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MainMenu for Mac

By Incredible Bee Free to try Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009

Old hands know that there are a lot of ways to keep your Mac happy and running smoothly. You can periodically clean out caches, repair disk permissions in Disk Utility, and even run maintenance scripts on an accelerated schedule using Terminal. Many apps out there will help you perform these tasks, and MainMenu is one of the better and leaner ones, with a clean, easy-to-access, easy-to-use interface. Unfortunately, MainMenu went from being a free app to a $20 app without any corresponding leap in functionality, so it's hard to recommend it, given the number of lower-priced (and even free) competitors with similar functionality available.

MainMenu lives in your menu bar, with a customizable icon that lets you know when it's running. MainMenu can help you repair permissions, run Chron scripts, rebuild your Spotlight index to speed up searches, force empty your Trash, clean or flush a variety of caches and logs, and more. You can also set up a suite of regular tasks for MainMenu to run as a batch in the background, and you can receive Growl updates to track MainMenu's progress.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.4.1

  • Fixed: Occasional crashes when showing open panel
  • Fixed: Wrong volume icons
  • Fixed: Clean Google Chrome cache & history not working for all versions
  • Fixed: Preferences: "Hide Dock Icon" toggles "Store Clipboard Items"


Release March 11, 2016
Date Added March 11, 2016
Version 3.4.1

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.11
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

  • Reclaim your disk
  • Are you running out of disk space? With MainMenu you can free up disk space by cleaning the cache and browser data that's piling up on your disk. MainMenu can also find large files eating away at your precious disk space. And if your Desktop is cluttered you can let MainMenu archive it in a single sweep.
  • Optimize
  • Bring your Mac up to speed with MainMenu. Rebuild Launch Services to fix common problems when launching applications. And speed up Apple Mail by rebuilding its mail index.
  • Fine-tune your Mac
  • MainMenu lets you dig into the Mac OS X treasure chest to fine-tune your Mac. Change the screenshot output format to PNG, TIFF or even PDF. Remove window shadows when taking screenshots. And let Finder show hidden files so you know what's on your system.
  • Secure erase
  • When you delete a file its data may not immediately be physically removed from your disk. Use MainMenu to securely and immediately remove files and their contents. MainMenu also offers you to securely erase all the free space on a disk, and so wipe contents from previously deleted files.
  • Custom tasks
  • Do you find yourself running the same set of tasks repeatedly? Save time by grouping your favorite tasks so you can run them in a single action. You can also set MainMenu to restart or shutdown your Mac automatically after completing a custom task.
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