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Get 30% off CleanMyMac X

Great savings on one of the best Mac utilities out there.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributing Writer

Without a doubt, CleanMyMac X is the best way to rid your Mac of the digital detritus that it accumulates, allowing you to free up storage space and even speed things up.

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Must read: How to securely erase hard drives (HDDs) and solid state drives (SSDs)

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I run CleanMyMac X once a week on my Macs, and feel that it keeps the kludge and detritus that otherwise accumulates down to a minimum, freeing up storage space and system resources. It's a solid app, and one that's not given me a second's problem in the time I've been using it.

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