Magican
Magican
1.4.8

3.0

Magican free download for Mac

Magican1.4.8

12 August 2013

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Overview

Magican lets you carry out several basic operations in a floating window. For instance, Magican monitors the network traffic in an absolutely new way, and the "Purge RAM" can help you quickly convert the inactive memory into free memory. In addition, you can also get the local weather forecast and terminate unnecessary processes in the floating window.

Magican can help you locate all of the junk and virus-infected files on your Mac, and then "One-Click" helps to eliminate all of them. If your Mac has a virus-infected file, you can choose to trust it, delete it, or place it in "Quarantine". Of course, you may also still wish to know the real-time information on your Mac, so Magican can show it to you with pictorial symbols. All of the data is clearly displayed. Moreover, "Software" helps users completely uninstall any software with the use of a "Remove" button.

Magican also helps users get discounted software from the App Store, and reminds you of any new app updates that are available. Users can also retrieve hardware information from the main window, which can be exported as text or image files.

What's new in Magican

Version 1.4.8:
  • Enhanced detection in App Uninstallation.
  • Optimized memory usage of Magican.
  • Enable displaying Fan speed in floating window even if Fan Control closed.
  • Fixed network speed display bug in Firewall part.
  • Other bugs fixed.

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48 Reviews of Magican

pandora-1
26 October 2011
Version: 0.9.51

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Never trust a piece of software that garners so many rave reviews that all sound the same, and all sound like the writing on the developer's web pages, especially the tutorials and help. These all sound as if they were run through the same translation application and they all sound juvenile. This may indeed be a great pieces of software but I'll hold off on using it until some creditable reviews come in from reliable sources. Incidentally, my ISP flagged an incoming email announcement from this outfit as failing its very reliable spam tests. In other words, it was in the same category as all the genital enhancement and Nigerian scam emails. I welcome intelligent and reasoned dialog with the developer and with legitimate commenters here on Macupdate.
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4
laith43d
26 September 2014
Version: 1.4.8
Great app.
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0.5
Tony2013
24 March 2014
Version: 1.4.8
Is this safe to install? It doesn't send any private info back to the developer does it?
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4
Djefis
16 March 2014
Version: 1.4.8
Something did not work properly, not everything is perfect. ...
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GeogProf
13 June 2013
Version: 1.4.4
This is the weirdest collection of functions in a single app that I've ever seen. The fact that it's distributed as a .pkg file that must be installed (with no clarity at all about what's being installed and where) makes thuds an absolute no-brainer MUST AVOID app.
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Marcossi
01 May 2013
Version: 1.4.3
Magican was a pleasant surprise, and I will continue using it. I only miss a schedule function to run some function as scheduled.
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4.5
SxB
22 March 2013
Version: 1.4.2
This software is perfect. Sure, it has yet to evolve but it is quite stable, free (no ads) and despite the number of options it is very easy to use. Congratulations to the developers for this great work!
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anonymous-dingo-653
05 February 2013
Version: 1.4.1
I'm posting this only as comment, for I haven't had time to truly put it through its paces. Overall, I found it to be thorough for what it offers and certainly for the price. But I would never trust it for full AV protection. I have Symantec corporate and public level packages, as well as the Sophos AV (which is a memory hog, by the by) as well as others. [I was once a partner in a private IT consultancy where I spent some time in duties related to proactive and retroactive network / workstation defense.] Both Symantec and Sophos AV were able to detect more live sandboxed viruses / worms than this package. And I found the package not very good with trojans (malware delivery units for viruses and worms). Yes, those three things are different. I'm not saying this is a worthless package. As freeware it does very well for general protection. But I will say that if you want maximum defense, this may not be the way to go in the long run. Still is far better than being unprotected at all and stands well for its intent. So give it a try. You'll be happy with it for general use, so long as you are smart about where you go and what you do on the Internet... or with your email.
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Candyfde
27 November 2012
Version: 1.3.0
Thank you for all your reviews here, no matter its good or bad. Magican is freeware and that may violate benefits of some paid apps, then causing some criticism. We do not local in English customer service, because she comes from Malysia. But that do not means we do nothings on making progress. So as we told in the first sentence, thank you for all your criticism reviews that helps Magican grew up more quickly.
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3.5
Atomicb
26 October 2012
Version: 1.2.2
This is a real fresh take on monitoring software. I have MacKeeper, Onyx, Cocktail and MLCC and all the bells and whistles. To me MLCC is the king of the crop for under the hood, but on a GUI, Magician is so beautiful and easy to use that I have stat menus over my desktop, weather and CPU / RAM. not only is it a good app up against MacKeeper the download and scan feature and the ability to open apps as they are downloaded after being scanned is worth $4.99. Just my 2 cents.
