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Tidy Up vs DupeZap

Tidy Up and DupeZap are definitely the best applications you can use to individuate duplicate files and remove them; I've tried several duplicate seeking softwares but none of them is as fast and effective. Tidy Up is a more complete version of DupeZap; the difference between them is that Tidy Up can be used for pretty much everything that includes research and is provided with a great number of criteria and features, allowing you to customize your search, while DupeZap is less featured but still very useful for simple searches. Take a look to see what I'm saying...

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Quick Print Review

Browsing the internet for new utilities, I found Quick Print. It is an incredibly handy, very straightforward app that allows you to print the selected items in the Finder without having to open them.

It has all the default printing options and a few more added. I find it very useful because it makes the process of printing much faster without any loss of printing options.

It supports most common file types, such as PDFs, images, text files, fonts and also web browser files. A few kinds are not supported yet; however, when a non-supported file is selected, Quick Print shows the Quick Look preview, which is itself printable.

An interesting feature is that Quick Print has the ability to print the content of folders as a list: it is very useful if you use folders as archives.

In addition, this app is able to print the files recently opened by applications: you just need to select an application and, in the Quick Print window, click on the "Recents" button; this will show all the files recently opened by the selected application, easily printable with only one click.

With Quick Print, you can print any element you copied to the clipboard just by selecting the menu item "Print Clipboard".

I believe that Quick Print is a must-have application; for just a few dollars you can get a utility that simplifies your life!

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Startup disc is full on your Mac? How to fix it

The startup disk is the hard drive where the operating system, your applications and home folders are installed on. For most users, it’s the Macintosh HD. The system notifies the user when the hard drive is almost full with this message.

Don't ignore it because, if your startup disk is full, you may experience issues with software applications running incorrectly or crashing and a remarkable slowing down of the system.

There are several steps you can take to make sure you free up enough space. Generally, to keep your Mac performance high, it's recommended to maintain at least 15% of your hard disk free.

The first thing you should do, is to empty the Trash; users who rarely empty their trash can have GB of useless clutter taking up their disk space. Make sure the items contained are not needed and then proceed.

Another thing you can do is to clean up the download folder and the desktop. There might be old files that you don't need anymore. The same thing should be done with the movie folder: lots of apps write to this folder and there could be numerous files that you simply don’t need.

Even after you take these steps, it probably won't be enough. The most space is usually taken by the thousands of useless duplicates in your computer, which have to be eliminated. The application I use for this purpose is Tidy Up. It's the most complete and featured duplicate file finder and it's also easy to use. You can check out its characteristics clicking here.

After you delete all the duplicates, you may want to gain additional space. Tidy Up offers a range of different searches that help you quickly find the useless items, such as old cache files, old log files, old preference files, empty files and folders, and many others in the Advanced Mode. These files may not occupy a large space, but they still contribute to the slowing down of the computer.

If you want to free up additional space you can search for the large items, and delete or move them to an external hard drive. For this task, I still use Tidy Up. In the Advanced Mode it is possible to search for files of a specific kind that are greater than the chosen size. This way, you can analyze all the large files in your computer and decide what you wanna do with them. Tidy Up even allows you to burn a CD with those items: doing so, will allow you to store files that you seldom use without the need of buying a new hard disk.

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Speed up your Mac!

After using your Mac for a while, you may notice its performance isn't as good as it used to be when it was new. This is a normal process and it is due to the usage of the computer. The more you use it, the more files you create and these can eventually slow down your computer and worsen its performance.

The main issue is that lots of the files in your hard drive are in fact files you don't need, such as unused applications, old cache, unused preference and, most of all, duplicate files. What can you do to clean up your Mac and speed it up?

You have to get rid of the unwanted files. You might think that it would be a timing process and you would need several softwares. Well, you are wrong! I had the same problem: my MacBook was running pretty slow and it always had its memory filled just after a couple years I had bought it. I wanted some piece of software that would do all the work I needed, without having to spend too much on multiple softwares.

I was completely satisfied when I found out Tidy Up. This software is unbelievably featured and can really perform any kind of search you want, even the more specific ones! I was able to go through all my computer and clean it up from all the useless files I had.

