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Macaroni
Macaroni
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Macaroni

Version 2.1.1

Performs OS X maintenance routines.

Free
This app is no longer supported by it's developer. You can find similar apps here.

Macaroni overview

Note: Atomic Bird's Web site states, "Atomic Bird's Mac OS X titles have been discontinued and are now free. They may be downloaded and registered using information below. Note that this software is unsupported and may not work normally with the current version of Mac OS X." Users may use either the Download link or the Visit Developer's Site link to access the download, the registration name, and the serial number.

Macaroni is a tool which handles regular maintenance for Mac OS X's UNIX core. Normally these tasks run on a regular schedule, in the middle of the night. However if you don't leave your Mac on all night, they never run. Your Mac won't wake from sleep to handle this. Macaroni solves this problem. If a scheduled maintenance task is not run when it's normally scheduled, Macaroni automatically ensures that it's run at the next opportunity, whenever the Mac is on.

What’s new in version 2.1.1

Updated on Jan 08 2008

Version 2.1.1:
  • Minor bug fixes.

Information

License

Free

Size

1.1 MB

Downloads

67923

App requirements

  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
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Winco
Winco
Jun 22 2019
2.1.1
5.0
Jun 22 2019
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
I'm now running High Sierra 10.13 and Macaroni still works after all these years and functions as it was designed to do in the background. It is now free. Download and use at your own discretion.
artie505
artie505
Nov 10 2013
2.1.1
0.0
Nov 10 2013
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
From Atomic Bird's Website: "Atomic Bird's Mac OS X titles have been discontinued and are now free. They may be downloaded and registered using information below. Note that this software is unsupported and may not work normally with the current version of Mac OS X."
Harry Flashman
Harry Flashman
Jul 26 2012
2.1.1
0.0
Jul 26 2012
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
It's still working in Mountain Lion by the looks of it but clearly this is unsupported software judging by the other comments and lack of updates, so I'm even wondering if it is wise to keep it installed at this point.
lacwbo
lacwbo
Oct 10 2011
2.1.1
0.0
Oct 10 2011
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
I have been using Macaroni for quite some time. I have sent two emails to the developer re: whether the current version is compatible with Lion but have received no answer. Can anyone answer that question for me? Don't know if I want to continue to use it if Atomic Bird does not respond to inquires. Are they still around?
smayer97
smayer97
Aug 17 2011
2.1.1
0.5
Aug 17 2011
0.5
Version: 2.1.1
I opened/installed Macaroni v2.1.1 a long time ago but immediately removed it when I saw that it offers little insight to what it is doing, unless you are a Unix person. But I just noticed in my Console the following 3 repeating entries: 08/17/11 4:17:18 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.atomicbird.macaroniTool) Throttling respawn: Will start in 10 seconds 08/17/11 4:17:28 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.atomicbird.macaroniTool[23327]) posix_spawn("/Library/PreferencePanes/Macaroni.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/MacaroniTool", ...): No such file or directory 08/17/11 4:17:28 PM com.apple.launchd[1] (com.atomicbird.macaroniTool[23327]) Exited with exit code: 1 The repeat, over and over and over again, every 10 sec (per the log). Anyone know how to get rid of this?
Jab47
Jab47
Feb 17 2011
2.1.1
4.5
Feb 17 2011
4.5
Version: 2.1.1
I always liked macaroni. My computer crashed and I lost a lot of stuff including macaroni. I have writing to them requesting my registration number but get no answer. Are they gone forever?
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Dec 9 2010
2.1.1
0.0
Dec 9 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
Appalling customer service. A month with no reply whatsoever, despite several reminders. Avoid them like the plague
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Dec 2 2010
2.1.1
0.0
Dec 2 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
Macupdate emailed them on 22nd November on my behalf. They ignored it. I've used their websites 'Contact Us' form for the second time just to send a duplicate.
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Nov 13 2010
2.1.1
0.0
Nov 13 2010
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
I've tried to contact the developers three times (twice with email, once with their websites contact form) asking if I can get a replacement licence file. It's been two weeks and they have yet to reply. Anyone suggestions welcomed. Thanks
Dnobel
Dnobel
Jul 5 2010
2.1.1
5.0
Jul 5 2010
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
I have been using this preference pane successfully for at least 5 years and pre Panther. As opposed to other utilities I use which take a kitchen-sink approach, Macaroni has a tightly focused suite of jobs which it performs seamlessly and flawlessly in the background. I suppose this is a function of its being a maintenance utility as opposed to a troubleshooting utility. Macaroni automates the recommended housekeeping for OS X, plus adds some other benefits. After initial setup, it requires little or no follow-up or maintenance and has kept up with the evolution of the OS admirably. Set it a and forget it! I credit this little utility with allowing me to use my Mac over these past few years with extremely few issues. Stable, cheap, efficient, well designed,and truly useful: This seems to be a paragon of what a utility should be.
Syzzygy
Syzzygy
Apr 15 2010
2.1.1
5.0
Apr 15 2010
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
I've been using Macaroni for years now. It's never let me down; it's ALWAYS performed reliably and dependably, does the important maintenance jobs regularly, without issues. Doesn't get any better than this! Two thumbs up and 5 stars! Would all developers adhere to such an impeccable standard of excellence.
Mac007
Mac007
Nov 11 2009
2.1.1
0.0
Nov 11 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
I can verify that the current version (2.1.1) works just fine under Snow Leopard (10.6.2).
alas!
alas!
Aug 30 2009
2.1.1
0.0
Aug 30 2009
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
Snow Leopard compatibility coming up? We'll see. I contacted the developer but he remains mum. It would be a crying shame if he drops the ball on updates. None since January of '08.
Tofi
Tofi
Jun 25 2009
2.1.1
5.0
Jun 25 2009
5.0
Version: 2.1.1
this is still the best for scheduled routine maintenance. I wish it is still maintained.I use it exclusively.it is worth the money I spent and more.Onyx can not do what this one does. the nice thing about Macaroni, that it works, when I am not.
Rickey939
Rickey939
Jan 9 2008
2.1.1
0.0
Jan 9 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
Yet another great update for this awesome application. I love how all the updates (even across OS upgrades) have been free. Best money I've spent! Thanks so much.
Mr.Ash
Mr.Ash
Jan 8 2008
2.1.1
1.0
Jan 8 2008
1.0
Version: 2.1.1
Why pay 10$ for this software while Onyx does the same job (and even much more) for free?
Vze26wyc
Vze26wyc
Jan 8 2008
2.1.1
0.0
Jan 8 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
It seems that I have had ‘Macaroni' always in the system preferences do it's thing. I look at the logs and it does do everything it says it does. All the updates are free. Thanks for the very good product...
Lee123
Lee123
Jan 7 2008
2.1.1
0.0
Jan 7 2008
0.0
Version: 2.1.1
I am more than willing to pay the meager $10 fee for a program that runs all my scripts in the background. The program also runs any custom script when the machine is awake and not busy. I use it to run my backup scripts.
Mok-in-touch™
Mok-in-touch™
Oct 27 2007
2.1
0.0
Oct 27 2007
0.0
Version: 2.1
Is this a free update from 2.0.8 paid user?
anonymous-fox-6287
anonymous-fox-6287
Jul 12 2007
2.0.8
0.0
Jul 12 2007
0.0
Version: 2.0.8
Thank you so much for that little fix. That Adobe problem was stopping me to set the language process on full auto. Now I will even forget the Macaroni is installed ;-)
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This app is no longer supported by it's developer. You can find similar apps here.

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