Socks
Socks 2.0.1
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Maintain, optimize, and personalise Mac OS X.   Shareware ($14.95)
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Socks is a collection of useful utilities to help clean, troubleshoot, optimize, maintain, and customize your Mac. Many utility apps are packed to the gills with trivial or useless features -- not Socks. Socks gives you the features you want and need without the bloat you don't. Not only is Socks just the right mix for modern Mac maintenance, it's also wonderfully designed inside and out and has several practical and unique pleasantries to make your maintenance experience as smooth as possible.
What's New
Version 2.0.1:
  • Fixed an issue causing Socks to crash if a license file was double-clicked while the initial Sparkle configuration dialog was open.
Version 2.0:
  • OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility
  • 64-bit support
  • Revamped interface
  • Log file cleaning
  • Binary file cleaning
  • Localizations cleaning
  • More cache cleaning options
  • Locate database rebuilding
  • Whatis database rebuilding
  • Memory optimization via swap relocation
  • Power management configuration
  • More interface configuration options
  • Secure emptying The Trash
  • Fast file find
  • Showing/hiding files
  • Relaunching processes
  • System info reports
  • Active process info
Version 2.0.1:
  • Fixed an issue causing Socks to crash if a license file was double-clicked while the initial Sparkle configuration dialog was open.
Version 2.0:
  • OS X 10.7 Lion compatibility
  • 64-bit support
  • Revamped interface
  • Log file cleaning
  • Binary file cleaning
  • Localizations cleaning
  • More cache cleaning more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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Socks User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Hal2007 commented on 16 Nov 2011
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I haven't found a way to run daily/weekly/monthly maintenance scripts from within Socks. A feature I sorely miss, and every other competitor has.

Can you add it, please?
[Version 2.0.1]


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Alessandro82 reviewed on 05 Nov 2011
totally useless doesn t work even after a restart all my caches file are left huge waste of time and money!
[Version 2.0]

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MKD Software (developer) replied on 05 Nov 2011
I haven't heard back from Alessandro yet, but I believe the confusion arrises from the fact that Socks will not remove all caches, but only those deemed safe and appropriate to remove. This is easily configurable from the Clean->Caches pane in Socks.
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+9
Had commented on 04 Nov 2011
I'm missing a upgrade price...
[Version 2.0]

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MKD Software (developer) replied on 06 Nov 2011
The upgrade price is $9.95 USD and can be redeemed from http://www.mkdsoftware.com/socks/upgrade/

Thanks
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Micg commented on 27 Dec 2009
Still works great! I love the new Help Menu included that we've been waiting for, Morgan! Awesome job and I love the pictures included as it makes it more fun and stimulating user experience to use help menu like Mac OS 9's awesome helper menu of old.
I really hope we see more options in the future from Socks.App in the 'Interface' section. Oh, the options!!!!! I love them! More, please?
Thank you!
Mic
[Version 1.3.4]


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+6

+74
Flash1296 commented on 02 Dec 2009
Glowing reviews for second rate software makes me Extremely suspicious.
Healthy doses of cynicism and skepticism are good things to nurture.
Forewarned is forearmed.
[Version 1.3.1]


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Micg reviewed on 12 Oct 2009
Great utility! I love the features, ease of use, and speed of this utility! My second registration for a second Mac.

I've been using Socks since 1.2.3, and I can say it's been the most stable utility for Mac OS X I've ever used. It does everything I need + more. I recently had some issues with some corrupted files, I ran the Preferences utility and it locked up, unfortunately. After I restarted Socks it corrected the issue =]. Thank goodness! I've had other utilities that I've used in the past and I've trashed most of them. I had lost almost all faith in Mac OS X maintenance utilities, until one day I found Socks by googling accidentally. My maintenance routine and stability of it has never been the same! - It's more stable than it's ever been! To the Dev: Thank you and keep up the great job!
Also, thank you for supporting PPC Macs, even down to 10.3.9 (Which I still use and totally enjoy)!!

No, there still is no documentataion, but remember, google is your friend!
[Version 1.3]


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+15
ishan commented on 29 Aug 2009
Socks is good for what it does, but compare it to TinkerTool System. There is a marked difference in every aspect, including the GUI, the capabilities of the utility, explanations of what every option does and so forth...and the price is about USD 5 more. Not to mention that it's also compatible with 10.6.

I know how hard it is to write software; I do it daily (it's one of my jobs). I am not criticizing the reviews or the developer. My point was, most software of this kind does not have lengthy glowing reviews from almost all reviewers, and that struck me as odd. I hope Socks gets better and better with time and the developer makes a lot of money from it. In its present form, there are better alternatives for Macintosh maintenance and troubleshooting than Socks. I hope that changes. Competition is good.
[Version 1.2.3]


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+5
ttlcntrlprint commented on 15 Aug 2009
IMHO this is a good Mac maintenance utility. However, the latest versions download link isn't working correctly, one has to email developer for software!!

Christian Macey
[Version 1.2.2]

1 Reply

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MicG replied on 29 Aug 2009
I just downloaded it twice in the last two months and am
about to register another Socks App. on another Mac.
I've never had any problems downloading MKD sofware. Honestly...
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+3

+15
ishan commented on 07 Aug 2009
There is something very suspicious with this plethora of glowing, verbose reviews. Socks may be a great application, but statistically, this collection of comments all being overwhelmingly positive (except for one) is not probable. Just wondering...
[Version 1.2.1]

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MicG replied on 29 Aug 2009
How about your review of Socks(?)
Just because all the big shots aren't reviewing it, doesn't mean you
should be criticizing our reviews does it?
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yingsu commented on 26 Jul 2009
I have been using Macintosh now for about 6 months and would never switch banck to Windoes. And I am enthralled by all the available software that I did not imagine would have existed. I highly reccomend SOCKS 1.1.2 and the earlier SOX version, they are both, I feel, fantastic pieces of Software for the Mac. The easyness of use is of course there too. And, I must mention that the SOCKS misses a few features of the earlier version (SOX) but people - keep your eyes peeled, because the author is due to release an other version soon that will include all the features of both versions!!
[Version 1.1.2]


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drbokko rated on 26 Sep 2011

[Version 1.3.7]


Downloads:15,038
Version Downloads:4,166
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:10 Nov 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $14.95
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