Either our Macs are dirtier and more cluttered than I imagined they could be, or there’s money to be made by convincing Mac users that their Macs are infested and infected with a burgeoning collection of caches, logs, and nefarious data that slows down our favorite PCs.
Advanced Clean Up: $3
Through the years I’ve tried about every new Mac cache cleaning, log deleting, and trash can removal app available. We should have a Friday feature called, ‘Mac Cleaner App of the Week.’
This week it’s Mechanism8, an inexpensive utility which does what most of the Mac cleaner utilities do. Separate you from your money while deleting various files you may or may not care about, but if they’re gone, and your Mac still works, you’re probably positive about the whole experience.
Mechanism8 is cool looking, as most of these cleaning utilities one up one another by looking different than last week’s Mac Cleaner App of the Week.
See? Modern, no?
Click the big bold Scan button and Mechanism8 scans your to find loose app caches, browser caches, email downloads, user cache files, user log files, trash files in the Trash can.
Then, select which ones you want to, well, trash (discard is a good word; more trendy) and click the big Clean button (same as the Scan button, but different name; that saves space). Just to make sure you get your $3 worth, Mechanism8 has a big Done button, too. But only use that when you’re, uh, um. Done?
Are our Mac so dirty, so cluttered with unnecessary files, logs, and caches, that we need a specialized utility to get rid of it all? Probably not. But it’s like washing your car when it’s really, really dirty. The car seems to run better.