Several times I’ve mentioned that Onyx is my primary OS X maintenance program. It’s free and easy to use. Click here to visit the developer’s website or click here to read about the app on Apple’s website.

A few people have inquired about the best way to use Onyx. It actually has a great help file that explains all of its different functions, scripts, and utilities. To view this help file without making any changes to your Mac, simply launch the app, then click Cancel when the Checking S.M.A.R.T status menu pops up, then click Cancel again when the Verifying startup volume menu pops up. Enter your password at the prompt, then click “Help” in the menu bar.

Onyx is a great app for basic maintenance. What apps do you use to maintain your Mac? Let us know and we will post the results in next week’s Kibbles.

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