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iBoostUp Reviews8.2.7

19 October 2020

Optimize your Mac, fix performance and errors.

4.5
chofutaro8
27 April 2019
Version: 7.0.37

Most helpful

Does everything you'd want a cleaner to do and more. Would rate 5 if it was completely free.
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James
03 July 2020
Version: 8.1.2
I would not consider this product as it is being sold using a "Bait & Switch" marketing trick. Yes it can be downloaded and used with limited functionality but I could not find anywhere that it listed the cost of the optional paid features, if it used a subscription model for paid features, or what the basic features included. It seems that the only way to become a fully informed consumer to make a purchase decision is to download and install it, then if you not find the basic features, whatever they are useful, or the costs of the advanced features, then you have to figure out how to uninstall it and get rid of all the support files it may install on your machine. In general if a developer is not up front with the actual cost of a product I more then likely will not even consider trying it. It simply poses the question to me, "What are they trying to hide and for what reason". I believe consumers have an inalienable right to know the actual cost of a product so that they can make an informed decision before obtaining it.
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5
chofutaro8
03 July 2020
Version: 8.1.2
Following up from last year: the constant updates and new features lead me to upgrade. IMHO totally worth it, the anti-spyware function found several of my installed apps were riddled with analytics and trackers. Still good as a cleaner and a good scanner for peace of mind.
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ericstengaard
10 December 2019
Version: 7.7.79
Keeps shutting down when I try to open :(
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5
JacAbu
01 September 2019
Version: 7.4.48
Most Excellent - aggressive developers - upgrade is worth it.
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4.5
chofutaro8
27 April 2019
Version: 7.0.37
Does everything you'd want a cleaner to do and more. Would rate 5 if it was completely free.
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RogerKatz
14 October 2016
Version: 5.5
The current version is apparently 5.5.3
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PHdJ
06 April 2016
Version: 5.3
Until now the paid version of iBoostUp looked promising but it is using more than 52 (!) Gb of RAM on my iMac with 24 Ram installed, thus memory swapping like crazy (El Capitan 10.11.4) whilest running the Disk Usage functionality ... that cannot be normal, right?!
iBoostUp's Memory Booster couldn't even solve that (it's own) issue ... :-(
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Skapplin
23 January 2016
Version: 5.2
Note that this is not altogether free. Many better features require purchases. From their own site:

* Free for premium users, also available for purchase seperately on Mac OS 10.7 (Lion) or above.

