I had a stroke of luck and bought a used 128GB RAM Mac Pro at a good price, (yes, that’s more than I need). That’s just a ridiculous amount, which should Bubble me into eternity and back. With that, I have two computers: that one, and a Macbook Air 8gb, so easy to compare.
- Having more RAM does make the editor a lot easier to live with, but…
- …it can still become somewhat sluggish, and it still crashes a few times per day in Chrome.
The main difference is, on the Air, I have to restart Chrome about four times per day, as it’s so sluggish I basically can’t get anything done. On the Mac Pro I sometimes choose to restart as it does speed it up a bit.
The overwhelmingly most efficient tip for keeping the editor running smoothly over time is to keep the number of editable elements and workflows low by placing them inside reusable groups. It does add some headaches to communicate between the reusables, but it makes a world of difference on editor performance.