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mag01
06 October 2012
Version: 1.2.0
First, I've tried slightly older version 1.1.4 than current 1.2.0 but haven't noticed any related changes in the changelog so it shouldn't be too much off. It looks like a promising piece of software given some of its features that could be otherwise found in paid applications, but to me it feels too much like some sort of circus. I don't want the whole monitoring and weather stuff but couldn't find any simple way to get rid of it. And I don't actually understand why such things have to be in that sort of app. They could make separate applications so that only who really wants them would get them. Then those ubiquitous "hints" briefly explaining all features... Why it couldn't be kept simple? It's just too much of "all in one" to my liking. What I'd like to see: - simple and clean (minimalistic) UI purely focusing on the related functionality - at least as an option - ability to switch of all those additional floating windows such as monitors/weather tools - and I'd actually like to see a separate tiny app with just the Cleaner tool functionality, perhaps combined with the Software Uninstall part at maximum
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SickTeddyBear
06 October 2012
Version: 1.2.0
Misha Sakellaropoulo, the COO of MacUpdate, said: "In the last couple years a number of Mac utilities have emerged from developers who are relatively new to the platform. Long-time Mac users (I've been one for 20 years) rightly seem to greet these newcomers with a healthy dose of skepticism... especially the ones who are not familiar with what I'd call "proper Mac etiquette" (annoying marketing tactics, astroturfing [posting fake reviews], etc.) or for whom English is not their native language." Well, Misha, it's not just a matter of proper "etiquette", as you refer to it, but one of trust and security. The posting of multiple reviews by the same people, or ones that have been solicited by the developer, is the most egregious example of a violation of trust that has not one single thing to do with the Mac platform specifically, but is a general signifier of villainy that all computer users recognize. In addition, and this is Mac specific, long-time users of this platform have had to endure numerous changes to the virtual ecosystem that they need for support -- from the swallowing up and destruction of MacFixIt and VersionTracker, to the imposition of the crippled and dumbed down phone ethos in the form of the Mac App Store -- that we have come to depend more than ever on the independence and guidance of sites like MacUpdate, to assist us in identifying the riffraff and thugs who would seek to molest our normally pleasant experiences with our computers. What that means is that you, along with the staff you supervise, have a responsibility to this community to not sugarcoat or downplay the nefarious actions of companies like Magican Software. While your primary responsibility is a fiduciary one, to the LLC that is MacUpdate, a failure to take care of the former, could lead to a decline in the value of the latter. I'm not trying to be an internet curmudgeon or troll. This is serious. MacUpdate is all we have left. Don't mess it up. Please.
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3.5
-M-S-
27 September 2012
Version: 1.2.0
In the last couple years a number of Mac utilities have emerged from developers who are relatively new to the platform. Long-time Mac users (I've been one for 20 years) rightly seem to greet these newcomers with a healthy dose of skepticism... especially the ones who are not familiar with what I'd call "proper Mac etiquette" (annoying marketing tactics, astroturfing [posting fake reviews], etc.) or for whom English is not their native language. I've decided to try them out myself and see how they stack up against platform stalwarts like Cocktail and OnyX. Magican is, in a word, good. It's far from perfect, but it's one of the more promising of these newer utilities to emerge. Playing heavily in Magican's favor is the fact that it is, truly, free. It's not free for a limited time, or free if you want to use just a limited featureset... it's free-free. I can't even find a way to give them money if I wanted to, and the optional modules they provide via the Toolbox feature are also free. Perhaps there is a plan to charge for Magican down the road when it's more robust and polished, but at the moment it's completely free, like OnyX. Magican's interface is both a strength and a weakness. Some UI elements are unconventional, like overlaying "helpful" text that points out features of the app, but that you must click an X to dismiss. I also couldn't understand why the app had seemingly become unresponsive to my clicks until I discovered the culprit was the weather status at the top of the window, which was prompting me to confirm my location as Austin TX, and prevented any other UI elements from being active until I did so. A conventional dialog box would be a better implementation for this. If you're like me, you also probably are wondering why the weather is even in a utility like this... not that it detracts from anything, it just seems a bit unrelated. The Cleaner tools comprise the bulk of Magican's features. There's nothing groundbreaking here (duplicate remover, logs & cache cleaner, languages/binaries remover, etc.) but the implementation is surprisingly good. Want to search for duplicates in a specific folder? Just drag that folder over. Magican also very clearly shows file and folder sizes for every tool, like Logs & Caches, which is an improvement over Cocktail (which can do the same tasks, but doesn't display file sizes). The Security tool is for monitoring trojans, apparently. Like 99.99% of Mac users (and hopefully 100% of seasoned Mac users), I've never encountered a trojan in the wild so this feature is