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MacCleanse for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0.5
  • Total Downloads:
    39,316
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 24, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial); $29.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    25.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    16
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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MacCleanse provides a suite of features to keep your computer running smoothly and to ensure your privacy when you're on a shared machine. It works to free up space through a combination of actions, and its intuitive functionality make it a great tool for quickly eliminating all kinds of unwanted data.

Pros

Protecting privacy: Especially if you're not the only one who uses a particular computer, you may not want to leave traces behind of where you've been and what you've been looking at. This app lets you quickly remove all evidence of Web browsing, as well as any other unnecessary files and data that have accumulated over time.

Associated file removal: Another handy section of this app is the App Removal area, which lets you simply drag and drop in apps that you want to delete. In addition to deleting the app itself, this software also finds and removes all kinds of associated files, so you're not left with a bunch of unrelated junk, even after the unwanted app itself has been removed.

Cons

Damaging deletions: Unfortunately, this software can also sometimes remove important files, and it does occasionally delete things, even when you deselect them manually. That makes it a somewhat dangerous app to use for beginners, who may not be fully aware of what they should and shouldn't delete, or who don't know what to do if something vital is accidentally deleted.

Bottom Line

MacCleanse is a powerful software, and it offers a lot of nice features with multiple built-in benefits. It may be a bit unwieldy for beginners, and its tendency to delete items that you've manually instructed it not to is troubling. The App Removal section is particularly helpful, though, as it can be hard to manually find and remove all files associated with an app when you're ready to delete it.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of MacCleanse for Mac 5.0.3.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 14

1 stars

"app. pessima e pericolosa"

January 10, 2015  |  By jackpisie

 |  Version: MacCleanse 5.0

Pros

nessun elemento pro

Cons

dopo l'uso ho dovuto reistallare molte app

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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

"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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0.5
Fixed slow loading of file information.
General
Publisher Koingo Software
Publisher web site http://www.koingosw.com/
Release Date June 24, 2015
Date Added June 24, 2015
Version 5.0.5
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 25.27MB
File Name maccleanse.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 39,316
Downloads Last Week 16
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License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial
Price $29.95

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