings of Restart and Shutdown have been removed. The only reason I used MainMenu was for it's automation feature. I could run it at the end of the day and it would shut down the computer when finished. I did not have to hang around and wait to manually click a button before shutting down. Without the automatic shutdown or reboot functions, the product is now useless to me. I might as well use Onyx. Hopefully these functions will be restored in the next update?
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Iconz113
12 July 2009
Version: 2.0
ya cheap bastards, they wanna eat to, let them wet their beaks a little. Their time isn't free, they need to benefit financially from the time they invest. Your free to use onyx or whatever other free alternative that isn't as feature full and easy as main menu, just don't bitch about it. If you choose cocktail or leopard cache cleaner you'll be paying for those too.
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Pops2
12 July 2009
Version: 2.0
I usually installed this on all my friends computers that were new Mac Converts. No more. I'm going to miss this utility. $5.00 I might pay if 2.0 was that much more useful, but $20.00. It's not that useful when there are free programs out there. Thank you for your time.
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dwp-1
12 July 2009
Version: 2.0
Disappointed with the price but purchased MainMenu anyway. I like the convenience of having to be able to access the features of MainMenu from the menu bar instead of launching Onyx or Cocktail.
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papericons
12 July 2009
Version: 2.0
How many years was this program used by people who never paid a dime and then complained about the price?
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Orion-Mk-V
12 July 2009
Version: 2.0
There are ton of free alternatives, but MainMenu still remains an elegant tool that's always handy. Handy tool, but $20 is a little too much me thinks. Sad the auto-update deleted my free version without any warning it was a paid upgrade.
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Voxx
12 July 2009
Version: 2.0
$20. You have got to be kidding. In the trash it goes. There are free one's just as good which I will recommend to friends.
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Aeschylus
12 July 2009
Version: 2.0
True, this is too greedy at $20 for an app with so many free alternatives. What worries me most is that with a new developer, and Snow Leopard around the corner, who knows if they will adapt Main Menu? Perhaps the $20 will be for a program that is incompatible in 2 months. Also, Snow Leopard itself only costs $29. It seems like a better bargain, right?
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Jazzyguy
12 July 2009
Version: 2.0
For those people who unfortunately upgraded to 2.0 thinking it was still free and was astounded to find they had to pay $20 for it you can go to the develper's web site and under the FAQ section under Main Menu you can get the free version. Unfortunately it says 1.73 not 1.74 but who knows they may be mistaken.
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Doc-Renaud
11 July 2009
Version: 2.0
Sorry, I stick with the free version. 20 bucks is too greedy.
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Mac5
11 July 2009
Version: 2.0
Yes, I'd have to agree with the last comment. From free to $20.00 is too rich for me. I'll be deleting this often used app and using an alternative free one. It always seems to be the way with these small developers.. Starts off free, lots of downloads, and then they see the dollars signs. Its normally about this time that people switch to something that is free. No worry, there are plenty of other free similar apps that do the same job. Why pay $20 when so many others are free to use.
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Zaphod4269
11 July 2009
Version: 2.0
Well I have to say I'm really disappointed by the increase in price from free -> $20. Especially since the only new features are the ability to force quit apps and restart airport! I would have liked to see the ability to run the cache cleaning on a different drive than the boot drive. ie. I would like to be able to start up from an external HD, and run the cleaning on my internal drive... As a tech support guy, I used this app on hundreds of macs over the past couple years. It's a sad day. Looks like it's back to onyx, maybe I'll check out MacPilot too.
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Cuneyt
11 July 2009
Version: 2.0
So what is new in 2.0 compared to the previous one (1.7.4)
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**N8NOE**
23 April 2009
Version: 1.7.4
Exceptional!.. This can help fix many issues and helps in the Unix Commands also.. KUDOS!
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Poikkeus
28 March 2009
Version: 1.7.4
This pull-down contains a full range of typical diagnostics, including cleaning and rebuilding files - as well as a utility guaranteed to gut any trash. Perform Disk Utility from the desktop, working invisibly in the background, or trash your caches; when it's on, all you see is a glowing MainMenu icon. MainMenu is an all-purpose diagnostic - not quite as heavy-duty as Onyx - but it's also faster and less obtrusive.
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Ronl
21 March 2009
Version: 1.7.4
Excellent app and I have never had a problem with any of its versions. Thanks Santa! ;)
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Jazzyguy
21 March 2009
Version: 1.7.4
Absolutely Indispensible!
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Orion-Mk-V
21 March 2009
Version: 1.7.4
I'd be sad to see MainMenu sold, as it's really the most intuitive cron jobs and maintenance tool out there. Hopefully it doesn't go the way of the Do-Do if sold.
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Anonymous
21 March 2009
Version: 1.7.4
As a software developer, I contacted santasw to see what they had in mind. The "rights" to mainmenu, the santasw.com domain, and the current user information database is for sale. The source code is not. I am not certain what these "rights" include. I do not consider this to be a serious proposal to sell.
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Tony-Aguila
21 March 2009
Version: 1.7.4
The built-in Check for Updates... function does not work, not even on this latest version--tried it on several machines. Good thing that I have MacUpdate alerts.
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Igreg
21 March 2009
Version: 1.7.4
Probably the easiest to use of the maintenance utilities. I always thought that SmartReporter and MainMenu should be combined into one program, or maybe with another menu utility it can compliment. I do not know how hard the owner of MM is trying to sell, but if I were him I would be calling around to owners of other menu utilities and make a pitch on how MM can compliment what they already have.
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Gulli
21 March 2009
Version: 1.7.4
MainMenu is simply the best of its class, many thanks! But I fear it will become unsupported now? What's with Snow Leopard and so on? BTW: Please don't sell it to Roxio =:-/
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Mok-in-touch™
21 March 2009
Version: 1.7.4
It's still the best of all.
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