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TechTool Pro
TechTool Pro
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TechTool Pro free download for Mac

TechTool Pro

Hard drive and system repair-and-maintenance tool.

TechTool Pro overview

TechTool Pro has long been one of the foremost utilities for keeping your Mac running smoothly and efficiently. With the release of this version, it has become more proficient than ever.

Main features:
  • TechTool Protection - TechTool Pro includes the option of installing a system preference pane to keep watch over your Mac. New features include check for I/O errors, Power On Self-Test errors, Mac notebook internal battery condition, and RAID status (if applicable). It also includes the same improvements to the SMART check in TechTool Pro. All of that, wrapped in an entirely new interface.
  • Check Computer - Check Computer is a handy way to tell TechTool Pro to run the entire suite of tests to give you the best possible snapshot of your Mac's health. Sometimes, though, it's nice to be able to leave tests out, or to skip certain drives. Using the new configuration panel, you have total control of the Check Computer suite. Power to the people.
  • Partition Map - TechTool Pro has long been known for testing your Mac's file system. It is important also to test the data structures that contain the Mac's file system: the Partition Map. The new Partition Map test checks the partition map of a given drive for errors. Partition map errors can cause entire volumes to go missing, or prevent a Mac from booting. If errors are found, they can be repaired usin the Partition Repair tool.
  • Partition Repair - Along with Volume Rebuild, which repairs Mac file systems, the Partition Repair tool repairs the remaining portions of the drive which keeps track of the volumes on your hard drive. This includes hidden partitions which keep track of your Mac's startup process. The Partition Repair tool does just what it says, repairing the partition maps or drives where needed.
  • SMART Check - Hard drives include a technology called SMART (Self Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) which can inform a computer about the health of its hard drives. In most utilities, just the overall results - passed or failed - are reported to the user. In the failed state, often there is little or no time to back up data before the drive fails entirely. Previous versions of TechTool Pro reported the overall status of each attribute, but some attributes don't contribute to the failure of a drive. Now, the SMART Check has gotten smarter. TechTool Pro now knows which attributes contribute to drive failure, and will report a failing result before the drive fails completely. Giving you time to rescue your data.
  • Memory Test - TechTool Pro 7 took a revolutionary step in testing memory, making TechTool Pro's memory testing suite the most comprehensive test available for the Mac. In TechTool Pro 10, we've taken some of the additional advancements used by ATOMIC, our dedicated Memory Tester, and integrated them into TechTool Pro. Now, memory is 'cleaned' before testing, reclaimed from macOS, maximizing the amount of RAM that can be tested.
  • Processor Benchmark - Get an objective measurement of your Mac's processor performance. The Processor Benchmark too uses industry-standard measurement algorithms to test processor performance. Using this tool, you can get metrics that can be used to compare processor speeds apples-to-apples. Avoids the confusion of comparison using Megahertz.
  • Bluetooth - Most Macs depend on Bluetooth to connect to the tools we use to interact with our computers: the keyboard and mouse. Bluetooth problems can result in dropped connections with those devices, which can be very frustrating. Verify the proper operation of your Mac's Bluetooth hardware. Make sure that not only your input devices, but also your audio and fitness devices can connect to your Mac by checking the Bluetooth hardware on your Mac.
  • Network Interfaces - Most Macs spend the majority of their lives connected to the internet. If the ethernet or wifi adapters in your Mac aren't working, the valuable connection to the internet can fail. The new Network Interfaces test can test any connected network interface for errors. It not only tests ethernet and wifi, but also any other supported internet connection, ethernet over USB, VPN connections, even a FireWire network conneciton. Ensure the reilability of your internet and intranet connections by testing your Mac's network interfaces.

Note: to read all the features that are available in this app visit this page.

What’s new in version 15.0.3

Updated on Apr 09 2022

  • Added Mac Studio support.
  • Fixed an incorrect manufacturer build year for iMac (21.5-inch, 2017).
  • Fixed missing cache gauge reading for M1 Max processors.
  • Fixed a soft crash in Volume Structures test when selecting a volume.
  • Fixed Volume Rebuild tool to correctly set custom volume icon upon completion.
  • Updates to the Volume Rebuild tool specifically for Mac OS Extended (HFS+) volumes.
  • Updates to the Video Memory test for gathering Video Card Details.
  • Updated the Internet Speed tool to display readings which are higher value than 1000 Mbps.
  • Removed the automatic add/remove of the TechTool Pro application icon from the macOS Dock.
  • Added support for the iPhone SE (3rd generation) and iPad Air (5th generation) in the Battery Check test.
  • Added the ability to perform a Force Unmount Volume in the Volume Structures test.
  • Other minor fixes and enhancements.
View older TechTool Pro updates

Information

License

Commercial

Size

301.8 MB

Downloads

1599076

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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What needs improvements

