I like Leopard Cache Cleaner. It’s a great Mac utility that is far more than the sum of its parts. The only real problem is the name. It needs a new name because it does more, far more, than clean Leopard’s caches.
Most of us don’t do much with our Macs other than use them for email, browsing, and whatever else Macs do these days.
One thing we do very little is anything to maintain our Macs. If yours is like mine, it just works. However, if you like to tinker and improve your Mac’s performance and capability, especially in disaster preparedness, Leopard Cache Cleaner rules.
What’s in a Name?
Mac OS X has a number of cache files that need to be emptied from time to time. The Mac does most of it automatically, usually if you leave it on overnight.
Leopard Cache Cleaner, poorly named that it is, handles some of those tasks, and adds a few more.
Leopard Cache Cleaner makes system maintenance simple with an easy point and click interface to many OS X functions. Leopard Cache Cleaner can improve system performance by tuning internet and file cache settings, implementing ram disks, and cleaning out various cached and stale data.
That’s the first hint. Implementing a RAM disk doesn’t have much to do with cleaning caches.
Save Disk Space
This is one area I don’t worry about too much these days. Hard drives are huge and will only get bigger, probably faster than I add photos and movies and files.
LCC includes tools to help optimize files and memory. LCC can recover wasted disk space by eliminating language localization files and slimming Universal Binaries.
If you’re thrifty, you can save space using LCC. See? More than cache cleaning. Much more.
What happens when your Mac goes bonkers and refuses to start up? Do you carry an emergency start up disk (CD or DVD)?
Leopard Cache Cleaner lets you create bootable Emergency Disks that include system repair utilities and LCC’s powerful cache cleaning functions. If disaster strikes, the power of Leopard Cache Cleaner is available at the command prompt in Single User Mode.
A virus on a Mac is a rarity. However, viruses for Windows users often get passed along as attachments to Mac users via email. LCC helps to reduce your exposure and that of your Windows-using friends.
Leopard Cache Cleaner helps protect your system from malware. Leopard Cache Cleaner is the only utility in its class to ship with powerful ClamAV antivirus built in. LCC can scan your downloads on the fly providing industrial strength virus protection. LCC also includes chkrootkit to provide protection from rootkit threats.
LCC also can be parked on a flash drive or an iPod to become an ultra portable utility.
Remember what I wrote about the poor name stuck onto Leopard Cache Cleaner? What would be a better name? Handy Dandy Nifty Utilitio?
LCC Documents and the LCC Engine maintain system health by providing full automation of common maintenance chores including virus scanning of internet downloads. The LCC Engine can even repair permissions automatically after software installations.
Any popular Mac utility that sells for a mere $9.00 deserves a better name than Leopard Cache Cleaner. Beyond the name is a very useful, highly recommended utility.