In this review, I’d be exploring some of its top notch features and tell why is it worth to keep in your Mac. The tool has more than two dozen of optimization tools which covers areas such as Security, Data control, Cleaning, Optimization and Support.
The installation process is quite straight forward and won’t leave you angry and irritated. You would need merely few minutes. Once the installation is done, the application would add itself in application and can also be launched from Desktop. When you download the software, you’ll be provided with a small installer ( may be 370 kb ), but once you run the installer, the actual installer would be then downloaded directly from servers and whole thing is fully automated.
You must note that two features in this software don’t get installed by default. These are Anti theft and Internet security. Although you can quickly install these modules by merely clicking a button inside dashboard and it won’t cost you any additional dollars.
FYI, these modules are not essential and you can efficiently use the software without installing these modules. But based on my experience, it is highly recommended and you should use them.
Below are salient features of this software explained –
1. Internet Security
This is probably one of the most needed feature for mac. Only some years back, a fake company who was posing as antivirus attacked tons of MAC computers and caused huge data loss. This module makes sure that malicious websites get blocked automatically to protect you from spammers and hackers.
This software is laden with several databases in order to keep an eye on bad websites and blogs.
You can also block websites based on your choice. Simply make a list and paste it within Mackeeper and they won’t be accessible anymore.
2. Anti theft
If you are one of those persons who travel frequently or keep your Mac often inside your car, your laptop is at high risk of getting stolen. If this worries you, this feature is quite useful in this regard.
The module works in a quite simple way –
1 . You need to activate this feature.
2 . If your mac gets lost, you navigate to anti theft section of Mackeeper online account and hit the “My MAC was Stolen” button.
3 . Once done, as soon as the thief goes online, the software would automatically take pictures of their and location along with Internet connection he is using and hand this information to you.
3 . Data Encryption
I know it can be hard to refuse sharing laptop when you live in a family. If you are worried about them viewing your data, then this encryption thing is a great feature for you.
If you have saved sensitive data such as banking passwords and credit card information, you would certainly want it to be secure.
The Data encryption module makes your files invisible so that only you are able to find it. No one other than you would be able to trace it, not even with Terminal or Finder.
4 . File Recovery
I don’t think that I need to explain this feature as it is self explanatory.
It comes handy if you accidentally deleted some of your files from MAC. It even works in situation when you emptied your trash. You can recover your files using this module, and if you look at its price, most of the data recovery solutions are priced higher than price of this whole solution.
To recover you need to open File recovery and select the specific partition where your files were before getting deleted ; and click on Start Scan. It would then show you list of files that can be recovered.
5 . Backup
One can use this amazing module to create some copies reserved of your files and folders which are important. The backup can be made to external hard drive, USB or FTP. If you are one of those corporate who frequently edit their files and documents and want to keep save versions in case something occurs, then this the perfect tool.
For using this module, you need to drag those files whom you need to backup and select Backup. Further, if you want your documents to be backed up automatically, you can specify default location and those files and documents would be regularly backed up on scheduled time.
6 . Shredder
This is indeed a quite powerful utility and holds the capability to delete files permanently, so much so that even the most specialized recovery tools can’t recover it. This can come handy in situations like when you are selling out your MAC to someone and don’t want your files to be recoverable at any cost.
Your files are not actually gone when you merely delete them and can be recovered by the use of advanced recovery tools. But when files are shredded using this tool, they go beyond level of recovery.
7 . Fast Cleanup
Quite a useful tool which can be used for cleaning up some free space out of your hard disk ; although this is very rare issue.
8 . Duplicate Finder
This module would search all instances of same files on your hard drive. This is one of those tools that can help you in cleaning multiples files that eat up space. You can also check out some items so that they don’t get deleted or show up in scans for identical files.
9 . Geek on Demand
This is an enhanced support service provided by MacKeeper and it provides technical answers to any sort of questions raise. The service is provided free of cost to the licensed users.
Using this you can also live chat with live operator who are ready to serve 24/7 and would be resolving your queries within a matter of minutes.
To be frank, a good support is something that every one looks for before buying and also I consider it personally as well.
Pricing of MacKeeper:
MacKeeper comes in two different subscription packages, i.e., Prepaid plans and Month-to-month plans. Here is the detail of pricing.
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There are tons of features in this app, so much so that I can’t cover them all under one single review. But one thing is for sure that it is a wonderful software and is worth using for mac users.
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