[Mac OS X] Keep track of every Mac ever made with Mactracker

Mactracker is essentially a giant database of every Mac ever made. This can be incredibly useful for IT professionals who work with Apple products on a daily basis as it offers an ton of useful information. This could additionally be used if you have been a long-time Apple fan want want to keep track of every system that you’ve ever owned.

What is it and what does it do

Main Functionality

Mactracker is essentially a massive encyclopedia for all things Mac. It will list in-depth technical specifications for every single Mac that has ever been released. It will tell you the size, form factor, and even show you a picture.

Pros

  • Has access to information about every Mac ever released
  • View specific specifications
  • Includes information on additional hardware and software
  • Very easy to browse and search
  • Can add models to your personal inventory
  • Offers timeline view
  • Can easily see which devices are discontinued and which are currently available.

Cons

  • No cloud support
  • Requires too much information to search for a specific device
  • Can sometimes be slow and bloated.

Discussion

Mactracker is a great resource for information on anything Apple. In addition to finding information about specific Macs, Mactracker finds information about other pieces of hardware and software. Such options include  Apple mice, keyboards, displays, printers, scanners, digital cameras, iPods, Apple TVs, iPhones, iPads, Wi-Fi products, Newton, and versions of iOS and OS X. This will literally serve as your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about Apple products.

There are a variety of ways you can find a specific Apple product. You’re allowed to browse through categories and easily see all the deivces right in front of you. In addition, there is also a specific section for current products so you can find the devices that are currently in production extremely quickly. There is also a fantastic timeline view that will allow you to see how the Apple brand has developed throughout the years. But if all else fails, there is an included search feature that will easily find you whatever your looking for. However, it is rather inconvenient that the search function requires the serial number, date of purchase, and warranty information when you want to find your personal computer.

Once you find the device you’re searching for, you can see a ton of information about it. It will elegantly display the processor speed, memory, optical drives, graphic cards, supported Mac OS versions, expansion options, and several other key aspects of information. Once you get all the information, you can then choose to add a device to your inventory. While this is a great feature, there is no iCloud or Dropbox syncing functionality. This is unfortunate because it would be great to have your current inventory sync across multiple devices.

Conclusion and download link

Mactracker is a simple application packed with a ton of information. It does it’s single job almost flawlessly. While it can sometimes be slow and bloated, it is generally pretty snapping at accessing the information. And while there are some missing features, Mactracker really does a great job of displaying the information uou want. This app can be very useful for both professionals and curious people alike.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: 6.5.1

Supported OS: OS X 10.5.4

Download size: 19mb

Mactracker homepage

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