Always Keep Your Mac Clean With CleanMyMac [Giveaway]

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Have you ever spent your time looking at the remaining space of your hard drive and wondering where all the storage space has gone? Well, I have. I thought that my current MacBook hard drive capacity should be enough to store everything, and yet I had to struggle to keep it from being full.

This week, we have a solution that will help solve that problem. We’re giving away 25 lifetime licenses for CleanMyMac, worth almost $750 in total. If you’d like to get your hard drive under control, read on to find out how to win a copy.

Giveaway extended until Sunday, January 16th

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Later, I learned that our personal files were not the only thing that filled out the precious storage space. Our system also played a big role in hogging the space with things that we didn’t really need: language files that we’d never use, universal binaries, applications leftovers, etc.

Manually hunting down the hogs and cleaning up the system are tedious tasks, and not everybody is up for it. Fortunately, Mac users can use the help of CleanMyMac to do the tiresome work. The entire process will be done in two clicks: Scan and Clean.

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Before starting, you should always visit the “Preferences” where you’ll be able to adjust some settings about the scanning process, including the option to determine the language pack that you want to keep.

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The cleaning process itself is quite simple, just click the “Scan” button to start, and wait for the process to finish.

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If you want to view more details, select one of the groups on the left sidebar, and the elements of that group will be displayed in the main window pane.

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As a bonus, you can change the look of the program if you want to. The option is available under “Preferences – Appearance“. There are two themes that you can choose from.

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CleanMyMac also comes with some additional tools like: “Manage Extensions” to easily delete unwanted Widgets, Preference Panes, and Plugins;

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Uninstall Applications” to completely uninstall applications;

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And “Quick Erase” where you can cleanly remove any file.

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Below is the result that I got after I tried CleanMyMac for the first time. The app was able to find 6.87 GB worth of space that I could recover. Among the space hoggers were Caches, Language Files, and Universal Binaries. Please note that your result would be different.

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To execute the cleaning process, press the “Clean” button at the bottom right of the window.

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If you’re trying the demo, it has a 500 MB limit so you should uncheck some items to stay below the limit.

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But why would you use the demo version if you could use the full version for free? If you are lucky, you could win one license of CleanMyMac in our giveaway.

How do I win a copy?

It’s simple, just follow the instructions.


STEP 1
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.

STEP 2
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.
The giveaway is over.

STEP 3
You’re almost done. Now, all that’s left to do is to share the post. There are 2 options to choose from or you can do both!

Like it on Facebook

Or share it on Twitter

And that’s it! You’re done!
Giveaway eligibility
You must be a fan of our Facebook page to enter;
Individuals who are over the age of 18. If you are under 18, get your parents to participate on your behalf;
Individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States; Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India are not permitted to enter.

This giveaway begins now and ends Sunday, January 16th at 2100hrs PST. The winners will be selected at random and announced via email.

Spread the word to your friends and have fun!

MakeUseOf would like to thank MacPaw for their 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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20 Comments - Write a Comment

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Yellowe

I’ve tested this program and I know that It’s powerful, but I can’t afford the price.

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Annie Com

I already use a similar program : MacKeeper. I’m just curious if CleanMyMac is making a better job. :)

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Clash

I already own this app, and I love it! I highly recommend it to anyone who needs more space on their Mac. Lol, CleanMyMac already has cleaned more than 25 GB.

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Tushar

“Individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States; Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India are not permitted to enter.”

There a specific reason why India is on the not-permitted list?

Guest

Yes because of scams and so on

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Neil M

Personally, I love cleaning junk off my Mac. But I have to say, this is not the best program for doing it.
Those GB of data in your cache are there for a reason – they speed your computer up on tasks that it does regularly.
If you have 154GB out of 160 GB taken up, then deleting a few GB of your cache is not going to help (and after a few hours of use it’ll fill up again anyway). Cleaning out your cache should be a troubleshooting solution, not regular maintenance.

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Tushar

“Individuals who reside in a country embargoed by the United States; Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India are not permitted to enter.”

There a specific reason why India is on the not-permitted list?

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Neil M

Personally, I love cleaning junk off my Mac. But I have to say, this is not the best program for doing it.
Those GB of data in your cache are there for a reason – they speed your computer up on tasks that it does regularly.
If you have 154GB out of 160 GB taken up, then deleting a few GB of your cache is not going to help (and after a few hours of use it’ll fill up again anyway). Cleaning out your cache should be a troubleshooting solution, not regular maintenance.

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Cesar Ponce

I want a copy! I could really use one of these programs :)

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Anonymous

Looks like a really useful program.

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Tackmac

Ummm there is no CLEAN MY MAC post on the face book page – for step 3. Just Local scope…. SO I tweeted it :D

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