Mac Optimization

MacOS generally does a good job of maintaining itself, but even the best operating system can use a helping hand now and then – especially if your computer is in heavy usage. Our expert reviews of the best Mac optimization software have helped our own computers run more smoothly, and they can do the same for you!

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Mac Optimization Software Buying Guides

The Best Mac Cleaner Software

The Best Mac Cleaner Software

After 30+ hours of research and testing 14 apps, here's the most informed list of the best Mac cleaning tools to help you gain more disk space.
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The Best Duplicate File Finder

The Best Duplicate File Finder

After days of intensive testing, here's an informed list of apps that help you quickly find and remove duplicates on a Mac or a PC.
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Mac Optimization Software Reviews

CleanMyMac X Review

CleanMyMac X Review

CleanMyMac offers the most pleasant interface and covers all the cleaning jobs you need, meaning you're more likely to actually use it.
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Dr. Cleaner Review

Dr. Cleaner Review

Is Dr. Cleaner safe and effective on your Mac? Is the Pro version worth it? See the pros, cons, and our final verdict in this review.
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CleanMyMac 3 Review

CleanMyMac 3 Review

Do you really need CleanMyMac? In this review, I show you the pros, cons and my honest opinion about the app - free of any influence from MacPaw.
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Easy Duplicate Finder Review

Easy Duplicate Finder Review

It's effective at finding duplicate files on Mac and Windows, but less effective at dealing with duplicate contacts, emails, and media files.
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MacPaw Gemini Review

MacPaw Gemini Review

Gemini 2 is an app that can help you find lost of duplicate and similar files on your Mac and external drives, but do you need it?
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Drive Genius Review

Drive Genius Review

Drive Genius promises to keep your Mac running smoothly while ensuring you don't lose any valuable data. Is the app really worth it?
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iMobie MacClean Review

iMobie MacClean Review

MacClean promises to spring clean your Mac, freeing up disk space, protecting your privacy and increasing your security. Is it for you?
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Setapp Review

Setapp Review

Setapp is a unique subscription-based alternative to the Mac App Store. It's still in the early days and the range of apps is growing each month.
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Mac Optimization Software Tips & Guides

How to Clean Your Mac When “System” Storage Takes Too Much Space

How to Clean Your Mac When “System” Storage Takes Too Much Space

Your Mac is running out of storage, but what's taking up your disk space? "System" may occupy way more space than it should.
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11 Fixes for macOS Catalina Installation & Performance Issues

11 Fixes for macOS Catalina Installation & Performance Issues

I successfully installed macOS 10.15 Catalina on my MacBook Air in an hour. Read on to learn about the problems that I and others had.
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Space Lens CleanMyMac X

Space Lens is Coming Soon to CleanMyMac X

With the introduction of a powerful new feature Space Lens, CleanMyMac X is about to get even better.
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clean browsing history on MacBook

How to Clear History on Mac (Safari, Chrome, Firefox)

A step-by-step guide on how to delete browsing history on Mac, so you leave no trace after browsing the Internet.
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deleting spotify on a computer

How to Uninstall Spotify on a PC or Mac

Having trouble deleting Spotify on your computer? Maybe the error reads “Can't uninstall Spotify”, fixes here.
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How to Remove Third-Party Icons from Menu Bar on Mac

It can be frustrating when the icons you want in Mac Menu Bar are buried by third-party app icons, here are how to remove them.
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macOS 10.14 Mojave

7 macOS Mojave Slow Performance Issues (And How to Fix Them)

Is your Mac running slow or facing performance issues after updating to macOS Mojave? Here are some possible causes and fixes.
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Skype app running on Mac

How to Uninstall & Reinstall Skype on Mac (3 Methods with Steps)

Having problems using Skype on your Mac? Maybe it's conflicting with another app or shows error during launch. Here's how to fix it.
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7 CCleaner Alternatives Worth Considering (Free + Paid)

7 CCleaner Alternatives Worth Considering (Free + Paid)

Looking for an alternative to CCleaner? Here is a list of cleaning software for you to consider, covering both PC and Mac options.
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26 Reasons Why a Mac Computer is Running Slow [Infographic]

26 Reasons Why a Mac Computer is Running Slow [Infographic]

If you ever wonder why your MacBook or iMac is running slower, check out this infographic (26 possible causes) to get hints and fixes.
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macOS High Sierra Slow? 8 Common Issues (How to Fix or Avoid Them)

macOS High Sierra Slow? 8 Common Issues (How to Fix or Avoid Them)

Is your Mac slow after updating to High Sierra? Does it freeze during installation? Read our findings and observations, learned the hard way!
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MacBook Pro Overheating? Top 10 Fixes (& Pro Tips to Prevent It)

MacBook Pro Overheating? Top 10 Fixes (& Pro Tips to Prevent It)

It's natural for a MacBook Pro (or any Mac) to warm up during normal use. But if your MacBook is running super-hot, it's worth investigating.
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