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What is MacFly Pro and Why Your Mac Needs It — MacFly Pro Review
Finding the right app is often the matter of trial and error. There is no place for compromise, especially when it comes to keeping your Mac clean, safe, and secure. Fortunately, there are options to choose from and reviews to help you make sure the choice is right. Among more widely spread options, MacFly Pro is making its way to the top, but is it worth your time and money? — Let’s find out.
MacFly Pro Features Explained
When you first startup MacFly Pro you are welcomed with a Smart Assistant home screen (more about the assistant later).
Note, that unlike much of its competition, MacFly Pro does not get right into scanning until you run one manually. Nice little touch that lets you have more control and gives time to figure out what the app is all about before it does anything — that’s something to appreciate. At this point you can either hit Scan Now on the home screen, to run a comprehensive scan, or head over to other tabs select what to scan.
In the Cleanup tab you will find everything you would expect from a maintenance app — you’ve got your System cleaning, Leftovers, and Memory management.
System removes log files, caches, localizations, and languages if you choose to do so. Leftovers deals with files left behind by the apps that you have already removed from your Mac. Memory quickly clears up idle processes to free up RAM. Threats feature is not available yet, but clearly is going to add an extra layer of security when it comes out.
Tools tab lives up to its name and houses a few additional utilities to make storage management that much easier. You’ve got it all — find Duplicates, uninstall Apps, locate Big Files.
At first glance, the design is simple, almost too simple, but it quickly grows on you, and you start appreciating the structured grouping and layout of all features. Not to mention that you won’t have to click around the app too much thanks to MacFly Pro’s Smart Assistant.
Smart Assistant is hands down MacFly Pro’s main selling point. Basically, you can go about your own business and rely on the assistant to remind you when you should run another cleanup. The assistant runs occasional scans in the background, when your Mac is not under heavy load to avoid draining performance, and hits you up with a reminder when junk files pass a certain threshold. You can then clean things up with a single click of a button.
Getting the MacFly Pro Scam? Question Answered
A question that comes up in one way or another whenever the world is introduced to a new app — is it a scam? The short answer is no, MacFly Pro isn’t.
The word ‘scam’ has acquired a wide range of meanings on the internet and in most cases means that you are getting fooled into buying stuff and getting no service out of them. The dictionary definition is ‘dishonest scheme’, and MacFly Pro does not fall under either of these as it delivers the services it promises.
Scam has everything to do with getting your money’s worth, so it only makes sense to give some MacFly Pro feedback on pricing. MacFly Pro runs on a subscription based model, which start at $3,33 per month depending on the package you choose. The model is exactly what may be raising concerns, however, subscription has its benefits. For instance, you can try the app for a month at a fraction of the price that you’d pay for a competitor’s full app and see whether you want to continue using it. Plus, subscription makes sure the developers are motivated to keep working on the app and polishing it instead of releasing a new version and charging full price for it again. Granted, simply buying the license feels more safe and traditional, in a way, which makes you feel like you’ve actually acquired an app. The thing with subscription based software is that you are getting a service rather than the app, which, in return, keeps the devs up on their toes making sure you’re enjoying the product you are getting.
How to Uninstall MacFly Pro from Your Mac
To Uninstall MacFly Pro you won’t have to go looking all over your Mac. Start by heading over to Finder > Applications and dragging the main app to Trash. Then, while still in Finder, hit Shift+cmd+G to open Go to Folder window. Copy and Paste the directories one by one and remove everything that contains ‘coreforce’ and ‘MFP’ in the name within a folder.
- /Library/Application Support
- ~/Library/Saved Application State
- /var /folders — Search for MFP and remove 2 folders. Make sure searching in “folders” is selected and not This Mac.
The Bottom Line
Whether you love or hate the subscription based distribution model, MacFly Pro is proving to be a worthy contender for the spot of your Mac cleaning app of choice. Granted, it may be missing (at least at this point) some of the secondary functionality that you are used to seeing in utility applications, however it also comes at a lower price in comparison with some of the competition. The features it offers work as intended and are on par with the industry leading. If you are new to Mac maintenance you are going to love the signature Smart Assistant feature.