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Hey everyone,

Ive tried a hand full of cache cleaners and system cleaners and cookie cleaners, etc.. can anyone tell me a great cleaning program/software that will combine all these and keep my mac running flawless for years to come! I know some of you out there know of some GREAT cleaning software. I would love to be informed.


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what have you tried?

the prefered two on these forums seem to be onyx (which i use) and mainmenu.

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I second the vote for OnyX. I have been using it for nearly two years. So far, it is all I have needed to keep my Mac running in top condition.

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hey guys i have used onyx, leopard cache cleaner, and mac cleanse the one that looks like a windex bottle. onyx was good but i thought there could be better ones out there
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Try MainMenu.

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hey guys i have used onyx, leopard cache cleaner, and mac cleanse the one that looks like a windex bottle. onyx was good but i thought there could be better ones out there
Tell us in particular, what you're looking for in a maintenance program? Onyx is pretty full-featured. I'm having a hard time understanding what the deficiency is.

Also note that maintenance programs do not "free up memory" as per the title of your thread, they free up hard disk space (hopefully). Your memory is purged every time you turn the machine off.

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TechTool is a very usefull app. that helps you set up all you need( back up, test, ect...) but personally I prefer onyx for the day to day
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Thanks for all the recommendations for Onyx. Downloaded, installed it and ran it - nice program!
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