Startup programs tools for your Mac
Have you noticed that the older your Mac gets, the slower it takes to start it up? There are several ways to speed it up. You may do it manually or download some useful apps from AppStore. If you follow this advice and you won’t encounter such an issue again.
Firstly, let’s try to remove unnecessary startup items manually. To do this, go to System Preferences and then to Users & Groups. Here you will see Login Items option. There is a list of programs which are loading simultaneously while you power up your Mac. Most often, these programs may be unsafe since you can easily launch them with a few clicks once your Mac is on.
But sometimes you might need some third-party help considering the fact that not all apps, especially ones of the malicious type, can be easily removed from the startup list. Since malware for Mac becomes widely widespread let’s take a look at these apps which are available for download only from AppStore. It’s worth to mention that these apps have been tested to mitigate all the risks.
This app claims to remove unwanted startup items securely running at startup. That’s true that even after you shut down your Mac, dozens of applications are still running at the backyard and running out the battery life. Some of these items can be found in Activity Monitor another ones, especially the malicious ones can be launched by themselves. Even if sometimes you launch a new app or a game and forget that it’s still running.
Plugins, extensions, kernel extensions, Spotlight importers and library inserts can also be removed. This app has to fix the problem and prolong your battery life. At this moment the application has no reviews but it’s being updated regularly which is good news.
Outcome: Once downloaded, the app checked out the system and 25 startup processes were found and these ones were not visible in the Login Items list such as app updates. You can turn this process off manually. After use, we were able to delete the app.
This is a free version of a far more powerful tool that can be at hand for computers which require only certain items to be launched at least for certain periods of time. You can select days and weeks when these programs should be started. This login handler is easy to use and quite effective. You can choose among several different items which can reduce the period of time required by your Mac to wake up. As a bonus, you can choose which items should be loaded upon reboot and which only after a sleep mode. This gives the user even more control over the startup process. For more options how to change startup programs on Mac consider this reference.
This is another startup time analyzer that shows you how much time it takes for your computer to boot. It also shows the list of login items which open up simultaneously as you log in. Another useful feature shows you the time your computer has been running which can indicate the battery health. Check out this guide to learn more.
This is a more advanced tool that shows you a precise list of all processes, plugins, extensions and libraries loaded into the system when you boot your Mac. You can also see the services provided by these processes. You can check which processes were started by third-party apps and which ones by default items. The app gives you three options — to Stop the Process (disables the process and stops the service), Disable (prevents the system from starting the process after rebooting) and Remove Service (completely erases the service from the operating system). Take care not to disable a service that is essential for Mac OS operating system. If you happen to disable one it will still remain in the Trash folder. The app isn’t free but you should consider the administrators of machines that have multiple users.