Review: MemoryKeeper for Mac

MemoryKeeper is a free app available on the Mac app store and I thought of trying it out. MemoryKeeper was listed in the “Whats Hot” category of the app store.

I downloaded the application and it look just a few seconds for it to download and install.(just 35MB).

Memory Keeper free’s up your RAM. Even after shutting down a heavy application the mac still uses memory. MemoryKeeper just cleans up this memory to make your Mac run faster.

I ran the application for the first time and a screen popped up saying “Clean Memory”.

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I clicked on Clean Memory and it look about 10 seconds for the app to clean memory and then it showed me a screen with the amount of memory(RAM) cleaned.

However to be frank I did not find any difference in the working speed of my Mac. Maybe  I should try it again sometime when my Mac is behaving sluggish.

Also there is an option to turn on automatic cleanup so you don’t need to go and clean up manually.

However I did not understand one thing. I tried cleaning up my memory back to back without opening any application or doing anything else and to my surprise every time the app showed a different amount of MB’s it had cleaned.

I did not understand that if once my memory is clean then without doing anything how can it be used up again.

Even if there is some basic usage that happens( assuming some processes go on in the background in the OS ) then the amount of clean up should have been the same and not different each time.


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After the cleanup I checked my RAM usage in the Activity Monitor and the MemoryKeeper. Both showed same numbers.

Conclusion: You can download the app as its free and run it sometime when you feel your Mac is acting sluggish. Automatic cleanup is not required.