There must be a dozen Mac apps which do many of the same things. Clean caches, unlock hidden features, add useful functionality.
Some are commercial, some are free, and not one of these many apps has everything you want or need to keep your Mac running in top shape, and make you a more efficient user. If you’re into free, check out IceClean. It cleans and optimizes and tosses in a few dozen extras just for good measure.
A Clean Car Runs Better
I don’t know if it’s true, but I heard that from my father who probably heard it from his father. Maybe it’s merely a time honored way that parents can get free car washes from driving age children.
If your Mac is a personal internet vehicle then keeping it clean and well maintained makes it run better.
Most of your Mac’s cache and system cleaning is scheduled to run while you’re asleep—in the middle of the night. What’s the problem?
If I’m asleep in the middle of the night, then so is my Mac, so it can’t perform many of those regularly scheduled tasks. Free Mac cleaning apps to the rescue, Roscoe.
Swiss Army Knife-like Utility
IceClean is a free Mac app that helps to clean up your Mac. For example, IceClean runs those overnight cache cleaning scripts when you want, rather than when your Mac wants to but can’t because it’s sleeping while you’re sleeping.
Wait. There’s more. Much more. 20 ways more.
IceClean also updates your Mac’s prebindings. Apps should launch faster. It also verifies those pesky Preference files, which seem to corrupt from time to time. More improvement may be gained by clearing other caches which your Mac normally ignores.
After that, IceClean becomes a Swiss Army Knife of little functions that make your Mac life a little better. Collectively, it cobbles together in one location a bunch of handy features, functions, and fun apps.
Built in are the Traceroute, Netstat, and Whois functions that we hold so dear, right?
What? You’re not into Netstat?
You and about 35-million other Mac users. However, IceClean still has functions you’ll find worthy and useful that will surely eclipse the low entry cost (free).
First, it can turn your Dashboard on or off, display hidden files and folders, quit the Finder, rebuild Finder menu icons when they disappear (it happens), add new Desktop screenshot capture options, toggles the 2D and 3D Dock, even force a relaunch of the Dock and Finder.
Second, IceClean is free. Honestly, I think that’s the main selling point. Clean caches, rebuild this or that, gain access to other functions and features. Do it all for free. What’s not to like?