A new major version of CleanMyMac, not to be confused with MacKeeper, is available. The editor has lightened the interface of its cleaning utility by making the sidebar transparent and modifying other interface elements.
The primary function of the software remains the same: to recover several gigabytes on its hard disk (or SSD) by deleting unnecessary files. Clean My Mac test stands out from previous versions by taking additional files into account.
In addition to removing caches, translations, and logs, among others, the software now proposes to clean up Mail attachments and unnecessary iTunes files (interrupted downloads, damaged backup …).
For Mail attachments, CleanMyMac 3 only selects those that have not been modified. Attachments deleted from the hard drive remain accessible online, via the web version of the email service configured in Mail.
In any case, it is advisable to carefully look at which files will pass through the trap before confirming. The author of these lines never had a bad surprise with the version 3 of CleanMyMac, but the software is extending its field of action, it is better to be careful.
1. Standard Functions of Clean My Mac
This Mac Mac utility software has all the features you can find in other software to clean your Mac computer: clean the hard drive, clear caches, detect and delete duplicate files, remove temporary files, address files Binaries and remove unnecessary language files.
2. Additional features of Clean My Mac
Removed corrupted startup items, development junk, leftovers application, photo trash, broken preferences, flash driver trash and Mac OS service junk. Also, this Mac also includes an uninstaller application, package analyzer, ignore list applications, drag and a drop features, widget manager, and many other fun things.
CleanMyMac 3 also includes some maintenance scripts (reindexing Spotlight, dumping DNS caches, reconstructing the launch services base …), but it does much less than Onyx on this point – which is free more.
A Privacy section is used to delete web browsing files and the history of Skype and Messages communications.
Finally, a dashboard summarizes the hard drive, memory, battery, and processor status. This information can be accessed by clicking on the software icon in the menu bar.
CleanMyMac 3 is sold for 20 € instead of 40 until 14 April. The 50% discount is valid without time limits for users of the previous version. The demo version can only delete 500 MB of files. OS X Mountain Lion minimum is required.