MacCleanse for Mac

MacCleanse for Mac

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 14 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.1.4
File Size:
16.34MB
Date Added:
July 22, 2014
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial); $29.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
35,909
Downloads Last Week:
45
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

MacCleanse for Mac helps you utilize every byte on your hard drive by searching for obsolete and unnecessary files and cleansing your computer of them. In addition, this app protects your privacy by cleaning your system of unwanted applications, and deleting Web histories, cookies, caches, and logs. This premium app offers a 15-day trial and comes packed with many features that you can use to optimize your computer.

After a straightforward installation, MacCleanse for Mac greets you with a report of how much space you can save by using the automated cleansing tools. The interface, itself, is appealing and intuitive, as is the way different options are grouped together. When using the automated cleansing tools, the app scans and prompts you to remove various caches and logs, along with the Trash contents. We have found the app to be relatively quick; it took us only one minute to do a complete scan of the system and another minute to carry out the cleaning operation. The only downside of the cleanup process is the inability to restore files deleted by accident. Along with an extensive cleansing catalog, MacCleanse also features app management tools that let you remove unused binaries, orphaned support files, plug-ins, and more. You may also use the app to manage your log-in items, to further improve system performance.

Looking for a premium tool that lets you manage every aspect of your system storage, while at the same time protecting your privacy? MacCleanse for Mac is definitely worth a try. The developers have struck a good balance between features and accessibility, packing all the disk storage scanning and cleaning tools you need in an easy-to-use interface.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of MacCleanse for Mac 4.0.8.

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  • 1 stars

    "Deleted important files - Don't use with Mavericks"

    February 26, 2014   |   By johndpatton

    Version: MacCleanse 4.1

    Pros

    None - better products out there

    Cons

    Do not use with iCloud Keychain - it deleted important browser data (even though I selected the ignore these files option) - I contacted support and they never replied...

    Summary

    There are much better free products out there....

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  • 1 stars

    "Unpleasant surprises"

    November 18, 2013   |   By mpias

    Version: MacCleanse 4.0.6

    Pros

    Freed up almost 2GB

    Cons

    Erased the Junk Mail info in Mail
    Restarts became troublesome

    Summary

    MacCleanse seems to have removed any information regarding what distinguishes real mail from junk mail. Now everything hits my mailbox and the computer needs to relearn the information it had been gathering for years.

    To add insult to injury, my rMBP refused to boot if a certain USB drive was attached. I had to repartition the drive before the computer would reboot with it plugged in. Part of my troubleshooting was to reinstall the OS which had no effect, meaning that MacCleanse did something to a drive it was not asked analyze or modify.

    I was fortunate that I received MacCleanse for free in a bundle, but if I had paid for it I would have been very upset.

    Wasting an evening troubleshooting my boot problems and now having to tell Mail which emails are junk is too high a price to pay for 1.9 GB freed.

    I deleted the program and feel much safer and happier for having done so.

    BTW, all this was done on a 2012 rMBP running OSX 10.9.

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  • 4 stars

    "Keeps my Mac so fresh and so clean"

    December 01, 2011   |   By dirtyharrison84

    Version: MacCleanse 3.1.2

    Pros

    This is a great app for keeping your Mac in tip-top shape. It is probably on the most useful applications I have on my Mac. Keeps my computer clean and gives warning when folders take up too much memory.

    Cons

    It will occasionally freeze my Mac and cause a reboot, but works well otherwise.

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  • 5 stars

    "Easy to use, through scrubbing"

    June 18, 2011   |   By cmeneely

    Version: MacCleanse 2.1.7

    Pros

    Fairly quick, easy to use, does a through job (as far as I can tell)

    Cons

    Does a cleaning job on all categories irregardless whether it got a clean bill-of-health or not - this seems to waste time. Fortunately, the cleaning process is reasonably fast.

    Summary

    Rapid and easy cleaning program that covers most of the critical bases.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great clean up program"

    February 06, 2011   |   By aocsgil

    Version: MacCleanse 2.1.2

    Pros

    cleans trash, history, unwanted languages, download files etc.

    Cons

    Be careful what you select to be cleaned....READ Instructions carefully and you should have no problem.

    Summary

    Very effective in cleaning.....As per advertised.

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  • 3 stars

    "I've only tried it twice, not sure how effective it is"

    February 01, 2011   |   By lathangt

    Version: MacCleanse 2.1.2

    Pros

    I really wonder how necessary software like this is when used with Apple computers. There seems to be sufficient internal programs to keep everything cleaned up.

    Cons

    No cons that I could detect.

    Summary



    Updated on Feb 16, 2011

    Nothing more to be added to my original review!

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  • 4 stars

    "To good to be true!?"

    November 14, 2010   |   By zyng22

    Version: MacCleanse 2.0.6

    Pros

    Quick (except when removing languages and associations) and thorough!

    Cons

    Removing language packs requires you enter your admin code on the mac every 15 minutes, I was going crazy!

    Summary

    This app essentially saved me over 40gb of space, if not more. I'm trying to find some ugly reality of this to rear it's head, but so far so good. Anyway, highly recommend buying as I did. Thx.

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  • 5 stars

    "This has made a complete mess of my computer"

    May 23, 2010   |   By crestone_dotmac

    Version: MacCleanse 2.0

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    It's been a full day of working on this and my computer is a complete mess as a result.
    I have had to reinstall numerous programs and some still just do not work.
    It's a real disaster in my world thanks to this program.
    I REGRET ever having used it.

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  • 5 stars

    "it works if you read the instructions"

    October 20, 2008   |   By hudsonw

    Version: MacCleanse 1.3

    Summary

    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    I read the instructions, set the preferences and selected the files I wanted deleted. MacClease deleted only the files I selected and immediately recovered 5GB of disk space. It worked the first time I tried it.

    I am no Einstein but this is not difficult software to use. The instructions are minimal and if I was unsure what I was deleting, the information panel told me what I was doing in plain English.

    I can think of more complex software or confusing procedures to do what MacCleanse does so handily but that doesn't seem like a productive use of time and energy.

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  • 5 stars

    "Worth the money"

    September 28, 2008   |   By mrcsg3

    Version: MacCleanse 1.2.7

    Pros

    Good. Works

    Cons

    None. Very stable, works well.

    Summary

    It's good. Does what it says it will with no problems.

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