TechTool Pro 11.0.1
Micromat has released TechTool Pro 11, a major upgrade for the hard drive repair and system maintenance tool that provides compatibility with macOS 10.14 Mojave. The update also adds a Home Permissions tool that will reset the permissions in your home folder to restore and improve home folder performance, and it overhauls many of TechTool Pro’s tests and tools to use more advanced methods to perform many of the app’s tasks. TechTool Pro 11 costs $129.99, and users with a license from TechTool Pro 10 can upgrade for $29.99. Micromat also offers upgrade pricing for licenses from TechTool Pro 9 ($49.99) and TechTool Pro 8 and earlier ($59.99). ($129 new, macOS 10.10+)
I bought TechTool 10 last summer, just before Mojave release. All year I have been opening it to have it tell me not to use it on my current system. Now they want me to pay again to get it to work on a system that has been out for 9 months. Think I’ll move on to another product rather than have my money taken and held.
I was on TechTool Pro through many versions. But it has become more like a subscription lately – there was a paid upgrade in the middle of Version 9 followed fairly soon thereafter by a paid upgrade to Version 10 - and the paid upgrade in the middle of Version 9 was really more of a beta for 10.
I finally let them go entirely, figuring if I ever need it I will just buy it again. So far, I haven’t needed (nor missed) it.
If they want to make it an annual subscription of >$100, they just market it that way.
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