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It’s easy to get out of control. Before you know it, your 500 GB drive will only have 20 GB remaining, and you’d be kicking yourself and asking how it happened so quickly! With CleanMyMac, it’s easy to get on top of things and keep your Mac healthy at the same time.

CleanMyMac scans your drive and in a matter of minutes, returns a list of junk files which are taking valuable space on your Mac: from caches to unneeded language files, from logs to universal binaries. Each time you run CleanMyMac, you’ll probably recover anywhere between 2 to 3 GB of space.

You must be thinking it’s a good idea to start cleaning your Mac. How much space are junk files taking up on your computer? This is your chance to win a one of the 10 lifetime CleanMyMac licenses worth $300 have have to give away!

Scanning takes just a few minutes and once it’s complete, the app will show you a list of stuff which are probably safe to delete. Just to be safe, you should got through the list to make sure the app’s recommendations are true. The general rule here is, if you’re unsure, don’t delete it.

Extraneous language files take up a lot of space, and you’ll never use them unless you’ve suddenly mastered a different language and want your entire operating system in say, Japanese. It’s very unlikely.


In addition to simply recommending files for deletion, CleanMyMac also provides a thorough uninstaller, which ensures that all related files are deleted as well. The process is as simple as a drag-and-drop and CleanMyMac doesn’t even need to be active for it to be triggered. It’ll sense when an application is being trashed and will prompt you to use their uninstaller for a cleaner deletion.

CleanMyMac also provides a secure file shredder, which will make any deleted file unrecoverable.

It also runs in the background, deleting certain files as they accumulate without the need to run a scan, such as Mac OS Service Junk files.

The trial version of CleanMyMac will allow you to remove 200 MB of unnecessary files.

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.

Join our Facebook page by clicking the Like button or you can follow us on Twitter, if you prefer. If you’re already following us, you may skip this step.

If you can’t see the fanbox, click on this link.

Here’s our giveaway form. Please fill it in accurately. Be sure to enter your real name and email address so that we can get in touch if you are chosen as a winner. Click here if you can’t view the form.
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This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, 13th August at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

We’re pleased to let you know that we’ve been given a 25% discount code for CleanMyMac! So for those who didn’t win this giveaway, you can purchase a lifetime license at a reduced price. Simply visit the MacPaw Store and enter MAKEUSEOF in the coupon code field. Code is valid until the 19th of August 2010.

[update] And the winners are:

  1. Adam Hamidou
  2. Louise Maine
  3. Himanshu Rohilla
  4. Nathan Veeraraghavan
  5. Srivatsan Venkatesh
  6. Justin Smith
  7. Riollet
  8. Neil Attard
  9. Viviane Sanchez
  10. Kevin Soney

Congratulations! Your license will be sent via email. Keep an eye on your inbox!

MakeUseOf would like to thank Sofia from MacPaw for her generosity while participating in this giveaway. Interesting in sponsoring? We’d love to hear from you. Get in touch with us via email.

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  1. Melinda Howard
    August 13, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    My mac is running like it's been dumped in a vat of glue. I hope I win, I need it!

  2. daren771
    August 12, 2010 at 4:01 am

    hmm, hope I win something this time. Good luck to everyone.

  3. Helnes
    August 11, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Great giveaway! Good luck, y'all!

  4. Anonymous
    August 11, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Finally something useful for my Mac. Worth entering this giveaway.

  5. Tylicia
    August 11, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Thank you for the chance to win this. I have facebooked it. ;)

  6. Tylicia
    August 11, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Thank you for the chance to win this. I have facebooked it. ;)

  7. ananas99
    August 11, 2010 at 4:21 am

    i want it baddly!! :)

  8. Configit
    August 11, 2010 at 5:40 am

    Thanks for discount coupon. Purchased today.
    Do not tweet or use facebook for any reason.

  9. Configit
    August 11, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Thanks for discount coupon. Purchased today.
    Do not tweet or use facebook for any reason.

  10. Studmobile
    August 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    FIRST! hope i win. :)