Apps like these are not really needed. Don't waste money on them.
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5
fwilkinson
22 December 2015
Version: 5.0
Been using for about 2 months now. Awesome app no complaints and loving the new UI in version 5.
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4.5
grantburgress71
26 November 2015
Version: 4.5
It frees a lot of space, and speed up the startup and Internet connection...
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5
LionessSue
23 November 2015
Version: 4.5
Handy & free. Many options and settings. Love it!
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3.5
fwilkinson
02 November 2015
Version: 4.5
seems ok
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Dougster
07 June 2015
Version: 4.2
Crashes on start up, so I've had to reinstall previous version.
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Bart-Pans
11 February 2015
Version: 4.0
Any pros using this instead of Onyx?
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GianMarco.Tavazzani
08 November 2014
Version: 3.98
Maybe we should introduce a new category of apps, perhaps 'Halfware'? "Shyware'? '-'-"-Only-after-the-weddings-,-dear-!-"-ware'? Anyway it's for sure not a freeware nor a shareware which allows a full test and therefore not a proper rating.
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PieterOpie
23 March 2014
Version: 3.92
One the one hand I have an app which requires extra bits that you pay for OR on the other hand I can choose from a whole slew of apps which do the same thing (and more) without the need for extra add-ons, all of which are absolutely FREE> Decisions... decisions... oh me oh my, which shall I install (if I haven't already done so)? A resounding no thank you. I'm fine. But thanks for the infomercial. ±}
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2.5
Jeff-H-
09 June 2012
Version: 3.2
I'm an owner of this software and have bought a few of the "functions" as well. Save your $...everything that this app/software does (and will do with purchased "plugins"), are readily available for free, and from what I've seen the free apps that I'm thinking about (and use), have way more features.
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Cowicide
03 June 2012
Version: 3.2
Does this give your Mac the cocaine?
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GianMarco.Tavazzani
03 June 2012
Version: 3.2
Guys, can't you remember the old good times when our reviews were COMPARATIVE and USEFUL for both the users and the developers? And more, do you remember when the authors were describing what their app was doing? Now the comment are too often: "Good, nice, humm", nobody seems to care if its good but we had already better ones or if it's really a WOW, the author says it's WOW and not which kind of reasons made him think that there is a hole in the market and he had a great idea worth of his efforts were necessary for us folk and… often they even forget to tell us what is new in a new version. Let's restart to be enthusiast and love to go deeper on both sides in a mutual help to let grow this wonder that are our Macs (and WC, Windows Computers, dragged our of the mud with the usual delay of 12 years) by the time when the 2 Steves gave us a vision1
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JamesHarrisPhoto
02 June 2012
Version: 3.2
I bought this app and even upgraded to the premium version, and it's still just "okay". Not the best, not the worst. But does the developer really think that the REAL users in these reviews are fooled by the fake 5-star reviews from the likes of jul.lom, EddieMor (three 5-star reviews alone since March), and CodySimpsonlover? Or is it just another AMAZING coincidence that this app is the ONLY software they ever reviewed? And they joined MacUpdate just to review it?
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Forn
25 March 2012
Version: 3.0
It is not free. There are no "stop" possibilities to quit an ongoing test.
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BillHicks
24 March 2012
Version: 3.0
I use Onyx, Lion Cache Cleaner, TechTool Pro and CleanMyMac, this doesn't touch any of those apps, but its a fun little free app for the novice.
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Dremwkr
24 March 2012
Version: 3.0
For a free program it does fine, it does do system upkeep. It has a really good clean interface and is easy to use. I have given it a good work out under MtLion dv2 and it ran great, which tells me that the basic coding in it is solid and reliable. I paid for (in app) for the Premium Package, and it ran well too. The premium pkg was I think less than $10 and includes not only all the current extras but any future extras the developer is working on (I am assuming that he is...). I agree with the other reviewers that this app should either: 1. Name this free app something like iBooster Free or iBooster QuickClean and the Premium version something like iBoosterPro or iBooster+ in the MacApp store. OR 2. Just call it iBooster in the MacApp Store but note right up front at the top that the free version does like QuickClean, Disk Health, Firewall check, Startup Items, etc. and "can be upgraded for $X" to include: (Specify additional functions). It also needs to say up front that it is written for and works only with Lion or better. Having said all that, it should be noted that even the "Premium" version does not do every thing that say Onyx does for free. In consideration of that, anything charged for more than $5 is basically on the wrong side of the Laffer curve (i.e. what I am saying is the Developer will maximize revenues on the program if he does no exceed beyond the apex of the curve which I think is about $5). As a practical matter, if the developer can get this thing to do more and better, THEN charge more. Just say'n.
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Greedyfranky
24 March 2012
Version: 3.0
This app is not free! There dozens op free alternatives with more features. One star because the developer is not correct about the price setting.
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Greedyfranky
24 March 2012
Version: 3.0
This app is not free. There are dozens of free alternatives with more features. One star because the developer is not correct about the price setting.
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2.5
Baannongdong-Kap
02 March 2012
Version: 2.9
This app saved me 9+Gb! Overall very helpful app. Problem with lack of directions manual; only FAQ which was not very helpful. Some features must be bought to be used (usually titled "Lite" with "Pro" including opening all features).
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I(pod)mac
25 January 2012
Version: 2.6
I'm not so sure that this application be still free, since it is the second time that I have to paid to use a feature (this time: duplicate file finder).
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I(pod)mac
21 January 2012
Version: 2.5
I downloaded this app from the developer's site and from MacUpdate and the version number is always 2.4, not 2.5.
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Afcgbbob
01 January 2012
Version: 2.4
My G5 2.0 gig died and it was nice to know I still have my connections from my writing days because one friend sent me a G5 2.7 gig due to our long friendship. Anyhow off topic, I wanted to try iTuneUp but sadly it was for Intel only. So I went to his web site hoping to find a leopard version. In all the versions he wrote not one was PPC based and there were many versions there. I just cannot understand why he could not of written on universal one before making it Intel only. Due to this I have to give it a overall rating of two for not letting leopard users from getting a crack at it before going totally PPC. I know Apple has know called most G5's obsolete but my G5 is considered Vintage for some reason. I wish I would of had a chance to try it. End of Line...
