With a baker’s dozen cadre of tools and utilities I work to keep my Mac clean and pristine. Not every Mac user does the do-it-yourself scrubbing dance, so here’s a Mac app that does it for you.
Clean, Purify, Sanitize
If you frequent Mac websites or popular blogs you’ve surely run across a number of Mac apps which claim to clean a Mac, purify files, and sanitize those growing caches.
If I had to spend money on a single Mac app to replace the dozen or so I use already, I’d spend it on the latest version of MacCleanse.
This is not the app for do-it-yourselfers. MacCleanse is feature laden but easy to use.
What it does can be accomplished in seconds or a minute or two, and far less time than it takes me an my Dirty Dozen to do the same deeds.
MacCleanse will uninstall apps and remove old, unwanted files. It wipes out unused language files to save space. It erases cache files, empties logs, clears browsers of cookies and delete the incriminating web history file.
It’s as easy to use as iTunes or iPhoto.
The Sidebar tells you nearly everything you need to know. MacCleanse will scan your Mac and display an update overview of what it finds. One by one, step by step, the app walks through the process of deleting caches, scrapping logs, purging file histories and locations. And, it’ll take out the trash.
If you prefer to get your hands dirty, MacCleanse is flexible and gives you plenty of options. Create favorite sets of cleanup configurations that perform only those cleaning actions you want.
MacCleanse can also be automated to perform a quick cleanup at specific dates and times. The Scan and Delete feature scans your Mac, then lists in detail all the recommended deletions. One click does the deed. What you’ll end up with, to justify the expense, is a Mac with fewer incriminating trails that can be audited, and a bunch of extra space on your storage.
If you’re one to insist on doing it yourself, there’s a few apps to recommend of the free variety in Free: The 3 Best Mac Utilities To Clean, Repair, Customize, And Unlock Hidden Features.