Make OS X Great Again

Fix the things that make 🍎 OS X annoying

1.0/5
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Make improvements for OS X so you can work better.

20 Reviews
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  • Lui Kohl
    Lui KohlJUNIQE
    Pros: 

    - Well presented, good marketing material and landing page

    Cons: 

    - Way to expensive for what it does. Would expect many options and settings for this price

    The idea is cool, to fix annoying OSX quirks. But you need more features to justify the price. For example here is a free Github page with many, many settings to make OSX more productive: https://github.com/mathiasbynens/dotfiles/blob/master/.macos.

    Lui Kohl has never used this product.
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  • Andrea Di Marco
    Andrea Di MarcoStrategic Designer
    Pros: 

    Offers users one more reason to purchase a license of Mac Bartender.

    Cons: 

    More wasted screen real estate in your menubar. Does really nothing you can't already do conveniently. You'll look dumb in your screenshots.

    The only way I can answer the question "Which problem does this app solve" in a meaningful way, is in relation to its author, that is: "It helps paying my rent".

    Andrea Di Marco has used this product for one day.
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  • Pros: 

    Nice interface, straight to the point

    Cons: 

    Too expensive for what it does. More options maybe would justify the price tag.

    Being a power user and knowing these things are just settings that people are not usually aware of (or maybe not easily available and require some terminal-fu), 10 USD feels a little expensive for things that you can easily do for free. Maybe add options enough to justify the price tag but, for what it offers today, 10 is a little too much.

    Filipe Kiss has used this product for one week.
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  • Marc-Antoine
    Marc-AntoineOMG i dont know
    Pros: 

    The small little tweaks remove a lot of frustration and i'm hiding my desktop icon quite often

    Cons: 

    You still need to update macOS sometimes though

    Been using the app as a beta tester, you soon forget about it but then realize you are less annoyed by the small little things like iTunes or the update notifications. Also i hide very often my desktop icon to make some quick nice screenshot

    Marc-Antoine has used this product for one month.
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  • Pros: 

    Makes it easy for people to get rid of annoyances with one easy app.

    Cons: 

    Way overpriced for what it does. Especially when everything mentioned can be done in hardware/device preferences.

    JakeWesorick said it first. All three benefits from the software can be googled and solved within existing hardware or device preferences. Why spend $10 to save yourself 10 min?

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    Learn to do these things yourself and you'll better acquaint yourself with your Mac.

    .

    And of course Mac OS X Mojave will be here in a few months. Learn to DIY and you won't be at a loss if the author/developer stops supporting the software.

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    https://www.apple.com/macos/mojave-preview/

    monirom has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    Reduces annoyances, simple interface

    Cons: 

    Brings nothing new to the table

    This is another iteration of adding preferences that Apple does not reveal in the GUI: TinkerTool, Onyx, Secrets, MacPilot and dozens more have all tried to do this: bring back choice to the user.

    It’s graphically simple, maybe my parents could understand it. But there are not enough options to justify the cost.

    Jason Cutler has never used this product.
  • JakeWesorick
    JakeWesorickDeveloper
    Pros: 

    I guess you dont have to know what you're doing?

    Cons: 

    You can do all these things for free. $10!?

    Change screenshot location >>https://mac-how-to.gadgethacks.com/how-to/change-default-save-location-screenshots-mac-os-x-for-cleaner-desktop-0160154/

    Stop iTunes from opening >> https://www.cnet.com/how-to/stop-itunes-from-opening-when-you-connect-your-iphone/

    mac notifications >> https://support.apple.com/en-us/ht204079

    JakeWesorick has never used this product.
  • Johnathan Lyman
    Johnathan LymanEngineer, Papertrail.com
    Pros: 

    None

    Cons: 

    Overpriced

    If this was like $1, then I'd be interested. All these things can be done in the Terminal with a couple lines each at most. You're paying $10 to be lazy and not google the commands.

