MacClean

Free app keeps your Mac light & fast

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#3 Product of the DayApril 10, 2015

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Chloé Yang
Chloé YangMaker@chloeyang1990
Hi guys, hope i'm not late. I'm from iMobie, the developer of MacClean, and I would like to answer any questions you may have about this product. We spent about 4 months to develop this tool, that was a really hard but happy period, thanks for ProductHunt who gave us this chance to share this product with you, And your appreciation really encourages us a lot! MacClean version 1 is designed to facilitate the cleaning, it helps users to find and clean the internet junk, user junk, system junk and app junk on the Mac. We added a very little but practical feature in MacClean - locate the junks, thus, you can know what bad been deleted and where those unnecessary files located on your Mac. From the feedback of our users, this feature seems to be highly valued. We will continue our development on MacClean version 2, add more practical features, improve the performance, and optimize the UI. It will be also Free.
Greg Barbosa
Greg Barbosa@deleted-38128 · Founder, Prayer Hands Apparel
MacClean found ~3.55GB, while CleanMyMac 3 found 4.03GB. I think MacClean falls in line with the "good enough" idea in software. It's free, and easy for someone to quickly use.
Irving Torres
Irving Torres@irvingtorresyc · Freelance Designer
@gregbarbosa Nice comparison. I was going to do the same since I'm extensively reviewing CleanMyMac 3. By the way, what did you use to capture/ upload those perfect screenshots?
Kevin McAlear
Kevin McAlear@kevinmcalear · Developer, Amazon
@gregbarbosa @irvingtorresyc You can use shift + command + 4 and once it's in screenshot mode, press the space bar and the icon will change to a camera, allowing you to take a picture of the selected app and display it exactly like the above pictures. :) It's baked into your mac.
Irving Torres
Irving Torres@irvingtorresyc · Freelance Designer
@gregbarbosa @kevinmcalear No way! This is really neat. I honestly didn't know this and here I thought I was a "mac man". Thanks so much. The PH community rocks!!!!
Chloé Yang
Chloé YangMaker@chloeyang1990
Hi@gregbarbosa , yes, MacClean version 1 is designed to facilitate the cleaning process. In the next version, our developer will add more practical features, and it will be also free.
Greg Barbosa
Greg Barbosa@deleted-38128 · Founder, Prayer Hands Apparel
@irvingtorresyc Specifically for these screenshots, I launched Preview, then selected File > Take Screenshot > From Window. You could also use Grab which is installed on your Mac. But @kevinmcalear's answer taught me something new too :)
Brenden Mulligan
Brenden Mulligan@mulligan · Founder, LaunchKit & Cluster
I wish there was a product like the for processes on my mac. My fan is always running and I know there's some BS going on, but activity monitor doesn't give me the info i need to actually know what's unnecessarily running .. This tool is great though!
Eric Willis
Eric WillisHunter@erictwillis · Working on something new
@mulligan I want that too.
Steven Benario
Steven Benario@sbenario · Product Manager @Pivotal
@mulligan In my experience it's almost always Chrome. I keep a CPU meter running in the top bar (MenuMeters) and occasionally it goes nuts.
Umit Akcan
Umit Akcan@umitakcn · Product Designer @ PEER.COM
Not free any more :)
Stuart Clarke-Frisby
Stuart Clarke-Frisby@stuartfrisby · Director of Design, Booking.com
I just reclaimed 10GB from running this app on my laptop. Kudos to the team. A couple of small things I would suggest for improvements: 1. I had no idea how long to expect the discovery and cleaning processes to take, and it ended up taking a really long time, leading me to think something had gone awry at a couple of points. Setting some expectations upfront, and preferably also during the process would be reassuring. 2. Some of the UI animations feel a bit superfluous, especially given that the app takes such a long time to complete the process. Seeing your rocket fly through the clouds as it goes about its business is cute, but after an hour it becomes a bit tiresome, and as my fans whirred up during the deletion I couldn't help wonder how much of my CPU was doing the real work and how much of it was doing UI animations.
Chloé Yang
Chloé YangMaker@chloeyang1990
@stuartfrisby Thanks so much for your suggestions. 1. I had no idea how long to expect the discovery and cleaning processes to take, and it ended up taking a really long time, leading me to think something had gone awry at a couple of points. Setting some expectations upfront, and preferably also during the process would be reassuring. We also received the same feedback from our users. This is what indeed we didn't consider in the version 1. Our designer will add the progress bar in the version 2. 2. Some of the UI animations feel a bit superfluous, especially given that the app takes such a long time to complete the process. Seeing your rocket fly through the clouds as it goes about its business is cute, but after an hour it becomes a bit tiresome, and as my fans whirred up during the deletion I couldn't help wonder how much of my CPU was doing the real work and how much of it was doing UI animations. About the time to clean is too long, it (an hour) is also unexpected for us. Our dev team will optimize it in the next version. (Meanwhile, we would like to tell you that the CPU usage of our product is efficient, so please do not worry the memory consumption is too large)