Xupport
Xupport
3.6.0

3.4

Xupport free download for Mac

Xupport3.6.0

31 October 2009

Optimize your OS X installation, configure many hidden options.

Overview

Xupport is a multipurpose system utility for Mac OS X. It provides many features to configure hidden Mac OS X and Unix options, to increase system security and performance, to maintain and backup Mac OS X, and to dig deeper into the world of Unix. Xupport 3 is fully compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), 10.5 (Leopard) and 10.6 (Snow Leopard), and is available as Universal Application for PowerPC and Intel Macs.

Key Features:

  • Access hidden System, Finder and Dock settings
  • Run native maintenance scripts
  • Reset file type settings (Rebuild Desktop)
  • Reset Finder information (.DS_Store)
  • Clean system and application log files
  • Clean browser caches, cookies, Web icons, ...
  • Delete files and folders with administrator privileges
  • Network optimizer
  • Virtual memory optimizer (swap)
  • Access hidden server settings (afp, http, ssh, ftp, smb)
  • Create additional shared directories (Share Points)
  • Advanced firewall interface (ipfw)
  • Create bootable backups
  • Create backup disk images for software restoration
  • Browse hidden system files and folders
  • Display system integrated unix manual pages (man)
  • Mac OS X shortcuts collection
  • Mac OS X error codes collection
  • ASCII table and conversion

What's new in Xupport

Version 3.6.0:
  • Mac OS X 10.6 - Snow Leopard Support
  • Improved stability on PPC Macs
  • Increased application performance on Intel Macs
  • Improved disk cloning process
  • Resolves an issue when displaying certain Unix manuals
  • Resolves an issue when canceling a deletion or backup process
  • Some other minor improvements and bug fixes

