MacCleanse

MacCleanse 4.0.2

Purify your system

Every now and then you need clean your Mac and get rid of cookies, logs or history. It'll ensure that your Mac isn't clogged with obsolete files and runs smoothly. View full description

PROS

  • Secure and fast file deletion
  • Can clean lots of applications

CONS

  • Description panel not necessary
  • Interface a little counterintuitive

Good
7

Every now and then you need clean your Mac and get rid of cookies, logs or history. It'll ensure that your Mac isn't clogged with obsolete files and runs smoothly.

Mac Cleanse is a shareware program mainly focused on cleaning internet applications, like browsers. It provides a list of the applications you can clean, and clicking on a a name will open up a drop down menu of the elements you can check for deletion, such as cookies, downloads, or recent searches. The right side of the interface features an information panel with a description for the selected application, something which isn't really necessary.

We were a little confused by the way Mac Cleanse worked. The + and - buttons on the left won't let you add more applications to the cleanse list. Instead these let you create or remove custom selections of the applications in the list. The 'cleanse' button isn't very apparent either. You'll find it on the bottom right of the interface.

The good thing about Mac Cleanse though is that it lets you select and clean multiple applications quickly and safely, saving you lots of time.

Despite the slightly counterintuitive interface, Mac Cleanse is efficient at cleaning up multiple internet applications at once.

Changes

  • Bug Fix: Fixed secure deletion so it does not assume it's complete prematurely.

Mac Cleanse is a small yet powerful application geared towards purifying your system. In only seconds, it can perform over fifty tasks which would take nearly an hour to perform manually. Safely erasing caches, logs, cookies, histories, and more... Mac Cleanse won't miss a thing and could reclaim hundreds of megabytes of storage space.

Going above and beyond the call of duty, Mac Cleanse provides detailed information on each item it cleanses, and can even securely wipe files if desired. It is definitely an ideal solution when shopping for gifts, cleansing the system after someone else has used it, or when preparing to sell your computer. Ensure your personal information is out of reach.
Mac Cleanse also contains enhanced features for specific applications like Acquisition, Adium, AIM, aMSN, Azureus, Bit Torrent, Colloquy, FireFox 2 & 3, iCab, iChat, ICQ, Internet Explorer, Mozilla, MPlayer, MSN Messenger, Netscape, OmniWeb, Opera, Preview, QuickTime, Safari, Skype, Transmission, Unison, Xtorrent, and Yahoo Messenger. These enhanced features allow you to pick and choose what exactly to remove from the application - be it only auto-fill values from Safari or the recent download history in Xtorrent.

User reviews about MacCleanse

  • FlashlightStar

    by FlashlightStar

    "This app doesn't work"

    I ran the "App Slimmer" and "Archive Cleaner" and afterwards, my ...   More.