It can be very confusing when a piece of software offers to clean your Mac. What does “clean” mean? And what does the process entail?
The main task that CleanMyMac does is to clear out all of the unnecessary apps and files that are hidden across your computer. This program is able to deal with:
- Old attachments to emails
- Broken yet stored download links
- Hidden cache files that are attached to most photos stored on your Mac
- All of the trash bins hidden throughout a Mac’s system
- Old software updates
- Many more intricate tasks linked to Mac disk cleanup
When people see this list of tasks that CleanMyMac carries out they think: “I can easily clean my Mac without any help.” It may seem simple at first but the benefit to using this software comes in two parts:
Saving Time – While some of these tasks could be done without software they take much more time being done manually. Simply learn the processes and follow through each one.
The smart scan system will find all of the items listed above, analyze them for how often they are used and then will clean and delete all of the clearly unnecessary apps and files.
Effectiveness – Even after spending hours learning how to clean up your Mac and carry out the tasks, you won’t be able to find all of the unnecessary files.