It’s inevitable… Sooner or later your Mac is going to build up a generous collection of junk files that’ll all but ruin your day, between cookies, caches, duplicates, and maybe even program files that you [thought] you uninstalled ages ago. Well, there might still be some hope left with a simple, free, and easy to use utility available in the App Store called iBoostUp.
iBoostUp boosts your Mac’s performance by:
- Purging un-needed files
- Shrinking application sizes
- Optimizing network configuration
- Boosting RAM
Purging un-needed files
Regardless of your operating system, applications like web browsers, media players, word processors, and pretty much anything else you could think of all create a cache, or more simply put, a file that speeds up the loading process of the app by remembering recent data. Although caches are designed to speed up specific apps,
they eventually build up and tend to slow everything else down, as well as take up a ton of space on your hard drive. Cookies are files that store things like login information and preferences for websites, and they too can cause some minor drops in performance. It can be somewhat of a challenge attempting to track down EVERY cookie, cached, or duplicate file on your computer, especially if it’s not running as fast as it should be. This is where iBoostUp comes to the rescue; you can eliminate all of those unwanted files in just seconds.
Shrinking application sizes
Most applications are crammed full different language files, and odds are you’re only ever going to use one of them. Sure, a great deal of people are multi-lingual, and it would be damn near impossible to make a different set of computers and apps for every single language, but those language files can take up a fair amount of space between all of your software. With this free app, you can get rid of every language file on your machine other than your native tongue with the click of a button. I especially like this feature, as I usually go in and manually remove unwanted language files anyway, and it makes the whole process astronomically faster.
Optimizing network config
iBoostUp will scan your browsing history for the sites you visit the most and optimize your network settings accordingly. I didn’t really see the practicality of this feature, but I’m sure there could be a few benefits in some cases.
This is a feature you’ll have to upgrade for, but I can definitely see how this could come into handy. The Memory Booster essentially frees up as much RAM as possible, so you can have more response from those memory hogs, like Final Cut, Logic, GarageBand, iMovie, 3d games, and so on and so forth. I guess it doesn’t really boost ram per se, but it can absolutely help out if you run a lot of resource intensive apps, and I’m sure it’ll help keep your system healthy for longer as well.
iBoostUp - System Utility
Last update: Feb 15, 2012
File size: 2.7MB
Copyright: 2012 iBoostUp Pty Ltd