MacKeeper

OS X maintenance tool

MacKeeper is a suite of utilities, giving you a hub of tools to clean and optimize your Mac. View full description

PROS

  • Ton of tools
  • Very quickly reveals wasted space on your Mac
  • Easy to use
  • Slick interface
  • Good duplicate finder

CONS

  • Nags you to buy theft protection

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MacKeeper is a suite of utilities, giving you a hub of tools to clean and optimize your Mac.

Good looking multipurpose app

Being one of the most advertized Mac products on the web, you've probably heard of MacKeeper. Its marketing actually makes it harder to trust, which is a shame as it has a range of tools that actually work, with an attractive and simple interface. There are some bad points too, which we'll come to.

MacKeeper's opening feature is called 'Find & Fix'. This is essentially a total scan of your Mac, which will find all the Cleaning, Security, and Performance 'issues' with your system, and then offer to fix them. Cleaning is a neat and quick way to clear some space on your hard drive. Performance is all about keeping your apps up to date - most apps do this themselves, but MacKeeper is a good one-stop-shop, especially if you have lots of apps installed. The Security side has two elements, an Anti Theft part, which is included, and Internet Security, which requires additional installation.

Whether or not Internet Security is good or not, I was not impressed at a prompt to install it. Security apps on OS X are really not necessary for most users. Claiming that you should install it unless you have another security app installed is a little pushy. MacKeeper will highlight your lack of a security app as a 'serious' threat, which is an exaggeration.

The Anti-Theft, on the other hand, is quite neat. Regardless of whether or not your have your Mac's location services on, if it's stolen, simply sign into your Kromtech account (free, and necessary to use MacKeeper) from any browser and click 'Report Stolen Computer.' As soon as your Mac is connected to the internet, it will report its location to Kromtech and take a snapshot of whoever's in front of it using the webcam.

Not perfect, but genuinely useful

There are 16 tools in total - if you haven't cleaned your Mac for a while the Duplicates Finder is quite useful. Disk Usage lets you see which folders and places are using the most space, which again can help you free up disk space.

Taken by themselves, MacKeeper's tools are nothing special, but having them all together is pretty useful. I'd like to see less pushy security features - it's not a bad thing to have, but it's misleading to say it's dangerous not to.

16 tools to keep your mac running smoothly

If you're looking for an all-in-one solution to keeping your Mac clean, MacKeeper is a pretty good option. It's a great way to find more space, and the anti-theft feature is also good.

MacKeeper is a perfect application for Mac cleaning, security and optimization.

MacKeeper is an essential tool for your Mac. It’s an easy way to manage routine tasks and keep your Mac secured, clean and running fast! Full System Scan will help you to quickly define all issues on your Mac and fix them in minutes. It will help you to protect your Mac from viruses, online threats such as identity theft, credit card fraud and phishing. It will remove unneeded files like duplicates or unused languages. Improve your Mac performance by updating all apps in one click. MacKeeper is a bundle of most important system utilities for doing various tasks on your Mac. It will rescue you from numerous apps and dozens of customer support centers! MacKeeper app has most useful features for Mac like Antivirus with real-time protection, Internet Security, Duplicate Finder, Apps Uninstaller and awesome services like Anti-Theft and Geek on Demand. People who are newbies on Mac will find a perfect all in one solution which cover all aspects of Mac usage.

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MacKeeper 3.7

— User reviews — about MacKeeper

  • Newton Sarkar1187629034

    by Newton Sarkar1187629034

    "awesome"

    very nice. it's so beautiful application. it's just awesome. . More.

    reviewed on June 23, 2017

  • Robbiee

    by Robbiee

    "Tested anti theft feature"

    16 useful tools in one app. Tested anti-theft tool. Received customer support callback in several hours. Now I am sure m... More.

    reviewed on December 24, 2015

  • EdwardKonik

    by EdwardKonik

    "Keeps my Mac clean and safe"

    All in one. Just like swiss army knife. Cleans and protects my Mac. Easy to use and good tutorials. . More.

    reviewed on December 24, 2015

  • Clayton89

    by Clayton89

    "So far only positive experience."

    Good product for reasonable price. All you need in one application, Tech support on the high level. Enjoyed the convers... More.

    reviewed on December 24, 2015

  • michaelforrest

    by michaelforrest

    "too many bad user reviews exist for this software. "

    Here are a few of the many stories on the internet of bad experiences with MacKeeper: My problem with the software was:... More.

    reviewed on September 24, 2015

  • michaelforrest

    by michaelforrest

    "Worst software you can put on your Mac."

    Mackeeper killed my internet connection, basically. After uninstalling I looked at the Mac forum and found many other si... More.

    reviewed on September 13, 2015