PHOTOSWEEPER 3 review

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Version 3.0
Developer  Overmacs
Website http://overmacs.com

 

ABOUT PHOTOSWEEPER

PhotoSweeper helps organizing your photo collections and photo-library, by finding and grouping duplicate or similar photos. It works with photos from Apple Photos, iPhoto, Aperture, Adobe Lightroom and Capture One* libraries, as well as photos from your (external)hard drives.

USING PHOTOSWEEPER

We all save photo’s to our Mac’s Photo-Library and may also store photo’s on external discs for safekeeping or backup. Photo’s need to be taken care off always. When you are a more experienced user of photo-editing applications, you change and edit photo’s frequently and store them in different formats or editing styles. In the end we end up with a huge library file containing many duplicate photo’s making your library cluttered and contain duplicate picture folders. Scanning my own Photo-Library containing 20.000 pictures came up with 1000 duplicate picture-files.

PhotoSweeper uses picture search preference-settings to find the real duplicate or changed pictures.( Top-slides )

PHOTOSWEEPER PREFERENCES

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INTERFACE PHOTOSWEEPER

The interface is simple and provides all needed information. Marking photo’s for deletion is easy and can be done manually and automatic. Scanning is fast ! Scanning 20.000 pictures and compare them to another folder only took a few minutes.
Scanning may need permission from your Mac-Sierra system.

 

PHOTOSWEEPER 3 CAPABILITIES

 

 

Auto Mark

PhotoSweeper has intuitive adjustable rules which determine what photo should be kept in each group of duplicate photos.

Similar Photos

Fast groups similar photos and lets you delete unwanted photos in a few clicks. You determine similarity between photos.

Series of Shots

Determine a time gap between photos, and the app will find series of shots, help you keep the best photos and get rid of others.

Auto Lock

Keep safe already sorted photos. Locked photos are used for comparison but can‘t be marked for removal.

Movies

Compares video files as well. You can add video files not only from your Mac, but also from Photos, iPhoto, Aperture and Lightroom.

Edited Pictures

Finds duplicates with different image dimensions, color saturation, and even edited with applications, such as Photoshop, Pixelmator etc.

Great Browser

The up-to-date browser with such great features like EXIF Info Panel, Movie Preview, Quick Look, Path Bar, Image Ratings, Color Labels etc.

Batch Rename

You can bulk rename files while copying or moving them to another folder. It helps you better import photos on your Mac.

Safe Removal

PhotoSweeper never deletes files from a disk or media library directly. If something is wrong, you can restore photos from Trash.

Image Formats

Supports all the popular image formats including RAW ones. Exclusive support of PDF, DNG and WebP formats.

Viewing Results

3 comfortable modes for reviewing results: “One by One”, ”Face-to-Face” and “All in One“. Marking a photo with just a click.

Flexible Settings

Powerful multi-settings to easily find duplicates, similar photos, series of shots. You can adjust matching level in the results on-the-fly.

Fast

Well-optimized, with 64-bits and multi-core processors support, PhotoSweeper reveals the real power of your Mac. Enjoy fast browsing, comparison, and removal.

macOS Sierra

PhotoSweeper takes full advantage of the latest features and looks magnificent on macOS Sierra. Also runs great on El Capitan and Yosemite.

Other Improvements

PhotoSweeper comes with a list of various other enhancements and modernizations throughout the whole app. Learn more about what’s new.

 

VERDICT

If you’ve got a Mac and lots of photo’s, you need PhotoSweeper. Not only is it one of the best duplicate photo detection apps in this price range, but its also one of the fastest and most accurate. If you’re a photographer or normal user, and wish to cleanup your libraries on your Mac or external harddisks PhotoSweeper is a good buy providing accurate and cheap solution.

 

 

PHONERESCUE 3.1 for MAC review

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Version 3.1
Developer iMobie China
Website https://www.imobie.com

 

iMOBIE

iMobie was established on 2011, located at Tianfu Software Park, Chengdu, China. The company’s name is inspired by I’M Optimistic, Brave, Independent & Efficient, which represents the main characters of this young, passionate and promising team. iMOBIE not only focusses on phone repair, but also builds cleaning apps for phone, mac and tablet. Positive exposure is what new companies need to establish themselves in a fierce market. This review will reveal PhoneRescue’s potential to many phone users experiencing software ( IOS ) problems.

INSTALLATION

There is some stiff competition on the market so iMOBIE needs to set the records straight in terms of whose best. Installation is simple and easy. No reboot is required, only fill the license on you’re on your way repairing your phone. To use the program you need to unlock /trust your phone to grant access to PhoneRescue.

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FEATURES

iMobie PhoneRescue is used for restoring lost or deleted files from iOS devices. PhoneRescue works with both Mac and PC, allowing to restore files from your iTunes backup,as well as recover from iOS devices. iMobie PhoneRescue is able to recover IOS data of 25 different file types.

