Jump Energy announces Chores, to keep your Mac in shape

“Just about every Mac owner I’ve met has stated a high level of, dare I say, affection for their Macs. And when you enjoy something this much, it is especially painful when it doesn’t work. We developed Chores to give your Mac the best chance of running well every day,” said Jon Guild, Vice President of Product Management.

With some other maintenance programs, the burden is on the user to understand the maintenance process and to run the maintenance activities. With Chores, the burden is on Chores to understand the maintenance process and to run the maintenance activities. Users make a few decisions initially, and let Chores worry about the rest, every day, week, and month afterwards.

“Quite a lot of people have several maintenance programs, but let’s admit something: running maintenance programs is no joy. We’ve developed Chores to move the maintenance burden from the owner to the machine,” said Guild.

Chores can be downloaded immediately, and trialled for 30 days. In addition, Chores (introductory price: US$25) carries a 60-day money-back guarantee, so users have a total of 90 days to ensure their satisfaction with the product. Chores is suitable for PowerPC and Intel Macs running OS X versions 10.2 through 10.4.

More information about Chores is available here.


  1. I don’t know…. I thought all the automation was built-in so I wouldn’t have to think about things like this, and I wouldn’t have to pay extra just to make things work. That’s why I left microsoft so many years ago.

  2. I, for one, would appreciate a magic program that makes my 5-yr-old Power Mac G4 run perfectly all the time without having to learn anything new about it.

    So, are there any mac geniuses out there that can tell me if this thing has any advantages over Onyx? Not interested in the superficial and redundant functions of either; only concerned with the behind the scenes, make my computer as fast as it ought to be type maintenance.

  3. About a year ago I purchased Cocktail. I like the interface and the options it had for me. Especially the automation feature called pilot. It runs scripts for me weekly. This new one had better be better in some capacity. Cocktail is cheap and runs perfectly. I wonder what else can be in it???

  4. Exactly what does theese programs do? Why not simply set the cron to run during lunch?
    My Tiger system has been running more or less none stop since it was released and i have never run any of those programs which goes to prove that just letting the cron do it’s job works well.

  5. Onyx.

    Slick and affective. I like the ease with which you can have a personalised message on bootup in the Login box. “This Apple Mac belongs to.. www and cell/mobile number” Much greater liklihood of getting it back quickly if you were stupid enough to misplace it..! But since it is, as the article says, like to be a treasured item, perhaps that’s not so likely!

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