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TechTool Pro qualities

Value
2.0
Ease of use
4.7
Features
4.0
Reliability
3.0
Customer support
2.3
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Dellu
Dellu
Apr 27 2022
15.0.3
0.0
Apr 27 2022
0.0
Version: 15.0.3
Be aware, this software creates snapshots of your system and suck up your drive, without requesting you to do so. I was taken by a shock why my drive shrunk from 250GB to 80GB in a couple of days. Turn out, this software creates snapshots after snapshots of my system. There is no way to find out what was happening. DaisyDisk fails to show the snapshots. It was after a long and painful trial and error that I learned that this app was messing my system.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Apr 21 2022
15.0.3
0.0
Apr 21 2022
0.0
Version: 15.0.3
even if the price of this application would have been half ($75), I would never purchase it. Because Onyx is not only free, it is The Best. ONYX is the Standard. Techtool"pro" ??? If the developer could give at least one good reason WHY his application is better than ONYX, then I'm ready to carefully consider just to try it. BUY ??? maybe for the price of ONYX.
Michael5
Michael5
Feb 22 2022
15.0.2
0.0
Feb 22 2022
0.0
Version: 15.0.2
I have used TTPro for many years and have Version 12 that needs upgrading to V15 as I bought a modern computer recently.. It will cost me AU127!!! This is a crazy price for loyal customers. Goodbye TTPro.
Ozron
Ozron
Feb 5 2022
15.0.1
0.0
Feb 5 2022
0.0
Version: 15.0.1
I've downloaded the app from this page, but it is asking for a serial number. I presume this is not a demo version? Would prefer to run a demo and evaluate before paying the upgrade fee from an older version.
iTalk8
iTalk8
Dec 31 2021
15.0.1
0.0
Dec 31 2021
0.0
Version: 15.0.1
After years of being a loyal customer, I have decided to stop purchasing TechTool Pro due to aggressive pricing. Even with a discount coupon, TTP is not value for money anymore. I used to pay around $25.00 for an upgrade using a discount coupon. If I want to purchase it now, I have to pay twice as much. I used to run TechTool Pro Volume Rebuild tool to make the disk directory more efficient and sometimes repair a corrupted volume. However, it has been four years that I haven’t needed to use the Volume Rebuild Tool; the reason for this is that Apple has improved its macOS to the point where you hardly need to use a repair tool. Last year, I only launched TechTool Pro three or four times to check the health of my Mac, and it didn’t report any problems even after getting a couple of freezes and crashes. Thanks to Apple for continually bringing improvements to its macOS.
Filchescat
Filchescat
Dec 30 2021
15.0.1
0.0
Dec 30 2021
0.0
Version: 15.0.1
MicroMat's December launch of paid version 15 only a short time after their routine Fall paid update to v.14 was in my opinion uncalled for. Don't mind really the annual, but just a couple months later - bad form. I updated in October, more than 30 days ago. I've paid mucho dinero for decades for these updates / upgrades, whatever. I sent an email to MicroMat explaining my point of view, asked for either a refund for the v.14 or a reasonable upgrade to 14. They send a serial # to 15 along with a download link. Go figure - I guess this is a rare occasion where one can shame a software OEM into doing the right thing / not doing the wrong thing.
Macbookpro
Macbookpro
Dec 30 2021
15.0.1
0.0
Dec 30 2021
0.0
Version: 15.0.1
I purchased version 14 within the last 30 days and the sales department (via email request) provided me with version 15 at no cost.
Fariborz
Fariborz
Dec 29 2021
15.0.1
0.0
Dec 29 2021
0.0
Version: 15.0.1
I regret to say I’m considering to quit using TechTool for good. I’ve been a faithful customer for many years but, unfortunately the upgrade fees have become incredibly unfair. I upgraded to version 14 just a few months ago just to find out that I need to pay for an upgrade to version 15!!!!! Even companies that have a subscription policy have more consideration for their customers than Micromat! I understand that it’s an invaluable tool for computer repairs but I’m not willing to buy their products under such terms. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
TurdFerguson82
TurdFerguson82
Dec 12 2021
14.0.3
1.0
Dec 12 2021
1.0
Version: 14.0.3
They charge massive prices for every upgrade. Once a new OS is released, you will be forced to upgrade. After purchasing the app and subsequent paid upgrade the past 4 years, I've sunk $500 + in keeping this app up to date and working. The past few paid upgrades, I paid for as I had already invested too much money to have a non-functioning copy, but I can't sink anymore in this app. Most of their customers actually like the product (despite the overwhelmingly negative reviews). Functionality, I wold rate the app 5 of 5 stars; the value on the other-hand is a 0! This app is nice, but just read the customer reviews; their upgrade policy is ludicrous! They really could make more by not extorting their customers with such steep upgrade prices at every possible opportunity! I just don't want to support a company that has such little regard for their customers. They could have lifelong customers that would also rate their app highly resulting in exponentially more new customers if they would just listen to their customer base (previous customers) all echoing the same complaint! Lower the upgrade price and maybe consider a free upgrade to customers who just purchased an upgrade in the past calendar year (which really should be free if already paid for an upgrade in the past 2 years). Or provide compatibility for new MacOS releases and just charge for TTP releases that have new functionality and tools. It They could multiply their current user base exponentially (which would more provide them a much greater net income) by just being reasonable with their sales tactics. "Reasonable" is such a low bar for a company to behave. I just can't make sense of their price gouging techniques when every customer complaint mentions that very reason they rate this app so low as they are switching in great numbers to competitors inferior products.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 18 2021
