December 10, 2007 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Built from the ground up with Mac OS X technologies, CheckUp features powerful tools to monitor the behavior and health of a Mac computer. It's a powerful and intelligent monitoring application for any Mac with PowerPC or Intel Processors. CheckUp is useful for business and home environment. The computer monitoring software allows you to view the activities of a Mac and control the health with an innovative user interface.
"After 5 months of development we are very excited to finally release the first preview version of CheckUp," said Greg Arrigton, the marketing manager. "With its use of latest Mac OS X technologies, breakthrough ease-of-use, innovation, we think all Mac users will find CheckUp very useful and fun."
CheckUp is designed to monitor the usage of CPU, Memory, Disk Drives and Network Adapters and alert you when a certain resource exceeds a certain value. You can create usage reports and displays detailed information about all running processes. You can delete or terminate these with ease. By adding rules that will be triggered when certain conditions are met for a specified resource on a computer, you can have notifications visually presented via the famous growl notification system.
Some background processes can pose a direct security threat that will disrupt or cause critical damage to your system. The detailed process library helps you to distinguish between system processes, known trustworthy programs and malware (adware, spyware, trojan horses, keylogger, virus). CheckUp will also help you to determine if your Mac OS X Mac can run Mac OS X Leopard or determine if your Mac have enough memory to run the operating system and all your Applications.
The graphical user interface is designed with a top priority on high usability in mind. Unlike other competing products it takes a very short time to setup your environment.
CheckUp is based on Core Image and OpenGL technologies that use Mac's video card for image rendering. Core Image and OpenGL utilize the graphics card for image processing operations, freeing the CPU for other tasks. And if a high-performance card with increased video memory (VRAM) is present, the user will find real-time responsiveness across a wide variety of CheckUp operations. CheckUp is lightning-fast on the latest Intel-based Macs.
Other notable feature: CheckUp is able to monitor a remote Mac from the local network or via internet. It's a powerful feature for IT administrators.
CheckUp is optimized for Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. CheckUp is optimized for Macs with PowerPC or Intel processors (Universal binary).
Pricing and Availability:
From December 10th 2007 up to the end of January 2008, Mac users can use CheckUp for free. During this beta period, is needing bug reports and feedback to make the best product! Users can order a user license at a special introductory price: $29 USD only. This offer is valid until December 31 th 2007. The user license will be valid for the final version of CheckUp that is planned for the end of January 2008.
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