One of my favorite Mac troubleshooting tools is EtreCheck, and EtreCheck 4 was released last February.  This update comes some fairly major changes, including:

  • EtreCheck 4 no longer open source (free/donationware)
    • You can run EtreCheck up to five times on a single Mac workstation for free in trial mode
    • To run EtreCheck more than five times on a single Mac workstation, a license must be purchased
    • This license costs $20 (for use in the US region), and can be installed on up to three Mac workstations
    • You can deactivate copies of EthreCheck and move a license from one Mac to another
  • EtreCheck 4 has an updated user interface
    • Items are broken down by section along the left
    • To get back to the old school output (like previous versions of EtreCheck) scroll down to the bottom of the list along the left and select Report
  • EtreCheck 4 doesn’t allow you to take screenshots of the app
    • This makes it challenging for documenting how to use EtreCheck