14.0.2
5.0
Aug 18 2021
5.0
Version: 14.0.2
A minor update of v14.0.2 is out, progressing to 14.0.2 (7175).
Gazman
Gazman
Jul 14 2021
14.0.2
0.0
Jul 14 2021
0.0
Version: 14.0.2
I used to be a long-time user of TTP (since version 4). However, with modern Macs it has become increasingly irrelevant and with six paid upgrades in the last three years myself (and many others) have realised we can easily live without it.
Dannymontani
Dannymontani
Jun 10 2021
14.0.1
1.0
Jun 10 2021
1.0
Version: 14.0.1
Like me, those of you who had v13.0.3 stop working, TT came out with a fix yesterday v13.0.4. They actually emailed me back telling me there would be a fix 4 days ago. Lived up to that. I have not tried to install it as of yet. Just sayin'.
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 9 2021
14.0.1
4.0
Jun 9 2021
4.0
Version: 14.0.1
MU> Version 13.0.4 is out too, can you provide a direct DL link, instead of the 13.0.3 one, please? :-)
Geography Is Destiny
Geography Is Destiny
Jun 8 2021
14.0.1
1.0
Jun 8 2021
1.0
Version: 14.0.1
Does anyone know if 14.0.1 will do volume rebuilds on SSDs, or if it works on Big Sur and APFS? This was once a great Swiss Army Knife for Macs, but its best utility (volume rebuild) became useless when it stopped working on SSDs and APFS.
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Jun 8 2021
13.0.3
5.0
Jun 8 2021
5.0
Version: 13.0.3
Poor TechTool, poor Micromat. TechTool Pro is officially up to version 14, but here on MacUpdate, it's frozen in time at version 13 (?), while I never upgraded from 12. I used to upgrade regularly, mostly out of habit, but honestly, TT has never actually found a problem with my Macs. It has become superfluous. It might be useful for someone who supports many Mac owners, but that would require ProToGo to work reliably, which for me it never did. And it still doesn't seem to "get" Big Sur or SSV (Signed System Volume). TechTool was great back in the olden days when we all booted from hard drives. Does anyone actually do a surface scan anymore? I love the slick graphics with the Sensors and Fans tests, but that's not enough to justify the price. I use the free CLI 'smartmontools' (via MacPorts) which tells me all I need to know about my drives' 'SMART' characteristics. If you want to test memory, get the free memtest86. (www.memtest.org) TechTool Pro is a relic from a bygone era, really no longer relevant. -SB
Meister-Fritz
Meister-Fritz
Jun 6 2021
13.0.3
0.0
Jun 6 2021
0.0
Version: 13.0.3
I cannot say anything about the current version. However, "back in the day" TechTool produced software for the Apple IIGS and it worked perfectly. From my experience, once TechTool Pro entered the Mac world, it seemed to have a history of failure. I did purchase it a couple of times and I was not pleased with its performance. Frankly, it never ran properly. Alas, I won't buy it again.
Dannymontani
Dannymontani
Jun 5 2021
13.0.3
1.0
Jun 5 2021
1.0
Version: 13.0.3
Careful out there in the wonderland. This version 13.0.3 broke my TT. I am running High Sierra and it will not run at all, tells you as much AFTER you have updated it.....thanks for telling us pre update Micromat, ugh. Lucky for me I had run from their repair disk and was able to delete it and reinstall from my desktop app. C'mon guys, really......I'm really just about done with you after20yrs.
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
Jun 4 2021
13.0.3
2.0
Jun 4 2021
2.0
Version: 13.0.3
Nope. 13.0.1 worked great and allowed me to clean up my APS snapshots which was the main reason I bought it. A later update broke this feature but support sent me a beta version that worked. I waited for 13.0.3 to have a supported version but this release doesn't even run.
Jsabini
Jsabini
May 23 2021
13.0.2
0.0
May 23 2021
0.0
Version: 13.0.2
I've finally had it with Micromat's upgrade BS. I've had TTP for many years, and I am running v13 currently . Now they want 49.99 to "upgrade" to v14, and the only thing that looks new is support for Apple silicon. Big deal! I have an Intel Mac, and there seems to be nothing else that's new. Plus the last upgrade was "only" 29.99. Let's tack on an extra 20 to the price, and call it a deal! No thanks, I'm done.
Fsckthemembership!
Fsckthemembership!
May 4 2021
13.0.2
2.5
May 4 2021
2.5
Version: 13.0.2
Hurry, hurry, it's that ------ day for a quasi-update or subscription fee or blame Apple to nickel and dime long time users! In this case, Apple Silicon! TechTool Pro 14.x removes additional features and blames Apple all without even updating the User Interface. Pity, this creates a small shadow of a once larger application…
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