more FUD to me than anything else, but there are plenty of people who just feel more comfortable knowing a utility is looking over their shoulder at every file that enteres their Mac... so assuming it works, I can see the value to some users (Magican and its daemon didn't consume very many system resources in my testing). The Stats feature compiles data from Activity Monitor for the most part, but Magican sports a small, elegant floating window where you can quickly see what's going on (including, naturally, your local weather). This floating window is both useful and quite well presented. Unfortunately, it requires Magican to be running... it would be more useful as its own background process. The Software feature includes "Updates", which is basically useless and scrapes what your Mac App Store app is showing (so it's not checking any non-MAS apps), and it can't download or install from Magican, it just loads up the Mac App Store app for you. I didn't thoroughly test the Uninstaller so I can't comment on how it compares to others like App Delete or iTrash (both of which cost money and are regarded as the best of their kind). The ToolBox has three optional modules at present that you can download and install within the app; these are actually just separate apps (you can find them on MacUpdate). Two are document and file managers and at present seem to be quite lacking... I'm not sure I'd ever use either. The third reminds you to take periodic breaks from the computer (like MacBreakZ). Again, nothing new or groundbreaking, but not bad given that it's free. With an improved interface and some bug fixes (if I click a sidebar item with my trackpad's button, it often just selects the item above whatever was selected at the time [bizarre], although if I tap the trackpad to click, it works fine), Magican could have a long future ahead of itself. OnyX is the best tool to compare it to since OnyX is also free, but OnyX is much more of a "Pro" tool... meaning power users will likely prefer its basic interface and expanded feature set, but newer users will feel more comfortable with Magican (I have set many casual Mac-using friends up with OnyX and explained it to them, only for them to declare to me months later that they never use it because they don't understand how it works, are overwhelmed by all the features and jargon, and are afraid of screwing something up).
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RobairSF
25 September 2012
Version: 1.2.0
Well, I really like this app. I puts a lot of info in a convenient place. The Hard Drives window is great. I have most of these types of services, but in disparate apps/utilities. I'll dig in deeper over the next few weeks, but out of the gate, this is impressive. Thanks.
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G-money
25 September 2012
Version: 1.2.0
I'm sure the developer won't mind me linking the Softonic review on this site. One of three, this should help MAC users with deciding about this app. . . http://magican.en.softonic.com/mac
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iodrew
25 September 2012
Version: 1.2.0
This app appears to be as sinister as the comments left by the developer's cronies. It looks interesting but way too much controversy. The feature set is so vast. I feel like I'm being lured in for something else. The responses by the developer are just too weird and cryptic.
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EudoraBryant
07 September 2012
Version: 1.1.6
You do a great job to develop such a multi-function app for us. It saves me much space. The weather forecast is not very accurate, hope you can make some improvements on this part.
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Candyfde
04 September 2012
Version: 1.1.6
Statement Recently, we got many malicious comments on Macupdate. Some of these reviews even have nothing to do with Magican. These bad reviews often took place in the same period and they almost come from the several duplicate ID. Magican is a free product. To add function and optimization, it has updated for 25 times in a short span of less than a year. If there are any operating or technical problems on Magican, we are willing to accept and improve them. We also respect any criticism given by users who have actually used Magican. However, any malicious comment unrelated to Magican published on Macupdate is unfair to us. Perhaps the Free Magican has affected the interest of some billing software, therefore adverse comments were caused constantly. But we will continue adhering to the "Free, Shared, Freedom Spirit”, we also hope the majority of users will not be affected by these intentional odium.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
01 September 2012
Version: 1.1.6
Newbs, you do NOT need this. Try any of the similar apps listed above.
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OSX-FTW!
31 August 2012
Version: 1.1.6
As some one else said. Half-star ratings dont seem to work in voting this crapware down. So, a 1 star rating it is.
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Tom-bovo
31 August 2012
Version: 1.1.6
This company has a web site at magicansoft.com, so I did a basic WHOIS lookup of the company. They registered their company's web site at a New York City street address, use their own dns name servers (that's no small company), and yet their contact email is a hotmail.com address. When you Google their contact email address, it starts showing up in Chinese language documents. Who is behind this company? At times they leave a trail like a major corporation, and they cover up the identity of the people involved.
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4.5
ithang
24 August 2012
Version: 1.1.5
i love this app when it open beta :)) now its greater than. why only 3 stars :(
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Grinson
16 August 2012
Version: 1.1.4
You would be the best one if you can help get rid of my body fat.
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3.5
