CleanMyMac 3 Review: How to Keep your Mac Clean and Fast

CleanMyMac 3 Review: How to Keep your Mac Clean and Fast

Welcome to CleanMyMac 3 Review! It is one of the essential multi-functional applications for your Mac that has come a long way from a simple little app for getting rid of various system garbage to a proper application with many useful features. It helps you to take care of your Mac every day in every possible way, such as finding and removing bulky files, scanning Photos for duplicate pictures, cleaning e-mail attachments, safely removing application and extensions, permanently deleting files, activity monitoring, etc. This is not by any means a complete list of all the application’s features.

We would like to mention the application’s design separately. It is very simple, but at the same time, highly functional, which allows for an easy use of the app even for those who are new to Mac OS.

At the very least, you should consider this application just because it has been downloaded over 20 million times! This number speaks for itself.

Let me tell you about all the features of this application one by one, and it will be up to you to decide which of them could be useful to you. Continue reading my CleanMyMac 3 Review.


CleanMyMac 3 Key Feature: Smart Cleanup

With each next version, the MacPaw developers have improved and enhanced the functionality of CleanMyMac. Smart Cleanup is its main feature, with its help, in two clicks we can clear dozens of gigabytes of garbage that constantly piles up on your Mac, slowing down its performance and taking up the space that could be used for something much better.

Smart Cleanup Welcome ScreenSmart Cleanup affects various sections of your Mac OS. Specifically, CleanMyMac 3 scans:

System Junk

Can remove logs caches, localizations, universal binaries, and even more if you need to trim off the excess on your Mac OS for better efficiency of work.

cleanmymac3 review image1iPhoto Junk

Find duplicates of photos in Photos and iPhoto apps, which can be removed as well.

cleanmymac3 review image4Mail Attachments

Look in to Mail application for the renewable, attachments, that were locally stored, and then can eliminate them out with one click.

cleanmymac3 review image2iTunes Junk

Cleans up outmoded device backups, all broken downloads, outdated iOS updates files. Also, the iTunes Junk deletes the copies of iOS apps that are stored locally in iTunes.

cleanmymac3 review image3Trash Bins

Locate all the trash bins on your Mac, and external drive trashes, iPhoto trash, Mail trash, and apps specific trash, after that removes them all.

cleanmymac3 review image5Large & Old Files

With this feature, you can find tons of large files and old files which can be removed with one click.

cleanmymac3 review image6After a Smart Scan, CleanMyMac 3 gives you the conclusion: how many megabytes or even gigabytes can be removed from your Mac. One click of the Clean button, and the application will start deleting all the files that were found during the previous step, with absolutely no disturbance for the system or any individual programs. In the screenshot below, we can see the amount of garbage on the Mac that the application offers to remove.

If you do not want to use Smart Cleanup, you can run a scan on any junk types (which was described above) manually.

In our CleanMyMac 3 review we advise you to download CleanMyMac 3 for free (with the free version you can remove up to 500 Mb of data) and try to see for yourself how many GBs of all sorts of garbage will be found on your Mac (write your result in the comments).


CleanMyMac 3 Review: Apps Uninstaller

Let’s continue our “CleanMyMac 3 Review” article. Now deleting applications from your Mac just got easier! Going to the Uninstaller tab and clicking “View All Applications” button on the right side, you will see a list of all applications installed on your Mac.Uninstaller Welcome ScreenUninstaller App List
Now you can check the needed application (or multiple applications), and immediately to the right you will see all the files that are associated with it (cache files, language files, application icons, configuration files, etc.). All of these files will be deleted, together with the application in the safest possible way.

Once you have selected the application to remove, simply click the “Uninstall” round button at the bottom, and CleanMyMac 3 will remove the selected application in a matter of seconds.

Uninstaller Cleanup CompleteYou might ask, What is the difference between junk removal using CleanMyMac 3 and the usual removal via Trash bin? The answer is very simple. When you remove an application using CleanMyMac 3, it scans the entire operating system to find absolutely all the files that are associated with this application and delete them, which cannot be done using Trash bin, because it only removes the main application file located in your Application folder.


CleanMyMac 3 Review:  How to Speed up your Mac

Runs a number of optimization tasks, including repairing disk permissions, verifying your startup disk, rebuilding the Launch Services database, and re-indexing the Spotlight and Mail databases, destroy files, uninstall extensions, manage your private information.


This tab includes a list of different tasks that will help optimize the performance of your Mac. What will be done? All the files on your hard disk will be re-indexed for Spotlight to work even faster, all your mail will be re-indexed in the Mail application. CleanMyMac 3 will try to correct errors in the files on the hard disk. All these actions will undoubtedly help your Mac to run a little faster.

Maintenance Task ListPrivacy

Using this feature, you can delete the chat history in Skype and Messenger, the browsing history in all browsers (Safari, Chrome, FireFox, Opera), etc. At the top, you can select the time period for which you’d like to clean that information, whether it be the last hour/week or the whole time.

Privacy Welcome ScreenExtensions

Another helpful tip: when your Mac boots up, many applications open automatically. Over time, it can slow down the performance of your Mac. This option will help to speed up the boot time by disabling some applications that do not need to be opened at the same time as your Mac.

Extensions Welcome ScreenShredder

Removes files without the possibility of later recovery. You need to click Select Files and choose files to be shredded.

Shredder Welcome ScreenDashboard and Monitoring

If you noticed, in the top right corner you can see “Dashboard”.Dashboard Critical Issue BadgesHere you can check your Mac’s use of system resources:

  1. The use of RAM
  2. The use of the hard disk (free space, etc.)
  3. Battery     capacity and charge status
  4. CPU load

The same information can be received if we click on the icon in the status bar.

cleanmymac3 review image7That is available even when CleanMyMac 3 is not open. Here we can easily clear the memory, by clicking on the Free Up Memory section.

CleanMyMac 3 is an application that will be helpful for all Mac users, especially for those who enjoy cleanliness, order and saving time.


And here is some estimation of the CleanMyMac3 assessments:

Effectiveness: 5/5

As for me, I’m impressed of the qualities of this app. Anyway, the benefits that you get from it can vary depending of what exact Mac you’re using. The main value of the CleanMyMac application is in removing junk files and making your Mac faster. If you own a pretty old Mac with lots of trash files, CleanMyMac 3 will be the best decision for getting more free space. A great performance boost will be your result. Anyway, don’t forget to upgrade your hardware to make the work even faster.

Price: 4/5

CleanMyMac 3 isn’t free, but you can use a demo version to check how it works. Of course, the demo offers fewer opportunities and can cope with fewer tasks. But if you want them all, the price wouldn’t be shocking at all. It’s fair for an easy-to-use app that makes your Mac run more effectively. It is about saving your time!

Ease of Using: 5/5

As a user, I can say that every function is understood intuitively. I hadn’t any problems with installing, launching and using CleanMyMac 3.The interface is rather pleasant, graphics are of high quality, all the call-to-actions are clear. I can use text instructions if I need. So, I’m fully satisfied with the user-friendly interface of the CleanMyMac 3 app.

Support: 5/5

The support of MacPaw (the creator of CleanMyMac 3) works through 3 channels: phone, email and live chat. I’ve tried all of them and had no problems. The guys work quickly and efficiently. So, I’m happy with this experience, really.