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68 Reviews of Xupport

Dradrienyouell
16 December 2011
Version: 3.6.0

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Laurent Müller seems to have gone out of business, no Xupport upgrade for Lion and his web pages are empty. Pity, as others have said, Xupport was the best Maintenance utility. He was slow in getting out the Snow Leopard upgrade. Fare thee well if you are ill Laurent. Adrien x
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Panpagan
23 December 2013
Version: 3.6.0
This was my preferred tool for years. I'm sad seeing it going abandoned.
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0.5
Mark3785
23 July 2013
Version: 3.6.0
Abandonware. It hasn't been updated in years and the developer's site is gone. It was nice while it lasted but it has been incompatible since Lion. Annoying since it wasn't cheap.
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Dradrienyouell
16 December 2011
Version: 3.6.0
Laurent Müller seems to have gone out of business, no Xupport upgrade for Lion and his web pages are empty. Pity, as others have said, Xupport was the best Maintenance utility. He was slow in getting out the Snow Leopard upgrade. Fare thee well if you are ill Laurent. Adrien x
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5
Jbmelby
01 November 2009
Version: 3.6.0
Thanks very much for the much-needed update!
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Yappa
31 October 2009
Version: 3.6.0
This has always been my favourite. Some very powerful features. Lead the pack too, before there was a 'pack'. Since I installed SL (10.6) I have waited, hoping ... :-)
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Jbmelby
02 September 2009
Version: 3.5
It's unfortunate, because I've used Xupport for years and have found it to be one of my most valuable utilities -- but it's been almost impossible for me to find out when, or even if, there will be a Snow Leopard-compatible version. No one at Applicorn ever seems to answer e-mail, and I never hear about updates until I receive a note that one is available. I sincerely hope that a version for 10.6 will come out soon, but in any event, Applicorn's business model obviously leaves a great deal to be desired. It's almost as though they don't care if they have any customers or not -- and maybe they don't.
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Dana-Sutton
13 January 2009
Version: 3.5
It lets you rebuild your desktop???? Wow, that's a blast from the past!
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Xupport
12 January 2008
Version: 3.4.2
This is a developer message to all users who have problems with invisible file. 1. This is not a bug at all - This is a feature. In Xupport-Settings-Finder there is a option called "Show hidden files and folders". If this option is activated the Finder will display "all" files (including hidden system files as .DS_Store). 2. This option can easily be reset. Open Xupport and go to Settings-Finder, deactivate the "Show hidden files and folders" option or click the "Defaults" button. THEN restart the Finder (or the Computer) to make the changes take effect. If you anyway have problems to make them invisible again, please contact me at http://www.applicorn.com.
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macroxx-ultra
12 January 2008
Version: 3.4.2
I have a problem with invisible files. Xupport made them visible, but it can't make them invisible again. I tried it several times, but Xupport always fails to make them invisible. Xupport also has problems finding the Terminal... I wonder where I have hidden it. Ohh, it's in the standard folder, I haven't moved the Terminal out of it. But Xupport keeps asking for the Terminal. Xupport says it's the "swiss army knife" and that might be true, because both don't really work. :-(
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Joshua-Mcglyn
08 November 2007
Version: 3.3.3
I used Xupport 3.3 to hide icons from my desktop when I was using Tiger. I've upgraded to Leopard and I want to make icons visible on my desktop. Since Xupport is currently unavailable on Leopard, I can't restore the icons. I tried the uninstaller. Still not working. Any idea to resolve this problem? Thanks.
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macrat
08 March 2007
Version: 3.3.1
Before I upgraded to 3.3.1, Xupport worked very well. However, the first time I used it after the upgrade, it gave me problems...After it finished, I had it set to restart. When my machine restarted, things were messed up. I couldn't use the mouse, PPPoE settings were gone, etc. etc....I'll uninstall it and go back to the previous version or just forget it.
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Slob
17 November 2006
Version: 3.3
I can't say what this version is like but the price definitely is an issue here. I bought v.1 in '03 for $20 and then came an upgrade fee... At the same time Onyx appeared for free which pretty much covers all my needs since. I'd give it another look if the developer would honour his original registration deal and stop trying to do a Norton when the OS gets updated or whatever excuse he uses.
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Unspeakable
11 September 2006
Version: 3.2.2
This was once agreat program and was definitely worth the shareware fee. No longer though! I've had a wee problem as this program since installing OSX 10.4.x. Xupport consistently results in an ÒError #13 Ñ Permissions DeniedÓ message post in the log after all attemps to run it. Xupport locks up, apparently running in a loop, and has to be forced quit. I've sent 3 separate emails during the past 3 months to the author stating this problem, and including my registration number and a copy of my purchase confirmation. I have not as yet to received any courtesy of a reply nor any fix to this problem. As far as I'm concerned the author's promise of support is a sham.
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Apple-Coder
