Maybe it’s the same issue we hear from security experts and the makers of anti-virus and malware scanner apps. That’s how they make their living, so, obviously, they want us to believe we need their products. What about Mac memory?
iExist, Therefore iAm Needed
Historically, the Mac has always shipped with an anemic amount of random access memory (RAM). That was then and this is now.
A quick check to the Apple Store online reveals that all Macs ship with at least 4GB of RAM, and many start out with 8GB of RAM. Is that enough?
Today’s Mac user probably has more open applications running than ever before, so usable RAM is sliced and diced between ever more apps.
Enter the Memory Clean app for your Mac which aims to free up, or ‘clean’ memory that’s not being used so it’s available to more RAM hungry apps. It’s free.
All Memory Clean does is to purge RAM from apps which are no longer using memory. The app scans your Mac’s memory and frees up what isn’t being used, making RAM available for more RAM hungry applications.
Memory Clean details how memory is managed on your Mac, and even provides a pop display which lists App Memory, File Cache, Wired memory, Compressed memory, and the total.
Options are equally streamlined. Set a threshold level to display an alert when free RAM goes below a certain level. And select Auto Clean so memory is cleaned when you open Memory Clean.
Here’s the real issue with Memory Clean. Do you need it? That depends upon how you use your Mac, how many open apps reside in memory, and which apps you use the most (and how RAM hungry they can be).
Since Memory Clean is free there’s very little penalty to see if it can improve your Mac’s performance on RAM hungry apps.