December 13, 2011 in Utility
[prMac.com] Siberia, Russia - The Alice Dev Team today is pleased to announce Memory Cleaner 2.0 for OS X, an update to their best-selling Utility app that improves performance of every Mac by increasing the amount of available memory. Awarded 9 out of 10 stars by MacTech, the utility improves the speed and responsiveness of any Mac computer by freeing wasted memory. Every time a file is opened it continues to occupy some memory even after it is closed. The app cleans out the residue of these old files, freeing memory. The more memory available, the faster apps will run. The current update includes full support for Lion, Mac OS X 10.7, and the ability to clean Macs with 16 GB or more of installed RAM.
Strongly recommended for power users, who deal with numerous or very large files, Memory Cleaner is a one-touch solution to restoring as much RAM as possible for use. Memory Cleaner users typically recover 200 - 500 MB of Random Access Memory, which helps prevent slow-downs and crashes.
There are times while using an application that the computer freezes or stalls for several seconds. This is frequently caused by the operating system searching for and then freeing memory that is being used unnecessarily. Memory Cleaner is a fast and simple solution to avoid having to re-start a computer or buy more memory. More memory for applications results in a noticeably faster computer.
* Graphic artists
* 3D modelers and animators
* Parallels Desktop users
* Everyone annoyed by slowdowns - users only need to click on "Clean My Memory" - that's all
* Opening the app displays the amount of Free Memory available
* Clicking "Clean My Memory" activates the cleaning cycle, and the new amount of Free Memory is displayed
* Developed by the same team that created the popular Security Camera and Handy Calculator applications
Mac OS X has a sophisticated memory management system that allows the user to run many applications simultaneously, and keep many large files open at the same time. Opening the Activity Monitor utility in OS X displays this RAM usage. There are five categories of usage, and each lists dynamically the number of Megabytes of RAM being used by that category. The Categories include: Free, Wired, Active, Inactive, and Used.
Free memory is not being used and is immediately available. Wired memory contains information that must always stay in RAM for proper system functioning. Active memory contains data that is actively being used at the moment. Inactive memory contains information that was formerly Active, but is no longer being actively used (leaving this data in RAM can be advantageous if the user chooses to return to it at a latter time). Used memory is currently in use by a process, application, or the system. Inactive memory frequently accounts for 15 - 30% of Used memory, and it is this no longer needed memory that Memory Cleaner frees up and restores to the status of Free memory.
"There is no simple way to force OS X to let go of the memory that is Inactive, and thus unavailable for use," stated CEO Stanislav Kuptsov. "Rather than allowing Available RAM to drop to dangerously low levels, power users can easily run Memory Cleaner and keep their machines running smoothly."
* U.S. English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Spanish
* Mac OS X 10.6 or later
* 0.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Memory Cleaner 2.0 is now available for a limited time only at the special sale price of $5.99 (USD), after which it will return to its normal price of $9.99. Memory Cleaner 2.0 is available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store in the Utilities category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Siberia, Russia, the Alice Dev Team is a small, independent, professional software team founded in 2008 by Stanislav Kuptsov and Pavel Malay. Alice Dev designs and develops games, utilities, entertainment, and social applications for the Mac and iOS platforms while aiming to create apps that give their customers joy. Copyright (C) 2011 Alice Dev Team. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, iPad and Mac OS X are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.