12 May 2006
Version: 3.2.1
Unsure of what you people mean by swapping files, I have never had that need, so $20 for something that I have two apps that do it for free, not worth it. I am sure it is a decent app, but the free one's are not giving me troubles.
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Cyril-Blanc
06 March 2006
Version: 3.1.9
I have tried to move my VM files to my second HD. Xupport does not propose my second HD in "Swap Storage Volume"
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Antisys
03 February 2006
Version: 3.1.8
I must authenticate Xupport 3.1.8 three times to work!!!...I'm using Tiger 10.4.4
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Anonymous
23 September 2005
Version: 3.0
Bad tech support. Swap file reallocation does not work in Tiger, 10.4.2
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5
Anonymous
12 August 2005
Version: 3.0
Great! works perfect :-) I've been longing for this Tiger compatible upgrade, swapfile relocation works great too :-)
(0)
1.5
Anonymous
12 August 2005
Version: 3.0
Crashed after executing Cron? tried trashing prefsb but still crashes
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Anonymous
12 August 2005
Version: 3.0
Downloaded to try out, but the Swap file screen is greyed out / can't access it. ???
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3.75
Dradrienyouell
26 May 2005
Version: 2.3
Laurent: When will Tiger-compatible Xupport be released? At present Xupport quits; "Not compatible with OS".
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5
Anonymous
11 January 2005
Version: 2.3
Great app! And also localized into Italian!!!
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4.75
Anonymous
19 December 2004
Version: 2.3
Excellent Application . No other app lets you move swap files so easily. Sure ther are other apps that do the other functions but the swap thing is killer. Try messing around in the termnal a bit. i'll be you do more harm than good. I'll buy it again if I loose my number.
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3.25
Flash1296
18 December 2004
Version: 2.3
OOPS! Addendum to my review below. At $19 this appl' is not all that overpriced. I would pay $10 and I suppose that if my arm was twisted I could squeeze out $12.
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3
Flash1296
18 December 2004
Version: 2.3
Image posted today will NOT mount. It will not verify with Disk Utility. Good appl' but far too expensive when so many other cheaper appl's will run the same routines. Review refelcts impressions of last version(recently) released.
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1.25
Anonymous
26 November 2004
Version: 2.2.3
'Prevents applescript error message when clicking toolbar items very quickly' Not now, not ever. Jamais. Niemals. Never. When you get AppleScript for 2 MB, sorry, but the best way to optimize your system is to skip the download. This app sure looked ugly once upon a time, and it's looking better and better - but nothing here is not already available on the system. I sure wish this type of application would take a hike - one way...
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3.25
Anonymous
09 July 2004
Version: 2.2
WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY too much money. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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3
Anonymous
31 May 2004
Version: 2.0
There are so many other programs (some of them free) that do this same assortment of terminal commands in a GUI interface that there are few points that set Xupport apart. The niceest feature is changing th location for swap files, which is the one and only reason I'd consider buying this porgram. Unfortanetly, it didn't seem to work too well on my system. It changed the location for swap files and them seemed to forget about them after a week or two. Anyway, the other useful features (cleaning caches and maintenance scripts) can all be done with Onyx, so I use that instead now. Good app, though.
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5
Anonymous
16 February 2004
Version: 2.0b11
Awesome! Does some great things!
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Anonymous
09 February 2004
Version: 2.0b10
Nice and useful, even if for maintenance and optimization I prefer Onyx. Also because it's free. I'm all for developers charging a fair amount when the software actually does things that are not included in the OS and puts a lot of extra care and attention in the development - like say, Transmit for FTP uploads and maintaining a web site, that's well worth the money it costs. But when the whole OS X costs $99, is it right to charge $19 for a simple interface for basic terminal commands? You judge...
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Anonymous
18 January 2004
Version: 2.0b7
talk about screwng up my OS. After using this I could not move between windows and I could not click on finder and have it come to front. Folders I had made and moved on the desktop would not appear untill I restored back to default in this app. I am sure other things work in this app but nothing was right after I tried it. I am glad I could restore to default.
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5
Anonymous
31 December 2003
Version: 2.0b7
Thanks for creating an app that I can use with ease. This can be seen in the GUI that you can configured. Very Apple-like and a joy to use. Keep up the great work. Thanks.
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5
Anonymous
31 December 2003
Version: 2.0b7
I've been using this almost from it's inception. It has always been a stable way to maintain X. The man page browser is awesome stuff. As the system (OS X) evolved, so did this quality piece of software. By the way, it was started as shareware. These last few months it's been in free beta testing. It is well worth $20. Just try it and see for yourself.
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Anonymous
