CCleaner for Mac

CCleaner for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.3
out of 15 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.05.189
  • Total Downloads:
    178,880
  • Date Added:
    October 22, 2012
  • File Size:
    2.7MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    2,193
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel/10.7

Editors' Review

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CCleaner joins the line of tune-up utilities designed for Mac, as they need tightening up just as Windows computers do. The free app aims to clear the OS X system and give it a shot of fresh life, and all this is provided within a simple, easy-to-understand user interface, although some of its functions aren't as easy to understand.

The app ships with a nice, clear interface displaying information about the version number, the Mac computer's tech specs, and three vertical icons: Cleaner, Tools, and Options. We liked the speed of the analysis process and the fact that it delivers a detailed report of files found and their sizes. During our testing, the app returned more than 5,000 junk files when we ran the CCleaner Analyze tool, which took more than 2GB of the available space; the program wiped them all after we clicked Delete. In other words, it is a very simple app to use. However, the meaning of the Erase Freespace and Repair Permissions options wasn't too clear from the documentation, so you will need to do an additional Google search if you would like to use CCleaner running these commands instead of Disk Utility, the native OS X app.

The overall cleaning process resulted in our system booting much faster than before, which is the aim of the app. If you are looking for a good app for system cleaning, CCleaner could be a viable option, yet the other features, such as Uninstall apps at request, Repair Permissions, and Erase Freespace can be done safely by using other methods. CCleaner is most effective in making your Mac clean.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Love CCleaner!!"

May 31, 2014  |  By Carlaspets

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.07.236

Pros

Cleans trash, all of it!

Cons

I can't think of anything

Summary

I've used CCleaner for a long time, on my PC and Mac and they both run great for a free app! Download, you won't be sorry!

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5 stars

"Fantastic program"

August 17, 2013  |  By Meditate1

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.07.233

Pros

Very easy to use.

Cons

None that I have found

Summary

Finds the clutter with one click. Removes with another click

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4 stars

"Easy to use. Executes quickly."

May 03, 2013  |  By Mid_Man

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.07.233

Pros

Simple, streamlined screens make setup easy. Executes quickly.

Cons

There are no cons.

Summary

Good utility. One of a few that I have used for years. Plan to use it to wipe hard drive.

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5 stars

"My favourite cleaner"

March 01, 2013  |  By Paul McNulty

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.06.208

Pros

I used it on my PC and now I use it on my iMac.

Cons

I have not run across any.

Summary

I highly recommend this cleaner as one with confidence from past experience.

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4 stars

"Does what is says if you read the directions first"

August 19, 2012  |  By arahaim

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.04.148

Pros

FREE!! IF you read the directions first, and take the 5 minutes to get familiar with the control screens, it does what is says it will do -- on both Mac OS X and Windows 7. I cleaned out more than 450MB worth of junk (each) on three separate machines; the oldest a 4.75 yr old Mac Book Pro. Even my three week old Mac Book Pro was faster after I did all the initial set up and data transfers.

Now I run the program every day on my laptop before shutting down for the night; and on my wife's at least once a week.

Cons

The directions are not the best, and I almost deleted some items that were program required. BEFORE you delete anything the first time, scroll through all the file names.

Better to have to do it a few times than have to re-install a needed program.

Summary

Worth the time and did I mention, it's FREE!!!

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2 stars

"Oh dear ... not up to prime time yet!"

July 23, 2012  |  By BSpotter

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.04.148

Pros

It was certainly fast in analyzing my Mac.

Cons

Not certain that the program is playing ball with me. It states my Safari cache is about 1.2 GB but when I examine the cache in the library it only appears to be 300 MB. besides, I can delete this from Safari. Also, it doesn't fill me with happiness that there is no warning that deleting cookies will also delete some useful passwords as well. Choosing which cookies to keep is actually in the options menu.

Summary

HEY SHARWY! IS YOUR CAPS LOCK STUCK? Just to point out that you have damned the Windows version here but this is the Mac version page. Ah well!

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5 stars

"Stellar program - AS ALWAYS!"

