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

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Best Mac Cleaner Software

After spending 30+ hours testing 16 apps, here's our most informed list of the best Mac cleaning apps.
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Best Wireless Keyboard for Mac

We look at highly-rated compact, ergonomic and standard Mac keyboards that have different features.
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Best Mac Wallpaper Apps

Want to keep the look of your Mac's desktop screen fresh and see inspiring background pics?
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The Best Mouse for Mac

Choosing a mouse is a highly personal decision, we list another 11 highly-rated mice that meet a range of needs and budgets.
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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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Drive Genius Review

Drive Genius Review

Drive Genius promises to keep your Mac running smoothly while ensuring you don't lose any valuable data.
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iMobie MacClean Review

iMobie MacClean Review

MacClean promises to spring clean your Mac, freeing up disk space, and protecting your privacy.
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Setapp Review

Setapp Review

Setapp is a unique subscription-based alternative to the Mac App Store.
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MacPaw Gemini 2 Review

MacPaw Gemini 2 Review

Gemini 2 is an app that can help you find lost of duplicate and similar files on your Mac and external drives.
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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.
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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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Compare Mac Optimization Software

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Magic Mouse vs. Magic Trackpad: Which One Should I Use?

A Magic Mouse, Magic Trackpad, or combination of both? Here are some factors to consider.
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Mac Optimization Software Tips & Guides

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Apple Magic Mouse Troubleshooting Guide for Mac & PC (8 Issues)

If your Magic Mouse isn't working properly, not scrolling, won't pair, disconnecting, etc., see this guide for how to fix it.
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MacBook Pro Overheating? Top 10 Fixes (And Pro Tips to Prevent It)

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

It's natural for a MacBook Pro to warm up during normal use. But if your MacBook is running super-hot, it's probably not okay.
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How to Clean "System" Storage That's Taking Huge Disk on Mac

How to Clean “System” Storage That’s Taking Huge Disk on Mac

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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How to DM on Instagram on Mac

How to DM on Instagram on Mac

There is an Instagram app for Windows 10 users, but not for Mac yet. We show you two methods for Instagram DM on your Mac.
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How to Clear Purgeable Space on Mac

Purgeable space is a special macOS feature for optimizing storage. It represents files that your Mac can remove if more space is needed.
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How to View Clipboard (copy-paste) History on Mac

How to View Clipboard (copy-paste) History on Mac

macOS doesn't include a built-in feature for tracking anything besides your most recently copied items.
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How to Fix it When Mac System Has Run Out of Application Memory

You can easily fix a "system has run out of application memory" error using one of the methods described here.
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Having Wi-Fi Problems with macOS Catalina? Here's the Fix

Having Wi-Fi Problems with macOS Catalina? Here’s the Fix

Has your Mac’s Wi-Fi frustrated you since upgrading to Catalina? You’re not alone. The release of macOS 10.15 seems to be buggier than usual.
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5 Quality Alternatives to Apple’s Magic Mouse 2

It almost seems like there are as many pointing device preferences as there are users.
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12 Alternatives to CleanMyMac

CleanMyMac is a great app. But it lacks some features and costs more than the competition.
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iTunes alternatives

Top iTunes Alternatives for Mac and Windows

The eighteen-year-old app has been struggling to cope with its own bloat and something had to change.
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12 Fixes for macOS Catalina Slow Performance Issues

12 Fixes for macOS Catalina Slow 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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How to Compress Photos on Mac

How do you safely reduce the size of a photo on Mac without losing image quality?
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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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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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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 Post on Instagram from PC or Mac

Instagram took the mobile world by storm, but luckily it doesn't have to stay on your phone. Here's how to post to Instagram on your computer.
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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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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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