31 December 2003
Version: 2.0b7
Very nice software, great job. Thank you.
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2.5
Hairy Igore Vanchez (HIV)
31 December 2003
Version: 2.0b7
nitpicking the cosmetics those people As long as other apps agree with those moneys giving something doesn't do any damage offering clean socks charging this guy
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5
John Halbig
30 December 2003
Version: 2.0b7
Well, and the whole "ugly button" argument is now moot as of 2.0b7: A nicely done row of icons now graces this incredible piece of freeware (that can't be emphasized enough, after all... this handy utility doesn't cost a CENT). Just the man page browser alone is worth the time to download -- add in the system backup utility and swap file tweaking, and it great. "But wait, there's more...", in fact too much to go into here -- I'm STILL playing with it. Nice job!
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Anonymous
30 December 2003
Version: 2.0b7
Enjoy it while you can. If you look on the web site of this app it appears that this a beta preview and when it reaches final they will be charging $19.00 US per license.
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Anonymous
30 December 2003
Version: 2.0b7
I have to agree with those people who slam folks for nitpicking the cosmetics. Here's a guy giving something away for free when authors of other apps that do (some) of the same things are charging money, sometimes an absurd amount of money. As long as the software works and doesn't to any damage, we ought to be carrying this guy around town in a sedan chair and offering to wash his car, not taking potshots at him.
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Anonymous
12 December 2003
Version: 2.0b6
aren't we being a bit shallow! The man writes a free application to help others get more use out of OSX and you shoot him down for his choice of buttons? LOOSER! Get a life, I for one would like to say ..... Thanks!
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4.5
Anonymous
11 December 2003
Version: 2.0b6
"I like the use of the color buttons across the top. It's about time someone noticed and used these in their application's design. " UGH. What are you talking about? Those buttons are hideous. You have to actually work hard to make such bad buttons. Ew, a row of identically colored buttons, my how informative. Why not use icons? As for the rest of the app....who knows. I never made it past the screenshots (which I am thankful for, since I needn't bother downloading the application now).
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5
Anonymous
09 December 2003
Version: 2.0b5
great utility My network is better now!
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5
Anonymous
01 December 2003
Version: 2.0b5
I like the use of the color buttons across the top. It's about time someone noticed and used these in their application's design. I've been with this utilitiy for some time now -as it evolved with the Mac OS X system. It's simply still the best. It will tell you how to use it right in the application. Follow it's logic, and or read the instructions. It's reallly not that difficult.
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4.75
Anonymous
09 November 2003
Version: 2.0b3
You don't need to use advanced features for this to be useful. If you just like to browse man files, this has a nice interface. It can also run your cron files manually, which may not be getting done, otherwise.
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David113
08 November 2003
Version: 2.0b3
Not a program to let loose on the amateur - which I am! Screwed up my mail and safari programs.
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Anonymous
01 November 2003
Version: 2.0b2
Hey, how do you "Turn on/off Guest Access of Apple File Server" in OS X 10.3? It's no longer in NetInfo Manager. Thank you.
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3
Erik
30 October 2003
Version: 2.0b1
Deleting LS caches resulted in the finder constantly launching and quitting after reboot. Thanx a lot !!!! reinstalling system upgrades did not alter the block. xoptimize v. 2.0b1 on MacOS 10.2.8
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5
Anonymous
03 October 2003
Version: 1.3.7
Support from the developer and Xupport for my Mac. What else could be better. I find it handy for browsing my system files and folders too, right down to the .tcshrc and .xinitrc- so it is firmly planted in my dock.
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David-Zwerdling
15 September 2003
Version: 1.3.6
hedemann: swapcop works fine.
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4.75
Hedemann
30 June 2003
Version: 1.3.4
The ONLY utility that successfully moves your swapfile under 10.2.6. And the developer is very helpful. Do not underestimate this utillity.
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4
Neal
24 June 2003
Version: 1.3.3
I have used this for several months and find the $20 cost reasonable. I have saved many hours not having to locate tools and/or learn the inner workings of OSX. I agree Apple could have provided similiar controls, but that's what lets folks fill the void(s).
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4.75
Anonymous
03 May 2003
Version: 1.3
A very good utility for those who want a "one stop" GUI for essential functions, appreciate prompt support and hassle free updates - they come right to your mailbox. Please note; the developer very clearly states that this is for experienced OS X users. Well worth the money!
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4.5
Anonymous
17 March 2003
Version: 1.2.8
I agree with muru. Excellent Utilitie this Xupport. Havn't purchased it yet, but I will. Thanks the author for this great piece of work.
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4.75
Anonymous
17 March 2003
Version: 1.2.8