July 11, 2012  |  By dugzer

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.04.148

Pros

Simple to use
Easy to understand interface
Fast, efficient cleaning of general crap
Ability to save cookies for your favorite or frequently visited sites
Works on the Mac just like the Windows version on the PC

Cons

Listening to bad reviews on this great "freebie app" written by people who should not own a computer or at least never do any maintenance themselves

Summary

I've used the Windows version of CCleaner ever since I found and learned about it on Download.com many years, operating systems and computers ago. The savvy user will always read the basics at least and learn how the program functions to know what it will do for you. This program is one of the "must haves" in your toolbox for keeping your computer in top shape and like-new performance. I add this app to ever computer I have worked on for family and friends because it works that good and is pretty much idiot proof (with the exception of one reviewer so far).
The Mac version loaded easily in my wife's iMac (3 yr old). Her iMac was experiencing some sluggish performance and odd behaviors but still worked OK - just not as quick as it use to be. Mind you - I don't use her Apple computer (or this would have been tinkered with months/years ago) and it was a wise investment to stop her from dealing with the varied issues Windows PCs seem to always have. Macs just simply work without all the cryptic messages you encounter on a Windows machine (at least prior to Windows 7 - but that's another review).
Anyway, the CCleaner for the Mac did the quick analysis (less than 30 seconds) and came back with a whopping 1.7 Gigabytes of junk it could clean up from using the original settings of the app. Most users would not need to set it to do anything more. The speed increase was immediate and incredible! This application should be used regularly and especially anytime you experience a glitch, strange or unusual activity.
I did not lose anything that was not safe to be deleted - remember that I am using the basic settings that the application initially comes with. The only addition I included was to identify the cookies of websites I wanted to keep.
This is a great program from the folks at Piriform who have provided the end user with a freebie app that does a superb job. Both thumbs up!

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1 stars

"wiped my entire hard drive clean"

July 03, 2012  |  By sharwy

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.04.148

Pros

NOT A SINGLE ONE

Cons

IF YOU WANT TOO WIPE A HARD DRIVE THEN BY ALL MEANS DOWNLOAD IT. I USE MY COMPUTER FOR WORK AND I HAD TO REINSTALL WINDOWS I DELETED THE PROGRAM FROM ALL FIVE OF MY COMPUTERS.

Summary

DON'T GET IT

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5 stars

"Greatly Improved Over First Version"

May 30, 2012  |  By bilbodaggins

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.03.131

Pros

Supports secure deletion (1, 7, and 35 passes). Simple, unimposing user interface. Supports most apps that are commonly used on Macs.

Cons

There have been some serious complaints in the past, however this program has evolved considerably. Please give it a try, as none of the cons listed in the past still apply. As a former Windows user of CClearner, I highly recommend this.

Summary

Give it a try, I think you'll like it!

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1 stars

"Horrors. It wiped out my hard drive."

February 24, 2012  |  By fgreenhut

 |  Version: CCleaner 1.01.106

Pros

None thatI ever found out about

Cons

It wiped out my hard drive, Thank God for back up

Summary

It too 5 years off my life

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.05.189
  • Added full support for Mac OS 10.8.2.
  • Added Custom Include/Exclude for files and folders.
  • Improved Uninstall Tool when the Applications folder has subfolders.
  • Improved stability of Repair Permissions when a USB thumb drive is present.
  • Improved GUI updates during long operations.
  • Improved memory management for long operations.
  • Fixed bug that could cause an incorrect file count for Safari Internet Cache.
  • Fixed issue with Chrome that could leave a single cookie undeleted.
  • Fixed minor bug issue that could cause a crash on Mac OS 10.6.8.
  • Improved stability on older Mac OS 10.5 versions.
  • Lots of minor tweaks and fixes.
General
Publisher Piriform
Publisher web site http://www.piriform.com/
Release Date October 22, 2012
Date Added October 22, 2012
Version 1.05.189
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Privacy Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.5, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.7MB
File Name CCMacSetup109.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 178,880
Downloads Last Week 2,193
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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