Clean My Mac

It’s time to make your Mac machine more smarter and save lots of disk space , clean those junk files and lot more.Of course there are some utilities within your latest Mac , but let’s try alternatives.At first we go through some needed software’s  that can apply for cleaning  unwanted files and then some try out within Mac.

So let’s start with  CleanMyMac from macpaw.com (Also found in system disk utilities) it’s a gentle software that does almost any thing dealing on cleaning your PC.CleanMyMac represents sophisticated all-in-one-suite utility that helps keep your Mac clean and healthy. With just two simple clicks you can delete useless files and save your valuable disk space.Using CleanMyMac is a snap! No advanced computer knowledge is required.Some features Includes:
Intelligent Uninstaller
Automatic Device cleanup
Language cleaner
Quick Erase
System Junk
Universal Binaries
Logs Cleaner
Cash Cleaner
And lot more 50+ Features you can try out .Now let’s look at other views regarding these file cleaning on Mac Firstly just check out your large files and Folders , For eg: run OmniDiskSweeper to see where the largest files ,deleting big, useless files and making space on your hard disks.Also “WhatSize” for seeing where used disk space has gone. Very useful for find large files or folders.

  • I don’t want  old iChat logs

If you use iChat, you can have the program store logs of your chats. (Go to iChat -> Preferences, click on Messages, select Save Chat Transcripts To, and then choose a folder.) By default, the program saves transcripts in a folder called iChats in your Documents folder, but you can choose a different location to store these files.
With this preference set, iChat saves a log file of every chat. This is a great idea (and especially helpful at work) if you often need to refresh your memory about a conversation. But if you send images inline during chats, these files may take up a lot of space. If you look inside the iChats folder, you’ll see that the files are organized by date. While you may want to save recent chat logs, you may have months of files you can trash, saving a lot of disk space.

  • Get rid of Mail downloads

When you receive attachments to e-mail messages in Apple’s Mail, the files are stored with your messages at first. But if you double-click an attachment to view it, or if you use QuickLook to glance at it, Mail stores a copy in your youruserfolder/Library/Mail Downloads folder. You may have dozens of files here occupying a huge amount of space. You can generally delete these without worry. If you still have the original messages, the attachments are part of those messages. If not, you may have already saved the attachments to your hard disk

  • Delete log files

Your Mac stores lots of log files, most of which you never need to review. Open the Console application (in /Applications/Utilities), to see a list in the Console Messages window sidebar.You can delete many of these files without affecting your Mac, and you can save significant space, since some of these files can be quite large. Delete these files with Titanium Software’s free utility Onyx. Launch the program, click on Cleaning in the toolbar, and then click on the Logs tab. Check System Archived Logs, and then click Execute. While you’re using Onyx, check out the many other files that the program can delete to clear up space on your Mac.

  • Weed out iTunes dupes

iTunes has a built-in feature to help you find duplicates, to see if you copied some files twice, or if you have the same songs on original albums and others from best-of albums.To use this feature, choose File -> Display Duplicates. This shows all tracks that share the same name and artist. If you hold down the Option key when you select the File menu, the menu item changes to Display Exact Duplicates. This sorts for duplicates where the name, artist, and album match. Check these files carefully. You may find some that you can get rid of, saving space not only on your Mac, but also on your iPad or iPhone.

  • Reset Safari

If you use Apple’s Safari, some of the program’s features can take up unnecessary space. For instance, the cache file is intended to make your browsing snappier, but can easily consume hundreds of megabytes. When it gets too big, it can actually slow down browsing. History files can make Spotlight searching sluggish. And Top Sites, Website preview images, and Website icons (favicons) can slow down the program as well.Every now and then it’s a good idea to reset Safari. Choose Safari -> Reset Safari and check the options that interest you.

Note:Have you got any alterantives or did we miss any?

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Posted on March 28, 2011, in Mac OS, Tips'n'Tricks. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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