Believe it or not, macs, the trademark alternative to the Windows personal computers, have a tendency to slow down over time. Below, you will learn 5 simple tips that will let you speed up your mac, bringing it back up to normal speeds, speeds that you might have experienced when you first brought your new mac home.
1. Clear out your login item list - If your mac's boot up times has slowed considerably, it could just be that your login item list is bloated with apps that you may not need. To give this a quick check, go to System Preferences => Users => Login Items, to see the items listed there. Keep the apps that you absolutely think must start up every time you boot your mac and get rid of the rest. This will quicken boot up times and also let you generally speed up your mac's performance
2. Increase free disk space with software - Your mac's processor relies on free hard disk space as virtual memory, from time to time. The lower the free hard disk space, the slower your mac is going to be. Popular clean up software programs, like CleanMyMac, discussed in this CleanMyMac review here, can help you free up several GBs of hard disk space with just a couple of easy clicks
3. Remove desktop clutter - Having hundreds of icons on your mac's desktop will most certainly increase the strain on your mac's processor. Organize your desktop into folders and move most if not all of the icons into those folders. This simple tip can make a rather profound difference to your mac's performance
4. Disable anti-virus programs - Macs use OS X, a closed source operating system. Closed source operating systems are almost immune to viruses and several discussions on the internet have suggested that installing third party anti-virus programs or firewalls have only slowed mac performance, without offering any real and useful protection benefits
5. Increase RAM - Though this involves a little hardware installation, it can be a powerful way to increase the speed of your Mac, especially if you multitask a lot.