Alternatives to paid applications: CCleaner or CleanMyMac X free of charge
If you used Windows before switching to the macOS operating system, you will agree with me that you probably had CCleaner installed on it. This application was very popular, especially in Windows, and was used by countless users. CCleaner gained its popularity because of its easy operation and, above all, because it was available for free. CCleaner is designed, as the name suggests, to clean your computer. He handles this task really brilliantly, and if you don't want to spend money on paid programs designed to clean your computer, then CCleaner is a real nut.
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At the outset, some of you might be able to argue that CCleaner is not free. Of course, you are right in part – CCleaner is available in two versions (three for businesses) and one of them, called Professional, is paid. Personally, however, I have never encountered the fact that the classic free version from CCleaner would not suffice. Specifically, in the paid version, you get, in contrast to the free version, only the option for automatic deletion of history and a function that constantly searches for various unnecessary files in the background and possibly also deletes them. At the same time, it is necessary to automatically update the free version and, if you need support, you will not be given priority – with all these "disadvantages" I am able to work, and probably most of you. The paid version will cost you a nice 399 crowns, which is "for a mouthful" nowadays, so a possible investment can pay off if you want to support the developers.
If you download, install and run CCleaner for the first time, a dialog box will immediately pop up asking you to grant the application permission to access the entire disk. This is understandable, of course, because CCleaner scans the entire disk during its operation and simply has to have access to it. In this case, just follow the procedure that appears on the screen. After granting access, just turn the application off and on. Once you start CCleaner again, you can start working with it. In the left part you can choose what the application will analyze, at the top there are switches for analyzing system data or application data. Once you have all the necessary categories selected, just click Analyze in the middle bottom. The analysis can take a few minutes, and once completed, you can view all the data to be cleaned. Then click Clean at the bottom right to confirm the deletion of this data.
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You can then switch to the Tools section on the left side of the window. As for tools, you can use a great "uninstaller" of applications, which deletes not only the application but also all its data, or you can set applications that will run automatically when the system is turned on. In addition, a tool is available for secure disk formatting and data destruction, within the last tool you can then search for all data that is larger than the value you set. In the Options section, you can then view even more tools, along with setting up the entire application. Then manually search for updates by tapping the small text Check for Updates… at the bottom right. So if you are looking for a free application that can perfectly clean your Mac or MacBook, then after many years of experience, I can definitely recommend CCleaner.
You can download the CCleaner application for free using this link
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