Improved Junk Detection: One of the primary functions of the app (both old and new) is to scan through your Mac’s system and locate junk files that you don’t need or simply don’t want.
Years of tinkering, changing, improving, and iterating have led MacPaw to its best detection algorithms yet within CleanMyMac X. The changes should result in much better detection and result in you gaining more space back.
Accelerated Scanning: The detection algorithms are better and smarter than ever in CleanMyMac X but they are also faster. Time is money, as they say, and with this latest release, you should be whizzing through your scans up to three-times faster than older versions.
More Than Junk: CleanMyMac X is about more than just junk detection or unwanted files and non-sensical folders. It has the smarts to find known malicious files and viruses that could be hibernating in your system simply waiting to wreak havoc when the time is right. This allows you to take the fight to malware and go on the offensive.
Redesigned Experience: CleanMyMac X has undergone a redesign built on the foundations of the old experience. It looks better and fresher and easier-to-use but keeps the same logic behind the UX. The result being that your eyes will be pleased but your brain will still know where everything is.
A Friendly Assistant: Everyone is throwing bots, chat assistants, and AI-powered help onto web pages and apps. Love it or hate it, CleanMyMac X also takes a similar approach with a brand new personal assistant designed to offer help and assistance when scans are running. You never know, you may actually learn something or become a power-user if you take heed.
App Assistance: This latest version will not only show you al of the apps that you have installed via the Mac App Store but will also go beyond that and show you non-App Store apps that you can quickly head over and update with a single click.
In addition to all of the above new features and new tools to play with, this update also gives you quick access to information that would be extremely relevant to you on a daily basis. Some people are happy to plod along without being informed about the state of their Mac. Others, however, need to know what’s going on.
The newly designed menu widget tailors to the latter bunch by giving quick access to information such as available storage space and how much RAM is currently being consumed by things running on the Mac. Is your machine feeling slow and sluggish? CleanMyMac X will give you an insight as to why.
How many apps are putting a load on your CPU? How full is your Trash can? What network speeds are you currently getting? These are things you need to know multiple times a day, every day, and they are at your fingertips right now.
Is It Worth The Investment?
Let’s address the elephant in the room; CleanMyMac X isn’t at the cheaper end of the scale as far as software purchases are concerned. This is not a $1.79 throwaway purchase. This is an investment in your Mac and an investment in ensuring its continued smooth operation. It’s also an investment in yourself as this will likely form part of your daily routine. CleanMyMac X starts at $40 for an annual subscription or a one-off purchase of $89 to own it outright. Full pricing details are as follows:
1 Mac: purchase for $89.95, 1-year subscription for $39.95/year
2 Macs: purchase for $134.95, 1-year subscription for $59.95/year
5 Macs: purchase for $199.95, 1-year subscription for $89.95/year
Is it worth it? The short answer is a resounding YES but as long as you are aware of what you are getting and that it comes with some niggles that need to be worked through. The best thing that can be said about the software is that it does exactly what it professes to do and it does it well. Very well, in fact. If you are of the belief that time is money, and your time is precious, then CleanMyMac X is a daily-usage app that will pay for itself with weeks, if not days, due to the amount of time it will save you.
You can get started with a free trial of CleanMyMac X here.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post from MacPaw. RedmondPie.com will get commission from sales made on CleanMyMac X purchases.