Best free app to clean my Mac? (cache, temp files, etc.)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by iRock1, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. iRock1 macrumors 6502a

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  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Get the one for your OS version, of course. Unlike many other apps, they make several versions available that are OS specific.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    ^ ^ ^
    OnyX is it, if you think you need a system utility app.
     
  4. Bending Pixels macrumors 65816

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    You really DON'T need a "clean my mac" app. They're usually a waste of money/time and can screw up your system. OS X isn't like WindBlows that creates a lot of junk/temp files.
     
  5. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Just don't "buy" mac keeper.

    The OS is really maintenance free. You may from time to time boot into single user mode, or boot into recovery partition and run repair permissions.

    Don't buy any speed up fixer apps.
     
  6. iRock1 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Don't worry, I'm aware that “Clean My Mac” is a scam. As if I hadn't had enough with those stupid ads around the web, lol.

    Onyx it is then. Thanks for your advice.
     
  7. rigormortis macrumors 68000

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    i used to like applejack. its over at source forge. but it hasn't been updated in a while. it checks and repairs permissions, clears cache files, cleans virtual memory all in one shot

    i have a problem with iTunes,its transferring diagnostic logs to my mac, but not sending them
    and not clearing them off my iPhone and ipad. i found 17 gigs of logs in console and i deleted them

    Im stuck. nothing i do clears my iPhone of its diagnostic and usage logs. and its on my ipad as well
     
  8. Fishrrman macrumors G3

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    There's also a free, simple utility app called "Yasu":
    http://yasuapp.net

    Note that it is no longer being developed, but still is known to work through 10.10.

    I've used it with 10.11, no problems that I can see.
     
  9. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Ah I remember applejack in the lion days... Good one.
     

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