macOS cleanup apps

carbontune

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Sep 11, 2018
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Having used CleanMyMac 3 for several years on my Mac mini, I've elected not to install it on my iMac. I gut used to cleaning my Mac once a week and never has an issue other than a ton of disk space being freed and the ability to 'properly' uninstall apps that I no longer need.

Does macOS do a decent job of keeping the disk clean by itself. I presume there are background jobs running to do this. What about cleaning up after uninstalling apps?
 
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sensed

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Nov 12, 2018
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I am a Mac newbie and want to know - is it a Yes or a No? Previous comments are contradictory... Any other opinion would be appreciated!
 

phunigai

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Nov 12, 2018
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yesno. since 1999, i have not found a clean up software i used frequently or used on a regular basis. i think they all look and have the same names. I think "clean my mac" or "maccleaner" cleared permissions when installed highest sierra last july. if you are happy with macmy3clean, you answered your question.
 

Ifitaintbrokedontfixit

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Aug 19, 2018
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Clean-up apps are not necessary, and sometimes buggy.
I agree that clean-up apps are not necessary. See, for example: The myth of the dirty Mac.

The System Information app that is part of macOS can be used to reclaim storage space on your Mac. See, for example, these help pages from Apple Support: Find and delete files on your Mac and Optimize storage space on your Mac.

If after reading all of the above, you still insist on using a clean-up app, choose one based on a review in a reputable publication such as Macworld (for example, The best Mac clean-up utilities), since some of the apps in this genre are malware or spyware (for example, Dr Cleaner).
 

Ifitaintbrokedontfixit

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Aug 19, 2018
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I am using TunesBro CleanGeeker and it does a nice job for cleaning
TunesBro CleanGeeker is a new app that was only released a month ago, and the official web page for the app is riddled with grammatical errors, which may be a red flag warning about the quality of the app.

As I noted above, I would advise against using any app such as this one unless it has received a positive review in a reputable publication such as Macworld, since some of the apps in this genre are malware or spyware (or are just junk software). TunesBro CleanGeeker has not yet been positively reviewed in a reputable publication, and it's not in the App Store either, so it's not Apple-approved. I would highly recommend staying away from it.
 
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