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Free up disk space, remove malware, and tune up your Mac with CleanMyMac X

All it takes is a single click to carry out a whole raft of basic maintenance tasks on your Mac with the new and updated CleanMyMac X. Updated to include a handy new feature called Space Lens.
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CleanMyMac X

My Mac gets pretty kludged up with software. I also work it hard and don't really take much care of it. One thing that I do use to keep it running smoothly is CleanMyMac by MacPaw. And the latest update - CleanMyMac X - brings a number of cool new features to the utility making it even more useful than ever.

This version of CleanMyMac also adds Malware removal, which isn't something that I needed (thankfully), but is a handy feature.

It also features a really handy Updater tool, which runs through all of your apps and tells you if anything is out of date, and offers you the chance to make that right.

A brand new feature added April 2019 is called Space Lens, which allows you to dig deep into your Mac to find the files and folders that need tidying up.

A one-year subscription for a single Mac to CleanMyMac X costs $40, while a lifetime subscription for a single Mac is $90. If you have multiple Macs then MacPaw offers some serious multi-user license discounts.

I highly recommend this app. It helps me get more out of my Mac and put off that painful - but inevitable - process of buying a new one.

Disclosure: ZDNet may earn a commission from some of the products featured on this page. Neither the author nor ZDNet were compensated for this independent review.

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CleanMyMac X - Smart Scan

The thing I like about CleanMyMac X is that overlaying the power and complexity of the application is an easy-to-use interface. It all starts in Smart Scan, where you can click a single button to get the ball rolling.

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CleanMyMac X - Smart Scan

Here CleanMyMac X is looking for junk files -- and the applications maintains a Safety Database that can tell the difference between junk and important files.

CleanMyMac X also never deletes anything without asking.

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CleanMyMac X - Smart Scan

Here's the junk CleanMyMac X found on my system.

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CleanMyMac X - Smart Scan

And here are the maintenance tasks it will carry out.

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CleanMyMac X - Smart Scan

Here CleanMyMac X is working on my system. The process took about a minute to complete.

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CleanMyMac X - Smart Scan

Here are the results - a quick spring clean of my Mac, which is now back ready for action.

And yes, it does indeed feel faster and snappier.

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CleanMyMac X

CleanMyMac X offers quick access to system information, and even allows you to clean up your Dropbox account.

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CleanMyMac X - System Junk

CleanMyMac X - Photo Junk
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CleanMyMac X - Photo Junk

CleanMyMac X - Mail Attachments
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CleanMyMac X - Mail Attachments

CleanMyMac X - iTunes Junk
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CleanMyMac X - iTunes Junk

CleanMyMac X - Trash Bins
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CleanMyMac X - Trash Bins

CleanMyMac X - Malware Removal
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CleanMyMac X - Malware Removal

CleanMyMac X - Privacy
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CleanMyMac X - Privacy

CleanMyMac X - Optimizations
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CleanMyMac X - Optimizations

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CleanMyMac X - Optimizations

CleanMyMac X - Uninstaller
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CleanMyMac X - Uninstaller

CleanMyMac X - Updater
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CleanMyMac X - Updater

CleanMyMac X - Large & Old Files
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CleanMyMac X - Large & Old Files

CleanMyMac X - Shedder
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CleanMyMac X - Space Lens
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CleanMyMac X - Space Lens

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