what's a good maintenance software?

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    i found onyx to be a good maintenance software for the mac but i'm scared that it might destroy my system someday. anyone here who can point me to a reliable maintenance software or do i really need that?
     
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    Onyx is really good enough. It does what other maintenance apps does but gives it to you for free. Others just have some extras like better interface and some added features. One of these paid apps is Cocktail.
     
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    For maintenance, I've been using DiskWarrior for years now. It's reliable. I think AppleJack is also good but have not use it. Best to read the user reviews online to learn. Like I found out TechTool Pro had the lowest rating from user reviews.
     
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    I've been using OnyX and Applejack for several years now. Both have served me very well. Neither have caused any problems.
     
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    GUI - Cocktail
    CL - fsck(8)
     
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    i've used onyx some time but when i discovered MainMenuhttp://www.santasw.com/ and tried it, i didn't think twice of shifting. It works great for me.
     
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    Yup, I've been using MainMenu for several years now. Simple, fast, effective.
     
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    thanks for the info! i'll give the software recommendations a try.
     
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    Anyone who has tried both TechTool Pro and DiskWarrior? Which one is better? Anong meron sa isa na wala sa isa?
     
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    I've been using Diskwarrior for 5+ years and its reliable. I would recommend DiskWarrior. I have not used TechTool Pro but you check google it for user reviews. There were some glitches ang problems with TechTool Pro. Diskwarrior fixes your HD directory but does not defrag. TechTool pro defrags and fixes HD problems.

    I read somewhere that Macs do not need to be defraged but it's entirely your option. I use Drive Genius to defrag and so far works fine.
     
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    IceClean and CheckUp
     
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    Am using CleanmyMac and Maccleaner.

    Satisfied! 100%
     
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    only applejack for me :)
     
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    I'm currently using Onyx and CleanMyMac. 100% satisfied.
     
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    Can I ask why do you use such apps?
     
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    I use cleanmymac to easily install and clean trash files.

    While I use, maccleaner to update apps.
     
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    OnyX + Speed Tools Utilities Pro :)
     
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    I already heard of those, and based on your post, this apps are more like "AppTrap" right? What i'm asking about was the other such as Onyx, etc..

    Thanks for the explanation though, others may find it useful.

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    Thanks to our friend (Google) I learned that I already did tried Onyx in the past but trashed the app right after installing and testing it. In my opinion, most of Onyx's useful features are the same with the built in apps such as Disk Utility, System Preferences, and Terminal.

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    And since talking about maintenance, why not share the app and share how you use the said apps and share how you maintain your Macs. There's no thread of this such (tried searching and this is the only valid thread for this talk that I found).

    This can also help newbies maintain their Macs
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    For me, I use Disk Utility and Carbon Copy Cloner (CCC) including OmniFocus (optional).

    I use OmniFocus for the schedule, reminding me that it's time for me to maintain my Mac. It has a repeat function (every day, every 3 days, every 2 weeks, etc..) and is based heavily in the GTD methodology.

    I use Disk Utility for Verifying and Repairing disk permission(s) and Verifying and Repairing the disk.

    I use CCC to do my backup. (Why not use time machine?) Well, I don't like how time machine works. I do backup with options such as incremental or backup everything, delete item(s) not present on the source, archive deleted items, compression, encryption, read/write and read only disk image.
     

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