Mac Platform: Intel
Version Mac OS: 10.8 or later
Processor type(s) & speed: 64-bit processor
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Web Site: http://macpaw.com/cleanmymac/
Makes it simple for macOS users to scan for, detect and remove junk files from their computer, delete no longer needed items and more
Although, usually, installing and uninstalling apps on a Mac is reduced to simple drag and drop actions (to the Applications folder or to the Trash, respectively), there still are things that happen in the background.
Moreover, most apps will place additional files and folders which are required for them to work properly in the Library directory, but also in other locations on your Mac.
Unfortunately, these items are left behind when you remove the app: since there are no longer used, they unnecessarily take up space, and even slow down you Mac’s performance.
Scan your Mac for junk files
CleanMyMac is an user friendly Mac app that comes with a stylish design and helps you detect the junk files, but also user and system cache / log files, broken preferences or login items, apps that have universal binaries (you can remove the executable that is not suitable for your architecture), language files (you can keep only the one you actually employ).
Furthermore, CleanMyMac can find large and old files that you have not used in a long time, various extensions installed on your Mac, and can help you clean up your iPhoto Library.
Correctly uninstall apps and take a closer look at all installed plug-ins
The CleanMyMac Uninstaller function detects all the applications installed on your Mac, but also the files associated with a certain installation. As a result, if you delete and app using CleanMyMac, you can make sure that no junk files are left behind.
Last but not least, CleanMyMac is able to identify all the plug-ins, widgets, and Preferences panes installed on your Mac. The items are organized by type (Contacts, Dictionaries, iTunes, Login items, QuickLook plug-ins, and more) and you can easily choose to remove the ones that you do not need.
Intuitive solution for keeping your Mac clean
All in all, finding your way around the CleanMyMac user interface is not too hard due to its streamlined interface that provides access to all functions via the main window.
However, note that all the files that will be removed must be selected by the user: make sure that you actually want to delete them because, if you send essential items to the Trash, you might render your Mac unusable.
What’s New CleanMyMac 3.5.0
With this update CleanMyMac 3 is completely ready for macOS Sierra.
And it also has some surprises for you:
・System Junk helps you find and remove heavy Spotify cache files. A quick source of free space.
・Correct cleanup of Sierra-specific unified logs.
・Trash Bins cleanup and Shredder correctly support files stored on iCloud Drive.
・We did not forget about bug fixes and a number of visual improvements for the sake of perfectionism.
Actually, CleanMyMac has some treats for developers too:
・Xcode users can retrieve lots of space by removing modules cache, derived data and unneeded devices support data.
・Moreover, Xcode cleanup is done smartly, based on the way you use Xcode.