  • Recover deleted or lost messages, contacts, etc., back to iPhone/iPad;
  • Repair a broken iDevice from any system crash;
  • Pinpoint missing files that you need most at the first place.
Supported File Types:
Personal Data Contacts, Call History, Messages, Message Attachment, Voicemail, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Note Attachment, Safari History, Safari Bookmarks
Media Data Photos, Photo Videos, Thumbnails, Music, Videos, AudioBooks, Playlists, Ringtones, iBooks, Voice Memo
App Data App Documents, App Photos, App Audios, App Videos

 

OPTIONS FOR REPAIR

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PhoneRescue presents all possible recovery methods, known by the editor. The user is presented with an overview and guidelines regarding your phones problem. Just read all given failure descriptions and pick your recovery option. Without the guidelines you would be unable to make the right choices. So, big plus for the program layout and clear statements.

If your phone can’t connect to PhotoRescue the hardware of your phone will be too damaged in some way. So best way is to try out and download the free version and see if the phone will make connection with PhoneRescue.

The recover options from an existing backup wether its a iTunes, iCloud or the device itself are common and work without any problems. The IOS Repair Tools however are most interesting to me
as they do the most diffycult task of all.

IOS REPAIR TOOLS

This scenario wants you to connect your phone to your computer and follow the steps presented. It is best if you first read https://www.imobie.com/guide/phonerescue/ios-repairing-tools.htm and
understand the procedure to follow. This procedure works well, and restores your phone to a factory default state. So all your info will be lost, but you endup with a working phone again.

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VERDICT

PhoneRescue is the swiss army knife for repairing your phone or recovering of your lost data. It looks great with a clean interface and does what it claims to do. I am particularly impressed with the detailed problem descriptions and  ‘ How To ‘, repairing or recovering your device. It makes it usable for all users, which is a big plus.
If you’re desperate and almost want to give up on your phone, get this tool to sort things out for you. Mind you, do use the try-out version first in order to see if your phone will connect anyway.

5 STARs

[Total: 3    Average: 4.7/5]
 

CLEANMYMAC 3 review

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Version 3.3.5
Developer  MacPaw Inc.
Website http://cleanmymac.com

 

DOES YOUR MAC NEED MAINTENANCE ?

CLEANMYMAC 3

Reviewing software like CleanMyMac automatically pops the question, ‘ Does a Mac need maintenance’ ? A valid remark considering MAC’s are less affected by system failures to windows systems.
However an average Mac user, changing to latest software versions, doing lots of trails and uses his mac daily, will in time accumulate leftovers in the OSX-system. This is where a software package like CleanMyMac is a good option for optimizing your system and keeps your mac running smoothly.

1.1 Smart Cleanup Welcome Screen

MONITORING

CleanMyMac is performing a real-time health check, and informs the user of any problems ( memory , storage limits and temperatures ). Popups appear when software becomes unresponsive

MAINTENANCE

The build in Uninstaller performs really well and removes the software and all leftovers, with just one click. Easy and safe. A neccesary utility for every user.
Re-indexing, disk permissions and optimizing mail are some other benefits of CleanMyMac 3.
The removal of widgets, extensions and plugins is another great feature. Finally the Shredder will make your trash really gone.

 

 

 

13.4 Dashboard Critical Issue Information

 

11.2 Extensions Extensions List

PERFORMANCE

The interface of CleanMyMac is beautiful and intuitive for all users. A full overview of options makes the job easier. Using the Smart Cleanup button, scans the full system and provides a scan result and the action button.
I personally always check all suggestions for deleting finally. Large files are mostly the unneeded language, system and photo junk files. Cache of your used browsers can also be cleaned, but you may not always want this done. An action confirmation is presented to the user for system critical removals. After a confirmation a report is presented with overall results.

1.5 Smart Cleanup Cleanup Complete

MEMORY

CleanMyMac offers an option for freeing up memory. Again a useful feature. OSX itself has a build in RAM freeing code, but this is not always freeing up all memory available. Now this feature makes it all happen with just one click on the button.

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UNINSTALLER

The uninstaller is an important feature which should be used by all Mac users. Ofcourse there are many third party products on the market, which do the job as good, but again it proofs that this all-in package is a good deal.
Just deleting software folders is not removing all internal links. It is important that if you decide to remove an app, it is done using an Uninstaller. Compared to third party uninstallers like AppDelete, the Uninstaller of CleanMyMac finds even more results. Thats really good as AppDelete is one of the better third party packages.

 

8.2 Uninstaller App List

 

8.1 Uninstaller Welcome Screen

SHREDDER

Only use this if you know what you are doing. All files will be deleted permanently !

12.2 Shredder File List

SCANTIME

So how fast is a FULL system scan ( 1Tb with 450 Gb real data ) ? Answer 4 minutes, that is fast I think.
If you want to check the scan time, you may check the recorded scan-video.

ScanTime 450Gb Harddisk data
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VERDICT

This software package is a great full featured package which makes your Mac run smooth and safe. Beautiful interface and easy handling are a benefit to the user.
My advice ? Consider buying, if you want to make life easy.

 

[Total: 3    Average: 4.3/5]