If you have recently switched from Windows to Mac, and you are finding it difficult to fix a problem on a Mac computer, you should know this is quite easy like Windows. Although this is quite difficult to find a proper software to fix some partition like issue or something like that, but once, you get it, it would be very easy to troubleshoot your problem within moments. To fix that issue and to help you find the best app to fix common problem, you should check out these apps for Mac. Most of these apps are available for free. However, not all of them are available in the App Store.
Best Mac Apps to Fix Common Problems
This following list contains some apps those come with the system. However, there are some useful third-party apps as well those can help you a lot in different situations.
If you think that your macOS is not vulnerable, you are wrong. There are thousands of attackers are spending their valuable time to find a flaw in your system and try to penetrate it all the time. You can often find virus, malware, Trojan as well in your system. The latest thing in this attack era is ransomware. To prevent everything as mentioned above, you should try using a tool like Malwarebytes, which is capable of preventing everything you should have. From safe browsing experience to protecting your computer from malware, spyware etc. you can do everything with the help of this simple tool. Although the free edition doesn’t do all the tasks as mentioned earlier, you can find everything in the paid version, which is very much affordable and easy to use as well. The paid version costs you around $39.99 per year for one computer.
Let’s assume that you often record videos and capture images via your digital camera. However, due to some reasons, your SD card is not showing any picture or video you have recorded or captured. There can be a thousand reasons why that happens, but now you have to recover them since that was your hard work. It can be a party photo, trip pictures or anything else. If your SD card or external device like USB drive is not showing files or mainly pictures, you can try using the PhotoRec app, which is a cross-platform app and this is available for Mac computers. The best thing about this tool is PhotoRec does support a wide range of file system including APFS, HFS+ and so on. However, one thing you should keep in mind that you must not try to copy anything to your USB drive or SD card once that is not showing your existing files. The more you try to do such thing, it will become more difficult for a tool to recover the desired files. In most of the cases, people do that and end up losing all the files they actually need.
There is a very less thing that a Mac user can customize and thanks to Apple, RAM is one of them. Due to a faulty RAM, countless thing can happen. For example, your app can crash, browser can be unstable, boot up can take huge amount of time, computer can restart automatically anytime without any permission or notice and so on. Therefore, you should always take care of your RAM – no matter what. If your MacBook is new, there should not be a big issue. However, if you are using an older MacBook, you should use this tool called MemTest86 that is available for Mac computers. Although this is not free, it is worth every penny. The PRO version of MemTest86 costs you around $44. Although it has a free edition, you should opt for the PRO version to get most out of it. If you use the PRO version, you can find these following features:
- 13 different RAM testing algorithms
- DDR4 RAM (and DDR2 & DDR3) support
- XMP – high performance memory profiles
- UEFI – The new graphical standard for BIOS
- 64bit – From version 5, MemTest86 is native 64bit code
- ECC RAM – support for error-correcting code RAM
- Secure boot – With MemTest86 being code signed by Microsoft
- Graphical interface, mouse support and logging of results to disk
- Foreign language support (Chinese, German & more)
- Self booting off USB or CD, without needing DOS, Linux nor Windows
- Network (PXE) boot – Scalable, disk-less provisioning from a single PXE server
- Dual booting – Will boot to V4 in BIOS and V7 in UEFI from a single flash drive.
4] Disk Utility
If you want to manage all your partitions or drives in your computer, you should have a tool so that everything gets easier. For example, you want to delete a partition or you want to remove the Boot Camp partition or something like that. Everything is possible with the help of Disk Utility. Disk Utility is a free and inbuilt tool that can be found in macOS since a long time now. It doesn’t matter what you want to do with your hard disk, you can certainly do that with the help of Disk Utility. The best thing about this tool is “First Aid” that helps you run a check on your hard disk for possible problems. If it finds anything that is ruining your experience or hurting your hard disk, it will fix that automatically. Opening the Disk Utility is pretty easy as you can open that using Spotlight search. Following that, you can do whatever you want.
It doesn’t matter whether you use Windows or Mac, when you install an app on your system, it comes with a lot of background files those stay even after uninstalling. To free up some space, you should delete those files. That can help you get a faster and smoother computer as well. CCleaner does that job pretty well. From browser cache to system’s junk files, you can clean everything with the help of this tool. It has a FREE version that doesn’t do everything mentioned above. However, the PRO version costs around $24.95 and it does everything.
That’s all! Hope these simple tools would be very helpful for you.