CleanMyMac 2 for Mac

CleanMyMac 2 for Mac

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 74 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.2.7
File Size:
34.12MB
Date Added:
August 21, 2014
Price:
Free to try (You can remove up to 500 Mb); $39.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
230,809
Downloads Last Week:
1,136
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

CleanMyMac 2 identifies and removes files that your system no longer uses, and it asks if you want to delete large files that you haven't opened in a long time. This premium app's highly customized and animated interface is straightforward and pleasant to use. CleanMyMac 2 includes basics like a clean-up scheduler, a log-in item disabler, and an uninstall helper.

After a quick intro animation, CleanMyMac 2 presents a beautiful interface -- a sidebar with tabs and a details section. During a full scan, the app looks for log and cache files, universal binaries, language files, and other data that is not critical. The scanning process is quite fast: It took the software just over five minutes to scan our entire system and flag around 200MB worth of files for deletion.

We also like the helper that fully uninstalls apps, the iPhoto integration, and the option to clean code-signed apps. Another powerful feature: CleanMyMac 2 can improve your Mac's performance by disabling log-in items and background services.

If your computer feels sluggish, CleanMyMac 2 can improve its overall performance by disabling unused software. It can also help you reclaim system space taken by unnecessary files. With its straightforward layout and nice visuals, CleanMyMac 2 is a worthwhile download.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of CleanMyMac 2 for Mac 2.2.2.

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  • All Versions:

    4.0

    out of 74 votes

    • 5 star: 36
    • 4 star: 21
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 7
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5 stars

    "It is the only way I remember to do it weekly"

    April 04, 2014   |   By syd1_dotmac

    Version: CleanMyMac 2 2.2.3

    Pros

    It reminds me weekly.

    Cons

    I have no cons

    Summary

    Love the app, keeps my mac flowing and when it begins to feel sluggish I let it go thru the entire system.

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  • 3 stars

    "Ok product"

    February 12, 2014   |   By booch_21

    Version: CleanMyMac 2 2.2.2

    Pros

    Seems to work well

    Cons

    Really didn't need it

    Summary

    I've had my Mac for 3 years. I wondered if it needed some kind of "cleaning". This product came bundled with Parallels so I paid nothing for it. I hesitated to install it, but I did. I let it do its thing with default settings. It cleaned up around 8 GB over 2.5 TB worth of stuff. It found old/large files that I did not want cleaned up. Really, it only cleaned up installation remnants and language files that I'll never use. For that, it worked great. Otherwise, it really didn't do as much as some Windows equivalents that are out there. I'm sure I could have changed settings to make it more aggressive, but it doesn't seem necessary.

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  • 2 stars

    "Huge privacy issue"

    January 09, 2014   |   By pyrame

    Version: CleanMyMac 2 2.2.1

    Pros

    I'm on a MacBook Pro with OSX Lion and CleanMyMac 2 license.

    I noticed with amazement that CleanMyMac was the only "cleaner" to let explicit traces in the "Console" and in multiple files.

    For example, the FULL NAME of securely erased files appears and remains in system.log, as, for example, in system.log.0.bz2 and system.log.2.bz2, log files located in the private / var / log.

    Even worse, it is written that these files have been deleted with CleanMyMac ... If we wanted to be discret, it is failed !

    And I'm not sure to have identified all the traces in all files!

    Other deletion applications don't leave any traces in those files...

    Cons

    This is a HUGE privacy issue, because anyone can see which files have been deleted.

    I no longer uses CleanMyMac until this problem is fixed.

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  • 5 stars

    "Must have cleanup utility tool for your Mac"

    September 29, 2013   |   By riChyMartiN84

    Version: CleanMyMac 2 2.0.7

    Pros

    1. Frees up tons of hard disk space, leading to faster performance
    2. Clears up your start-up program list to cut booting times
    3. Uninstalls useless programs that are eating your memory
    4. Great user interface
    5. Cleans your mac in just 10-15 minutes, with just 1 or 2 clicks

    Cons

    None - With just $40, I avoided a hardware upgrade that would have cost me $1,000. Just can't complain :)

    Summary

    I installed Clean My Mac after reading this Mach Machines review about it. http://machmachines.com/cleanmymac-2-does-your-mac-need-it/

    This is particularly useful software for those who haven't optimized their Mac for performance in a long time. When I ran it, it took just 14 minutes to free up 13.7 GB of hard disk space! It also cut my booting time in half and even browsing speeds are much improved.

    A real lifesaver and I glad I found it!

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  • 5 stars

    "Very nice product"

    August 30, 2013   |   By jandegueldre

    Version: CleanMyMac 2 2.0.7

    Pros

    works without problems, very easy in handling

    Cons

    I find no cons

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  • 5 stars

    "Worked GREAT for me from the beginning"

    July 27, 2013   |   By robertmulligan100

    Version: CleanMyMac 2 2.0.6

    Pros

    Easy to use, fast and most of all reliable.

    Cons

    None at this time.

    Summary

    Love this program as it gets rid of all the system files associated with programs I delete. Great for cleaning up browser files.

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  • 4 stars

    "Worked like a charm"

    June 30, 2013   |   By oscorpinvestment

    Version: CleanMyMac 2 2.0.4

    Pros

    The price was right.
    My Mac was clean in no time.

    Cons

    I didn't experience any.

    Summary

    A+++

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  • 2 stars

    "Post Clean Experience Leads To Tourette's."

    May 24, 2013   |   By Rufus_B

    Version: CleanMyMac 2 2.0.3

    Pros

    Lots of features, great UI.

    Cons

    Functionality of my computers diminished after use.

    Summary

    I've used both CMM and CMM2 on PPC/Intel based macs. After removing a stunning amount of unwanted or unused files in the form of several gigs and indeed reclaiming hard drive space, all my machines, after reboot, went to hell. Programs hung, CPU percentages for some processes were haywire, memory leak, etc, registration issues with third party font programs.
    Fixing permissions resolved some issues but ultimately, for me, clean reinstalls of OS were needed to regain use.
    If you do intend to use this program then:
    -Read threads on company website for any current problems/workarounds etc and download latest software versions for your machine.
    -Create a backup, ie: Time Machine, before using this product. (Manufacturer states this). Can't stress this enough!
    -Exercise caution before using automated cleaning. Do some research into what will be removed and tailor your cleans.

    The likelihood is I won't be using this product again because the experience was laced with anxiety and frustration. It's a pity because it's obvious a lot of development has gone into it but far too many headaches (and a few days of lost productivity) for the sake of reclaimed space.

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  • 2 stars

    "If it's not broke then don't fix it."

    April 15, 2013   |   By digital dude--2008

    Version: CleanMyMac 2.0.1

    Pros

    Attractive interface and easy to navigate

    Cons

    Not sure I believe some of what it reports. As a photographer I know when photos are rotated and the list that it shows is not accurate. Also, it arbitrarily removed much-needed plug-in's for my Adobe products. The fact that the program also wants to remove unused files of a month or longer is frightening!

    Summary

    It may work for some but for me - no way

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  • 5 stars

    "Greaaaaaaat"

    March 02, 2013   |   By cpiersee

    Version: CleanMyMac 1.10.10

    Pros

    It is fast and accurate

    Cons

    do not know of any.

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