What are the best tools to speed up an old mac?
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Hello, I used MyQuickMac Neo to speedup my Mac Mini 2014. What did I observe: Mac took 17 seconds less to boot up. This is great, and I did not expect it to happen. The overall system responsiveness did not change - it feels the same, and it did not become and more responsive. Then, I decided to test it with video stabilization in Adobe Premiere Pro with the same clip: Before MyQuickMac Neo, stabilization took 2 minutes and 56 seconds, and after MyQuickMac Neo, it took 8 seconds less. In general, I would recommend this app to all users, who would like to clean or speedup their Macs. See More
If things have gotten out of hand and extremely slow, it may be best to reformat the whole of the OS to a new clean install. This should give close to factory performance similar to when the device was new, allowing for a fresh clean start. It is of course recommended to back up any important files or media (if not already backed up to the cloud) to an external drive as everything will be wiped from the device when doing a re-install. See More