This post is presented by Trendmicro, maker of Dr. Cleaner.
Spring is coming, and the urge to tidy up follows close behind. Of course, our computers can get just as cluttered as our homes. We use all kinds of cleaning supplies for tidying up our homes easily and effectively. It’s also a good idea to get the right tools for cleaning your Mac.
Dr. Cleaner is a simple but powerful Mac cleaner that’s great for keeping a tidy machine. It includes a suite of intuitive tools for memory optimization, cleaning out unnecessary or duplicate files, and monitoring system performance. Even better, the basic version of Dr. Cleaner is free. A premium version still costs significantly less than the alternatives.
Keeping a clean Mac is easy
A broom is simple to use. Organizing boxes are simple to use. The app we use to clean our Macs should be simple, too.
Dr. Cleaner lives as a drop-down tab in the menu bar. When not in use, it presents a glanceable memory usage indicator. When you click on the tab, it opens the app, revealing a clear menu of options and readouts.
The basic functions, like memory and system optimization, are available through a right-click menu, or via instant buttons in the main menu. Each is accompanied by simple graphics showing how much space you can save in the process. More functions can be accessed through a familiar, Finder-style window.
Clicking the “junk files” tab, for example, reveals an instant accounting of all the rubbish files taking up space on your Mac. Temporary files, mail caches, logs — each junk file type shows up as an icon and an indicator of the space they currently take up on your machine. Files can be located by filtering for size, date, name and type. Just scan, select and remove.
Something that sets Dr. Cleaner apart from its competitors are its real-time system diagnostics readouts. Even if your Mac is nice and tidy, you can still gain valuable insights by checking its CPU and network usage. This is handy for spotting performance-killing processes that might be running in the background.
Dr. Cleaner: A free Mac cleaner, with pro upgrades available
Sound good? If so, 80 percent of the cleaning functions in Dr. Cleaner are free. With the Pro version, you gain additional functions, like a duplicate file finder, a scanner for large files, an app manager and a file shredder, all for about $20. By comparison, alternatives like CleanMyMac go for $40.
Dr. Cleaner is a handy toolkit for fully removing unwanted applications and their files, checking on system performance, and deleting junk files of all sorts. If you’re getting ready for spring cleaning, you’ll want to get this app.
Download from: Mac App Store