Dr. Cleaner - quick little utility to tidy up storage and memory

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  1. ggteam2heavy macrumors newbie

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    Dr. Cleaner has a good idea of where to clean up junk files and does well to keep memory available for games.

    Here's the overview

    • finds large files (more than 100MB) that you may want to delete
    • Clean temporary files such as logs, cache files, downloads, etc.
    • Clear mail cache
    • Delete iTunes and iOS temporary files
    • Empty current user’s Trash
    • Remind users to clean their disk when necessary

    • Automatically optimizes memory when apps close
    • Reclaim unused memory to make it available for use by other apps
    • Show real-time memory status on system menu bar
    • Show apps using significant amounts of memory

     

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  3. JB5 macrumors newbie

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    One of the highest rated apps of it's kind....see app store and macupdate.com.
    I've been using it for a few months with only benefits. It seems to speed up my 5 year old 8GB iMac and particularly my mac book air with only 4GB of Ram.
    It's also FREE!
    Anyone else care to comment?
     
  4. robgendreau macrumors 68030

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    Sure; see this for example: http://www.cnet.com/news/memory-cleaning-utilities-not-the-panacea-they-claim-to-be/

    TrendMicro is mostly an antivirus company that's legit, so this at least isn't one of those scammer applications. But for most people with modern computers and adequate memory it isn't necessary for memory management. If you have an SSD and wanna remove your biggest files it might be helpful though.
     
  5. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    Why not. In a nutshell: there is no need for such software on a Mac with OS X.
     
  6. JB5 macrumors newbie

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    For me, not having to restart to refresh the memory is a very good help.
     
  7. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    The restart of OS X is a complex process in this respect, so such applications by no means replace it.

    P:S.: RAM is managed w/o restart.
     
  8. JB5 macrumors newbie

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    "#7
    The restart of OS X is a complex process in this respect, so such applications by no means replace it."
    Thank you for that.... Can you explain?

    "P:S.: RAM is managed w/o restart."

    Why is it that I can click the "optimize" button and watch the memory usage reduce by about 25%?
     
  9. LxHunter macrumors 6502

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    "Why is it that I can click the "optimize" button and watch the memory usage reduce by about 25%?"

    Why is that desirable?
    Just makes apps a bit slower to respond?
     
  10. Ulenspiegel macrumors 68030

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    If you take the chance to use the Forums search engine, you can find answers to your questions like the one below:
     
  11. JB5 macrumors newbie

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    Not likely... since I didn't really know what I was asking... o_O
    On the other hand, it's great to have found such sophisticated users here to tutor me.
    So.... other than:....
    there is really no benefit..... thank you all...
     

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