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Spring Cleaning


SamC

Junior Member
#1
Evening all,

The whole XP - Vista thread which not surprisingly turned into another Mac v PC debate got me looking at my machines both home and at work, and I’ve decided that my work one is far too sluggish for the spec and is in need a good ol’ spring clean.

Now unlike my home PC which gets a regular cleaning so i’m happy with the software i use - I’ve never had to do this for my work mac.

So my question is - what software is out there that will give my mac a nice tidy up and get it back up and running to full speed again?
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#2
I was under the impression macs don't slow down like windows from all the mac users :p:cool:

How much ram does it have, is it enough?

As to utils - cocktail seems to get good reviews and I would go on a clear out of any temp folders etc and remove any junk.
 

Kevin

Senior Member
#3
Cocktail has got some good reviews.

CleanMyMac got some good reviews too, and it does exactly what you're looking for but it's expensive as hell!

Disk Inventory X is a disk visualizer, it shows you what files take up the most space, but you have to delete them yourself. And it's free!

PS: I know that last one might seem very weird, but it's very really effective ;)
 

tim

Senior Member
#4
Disk Inventory X (recommended by Onartis) is a great app for Mac. Deleted like 30GB of unused files in about 1 hour or less, and it well improved how fast my mac was going.
 

SamC

Junior Member
#5
Thanks guys I'll give the freebie a try and attempt to convice the powers that be to spend some money - or I could just try and get it through our service contract........