Keep your Mac running like a top

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Like any other complex piece of machinery, your computer could use a good tune up now and then. Even though your Mac has some built-in self-repair functionality courtesy of its underlying Unix-y-ness, there are still areas that can remain untouched until you jump in and do something about it.

There are several scripts that OS X runs automatically at predetermined times to try to keep things humming along. Unfortunately, most of those happen in the middle of the night, and if your computer is asleep or shut down then, they just won't happen. And then there's the other stuff: repairing permissions, cleaning up cached files, and all that. Your car can't change its own oil (and no, leaking all the oil out on the driveway doesn't count), so you help it along. In the same way, with IceClean, you can give your Mac a hand.

IceClean features a whole bunch of tools to help keep your Mac happy. Empty caches, force empty the trash, quit creating those pesky .DS_Store files on remote volumes, and more. In addition, it's a quick and easy way to access many system utilities, to check on network status, performance information, and the like.

You can grab IceClean for free. It runs under OS X, with the current release running under 10.5 (Leopard) and later; in addition, they still offer a version compatible with Tiger (10.4).

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