Free app for macbook maintenance?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by xanders, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. xanders macrumors member

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    Is there any free app that can "clean" macbook cache etc.? Like Windows has a built in system maintenance prog. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Macs run all that stuff automatically. There is no need to do it on your own. But in you insist look into OnyX. Just be careful with it. You can break things easily with it.
     
  3. Caleb531 macrumors 6502

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  5. rychencop macrumors 65816

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    i use Onyx about once a month just for piece of mind, but simply rebooting your Mac can clean out a lot of things.
     
  6. Pillar macrumors 6502

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    now i'm in the "know"

    thanks
     
  7. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, it wipes the RAM and other stuff as well.

    Although it's not free (sorry) you might want to try CleanMyMac. There's a trial version but you can only clean so much with it before it stops working, and the full version is paid so it's probably not useful to you. But you can do a lot with it.
     
  8. jayducharme macrumors 68040

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    I run OnyX about once a month just for peace of mind. All I use is the Automation tab and I check off only Repair Permissions and Execute Maintenance Scripts.
     

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