Until recently Apple could be accused of skimping on memory in every Mac model, and even overcharging for RAM. If your Mac is one of those with a smaller amount of RAM, but a need for more and you don’t have the financial or technical wherewithal to get more, try Boost&Memory instead.
This handy utility gives you options to manage your Mac’s memory usage from the Menubar. Click to see how memory is allocated. Then click to free up memory from applications that may not be using allocated RAM.
Click the Information selection on the drop down menu to get more options.
Boost&Memory activates the memory freeing function so the apps you’re using can access additional RAM. There’s also an option to perform the memory freeing function automatically, or using a frequency option.
In the end, what get is a little more RAM available for applications you’re using, not just those hogging RAM that’s not being used.
Now, does it work? It depends. If your Mac already has plenty of RAM and few applications using available RAM, you’re not likely to notice a difference. But if your Mac’s RAM is 4GB, 2GB, or even 1GB, closing down unused apps and freeing up memory is a better idea.