April 23, 2008 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] San Jose, CA - app4mac today released CheckUp 1.1, a major update to the innovative tool that allows you to check the health and monitor the behavior of a Mac computer (even from a remote computer). Built from the ground up with Mac OS X technologies, CheckUp features an amazing user interface. CheckUp works with any Mac with a PowerPC G4, G5 or Intel Processor.
CheckUp is first designed to monitor the usage of CPU, Memory, Disk Drives and Network Adapters. You can display detailed information about all running processes and pause or terminate these at any time. By adding rules that will be triggered when certain conditions are met for a specified resource on the computer, you can receive visual notifications.
For example, CheckUp can alert you when a certain resource exceeds a certain value or when a hard drive seems to have hardware failures, even when the application is not opened (thanks to an innovative background process and the use of S.M.A.R.T technology). CheckUp can also help you to determine if your computer is able to run Mac OS X Leopard or determine if your computer have enough memory to run all your Applications at the same time.
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 lightning-fast on the latest Intel-based Macs. One of the most innovative feature of CheckUp is the ability to monitor a Mac on a network or via internet. It's a powerful feature for IT administrators interested to check a remote computer or a remote server.
New with version 1.1 :
* You can uninstall applications and related files
* Display option for the processors view (in a small transparent window above all applications)
* You can mount / unmount any disk
* You can see if a selected application is Universal / PowerPC / Intel / 32 or 64 bit
* Possibility to monitor the used bandwidth per month (with full alert management)
* Integrated tutorial
* Updated user interface
* English, French, Chinese, Italian versions
A user license of CheckUp costs $49 USD and can be installed on two computers. Discounts are available for education and volume licensing. CheckUp Requires Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, a PowerPC G4, G5 or any Intel processors (Universal Binary). A trial version of CheckUp is available.
app4mac is a company created in 2001 with the goal of providing innovative applications for Mac OS X. We take great pleasure building Mac products. We are committed to creating quality software that will make the Mac even more user-friendly.