The paranoid new user who worries the Mac needs manual maintenance.
The Mac power user geek who loves to tweak and fiddle. And, the rest of us. We don’t give it much thought and just keep on keeping on.
We use the Mac the way it was intended; sans utilities which perform functions that may not ever be necessary.
If you’re in the first two groups and can’t wait to tinker and tweak, here’s the app trio to get you started. Onyx, Maintenance, and Deeper come from the same Mac app developer. Each does a little of what your Mac already does and much more.
Onyx‘ lets you run system maintenance tasks, configure a few hidden parameters in the Finder, Dock, Safari, Mail, iTunes and else ware, and deletes caches.
Maintenance is similar but adds a few useful functions; repair permissions, run scripts, reset Spotlight, rebuild the Mac’s LaunchServices database, and checks your Mac’s storage status.
Deeper, well goes deeper. It enables and disables specific functions of a laundry list of Finder, Dock and other apps. Of the three, I prefer Deeper.
The real question is simple. Do you need such maintenance utilities? Probably not.
Your Mac will run fine for years without the need for a tool or utility that does what the Mac can already do, but some of the functions are useful, and each gives you an option to customize or personalize your Mac to fit your requirements. And, all three are free.