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.

Would you recommend this product?
JUNIQE

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....

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

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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.

Pros:

Nice interface, straight to the point

Cons:

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

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Dev

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".

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.

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OMG i dont know

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

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

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Software Engineer, Innsbruck

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

Pros:

Interesting Ideas

Cons:

Too expensive, Very little benefit

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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.

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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/moja...

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.

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Product Strategist from Berlin

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

Pros:

Has a few useful features

Cons:

Pricing too high

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Developer

Change screenshot location >>https://mac-how-to.gadgethacks.c...

Stop iTunes from opening >> https://www.cnet.com/how-to/stop...

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

Pros:

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

Cons:

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

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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.

Pros:

Reduces annoyances, simple interface

Cons:

Brings nothing new to the table

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Founding Designer @ Zero

Hiding updates notifications is pretty bad from security standpoint.

Pros:

For lazy people

Cons:

All this features exist in your macOS for a decade

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Co-Founder of Threader

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

Pros:

Very useful

Cons:

None

Helping others to learn by doing

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

Pros:

They can indeed be annoying

Cons:

Charging $10 for this is silly

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.

Pros:

Useful, makes it easy to adjust some settings

Cons:

Too expensive

Full Stack Developer

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.

Pros:

Looks nice, easy to use interface

Cons:

Too expensive for basically GUI for several Terminal commands

Head of planning, 90TEN

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

Pros:

Some of them are ok

Cons:

Depends on your workflow

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.

Pros:

Helpful tweaks

Cons:

Overpriced

Softwareentwickler ThinPrint GmbH

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Engineer

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.

Pros:

None

Cons:

Overpriced

Product Designer, Artist, & Storyteller

• 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)

Pros:

Does what it says it will do

Cons:

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

Managing Partner at REGRUPPE

Please tell me this is a joke.

Pros:

None

Cons:

Everything