TechTool Pro
TechTool Pro
13.0.1

2.7

TechTool Pro free download for Mac

TechTool Pro

03 September 2020

Hard drive and system repair-and-maintenance tool.

Overview

TechTool Pro has long been one of the foremost utilities for keeping your Mac running smoothly and efficiently. With the release of version 12, it has become more proficient than ever.

Main features:
  • TechTool Protection - TechTool Pro 12 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 TechTool Pro

Version 13.0.1:
New features in the TechTool Pro 13.0.1 update include:
  • Public release of TechTool Pro 13.0.1.
  • This update will install Build 6416 of TechTool Pro 13.0.1.
  • Download link to the TechTool Pro 13.0.1 Installer will be emailed.
  • Thank you for your continued assistance.
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3
eN0ch
12 January 2020
Version: 12.0.1

Most helpful

An A1 app as far as functionality, always has been. I've been trusting and using it for years. If you're happy to pay for it then I for one would recommend it. *However* I'm giving it just 3 stars because the of the upgrade pricing policy. It's always bugged me, but I've lived with it because it's so good, and I'm so invested in it. But the last few full version upgrades have come out like diarrhoea at $A50 each time. I'm blowed if I'm going to keep that up. So I won't be upgrading to v12 impressive though it sounds. And I'll be thinking very hard about switching. So off to do the research.
(5)
Alexnorwood
04 September 2020
Version: 13.0.1
OMG, these comments are SO TRUE!
(0)
1
Geography Is Destiny
03 September 2020
Version: 13.0.1
TechTool Pro is a complete waste of money if you have an SSD instead of an HDD.
(0)
5
ShotBlocker
03 September 2020
Version: 13.0.1
Don't know why, but I'm a sucker for utilities -- I'm a utilities junkie -- and I've always liked TechTool, since the days when it was bundled with new Macs. There's no question that it's now the leader in its market space -- Disk Warrior has been in "Sleep" mode for years and Drive Genius I never liked. Thing is, this seems like an odd time for a new release of TTP, on the eve of "Big Sur" going into general distribution. I'm going to wait a good six months for the new OS to "burn in" and give TTP 13 a look then, before plunking down the upgrade dough. Meanwhile TTP 12 should suffice to keep me up and running. -SB
(0)
1
Eric•Woehler
02 September 2020
Version: 13.0.1
Rubbish over-priced subscription model that disrespects long-time user base. TTP used to charge a reasonable $ for x.0 upgrades with most 0.x revisions v cheap or free. Now it seems that every x.x.1 "upgrade" is USD$50, even if the last x.x.1 "upgrade" was just last week. Greedy greedy greedy and the best way to destroy your user base. I recall when this was a 5-star app - nowadays it barely scrapes a 2.7 from its users - strong message to company - you're on a downward spiral! as for all the "5 star" reviews here - haha - paid company staff trying to support a over-priced product.
(1)
honestone33
02 September 2020
Version: 13.0.1
I have been using Tech Tool Pro for a long, long time, and it (along with Onyx, plus other measures I take on my own) has kept all of my Macs running fine. As far as upgrade pricing, it is $29.99 (+ tax for me). Also, even though I just upgraded to V13.0.1 the other day, I am positive that when they release a version that is compatible with Big Sur, an upgrade at that time will be free. So, not sure why others have issues.
(0)
Derekcurrie
02 September 2020
Version: 13.0.1
So what's new in TechTool Pro 13? From Micromat's product page: - - - *New In Techtool Pro 13* - - - Snapshot Recovery - -> Techtool Pro 13 now includes data recovery options for APFS volumes. Create longer lasting APFS snapshots that can be used to recover accidentally deleted files, even if a backup is unavailable. Create snapshots automatically using the new Snapshot Usage feature in Techtool Protection, and mount and recover from your snapshots using the Snapshot Recovery tool. - - Drive Speed Tool - -> Techtool Pro 13 introduces a new tool to measure disk speed. Drive manufacturers advertise speeds that may not be realistic for real-world use, depending on the connection used, etc. Find out how your drive actually performs using the Drive Speed tool. - - Internal Improvements - -> Techtool Pro 13 continues to improve internally. We continue to update many of the tests and tools to use newer technologies to keep your Mac running smoothly. You may experience some of these improvements in the Battery Check test and in the Techtool Protection preference pane.
(1)
Ron-Bobele
02 September 2020
Version: 13.0.1
I stopped upgrading after I did TechTool Pro 10 *Standard Upgrade - from TTP9. Less than a month later, TTP came out w/ a new upgrade for more money. Never looked back. No Mo $$$ 4 me
(1)
Akwarner
02 September 2020
Version: 13.0.0
With the history of this company one would be very silly to purchase a new version a month or two before a new Mac OS version (Big Sur) is due to be released. It would not be surprising at all for this company to release an update shortly after that will cost more money to get sort of compatibility with Big Sur, and then a bit later to be charged another upgrade fee to then get better compatibility. Good luck.
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chawya22
02 September 2020
Version: 13.0.0
As others have said, I'm through with MicroMat. I was a user, a couple of versions ago, became frustrated with support and functions that didn't work so, I dropped them. Version 12 arrived and I hoped they had gotten their act together so, I bit again on 06/01/20. Protege never worked but I figured they'd sort it out, with the next MAINTENANCE UPDATE. Now I see Version 13 has been released and MicroMat wants more money from me. Never again!!!!!!!
(2)
Fsckthemembership!
01 September 2020
Version: 12.0.3
TechTool Pro 13.x is out… The slippery slope of subscription apps cloaked as a new version, delivered annually, continues to be a problem…pity, that SoftRAID is not included especially in a world of massive storage.
(2)
$129.99

2.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
License: 
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