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Nolin reviewed on 28 May 2013
I thought this app wouldn't be very useful because if anything goes wrong there is always Activity Monitor to take a look and quit the process. But this app showed me things that I didn't even know were wrong.

More than anything, the developer of this app is one class act. I have to admit I have never felt so happy giving $10 to anybody than the developer of this app.
[Version 1.5]


Nolin reviewed on 18 Sep 2012
This extension on Safari 6 is just amazing (don't take my word instead try it on any video and notice the difference in the activity monitor app with and without this extension enabled)--something I didn't expect. So far everything seems great with this extension. I just wish I could choose the quality of video at the actual video settings and not in the Safari preference panel for extensions (even for 1080p HD selected the difference is incredible). A few more features to equal flash and this extension will be simply perfect. Thanks to developer for this.
[Version 2.0]


Nolin reviewed on 16 Nov 2010
This is not a review but more of a comment and tip to help others. Nevertheless, I couldn't help but just wanted to give five stars for what Handbrake does. First some honesty: I'm an unsavvy Snow-leopard-running-MacBook-Pro(120 GB SSD)-beginner-level user who had serious doubts whether Handbrake would even work given its cheap and ridiculous icon. So here's what happened:

Using Ripit I ripped, De Passievrucht (2003) DVD, (generating an 8.13 GB .dvdmedia file) which worked great (and even got it to work in Front Row but not in Plex). But what I really wanted was to watch the movie with English Subtitles (since I don't understand Dutch) on my iPhone 4. So, I turned to Evom. Much to my chagrin, it produced several large mp4 files one for each chapter but all without English subtitles. With much reluctance, of all the programs I could try, I decided to give Handbrake a shot since it was the only 64-bit program I could find. Surprise of surprise when I Handbraked the ripped De Passievrucht using the Apple universal presets along with subtitle and chapter markers enabled (it's not set by default, you've to check the box) taking about 1.5 hrs to do so I got a 1.22 GB mp4 with English subtitle (Yay!) which worked everywhere even in Plex, and of course on iPhone 4 with English subtitle. Most astonishingly, I swear, there was absolutely no degradation in the quality of the video anywhere I played despite my best attempts to find it. Now this is why this stuff is mind-blowing awesome (especially when its free).
[Version 0.9.4]


Nolin reviewed on 12 Nov 2010
A really neat program--just what I'd been looking for! Thanks to the gracious developer for offering it free.
[Version 1.1]

Nolin commented on 08 Nov 2010
The primary reason here for my review is not to sing CleanMyMac's praises but to give a little perspective to people like me so they are not misled. I think the gimmicky $14.99 listed here without specifying the type of license is downright DECEPTIVE AND MISLEADING. It gives the unfortunate and wrong impression that the people behind this app are shady as this is not the case. When in fact they offer good customer support and free updates for lifetime licenses which I greatly appreciate. Read on to find out my experience.

I bought the lifetime license (which was not $14.99) for this app from the developer's website after reading about it at apple's website where it had the first rank in downloads. Right off the bat I was extremely pleased with the elegance and ease of use of the interface. So I dived straight in and did my first cleanup of my Snow leopard-running MacBook Pro without a care or thought. But I was in for a rude surprise. Right after the cleanup when I started my MacBook Pro a few apps such as Rowmote started pestering me about permissions (often displaying messages that the application had been modified or that permissions need to be repaired) which had never happened before until the cleanup. To fix this, I reinstalled all the affected apps which resolved the problem. Needless to say, I was absolutely livid and fired off an email letting my displeasure be known to their customer support. In response I get an email telling me how to add the affected applications to an Ignore list so CleanMyMac doesn't touch them for cleanup.

However, this mishap got me thinking in a very different direction. First, it proved to me that CleanMyMac really does its job well, perhaps, a little too well (which was good news to me). Second, there is something I shouldn't let CleanMyMac do if I were to avoid some unpleasant surprises. On a hunch I decide to do the same cleanup but only this time without using the language files and universal binary removal feature by leaving the checkboxes for those two options unchecked. Voila! CleanMyMac worked its charm removing most files while leaving the universal binary and language files intact but at the same time making my mac happy and zippy (which is all I asked for). Now I may not get to realize the full potential of CleanMyMac by using it this way but at the same time I would not have to deal with some unpleasant surprises either.
[Version 1.9.3]

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