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RickPop 06-18-2010 10:40 AM

Need help deciding on Mac Utilities: Mackeeper vs. Clean My Mac
 
I'm a relatively new Mac convert and looking for advice on Mac utilities. Can someone tell me which of the two 3rd party software programs provides a better system hygiene function:

Mackeeper
Clean My Mac

I'm looking for specific reasons why one over the other.

Thanks!
Rick

schweb 06-18-2010 10:46 AM

Moved to correct forum

bobtomay 06-18-2010 11:04 AM

I don't believe I've seen either one of them recommended by long time users of OS X during the time I've been a member of this forum.

Most common recommendations will be:
Onyx
MainMenu

chscag 06-18-2010 11:55 AM

+1 for OnyX

clayneal 06-18-2010 01:51 PM

Onyx for me as well.

hughvane 06-18-2010 03:54 PM

Yet another √ for OnyX.

For removing unwanted applications completely however - strongly recommended over just using Trash - then any one of AppCleaner, AppZapper or CleanApp (my pref) is desirable.

harryb2448 06-18-2010 06:14 PM

G'day and welcome to the forums. Have you done a search at all as there has been some discussion on problems removing these utilities?

Use Onyx and/or MainMenu, not the utilities you suggested.


http://www.mac-forums.com/forums/os-...leanmymac.html

Lifeisabeach 06-18-2010 09:34 PM

For freebies, Onyx, MainMenu, and IceClean are tops. The only payware utility I would recommend is TinkerTool System. It does most of what the freebies do, but does have a few tricks up its sleeve that they don't.

4evaMacnLinux 04-01-2011 02:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hughvane (Post 1069108)
Yet another √ for OnyX.

For removing unwanted applications completely however - strongly recommended over just using Trash - then any one of AppCleaner, AppZapper or CleanApp (my pref) is desirable.

I recommend to use AppDelete
http://www.reggieashworth.com/appdelete

combine it with onyx for sufficiency ;D

hw96Lgb 04-01-2011 06:40 AM

Onyx and IceClean are the only apps you will ever need and they are free.

TiggerRPh 04-23-2011 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lifeisabeach (Post 1069224)
For freebies, Onyx, MainMenu, and IceClean are tops. The only payware utility I would recommend is TinkerTool System. It does most of what the freebies do, but does have a few tricks up its sleeve that they don't.

I've been using IceClean....has been working fine, but how does it compare to the other two programs you mention. While not unhappy with IceClean, I'm always welcome to better options.

TrueTone911 04-23-2011 08:41 PM

Another Onyx user here and it can be free but they do accept donations as well. If it works well for you...consider supporting the people that make it available. Much like this forum. If you find it useful...consider supporting the people who make it available.

hw96Lgb 04-24-2011 07:05 AM

By the way, Onyx has a rather cool easter egg : ctrl+alt+click under the Onyx icon in the toolbar.

Braven 04-24-2011 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Virgeist (Post 1224094)
By the way, Onyx has a rather cool easter egg : ctrl+alt+click under the Onyx icon in the toolbar.


Thanks! As an avid rider, that's awesome!!

BrianLachoreVPI 04-24-2011 09:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Virgeist (Post 1224094)
By the way, Onyx has a rather cool easter egg : ctrl+alt+click under the Onyx icon in the toolbar.

Nice find :)


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