MemoryOptimizer
MemoryOptimizer
3.2.0

4.0

MemoryOptimizer free download for Mac

MemoryOptimizer

3.2.0
29 July 2013

Clears inactive RAM.

Overview

MemoryOptimizer (was Free The Mem) will automatically free inactive RAM upon launch. Rather than wasting time rebooting, just launch the app and watch your inactive RAM go away. "It just works!" MemoryOptimizer works best when you have closed a memory-intensive app like Final Cut Pro.

What's new in MemoryOptimizer

Version 3.2.0:
  • Now available from the menu bar

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bbw7
04 February 2013

Most helpful

Don't know about writing code per se, but I can open up a terminal window and type "purge" and hit the carriage return.
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Version 1.0
Soneé
17 October 2013
Dear Users, Today we are officially discontinuing MemoryOptimizer due to the new advance technologies in OS X Mavericks such as memory compression. We no longer see the need to support MemoryOptimizer. Thanks, Soneé John 15 year old developer/founder of AlphaSoft.
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Version 3.2.0
Nontroppo
29 July 2013
Why are people still falling for these hoax memory "optimisers"??? There is lots of information available for people to learn what inactive RAM actually means, and why for 99% of users purging it will de detrimental or at best neutral... I can't believe these apps that were so popular on Windows many years ago and were soundly debunked are hooking in naive Mac users...
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Version 3.2.0
4 answer(s)
Soneé
Soneé
29 July 2013
You have some good points and I agree with them. But sometimes Mac OS X just does not release back the inactive memory. I have a iMac 2012 with 8GB of RAM and I have a lot of inactive memory when I just finished using a memory intensive app such as Xcode or Final Cut Pro. MemoryOptimizer enables the user to quickly run the purge command with a single button. It worth knowing that this app is free while others are paid apps :)
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OsloX
OsloX
31 July 2013
FYI: OS X 10.9 uses compressed memory handling. This will render every 'memory optimizers' useless.
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OsloX
OsloX
31 July 2013
Does the same as 'purge' command. Not sure why we need another GUI around it.
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Soneé
Soneé
31 July 2013
@OslsoX Yes I am aware of that :) Also MemoryOptimizer I will have to pull the plug on it soon.
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Quantumpanda
26 July 2013
In attempting to download this today, I'm getting a 404 with the following details: Code: NoSuchKey Message: The specified key does not exist. Key: com.AlphaSoft.MemoryOptimizer/3.1.1/1372700393/MemoryOptimizer-3.1.1.dmg RequestId: 6A845CD89A9F4739 HostId: b2aR2ndxGjgNle9NQqhlNKn96wL0Fnj5qCzAeZ2ry1GYkBypixMXa2z9knfTNlkA This comes up whether I use MacUpdate's download link or the download link on AlphaSoft's website. Please fix!
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Version 3.1.1
1 answer(s)
Soneé
Soneé
29 July 2013
Sorry about that the link is back online.
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Wanderer
03 July 2013
Just downloaded this and the first thing it said was that an update is available. I let it update itself then it said... "Update canceled because it is not properly signed".
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Version 3.1.1
3 answer(s)
Soneé
Soneé
03 July 2013
Hmmm can you use the provide feedback button. So I can see crash reports, the app preferences etc.
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GianMarco-Tavazzani
GianMarco-Tavazzani
06 July 2013
Exactly the same. I provided a 'feedback', as requested by the good Sonee
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Soneé
Soneé
06 July 2013
@GianMarco-Tavazzani you sent me an email? If so I just replied to it.
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Wts
26 June 2013
I visited this Developers web site and this application (MemoryOptimizer) is still not even listed or available for download albeit the developer noted this would be corrected. Strange that the developer does not provide any explanation about this app. at his web site.
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Version 3.1.0
shidevil
26 June 2013
Super fast ram purge. Compared to any app on mac app store or macupdates. This purge does not uses the free available ram to purge. Thumb up!
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Version 3.1.0
Antoinesynopsis
05 June 2013
Easy and efficient. The ability to quickly create a ram disk is a good idea.
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Version 3.0.1
1 answer(s)
Soneé
Soneé
08 June 2013
Thanks for your feedback :) I really appreciate it.
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Wts
13 May 2013
I visited this Developers web site and this application (MemoryOptimizer) is not even listed or available for download. Something is wrong when the developer does not provide any explanation about this app.
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Version 3.0.1
3 answer(s)
Soneé
Soneé
23 May 2013
Sorry for the delay we had some trouble with our domain provider so you will be seeing this by late next week.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
27 June 2013
...Five weeks later... MemoryOptimizer is still not listed on the developer's website. Therefore...?
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Soneé
Soneé
27 June 2013
Sorry about that I have redesigned the site since I last replied and also I was busy :/
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MisterE
13 May 2013
How is this any different from running the purge command in terminal? Not complaining because it's free and helpful for some but I'm sure most could remember one short Terminal command.
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Version 3.0
2 answer(s)
Chris-Habig
Chris-Habig
13 May 2013
There is no difference. This is a GUI interface to the terminal command.
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hwgray
hwgray
23 May 2013
"I'm sure most could remember one short Terminal command." Yes. But, why? As you say, "it's free and helpful for some."
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Rynokins
12 May 2013
'inresponsive' is not an english word. the word you're looking for is 'unresponsive'.
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Version 3.0
5 answer(s)
Rynokins
Rynokins
12 May 2013
Also - it would be nice to have an alert when the app is done clearing. I kept waiting for it to let me know the clearing was complete.
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Tenjinandou
Tenjinandou
13 May 2013
As a former university English professor, I can assure you that English is changing, so it is of no use to use this forum to judge an application which is provided free. I'm pleased that you want to keep English "pure," but that is not the purpose of this forum.
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Rynokins
Rynokins
13 May 2013
The prefix 'in' can mean more than one thing, if you recall. I'm just trying to support the independent developer in being the clearest he can be for his users.
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Max-G
Max-G
13 May 2013
Get a life Rynokins.
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Meister-Fritz
Meister-Fritz
07 September 2015
Nice pick up on the term; people do need to know correct English and appropriate word use because society is going to hell in a hand basket.
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