If you are here, you must have heard about CleanMyMac 2, a system utility software that is meant to speed up, clean up and optimize your Mac, to make it faster and easier to work on, even if your Mac is pretty old. In this CleanMyMac review, you will learn more about what the software does, whether your Mac needs it and how you can go about trialing the software before considering a purchase.
Clean My Mac 2 Review
Now, there are two versions of Clean My Mac available, with the latest version being CleanMyMac 2. Both versions have been very well reviewed by the Mac user community, with popular sites like MacWorld, CultOfMac, TUAW, Softpedia, iCreate and The Mac Observer all giving it very good ratings. In fact, About.com, a very popular authority site on pretty much all things online gave CleanMyMac 2 the prestigious reader’s choice award.
With those kind of credentials, we can tell you right off the bat that this software is worth a trial or purchase. If you want to trial this software, you can use this instant download link to download and run CleanMyMac 2 straight from the developer’s site, MacPaw.
What does CleanMy Mac 2 do?
If you read any of the CleanMyMac reviews out on the Internet, including of course ours, you will see that Clean My Mac, as the name suggests, is primarily used to clean up your Mac, to rid it of duplicates, cache junk, system junk, language junk and a lot of binary junk. Additionally, this program from MacPaw can also be used to uninstall programs, clean up the start up list on your Mac and even help your Mac connect to the Internet faster. Considering that the software costs less than $50, it is a fantastic investment as it can potentially help you put off a more expensive hardware upgrade or maybe even postpone that really expensive new Mac purchase that you might have been planning or saving up for.
CleanMyMac 2 Feature List
11 Different Types of Clean Up – More hard disk space
One of the main features of CleanMyMac is that it can rid your Mac off a lot of piled up junk, junk that might have accumulated for months or even years, if you have had your Mac for that long. The 11 different types of junk that Clean My Mac 2 can get rid of, often times in just 10 minutes or so, are; user cache files, system cache files, user log files, system log files, broken preferences, broken login items, redundant iOS software update files, iOS photo cache, universal binaries, development junk and unnecessary language files.
Though a cleanup of all the above sounds like a rather laborious task, the fact of the matter is that Clean My Mac 2 gets rid of all this junk with a couple of clicks, freeing up anywhere from 4 GB to even 20 GB of hard disk space with just a single scan.
What does all that new space mean for you? Added performance is what it means! More hard disk space allows your Mac’s processor to work faster, thereby upping system performance. Many users have experienced remarkable improvement in system performance just by using this clean up and it is one of the main reasons for the popularity of this software.
To see how much junk Clean My Mac 2 can get rid of on your Mac, use this trial link here, for an instant download and run of the program.
Large and old files cleanup
This is another important feature that many Mac users find useful. Clean My Mac 2 has an intelligent finder that will scan through your entire hard disk(s), to find large files that you haven’t touched in a long time. Large files like movies, audio playlists or even a bunch of pictures that you don’t need anymore will be found by the program, to then be presented to you, asking for your permission to delete or to keep.
Depending on whether you need the files or not, you can use a couple of clicks to keep or delete these files. This is a particularly useful feature for those who download a lot of movies and audio and then never watch or listen to those files. Deleting just 10 movies can typically free up 7GB of hard disk space and this program can make it a breeze to find those large, chunky files that haven’t been touched in a long time, on your Mac.
Most Mac users make a complete mess of their iPhoto folders, without even knowing it. Did you know that your Mac creates duplicates every time you crop, edit or even just rotate a photo. If you play around with your pictures a lot, there is a good possibility that you have a ton of photo duplicates that you just don’t need, along with a lot of unnecessarily used up hard disk space. Manually deleting these files can take forever whereas CleanMyMac 2 can keep one copy of your pictures and delete all the others with just two easy clicks.
Of course, you will always have the option to manually delete photos as well.
To give the iPhoto cleanup module and CleanMyMac 2 a trial run, use this link to download, instantly.
This is another excellent module that you will find very useful both now and in the future. Clean My Mac 2 will compile a list of ALL programs on your Mac. To uninstall something that you don’t need, all you have to do is select the program and hit uninstall. The uninstaller will neatly uninstall every last component of that program, permanently getting rid of it.
This might be useful for a lot of Mac users as most Mac users try deleting programs that they don’t want. When you don’t want a program, you must understand that you must uninstall it and not delete it. Clean My Mac 2 lets you safely uninstall, with just a few clicks. You can demo the uninstaller by using this CleanMyMac 2 trial link here.
Manage your Safari extensions
Safari, your default internet browser for Mac allows you to use a lot of extensions that are meant to liven up and make your internet access a lot more convenient than the stock Safari browser. However, like how too much of anything can prove to be detrimental, having too many resource hungry extensions can result in slow internet browsing.
CleanMyMac 2 has an extensions manager that will easily allow you use one or two clicks to enable, disable or even completely delete extensions that you don’t need, without having to toggle through complicated menus.
Did you know that files and folders are not really deleted when you delete them on your Mac. To truly delete files and folders, you need to empty your trash bin as well, something that CleanMyMac’s eraser can take care of, again, with just a click or two. This eraser module also has a secure erase that is the equivalent of a paper shredder, deleting your files and folders in such a way that they can never be recovered, even by programs that can normally recover deleted files and folders that you even discard from the trash can.
Macs are fantastic machines and cost a lot more than Windows computers and for good reason. When you pay the extra money for Mac performance, it makes sense to keep a Mac system utility software that will always keep your Mac in prime performance mode, no matter how old it is.
You can use CleanMyMac 2 to even schedule your cleanups, to run automatically, so that your Mac is cleaned for you automatically, after certain days or certain months, as you enjoy your normal activities. That brings us to the end of our Clean My Mac review. You can instantly trial CleanMyMac 2 at this link here.