OS X Yosemite has a lot going on that most Mac users never see or worry about. Apple builds in a number of automatic cleaning scripts so caches and logs don’t eat up all your storage, but there’s more that can be done. Here’s one way to get the job accomplished for less.
Keeping Disks Clean
DiskKeeper Cleaner is a remarkably inexpensive utility for the Mac which makes the cleaning process about as easy as it can get without being fully automated (I’d pay a few dollars more for daily cleaning).
The clean, simple, and visually attractive interface makes using DiskKeeper Cleaner a pleasure. Simply select the options you prefer, and click the Cleanup button.
While you’re using your Mac the browser collects cache files, cookies, and other data. Various applications collect cache files and logs, too. Each user on a machine has their own cache files and user logs.
DiskKeeper Cleaner finds and gets rid of them, including browser, apps, and other unnecessary files that can take up plenty of storage space on your Mac.
How simple is this to use?
DiskKeeper Cleaner works quickly on more modern Macs, especially those running OS X Mavericks or Yosemite. With a single click it can eliminate use caches and logs, app caches and logs, even email downloads, and there’s a setting for removing iPhoto’s obsolete originals.
DiskKeeper Cleaner appears to be a companion app to DiskKeeper, which has some overlapping features, but also uninstalls applications, renames files by the hundreds, plus it finds and sorts files by size so you can see which files take up the most space on your Mac.
Are such utilities mandatory necessities on a Mac? No, but they’re useful; these are fast and simple to operate, and don’t cost much.