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Techtool Pro 16.0.2

Micromat has released Techtool Pro 16, upgrading the hard drive repair and system maintenance tool with new features. Techtool Pro includes the new Techtool Monitor, which operates in the background to keep track of drive health, battery condition, data usage, and more. You can configure Techtool Monitor to save APFS snapshots, track free space on your drives, and review the SMART routine results for your drives. The update also adds a new tool to rebuild macOS databases such as Mail, Spotlight, and Launch Services.

After the initial rollout, Micromat released version 16.0.2 to fix inconsistent Battery status errors for the Power tab in Techtool Monitor, add iPhone 14 series support to the Battery Check test, add new Apple silicon processor models to the Processor Check tool, update eDrive to qualify variations of APFS volumes, update the Video Geometry tool to recognize the Apple Studio Display, and add French, German, Italian, Japanese and Chinese (Simplified) localizations to Techtool Monitor. Techtool Pro 16 costs $159.99, and users of previous versions can enter their serial numbers to upgrade at a discounted price. ($159.99 new, upgrade pricing available, release notes, macOS 10.11+)

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Comments About Techtool Pro 16.0.2

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  1. I’d prefer hearing an honest evaluation of TechTool Pro 16 vs. an announcement that Micromat releases a “major” upgrade. The lack of any substantive assessment of this product makes you look more like a “salesman” for Micromat. Are you?

  2. Ray

    My only problem with TechTool was that is would only be guaranteed for the current OS and the moment you upgraded to the next whole number version, a disclaimer would come up saying it may not be safe to use. I upgraded one year and they changed the version with and I was not able to use it. Stopped using it in 2019, though I found it helpful, especially the eDrive.

    I have other Drive repair applications, but my favorite one Disk Warrior, stopped working with the new drive formats. I eagerly await its update, though it is taking forever. I am not sure that Apple has revealed all the data they need to make sure it works.

  3. I suppose I should just let Agen speak for himself, but almost daily his role here has been to simply announce updates/upgrades to Mac software. I suspect he doesn’t actually own/use them all, so asking him to review each one seems unreasonable, IMHO.

  4. Mac, we’ve been doing Watchlist items like this for 13 years now. Our goal is for them to alert users of Mac apps we consider sufficiently interesting to new versions that they might have missed, and to inform those who don’t yet own an app of significant new features that might make it worth checking out.

    They are not, have never been, and never will be evaluations of apps, much less of versions that shipped in the last few days. We encourage users of these apps to share their experiences for additional background.

  5. Adam,

    Thanks for getting back. I understand. I was just searching for any recent legitimate review on TechTool Pro and thought I’d ask if you happened to know of a review somewhere. I thought it was really odd that I couldn’t find ANY real reviews on it… only very old user comments from quite 2007 or so.

    Cheers,
    Mac

  6. No, I haven’t seen any reviews. It’s part of the problem with tech companies not supporting independent publications with advertising anymore—there simply isn’t budget to commission many reviews these days.

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