MacKeeper is a all in one maintenance utility which can provide everything a Mac user needs to optimize their computer system. The program has a wide range of utilities which cover a range of areas which need attention of a regular basis. These include Mac security features such as antivirus protection and innovative anti theft features; a powerful Mac backup utility which can be scheduled to create backups of your files; a suite of cleaning tools and a number of handy optimization features.
MacKeeper's optimization tool box is intended to make your Mac faster, saving you time which would normally be lost waiting on programs to load. One of the tools is the Update Tracker which ensures you have all of the latest versions of your apps installed. The Update Tracker checks every single application which you have installed on your Mac and checks to see if a newer version is available. Anything which is marked as out of date has a red dot placed next to it. The program also offers a one click update for those applications which have been listed as out of date.
The Login Items utility is another useful tool when it comes to optimizing your Mac's performance. It is able to boost your login time by allowing you to control automatic startup of your installed applications. It allows you to streamline the start up process by managing which applications launch on start up. If you remove apps from the automatic login list they will no longer pop up during your Mac's start up process to speed it up. That is why using the Login Items tool is always part of my routine when I clean my mac up. You can also add applications to the automatic list if you always use them immediately. The other part of the Optimization kit is the Default Apps tool which allows users to choose an application to open a file with.
The Optimization tools can speed your Mac up a little bit by setting your preferences and disabling anything you don't really use. However, they are best used after you have used the Clean up utilities. I always like to optimize my system after I have used the Fast Clean Up tools to clean my mac and after I have performed my regular antivirus scans.
Some of the Clean up tools provided by MacKeeper include the 'Fast Clean Up' suite which consists of Binary Cutter, Languages Cutter, Cache Cleaner and Logs Cleaner. There is also the Disk Usage tool give users a graphical representation of how their disk space is being used, A duplicates finder, a files finder and wise uninstaller. These tools combined are able to provide a deep clean for your Mac and eliminate any unnecessary files. This will help your system to run faster and more efficiently. How often you use the tools will depend on your personal preference and usage levels. I use my Mac on a daily basis and access the internet a lot, so I like to clean my Mac fairly regularly to avoid large build ups of junk files.