In just one hour, my Mac was completely cleaned up and its great performance was restored. If you want the thing done, Tidy Up is a must!

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Remove duplicates from your computer

The more you use your computer, the more files get stored in your hard drive. Every time you perform an action, such as downloading, moving, copying, modyfing, you create new files that, after a while, can fill up your hard disk.

Often people don't realize that there's no need of buying a new external disk. They can free up space and improve their iMac performance simply by deleting the thousands of duplicates in their computer. Indeed, even when you think you're paying attention not to create any duplicate, there are some actions that you can't avoid.

Obviously, you can't even take into consideration going through your entire hard disk to find the duplicate elements because it would take centuries. There are several softwares that claim to do this work for you, but in fact there's only a few that actually work.

The software I suggest using is called Tidy Up. Tidy Up is extremely effective and is definitely the most featured duplicate file software you can find:

  • Very user-friendly and easy to use
  • Extremely fast research
  • Can search for every kind of file
  • Can search for folders by content
  • Can search through the entire hard disk or only specific folders
  • Can also search in external networks
  • Can search and synchronize the deletions in Mail, Aperture, iTunes and iPhoto's libraries
  • Customizable search criteria
  • Can search by content, name, date created/modified, size and lots more
  • Can search based on label visibility, empty folders, unused preferences, old cache and many more
  • Runs on every OSX system: Panther, Tiger, Leopard and Snow Leopard
  • Can save the search result for a later use
  • Can trash, move, copy, export the list, burn a CD/DVD, substitute with aliases the found items
  • Is provided with a safe deletion system that allows to restore the deleted items even after the restart of the computer
  • Many more

Whether you want to solve your synchronization issues, utilize fast indexing, back up your drive data, or simply manage the files, such an application is worth a trial.

You can see for yourself for free how many duplicates are clogging your Mac!

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Remove duplicates in iTunes

When dealing with a library of thousands of songs, it is normal to create several duplicates, especially because, every time you import songs, you don't want to go through your library to check if you already have them. I am the same way and I never really worry about it. That's because I have a software that can easily and quickly find and erase those duplicates.

The software is Tidy Up. Not only is it very fast, but it is also equipped with lots of different features. It can search for dead tracks and delete them. It has the ability to search only in the desired playlists, or in the entire library and, once the searched is performed, you have several options to delete the dupes. Tidy Up allows you to keep all the songs contained in a specific playlist or all the higher quality ones.

A great feature is that it synchronizes the deletions with iTunes, avoiding the creation of dead tracks.

So, if you're tired of seeing duplicates in your library...

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Remove duplicates in iPhoto

Since pictures in iPhoto can be modified once imported, it is really common to have lots of duplicates in the library. Every time a photo is modified, iPhoto creates a duplicate to keep the original untouched; this way you'll have the original and the modified photo and usually you want to keep just the modified one. It also happens that you import the same pictures multiple times, especially when you are used to import them form different locations every time.

After some time your iPhoto library gets filled of duplicates, causing it to slow down and wasting space on your hard disk. To solve this problem, due to the fact that iPhoto isn't provided with a duplicate remover, you need to use a software that helps you find and delete the duplicates. The one I've used for years is Tidy Up. It is now at its third version and in the years it has improved a lot. I've recommended it to some friends of mine who had the same problem; now they're all really satisfied with it and they're also using it to remove duplicate songs in iTunes.

Deleting duplicates with Tidy Up is easy and extremely fast. It is provided with more than 50 types searches, divided in 10 collections. If you like to customize your search, you can switch to the advanced mode and select as many criteria as you want. One thing I love about this software, which the majority of the other duplicate finder software don't have, is that Tidy Up allows you to choose the items to delete, through a helpful automatic system.

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Find duplicates that slow down your Mac

Hey there! The website was born to help you speed up your computer by cleaning it up from duplicate files, with the best softwares in their category. I know that, unfortunately, most of the times it's the apple softwares themselves, such as iPhoto and iTunes, that create duplicates. Importing data to their libraries can easily slow down your computer even when it's new. Check out the posts and feel free to contact me for any question or comment!

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