CleanMyMac X [macOS]

CleanMyMac X [macOS]


Hello, this is Nathan Lott and on today’s screencast I’m going to be talking about Clean My Mac X or Ten by MacPaw It is $34.95 a year. and it’s a Swiss Army Knife type of application that does a lot different cleaning utilities on your Mac. So let’s take a look at it. So right off the bat you can do a Smart Scan Well let’s go and look at everything it cleans So you have System Junk. It will optimize your system, remove temporary files to free up space slims application sizes and resolves kinds of broken items. It will clean up Photo junk It will optimize your Photo library data and remove local iCloud cache It will remove local copies of your email downloads and attachments It will clean up iTunes junk It will empty Trash Bins avoid various Finder errors. So let’s go ahead and do a Smart Scan And that just cleans up everything So it will start with unneeded files As you can see it counts up the gigabytes that it will be cleaning up off your hard drive. Ok so it found 11.9 gigabytes of of unneeded junk. You can review the details So ten gigabytes of system junk such as user cache files, system cache files, system log files language files, old updates and you can show each one like the Safari cache, Reeder cache, Tweetbot cache Different cache files log files language files that you don’t need old updates and so on You can see mail attachments iTunes cache and your local trash bins. If you don’t want to for example you want to keep your mail attachments you can uncheck it or you can show and uncheck anyone of these if you want to keep it And since I use IMAP mail messages are kept on the server as well, it really isn’t that much of a problem if they are deleted from local storage Alright so I’m going to go ahead and run this. Everything looks good and that’s it. It cleaned out 11.9 GB It did not find any potential malware threats. And it performed three maintenance tasks that are needed to keep your Mac in good running shape. You can view the log of everything it cleaned out So moving on There’s malware removal where it removes malicious files and protects your mac. Now most of the time everytime I’ve done this it has scanned well I have not run into a situation where it found anything so I’m not sure how reliable the malware protection is on Clean My Mac In Privacy, it will remove browsing traces, clears your browsing history including Auto-fill forms sweeps up your chat data So if we do a scan on that You will see under wi-fi networks there are 58 items These are every wi-fi network I’ve ever gone to so it can clear all of that out As well as open networks Let’s go ahead and clear out all the Open networks And I need to type my Mac password So I can clean up all of the traces of open wi-fi networks that I’ve ever gone to Then there’s optimization so it can identify and quit hung applications and take control of what you’re running All my login items and I can enable or disable each one one by one Launchers and you can remove each one So since we’re not using the VPN, I’m just going to remove that. Then there’s maintenance you can free up your RAM, free up Purgeable Space You run maintenance scripts, flush DNS cache This is handy if Flushing DNS cache is handy if you run across a website is not loading right or is taking forever to load It could be something with your network, but it could also help by flushing out the DNS cache and that’s often fix problems for me. You can speed up mail, Re-index spotlight even Even repair disk permissions which is not something you can do very easily in Mojave anymore One of the coolest features is with applications Here you can completely uninstall all the different the application itself plus all the different preference files and everything that comes with it So for example Adobe Digital Edition and I have the actual application, preference file, and the installer It can get rid of all of that So let’s go ahead and do that Tells you how much was cleared out So then I could go through and see whatever applications I don’t use very much anymore or at all and get rid of them all from here like DeskConnect I don’t use, Equation Editor is not something that I use. I don’t use Focus Matrix or Frame Grab So I can go through here and And then click uninstall and it will go through each one and delete completely delete all of them And then you can search by unused. These are all apps that we haven’t opened for over 6 months decide if I still want to use them or not So this is a really nice to clean up your system Then there are leftovers If you manually remove an application it could have items left related items left on your system so you can use this to get rid of those leftovers as well Mojave is going to be the last of the 32 bit applications. The next operating system, everything will have to be 64 bit So this will also help you determine which of these apps are 32 you need to think about replacing or getting rid of. You can see all of the apps from the App Store and then other apps you have downloaded separates apps out by vendor. One of the nicest functions of this Clean My Mac X is the updated. Here you can see what apps you have on your system that need to be updated without going to each application one by one and seeing whether it needs updated So I can select all of these and tap on update if one of these is open it will prompt you to quit it and then perform the updates Next are extensions, you can view all of your system extensions including widgets so plugins, dictionaries, etc. You have your Spotlight plugins, Safari Extensions Preference panes and Internet plugins So you can review all of that Next is Space Lens. This is handy for seeing which applications and which files take up the most room on your hard drive So if we do a scan with Space Lens We can see that my user library 409 GB My system libary is 25 GB, And I can just tap on each folder so if I want to see My music library is the biggest at 99 GB My system library 86 my documents folder at 80 and pictures at 66 So if I wanted to look at my iTunes folder which is the biggest at 99 iTUnes is 98 Garageband is 1.54 Audio Hijacks is 3.8 Audio Music is 9 MB Just keep going through these folders Music is the largest And then compilations is the largest there Top hits of the 50’s and 60s is the biggest there Get into the actual tracks. You can go through your path Back out of each one You can also look at Large and Old Files. Easily sorts through your files finds forgotten items that you may want to get rid of things that haven’t been opened in a long time You can even see these are the files that haven’t been opened for a year and you can go through and look at those If you want to see where it is in the Finder, you can right click and reveal in the Finder It shows you that program or that file You can also right click it and Quick Look it But that will only work with movie files ANd then you can decide whether you want to keep any of these old files. Finally there’s a shredder It will erase sensitive data securely write 1s and 0s over trash files over and over again so if you really want to make sure it is gone and not discoverable again you can shred your files So here is an old bank account statement and I want to shred Open it Finally let’s look at the preferences for Clean My Mac X YOu can choose whether to play sounds or not. I think sounds are annoying. Turn that off. You can also allow beta features if you want to You can also add tell it to keep the following languages You can specify items you would like to include in your scans. I have everything checked right now You can see information about the Clean My Mac X menu bar That will show how much is available on your hard drive how much memory is available…RAM How much is in your trash THe amount on your CPU Your network, you can even test the speed of your network And then if you want to connect Dropbox so you can sync between multiple Macs you can do that as well. You can also go straight to the app If your trash exceeds a certain amount you can get notified about it and when free space is less than 100 gb you also get notified about it or you can get notified when low on free ram or you have applications that hung And you can select instruments that your would like to see in your Clean My Mac X Menu So if you don’t use dropbox or you don’t have multiple apps to connect you can un select and you won’t see the Dropbox Next is assistant You can recieve automatic suggestions so it will remind you every so often about a regular clean up you can turn that off or on if you want to You can check for updates I’m on the newest version You can choose whether to share your usage statistics with MacPaw and CleanmyMac to make it better Ignore list So things when it does a scan you want to ignore that particular file That is CleanMyMacX. It is a very nice Swiss Army Knife utility for cleaning things on your Mac Thanks for watching and I will talk to you next time.

Dereck Turner

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