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Is your MechanicDesk running slow? 7 ways to boost up MechanicDesk performance

In this blog post, we will talk briefly about MechanicDesk overall design and share a few tips to help you boost up MechanicDesk.

Even though built to run via browsers, MechanicDesk is not just another website, to maximize MechanicDesk performace, MechanicDesk use modern technology and run like a real application, which unfortunately requires at least a decent machine to take full advantage of.

We load frequently used data up front once you've logged in, such as employee list, job type list, all the workshop configurations and settings, all the page's layout. These data are used through out the application thus, loading all of them up front will prevent the application from having to go back and forth to fetch the same data again and again. This, in conjunction with the framework we use (angularjs developed by Google), requires the browser to hold a certain amount of data all the time, which means that if your machine have a good amount of RAM (memory), it will be quite fast and perform much better than traditional website, however if it does not have enough RAM, it will struggle and feel sluggish.

In addition to this, some users might have an habit of opening lots of tab, each displays a certain area of the application. This practice speeds up your workflow, but then again, as each MechanicDesk tab takes much more memory than a traditional website, if your machine does not have enough memory, it will make it worse.

With these things in mind, here are the few things we recommend if you feel your MechanicDesk is running a bit slow.

  1. Use Google Chrome. We use Angularjs which is built by google as our application framework, and recommend Google Chrome, a Google built browser, as it is generally 30% faster than other browsers

  2. Add more RAM to your machine. RAM is generally the most effective thing to boost your machine performance. We recommend having at least 8Gb of RAM for good performance and 16Gb if possible for super speedy and multi tabs workflow.

  3. Restart frequently. Depend on how much RAM you have, restarting your machine frequently to help the machine regain leaked memory and refresh its RAM usage. We recommend closing MechanicDesk at end of business and restarting it when you get in in the morning.

  4. Check your Anti-virus scanning time. Anti-virus software scan will generally take most of your computer resource. it is recommended that you schedule your anti-virus scan out of business hour.

  5. Check your internet connection. This is rarely the case as fast internet connection is the norm nowaday but check it anyway to see if your internet connection is flaky.

  6. Contact us for a checkup. We are always willing to help. So if you have check all the above and not sure, give us a call and schedule a Team Viewer session where our technical staff can have a look and check your machine for you.