using-Mac
06 August 2012
Version: 1.1.4
Easy to use! It integrates with many tools! Antivirus software, Mac data view (fan, temperature, battery, ram and CPU), Fan speed control, Software management, App store, Clear space...... And with this you can delete a pile of application!
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0.5
Fotodivr
04 August 2012
Version: 1.1.4
I installed this, let it run for duplicates and it found dups with similar names but really did not go any further. It found dups of files that I had sent in my email programme to various clients and suggested I delete all but one. These were legal docs with the same name (didn't matter that they were different sizes, modification dates, check sum, or any other criteria) I immediately used AppZapper and got rid of this POS. I cannot recommend this app for any reason.
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I-love-Apple
31 July 2012
Version: 1.1.3
A well organized application. Though plenty of functions it contains, to my surprise, it is simply to operate. Love it. Thanks for sharing on Macupdate.
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GeogProf
24 July 2012
Version: 1.1.3
Ignoring for the moment the bizarre and unrelated feature set of this app, any system utility developer who includes a “Purge RAM” function and claims it "helps expands your Mac memory by keeping data in order” is a charlatan. Such drivel should be avoided with the same robust fervor as is spent evading STDs.
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0.5
Lord-Lightning
05 July 2012
Version: 1.1.2
"My Mac all right. It better now. Much better now." "Thanks so much for you even take the risk of being" Got to be wary of an app where the users post laudatory comments using EXACTLY the same semantic structure the developer uses. Am I suspicious - you bet!
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Kappe
19 June 2012
Version: 1.1.0
this app is still here i'm almost tempted to try it lol
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SickTeddyBear
19 June 2012
Version: 1.1.0
"My Mac all right. It better now. Much better now." ---Magican Users
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EmmaLynne
08 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
This is a statement from Magican Software Ltd. The predecessor of Magican is developed by several app designers who are gathered with same hobbies and based on the common goal: Delivering an easy-to-use and high-effective app, not only helps solving system problems but also simplifies Mac using. After beta version is out, we set up a small company in Virgin Islands. At present, many of our developers are SOHO and distributed into different areas of different countries. We believe in Internet sharing spirit and insist on developing user favorite free apps. But lacking of experience at the very beginning made us not that perfect in marketing promotion. Up till now, we have declined many sponsor support for insisting on our original goal.Still we never force putting advertisement to any users or get paid from our users, even if it could help us afford expensive house rent and staff's payments. Many of Magican apps are available on App Store, like Magican Rest and Magican File. Magican Anti-Trojan, which is released out right after Flashback breaking out and has got Softpedia's security certification. Collection of user experience and installation statistics is not allowed unless getting user's permission, let alone the users' privacy information. Even if registering as member is volunteered to our users. From October 2011 till now, Magican has updated 18 times and nearly 200 thousand users have used Magican series apps. Magican will continue updating by adding more features, like antivirus and firewall. We are sorry for the bothers we brought, no matter for the weakness in app or having not answered all your questions. We will fix that and improve ourselves. Your support are really meaning to us.
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Penguirl
01 June 2012
Version: 1.0.1
I installed Magician.app the other evening, when launched it gave me a little system monitor window in the lower right corner that displays any one aspect of your system of your choice. Which is cool but I already have iStat Menu in my menubar showing all of my most important system stats. So I started poking around trying to see what the app is all about. What did I find? Essentially nothing, apparently you let it go to work and at some time in the future it will let you know what it's done to your system. Maybe it will even ask your permission, I don't know. What I do know is that I became uneasy about this new, foreign process running that I didn't seem to have control of so I decided to delete it. In the Magician menubar there was a Uninstall item. I tried to select it but the menu would disappear before I could get down to the Uninstall entry. Over and over I tried, sometimes getting it and sometimes not. But even when I did get it, it did not uninstall itself. Finally I turned to AppCleaner.app which found a lot of files and put them in the trash. On a whim I fired up Activity Monitor.app and sure enough there was a leftover daemon running. I force quit it and looked in /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons and found something in one of the two. I checked /System/Library and didn't find anything there but I'm not sure I used the right term to search for because the daemon file had a name other than Magician or the developer's name. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the daemon. So my experience with Magician is over. Or at least I hope it's over. I have to say I was not impressed.
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P=NP
31 May 2012
Version: 1.0.1
I looked up the number for Magician Soft so I could get more information on the app. What I found associated with the phone number indicates what appears to be very shady activity. There's no magic here folks; just some type of hoax. Google this phone number (with quotes): "+1.2122102100"
