The latest Mac models are equipped with solid-state drives of relatively small capacity. As a result, users find that the disk becomes full of data very quickly. Even a very modest library of iTunes or iPhoto can fill almost the entire 128 GB drive. No matter how stable OS X is, without the occasional cleaning of this system from all sorts of garbage still cannot do. Experienced users can do this manually. And those who do not have enough knowledge or time will help individual utilities.
The most significant “eaters” of hard disk space are files and folders that users forgot about, or which “grew up” without their knowledge, like a folder with backup copies of the iPhone and iPad. Many Mac users will agree that working on a foul computer is a real hell. But using specialized utilities, you will again remind those times when your MacBook was utterly new and clean in every respect.
1. CleanMyMac 3
Probably, it will not be a big exaggeration if you call the utility CleanMyMac one of the most famous among all that are intended for cleaning OS X. And its third edition has become even more functional, has received even more perfect algorithm of cleaning. The advantage of CleanMyMac 3 is not only in the ability to clean out the garbage from the system that appears as a result of using the computer, but also the files that were there initially, but you never needed it.
The function of post cleaning in CleanMyMac 3 deletes local copies of the downloaded files in the mail, as well as garbage such as company logos and other. The third version of the Mac cleanup tool has learned to perform a comprehensive cleaning of iTunes. No, it does not delete the songs you listened to the last time two years ago, but it cleans the media processor of old backups, iOS software updates, incomplete downloads and service files. CleanMyMac is the third version has got a supplement for the bar menu, in which it is possible to clean RAM, to monitor the fullness of the hard drive and the Basket, and also to look at the battery status.
Undoubted advantage of this utility is the availability of a free version with the minimum necessary functionality. If there is a need for additional features, then the user is offered two options at once. In general, CCleaner has excellent capabilities in cleaning the system and optimizing of the computer. This utility is very popular all over the world. There are also versions for PC and mobile devices on Android.
With CCleaner, you can perform efficient and secure registry cleaning, delete temporary files, a fair amount of which accumulates over time in any system, edit the startup list and uninstall unnecessary programs that are littering the hard drive and registry. The interface of the application is quite simple and convenient – all the necessary actions for optimizing the system can be performed with just a couple of clicks.
A new utility with an unusual interface. It does not clean the system by itself but is capable of in-depth analysis of the contents of the hard drive. Based on which you can find unnecessary files, which sometimes take up a lot of free space. After you open DaisyDisk, you will be offered a diagram that visually demonstrates the data, including necessary and not uncommonly, on your Mac. Information is visualized in the form of beams, from which the complete graph most closely resembles chamomile (hence the name of the utility).
Starting a search on the file system, a brought to the full automation app, selects unnecessary software and produce the results. You will only have to remove all the “trash” that takes up space and slows down the system. DaisyDisk can be an excellent addition to any of the above utilities.
If you do not want to download any additional software, you can use the standard tools of the Mac. You can use the Finder to determine the most extensive files on your computer. To do this, press Command + F from the desktop to open a new search window, then select “File size” in the first field of the filter, and “More than” in the second field. In other fields, you can specify “100” and “MB”.