Seattle, Wash., October 21st, 2013 – Intego, a leading provider of security products built exclusively for Mac users, today announced the release of Washing Machine 2014.
Intego has completely rewritten Washing Machine from the ground up, transforming it from an Internet security tool to a powerful Mac utility. It safely seeks out and removes large, unneeded files, freeing up valuable hard disk space and speeding up the operating system. Washing Machine also features tools to organize the dock and desktop, and lets users create Smart Folders for quick access to frequently used files. The result is a Mac optimized for greater efficiency.
“We made Washing Machine about efficiency, optimization and speed,” said Jeff Erwin, CEO of Intego, “because after security, this is what is most important to the Mac user.”
Intego Washing Machine 2014 comes at a great time, with Apple's new OS X Mavericks release. Washing Machine 2014 can quickly and easily give you more disk space that the Mavericks update requires. Washing Machine 2014 and Intego's 2013 products are all OS X Mavericks compatible.
Washing Machine performs the following tasks:
- Reclaims Space - Seeks out files the user no longer uses or needs and quickly cleans them from their machine, freeing up gigabytes of space and increasing Mac performance. These files include downloads, caches, logs and trash.
- Finds Duplicates - Identifies duplicate files by analyzing the bits, and lets the user select which versions to remove. Other Mac cleaners find duplicates by using basic techniques that fail to identify all duplicates.
- Creates Smart Folders - A powerful OS tool, Smart Folders offer quick access to frequently used files and applications. Smart Folders can be added to finder favorites.
- Organizes the Dock - Shows what apps are used the most (or least) and allows the user to quickly drag the apps to or from the dock.
- Cleans up Desktop Files - Moves files on the desktop to the appropriate finder folders or the trash.
Washing Machine’s streamlined user experience provides helpful instructions and tips. Its redesigned, easy-to-use interface lets the user explore which files, folders, caches and downloads are safe for removal before they remove them. The user can individually select files to delete or allow Washing Machine to do it for them, giving complete control over what stays and what goes.
Pricing & Availability
Washing Machine 2014 is now available in English online at www.macwashingmachine.com and will be available in other languages in early November. People can visit www.macwashingmachine.com to sign up to be notified when Washing Machine launches in other languages.
Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for Washing Machine 2014 starts at $29.99 USD/ £24.99 GBP/ €29.99. EUR/ ¥2800 JPY.
Current Intego Mac Premium Bundle 2013 users can upgrade to Washing Machine 2014 for free, and Current Intego users can buy Washing Machine 2014 for 50% off the MSRP for a limited time.
A risk-free, limited trial version available on the site allows users to scan their Mac to see how much space can be reclaimed and how many duplicate files are on their computer. Users must buy the full version to clean items off their Mac.
- Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
- Mac computer with Intel Core 2 Duo processor
- 50 MB of available hard disk space
- Internet connection for NetUpdate security updates
Intego: The Experts in Mac Security and Performance
Intego offers an award-winning line of products providing Mac security and enhancing Mac performance. Intego has been designing software to protect and optimize Apple products for 15 years. In fact, no other company has been focused on Mac security and performance as long as Intego —as evidenced by the dozens of awards its products have received.
Intego creates products for a full range of Mac and iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPads. Its depth of experience allows the company to create software that not only works well, but is elegant and intuitive. Much like a Mac.
For more information on Intego, visit www.intego.com.