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Darukaru
31 May 2012
Version: 1.0.1
Nothing says "my product is legitimate and you should pay money for it" like googling the name and seeing forum spam and content farm results. That's sarcasm, by the way.
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Pir-anha
25 May 2012
Version: 1.0.0
*sniff*sniff*. yeah, smells bad. maybe your program really is legit, "emma", but the glowing reviews are incredibly suspicious. don't do this; it's called "astroturfing", and when people find out, you will discover your product gets trashed everywhere, and rightly so. astroturfing cheats, and makes us distrust our fellow reviewers, which damages the review system. if your product is good, it can stand on its own.
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amir6020
08 May 2012
Version: 0.9.82
woooow it's perfect . ilove magican thank u so much macupdate
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Ironman
16 April 2012
Version: 0.9.82
"I like this free utility, especially the new added uninstall feature." lol @ Allenwil You made my day more seriously, I had this tool installed due to Menu Meters not updated for Lion. But since it was updated, I've trashed Magican due to bad comments here,. And yes, I hate MacKeeper too.
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JacobsIvan
16 April 2012
Version: 0.9.82
Reminds me of Mackeeper. A hoax really.
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476429
20 February 2012
Version: 0.9.72
This app has a very un-Mac-like interface. I prefer to use CleanMyMac simply because it looks like a Mac app rather than a Windows port.
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Tom-bovo
20 February 2012
Version: 0.9.72
Did a whois lookup for magicansoft.com, this company's web site. This is who registered the domain: Magican 450 W. 33 Street, New York, NY New York, New York 10001 United States Administrative Contact: Magican Studio That address is a big, new corporate building where the AP has its NYC offices, and the listed phone number for this company is the same as for the NY Daily News, a newspaper in New York (thank you, Google). Something odd is going on here.
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Old-Peter
20 January 2012
Version: 0.9.70
This smells like Mackeeper stuff. Avoid.
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Baron0902
23 December 2011
Version: 0.9.66
Respectable Emma (I do hope You're not only the beautiful Lady, but the main person of he Firm also!), here is Waldemar Edler von Rennenkampf ; do not listen to all those poor calumniators, who do not like Your nice Product. I see You do Your best for Mac users, so pay no attention to crowd's opinion.With Esteem, W.E.v.R.
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anonymous-coral-4086
04 December 2011
Version: 0.9.63
This app was really slow and eating ressources for no apparent reason. After uninstalling I still get the message "com.apple.launchd: (com.magican.castle[540]) posix_spawn("/Library/Application Support/Magican/McDaemon", ...): No such file or directory " in Console. Really annoying and I can't get rid of it.
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pandora-1
26 October 2011
Version: 0.9.51
Never trust a piece of software that garners so many rave reviews that all sound the same, and all sound like the writing on the developer's web pages, especially the tutorials and help. These all sound as if they were run through the same translation application and they all sound juvenile. This may indeed be a great pieces of software but I'll hold off on using it until some creditable reviews come in from reliable sources. Incidentally, my ISP flagged an incoming email announcement from this outfit as failing its very reliable spam tests. In other words, it was in the same category as all the genital enhancement and Nigerian scam emails. I welcome intelligent and reasoned dialog with the developer and with legitimate commenters here on Macupdate.
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Allenwil
24 October 2011
Version: 0.9.51
I like this free utility, especially the new added uninstall feature.
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lemontree11
23 October 2011
Version: 0.9.51
I tried this app and it makes my Mac works very well. Since I choose this app, my computer stays clean and fast. I’m satisfy with the item of clean, Magican help me get rid of junk for my Mac. The only thing bother me is this app running slow.
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OSX-FTW!
16 October 2011
Version: 0.9.5
This app looks shady as hell! Installs 'run at start' deamon. Follows no Mac GUI guidelines. As another pointed out, the grammar used on their website is a red flag, if there ever was one. C'mon? Have enough Windows users made the "switch" to Mac to have a crappy, sketchy app like this get 5 Stars? WOW!
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Tfindlay
14 October 2011
Version: 0.9.5
This looks like a great alternative to MacKeeper and it's free. Also the developers do not engage in the over-the-top marketing that the MacKeeper developers do. Contrary to another review here Magician does so cleaning. Just click the big Clean button.
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Acuraice
14 October 2011
Version: 0.9.5
looks interesting,but lacks cleaning features,only shows information which is readily available in the finder. also like the way that nobody at the company proofreads there descriptions and comments,they must be chinese! EXAMPLE TAKEN FROM THEIR WEBSITE ""Mac is marked as safe computer, then someone may thought Mac don't need any system utility to protect Mac. This is a misunderstanding to Mac computers. As a matter of fact, Mac has lots of system utilities to help it marked as safe computer and Magican is one of them.""
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