Mac OS X diagnostics software like CCleaner?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by sprime1, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. sprime1 macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2007
    I love the CCleaner program for my Windows partition. Is there anything like CCleaner for Mac OS X? i recently upgraded and cloned my hard drive, and need input on what kind of tests i can run to check it's stability and health and what not. Thanks much!
  2. r0k macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2008
    Onyx and MainMenu are 2 handy programs that allow you to clean up OS X a bit. OS X doesn't tend to clog up like Windows. There's no registry. Every application keeps its preferences in its own folder in "plist" files. Still, things can get mildly out of whack from time to time. I've used both Onyx and Mainmenu on my Mac.

    I've also read good things about Yasu, but I haven't gotten around to giving it a try.

    I should also mention that there is plenty of freeware available for OS X cleanup and maintenance. Steer clear of expensive bloated solutions, particularly those offered by Norton and other companies that normally write for Windows.
  3. reclusivemonkey macrumors 6502


    Jun 2, 2008
    Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, UK
    Cocktail has a very good reputation although its not free. I've not looked into it enough to know what it has over Onyx; they seem to offer pretty much the same thing. Paying for Cocktail may give you a little more reassurance for something which can potentially wreak havoc with your Mac.
  4. devnill macrumors newbie


    Sep 20, 2007
    London town
    Associated Deleted File Cleaning up

    Cleaning up associated files for deleted apps I use apptrap runs in the background you hardly know its there until you delete something.

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