July 1, 2011 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Lyon, France - adnX today is proud to release the third major version of CheckUp, one of the most popular utility for Mac OS X. CheckUp has been specifically designed to help you monitor the behavior and health of your Mac in a simple and straightforward manner. This is done in real time. No more needing to go 'beneath the hood' to find out all those technical details that could be affecting your system.
CheckUp is able to detect common problems with a Mac and OS X, and will also provide useful tips to help you fix them. It's as easy as looking at the dashboard of your car!
The first thing you will likely notice about CheckUp is the minimal interface. Upon opening CheckUp, you will be greeted by a simple black Toolbar down the right-hand side of your screen. That is all. This enables you to manage your Mac's system with as little interruption to your work as possible. From the preferences, you can control which side of the screen the Toolbar appears on, and also adjust the Toolbar's Transparency.
CheckUp allows you to access all of your Mac's basic information from your Main IP address to your specific Operating System. A lot of useful information. It also allows you to view the performance of your processor, much the same way that you would check the speedometer of your car.
CheckUp's Network tab allows you to view the bandwidth usage of your network connections. The window displays Connections from Applications. This helps you monitor which applications are using the network to send and receive information. The Processes tab allows you to monitor the Processes running on your computer. CheckUp's Data tab is one of its most useful features. It allows you to see installed items on your computer. When selecting an app, an Uninstall button appears next to the Eye icon allowing you to Uninstall the app along with all its associated files. CheckUp's History tab allows you to see a History of system crashes. This is helpful if you need to send a crash report to the developer of an application.
A powerful feature of CheckUp is its ability to alert you to potential problems with your system. CheckUp is able to detect any hardware failures on your Mac. Recent Macs have sensors integrated into the hardware that CheckUp uses to assess the state of your system. It can also detect the health of all connected disks and will check if there are any major issues. Thus, CheckUp is a great solution in keeping an eye on your Mac!
What's new with version 3:
* New user interface less intrusive
* Completely rewritten with a modern core
* Many new features
* New documentation
CheckUp requires a Mac with and Intel processor and at least Mac OS X 10.6.6 Snow Leopard. The new version is already compatible and optimized for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion that is coming in July. Version 3 is available in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
Pricing and Availability:
CheckUp license is available for 29 Euros only (around 40 US dollar). The new version is free to all owners of a previous license. The trial version is limited to 7 days with all features.
Based in Lyon, France, adnX is a company created in 2001 with the goal of providing innovative applications for Mac OS X. We take great pleasure building Mac, iPhone and iPad products. We are committed to creating quality software that will make each platform even more user-friendly. Copyright 2001-2011 adnX. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.