CleanMyMac X Mac App REVIEW | MacSources

8 min readDec 7, 2021

Take your Mac back to ‘new’ operating status with this utility.

Since I review many different types of applications and take tons of photos of products, my computer gets bogged down, and periodically, I have to go through my system and clear it out of all the junk. This process gets tedious and time-consuming as most of the time I am doing it 100% by hand. MacPaw, a creative software company that designs applications primarily for macOS systems, has a great utility app called CleanMyMac X that is designed specifically for cleaning out the junk from your system. The application is a paid application, but it does have a free trial with limited features. I recently installed the app on my M1 MacBook Air and was impressed with the results. Here is a rundown of my experience as well as the details of the app.


CleanMyMac X is designed to bring your macOS system back to its original state — clean and free of junk files. After using the app, a system can have a 4x faster boot time, have 2.5x more responsive apps, and have 5x gigabytes of free space. The application replaces dozens of optimization tools for the Mac including cleaner, performance monitor, and malware remover. The utility app identifies and cleans out unneeded files such as outdated caches, broken downloads, logs, and useless localizations. This clutter clogs up your system and slows it down. The files are hidden in all corners of your macOS system and can be found in application files such as iTunes, Mail, and Photos. CleanMyMac X takes the guesswork out of cleaning up your system. With just one big button, the app tracks down all your junky files so you don’t have to search them out on your own.

In addition to removing bad files, CleanMyMac X also has tools that assist you with running maintenance tasks that speed up your Mac. The app can free up RAM, run maintenance scripts, manage Login Items, Launch Agents, and Hung Applications. All of these items lessen your system load and tune up your system for maximum performance so that you can be more productive. CleanMyMac X also fights off malware…


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