This is a really cool and useful app! It has ten time more features than any other app of that kind. Only therefore its worth 20 $. And the comparison with "Cocktail" is absolutely ridiculously. Thats only a very lowtech and cheap imitation of Xupport! I bought Xupport and am very happy with it. Since I have it I could trash many other utilities.
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Anonymous
17 March 2003
Version: 1.2.8
the real point is: 1.all these things are free in the system. 2. there are also free 'convenient' gui-apps for those inclined that do much the same thing, therefore, 3, this might be a good app at $5-10...but $20 is ridiculous.
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3.25
Mark
17 March 2003
Version: 1.2.8
well, considering you can get COCKTAIL, which does the exact same things as this, for FREE, im not sure its worth it at half the price...
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Anonymous
16 March 2003
Version: 1.2.8
it's cool but i'm not sure it has $20 of added value above cocktail, so far it doesn't for me, i'll take cocktail (donationware)
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2.25
Jeff7
11 December 2002
Version: 1.2.1
Xupport would be a well spent $20 if not for two things: 1. Most of the things that it does are available in FREE applications like MOX Optimize (which seems to speed up the system just as much, BTW). and 2. If all of the features included in this application actually worked. When trying ANY of the optimization features the process started and then quickly returned and Applescript Error. Everything that didn't return an Applescript error is available in free applications. Save your $20...use MOX Optimize.
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Anonymous
15 November 2002
Version: 1.1.9
1. Xupport does much more than executing system maintenance scripts! Please have a closer look at it and then comment! 2. The backup feature of Xupport is not proposed to burn any system CD's, but to make a bootable copy of your running system to another hard disk (IDE, Firewire, ...). Again: Please read the instructions carefully, before commenting that it doesn't work. 3. Please stop accusing me to fake any reviews only because other people have also some grammar problems. 4. Please have a look at ALL the features that are included before you comment that it is cheap or expensive.
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3
Anonymous
13 November 2002
Version: 1.1.9
Thanks & Respect to all the developers who give away similar utilities for free (like maintain1). Xupport is a nice GUI for some more or less useful system maintenance scripts, but the price is outrageously high. $20 for a simple UI that triggers OS X's built-in Unix commands? No thanks. I support shareware, not greedware. As for the new ability to make bootable OS X CDs: it doesn't work. There is a small program called BootCD you can dl from www.charlessoft.com. This program actually works - and it's free, of course. I wonder who wrote the many stereotypical Xupport rave reviews here on Macupdate and its ugly, ad-cluttered, javascripted, email-selling sibling, Versiontracker. They all have the same typos, the same bad grammar and the same amount of exclamation marks. They all sound like "For $20, it's a bargain!! It safed my live!!! Its so grate I wood pay twize as much!!!" Ridiculous. The author would certainly make more money and more friends if he sold his app for $5 and didn't try to manipulate reviews.
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5
Anonymous
27 October 2002
Version: 1.1.7
20$ is very cheap, if you have a look at all the function. I have never bought a tool for so little mony with so many great features !!! Compliment to the author.
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Anonymous
27 October 2002
Version: 1.1.7
20$ isn't cheap for a program that simply runs scripts already built into Mac OS X, this is simply a GUI. There are many other programs out there that do exactly the same thing for free.
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5
Hangnail
13 October 2002
Version: 1.1.5
This is the control panel that Apple SHOULD have provided with OSX. Provides Ninja level access to many features. This latest version has even more firewall support. Sure you can do all of this manually on the command line. I can also use vi instead of BBedit, but I prefer the WAY Xupport pulls all of the unix power of OSX together.
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5
Anonymous
12 October 2002
Version: 1.1.5
To Anonymous: stop talking bs. It's a great tool, and it's worth the price. You can even say that it is at very very very low price in compare to what it provides !!!!!!!!
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Anonymous
11 October 2002
Version: 1.1.5
why pay for something when programs like maintain1 do this stuff and are free
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Anonymous
03 October 2002
Version: 1.1.3
what is so funny about all these shareware applications is that most of the hyped up reviews are the people who wrote the programs ,,,,
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4.75
Anonymous
30 September 2002
Version: 1.1.2
I bought it and I like it very much. I could trash plenty of other apps (about 10) because I don't need them anymore. Even that is worth the 20$. It also has features that I have not seen before.
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2.75
Anonymous
30 September 2002
Version: 1.1.2
Why would anyone buy this, you could get all this for free with maintain or something like that. It works as it should but it's a terrible deal and rather cheap too because all it's features are eaisly gotten for free.
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4.5
Anonymous
21 September 2002
Version: 1.1
Nice tool. Many interesting features.
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$19.90

3.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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