Magican 1.4.8

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"Magican: Cleans and protects your Mac"

Overview

If you are looking for a comprehensive solution for the protection and optimization of your Mac, then the Magican program is just the tool for the job. This freeware utility combines fully practical features proprietary to the software of its genre with a couple of innovative and convenient additions cleverly integrated in its facile interface. In fact, Magican constitutes the tangent point between sophistication and intuitiveness, bringing users a free but mandatory tool for OS X. Let's find out more about the capabilities of the Magican and the benefits that recommend this program as one of the absolute best in its category.

Installation

You will not experience any difficulties in installing this freeware utility, considering the dimensions of the kit (approximately 3.63 Megabytes) and the straightforward procedure. However, it is necessary to point out that Magican is compatible exclusively with Mac OS X 10.6 and newer versions (10.7 and 10.8) of the Mac operating system, so Windows users should search for an alternative utility for their OS.

Interface

The interface is one of the highlights of the Magican, although not actually because of its innovative or intricate design. In essence, this utility has an extremely easy to understand structure embedded in a sleek frame that facilitates access to its plethora of features. The important options, meaning the home page, the security suite, the stat monitoring, software update/uninstall options, the toolbox and the hardware are conveniently located on the left section of the window. The middle part is reserved for the display of the current actions, whereas the right section of the screen permits users to contact the developers for feedback and suggestions, as well as access their social network contact pages.

Pros

The most important addition to the latest version of the Magican is the improved ability to deal with virus infected files, meaning that you can either choose to send it to a quarantine area, delete it or choose to trust it, in the event that you consider the alert a false positive. Furthermore, the application also has a unique way of maintaining the memory of your Mac clear, by turning off the unnecessary processes running in the background. Network traffic can also be monitored with the Magican and this utility includes an effective solution for dealing with junk/duplicate files on your computer. On top of that, you can check out the local weather in the upper part of the interface.

Version 1.3 introduces a new Advanced software center, a new, simplified and more attractive UI, and allows Mac users to update (in just 1 click) and manage all apps including the ones not in the App Store.

Cons

The accuracy of the weather report will sometimes include errors, but this feature is by far the least important one. In addition, one user reported that Magican will sometimes turn on the NVIDIA GPU and promote resource consumption, but there have been no other recorded cases. We have not experienced increased resources usage during our test.

Alternatives

Alternative software programs to Magican include CleanMyMac, Cocktail, MacKeeper and MacCleanse.

Conclusion

A freeware solution that can easily match the capabilities of paid programs, the Magican represents an advent product in monitoring/protection/performance utilities for the Mac OS X. With a myriad of features carefully embedded in a comprehensive platform that can visibly display all actions and results, this application is a must-have for any Mac owner!

Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or later

What's new in this version: 1. Enhanced detection in App Uninstallation 2. Optimized memory usage of Magican 3. Enable displaying Fan speed in floating window even if Fan Control closed 4. Fixed network speed display bug in Firewall part 5. Other bugs fixed

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Magican on 19 Jul 2015 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Magican Antivirus Report
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