Grab CleanMyMac’s Little Brother, CleanMyDrive, For Free In The Mac App Store

Grab CleanMyMac’s Little Brother, CleanMyDrive, For Free In The Mac App Store

CleanMyDrive monitors and spit-shines your external hard drives.

MacPaw, makers of CleanMyMac, released a new menubar Mac app today called CleanMyDrive. As a simplified version of CleanMyMac, CleanMyDrive lets you monitor and clean up external hard drives connected to your Mac. The app is super simplistic, and it’s free in the Mac App Store.

Main features:
★ Clean up drives from junk manually or automatically
★ Eject all external drives with one click
★ Access and eject your drives right from the main menu
★ Monitor free space on your drives
★ Works with external HDD, flash drives, DMG files and network volumes

How CleanMyDrive helps you in real life:
★ Cleans those annoying service files that your media player fails to play
★ Erases files from your drives, not just moves them to Trash like Finder
★ Removes thumbs.db and other Windows files that bring no value
★ Ejects all drives at once correctly when you hurry your Mac into sleep mode

The app will perform automated cleanups of ‘junk’ files on your external drives (Thumbs.db, .DS_Store, trash folders, etc.) and let you monitor the storage space on all connected drives. You can also eject all external drives at once. The app will default to only recognizing 64GB drives and under by default, but you can tweak that setting to support huge drive sizes in the app’s preferences.

Unfortunately, CleanMyDrive will not actually clean your Mac’s internal drive, but instead recommend you download its big brother, CleanMyMac. Clever marketing, MacPaw.

CleanMyDrive is available now for free in the Mac App Store.

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