Most apps will place additional files and folders which are required for them to work properly in the Library directory, but also in other locations on your Mac.
Unfortunately, these items are left behind when you remove the app: since there are no longer used, they unnecessarily take up space, and even slow down you Mac’s performance.
Scan your Mac for junk files
CleanMyMac is an user friendly Mac app that comes with a stylish design and helps you detect the junk files, but also user and system cache / log files, broken preferences or login items, apps that have universal binaries (you can remove the executable that is not suitable for your architecture), language files (you can keep only the one you actually employ).
Moreover, CleanMyMac can find large and old files that you have not used in a long time, various extensions installed on your Mac, and can help you clean up your iPhoto Library.
Correctly uninstall apps
The CleanMyMac Uninstaller function detects all the applications installed on your Mac, but also the files associated with a certain installation. As a result, if you delete and app using CleanMyMac, you can make sure that no junk files are left behind.
Manage your extensions
Last but not least, CleanMyMac is able to identify all the plug-ins, widgets, and Preferences panes installed on your Mac. The items are organized by type (Contacts, Dictionaries, iTunes, Login items, QuickLook plug-ins, and more) and you can easily choose to remove the ones that you do not need.
Intuitive solution for keeping your Mac clean
Finding your way around the CleanMyMac user interface is not too hard due to its streamlined interface that provides access to all functions via the main window.
However, note that all the files that will be removed must be selected by the user: make sure that you actually want to delete them because, if you send essential items to the Trash, you might render your Mac unusable.
Reviewed by Iulia Ivan on May 13th, 2014
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- Applied the latest code-signing rules from Apple.
- Bugs fixed:
Application descriptionCleanMyMac is an easy-to-use application that will help you keep your computer clean and running smoothly.CleanMyMac i...