    Johnathan Lyman has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    Useful, makes it easy to adjust some settings

    Cons: 

    Too expensive

    The biggest change by far that I needed was a change of location for screenshots. A two and half minute Youtube video provided the answer. All the setting changes offered are quick and easy to changes to make. There's no way it's worth this price when the answers to so few changes are so easily found for free.

    Ian has never used this product.
  • Mattthew
    MattthewProduct Designer, Artist, & Storyteller
    Pros: 

    Does what it says it will do

    Cons: 

    encourages dangerous practices, less featured and more expensive than similar products, referencing MAGA is gross

    • OSX updates: Not being aware of them will make you vulnerable to exploits and crashes. If you want to skip an update, just click the notification, then close the app store after it opens.

    • iTunes/iPhone: Change this yourself by opening iTunes, from menu select preferences, under device tab check the box for "prevent ... syncing automatically". This is what MOSX does, but be aware that not syncing your device might have unexpected consequences.

    • Screenshots: Change this yourself by opening Terminal and typing:

    'defaults write com.apple.screencapture location ~/Desktop && \

    killall SystemUIServer'

    (without single-quotes & change ~/Desktop to desired location).

    Then type :

    'defaults write com.apple.screencapture type -string "jpg"'

    (without single quotes)

    Mattthew has never used this product.
  • Pros: 

    Helpful tweaks

    Cons: 

    Overpriced

    All of the included tweaks can be done for free in 15 minutes, the price is way too high for such a low-effort app. Extra negative points for the "... Great Again" branding.

    Dmitry Gorshkov has used this product for one day.
  • Pros: 

    Looks nice, easy to use interface

    Cons: 

    Too expensive for basically GUI for several Terminal commands

    All the functionality of the app can be done with simple Terminal commands that you can find on Google. This app is just too expensive for what is does.

    Matan Mashraki has never used this product.
  • Jannik Siebert
    Jannik SiebertFounder of Grasp
    Pros: 

    Interesting Ideas

    Cons: 

    Too expensive, Very little benefit

    Don't pay for these changes you can simply implement by yourself...

    Jannik Siebert has never used this product.
  • Benjamin Libor
    Benjamin LiborBuilding products, writing stories
    Pros: 

    Has a few useful features

    Cons: 

    Pricing too high

    In general a cool idea and nice initiative. Don't understand the pricing strategy here

    Benjamin Libor has used this product for one day.
  • Pavlo Grozian
    Pavlo GrozianFounding Designer @ Zero
    Pros: 

    For lazy people

    Cons: 

    All this features exist in your macOS for a decade

    Hiding updates notifications is pretty bad from security standpoint.

    Pavlo Grozian has never used this product.
  • Vincent Denise
    Vincent Denise📖 @threader_app
    Pros: 

    Very useful

    Cons: 

    None

    The Mac Apps Mafia is on fire! Thanks for building this app Andrey. The Minimize all windows feature is exactly what I wanted!

    Vincent Denise has used this product for one day.
  • Robert Welz
    Robert WelzSoftwareentwickler ThinPrint GmbH
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    Cons: 

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    Robert Welz has never used this product.
  • Colby Fayock
    Colby FayockFront End & UX at Element 84
    Pros: 

    They can indeed be annoying

    Cons: 

    Charging $10 for this is silly

    There are all things you can do with a simple Google search.

    Colby Fayock has never used this product.
  • Gearóid Ged Carroll
    Gearóid Ged CarrollDirector, Digitas Health
    Pros: 

    Some of them are ok

    Cons: 

    Depends on your workflow

    Doesn't deal with underlying issues such as no longer having a lot of the server functions which I think is key

    Gearóid Ged Carroll has used this product for one day.
  • Aleksey Korzun
    Aleksey KorzunManaging Partner at REGRUPPE
    Pros: 

    None

    Cons: 

    Everything

    Please tell me this is a joke.

    Aleksey Korzun has never used this product.