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3.5
thebookman
23 December 2011
Version: 2.2
Was dubious due to some negative reviews but quite polished for a free app and had no problems. The screenshot looks different to what came up on my mac. Suggestion: Camino cookies should be handled.
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0.5
Chas830
20 June 2011
Version: 1.1.3
Never worked.
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0.5
George-Baron
20 May 2011
Version: 1.1.3
1.1.3 still crashes on "System Report" on my late 2006 Core 2 duo iMac. Not willing to try again on my 27" i5 quad core iMac until the developer gets it together.
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0.5
gacorrea
18 May 2011
Version: 1.1.2
Completely messed up my Mac. Ended up having to reinstall OS 10.6.3 and all associated updates. The only favorable thing this utility alerted me to is that MacKeeper was putting stress of my CPU.
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Rjmorita
17 May 2011
Version: 1.1.2
Granted, it has some bugs. The documentation is sparse. But the response by the tech support has been good so far. After all, it's free. Give it some time. Hopefully, it will improve.
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Flash1296
17 May 2011
Version: 1.1.2
Freezes my 27" Quad Core iMac every time. "Not ready for prime-time"
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WillemDeJong
13 May 2011
Version: 1.1
Still working fine for me on the iMac 27 inch. The flash component inside Chrome is what it alerts on most. Would be nice to have a bit more detail on what it's cleaning in manual mode. People are saying no contact info but as far as I can tell they've always had the forum contact information on their website. I'm going to join now and see if they respond.
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0.5
George-Baron
13 May 2011
Version: 1.1
Well, although the Optimize function did it's thing (whatever that is) on my older late 2006 iMac. When I just tried the "System Report" all it does is crash, crash, crash.
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PorkPieHat
13 May 2011
Version: 1.1
Thanks Geogprof, I was just about to download and test drive iTuneUp when I saw your comment, so I checked out its website and discovered you're right -- they never say what it really does and they don't give any contact info at all. In all my years, every developer that has behaved that way has turned out to be a scammer. I wouldn't go near this thing if I were you.
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0.5
GeogProf
13 May 2011
Version: 1.1
WillemDeJong, your assertion that iTuneUp's developer explains how it works in the Features section of his website is utterly wrong. I just read every single word on his entire website, and just like the description above, it says absolutely NOTHING about what "repairs," "tuneups" or "optimizations" it does in either its automatic or manual mode. Nor does it explain what, if anything, the "cloud intelligence recommendation report" is, does or collects. In fact, this clown says the same useless boilerplate crap over and over and over again without ever explaining what iTuneUp actually does! I encourage everyone to read iTuneUp’s entire website, then ask yourself three questions: 1) Has the developer explained anything at all about how this crapplication’s repairs, tuneups or optimizations actually work, or about the kind of information it would collect from my computer, send to its cloud, and then disseminate to the rest of the "iTuneUp community"? 2) The developer has obviously spent a great deal of time, money and effort designing his logo and website, as well as crafting several descriptive paragraphs that are very careful to NOT describe anything. If this app is completely free, why is its website so commercial? I mean NO ONE ever spends that much on a freeware app’s website! 3) This supposedly “Australian” company DOES NOT OFFER ANY CONTACT INFORMATION anywhere on their site! In light of that and these other points, wouldn’t installing iTuneUp on my Mac make me one of the dumbest people in the world?
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George-Baron
13 May 2011
Version: 1.1
Works on my late 2006 iMac. Crashes every time on my mid 2010 i5 quad core iMac. Have submitted this info on their support forum.
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TAOGde
13 May 2011
Version: 1.1
crashed on every start!
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Cyann
13 May 2011
Version: 1.1
Doesn't open on Mac 10.6.7 Downloaded two times and nothing happens except crash reports.
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Sixbillships
13 May 2011
Version: 1.1
I've tested this app and read the developers site and they're very vague about what their software actually does. There are many references in the app and on the site to "optimizing" the system, but it appears that "optimize" is being used in a general sense and not to mean "rearranging and defragmenting data to improve disk performance". At one point in testing the app, iTuneUp wanted to throttle the kextd daemon, which did not seem like a good idea. When I tried to run a full system report, it crashed. Until there is more transparency about what this app is actually doing, I'll pass.
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Jipster
10 May 2011
Version: 1.0
Downloaded and installed after reading others comments. The improvement is noticeable. I have received a few fatal errors and reinstalled. Seems to cause permissions repair hangs and there are some issues with multiple accounts on the same machine that throws a fatal error. I will keep it installed and running while the bugs are worked out.
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marosko
30 April 2011
Version: 1.0
It's been a good product to keep my Mac running sweet and helped me find a few misbehaving apps. Coming from a Windows world (yeah... I know) it's given me some more detail that I was used to on Windows but couldn't find on MacOS. Looking forward to more features but great v1 IMHO.
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WillemDeJong
17 April 2011
Version: 1.0
Easy to use and seems to work. Prompted me when an app was being rude (used too much CPU) and got it back under control.
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0.5
GeogProf
16 April 2011
Version: 1.0
This developer still hasn't said a single word about what exactly this app does. If you run it (and it doesn't crash, as usual) it will run and run and run and may or may not ever finish, and you'll never know what it was doing in all that time. AVOID.
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sjhain
16 April 2011
Version: 1.0
crashes every time i want to start on my MBP
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StrictlyBagel
16 April 2011
Version: 1.0
Interesting app. Well done and free. While I like the community idea, I'm not sure how well it well translate in practical terms per individual workstations/laptops. I'd like to see more information on what is actually optimized. Also, I wonder how well the program plays with AppTamer, which I've also installed and truly value.
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