Im a huge fan of AppleJack, but I realize it doesn't currently support Lion. What is an lion supported equivalent?

Im looking for a one-stop shop for all my Mac cleaning needs!

Bonus marks for software that can be deployed an managed remotely (on the same LAN)..

Thanks in advance!


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    Why do you think you need to use any "maintenance utility"? Jan 14 '12 at 12:04


I don't know AppleJack, therefore I don't know if this program is sufficient for your needs. Onyx is a free tool for general system maintenance.

  • You can automize tasks which you do frequently.

  • Verify the Startup Disk and the structure of its System files, to run misc. tasks of system maintenance

  • Delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome, and more.

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I have yet to find a utility that can function as a true one stop shop for me, but here are three programs that I never leave home without, any one of which may come close to your needs.


  • Great day to day maintenance utility
  • Lots of basic to moderate options
  • Dead simple automation and scheduling for routinely performed tasks

TechTool Pro

  • Many similar functions to Cocktail but with more in depth system monitoring and trouble shooting options
  • Expanded Disk Utility options compared to Cocktail
  • Great for diagnosing problems you didn't even know you had

Disk Warrior "http://www.alsoft.com/diskwarrior/index.html"

  • The "Delta Force" of disk utility apps
  • Your First, Last, and Best line of defense for any disk related problem
  • Complete re-construction of failed and lost directories and partitions.

Also, for what it's worth, I too find Onyx to be a great program as well, it's just never found it's way into my permanent arsenal. Hope this gives you a leaping off point.

  • Thanks a lot guys... I appreciate the help and suggestions, I think I will tinker with Cocktail. Is there anyway to run a disc repair on a mounted disc (such as your system drive while mounted and running) in Cocktail or any other utility? Dev Feb 6 '12 at 21:18

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