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CleanMyMac 3 Review 2018: Powerful Cleaning Tools for Mac

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There is no deny in the fact that Macs are one of the most stable, fastest and reliable computer available in the market and the main reason behind their success is the powerful combination of the hardware and Apple’s operating system, macOS. The most basic version of the MacBook Air or MacBook Pro comes with 128GB SSD, and if you are a heavy user, this storage space will be filled in few days.

Similarly, if you are running more than three programs on your Mac, it may eat up all the RAM on your Mac making it slow and laggy. So, if you are facing such type of issues, you can resolve them using a cleaning program on macOS High Sierra.

There are plenty of programs available on the Internet which will let you clean your Mac in a few seconds deleting the old files from computer or closing the program from the background. A unique Mac cleaning program should be able to intelligently remove the unnecessary files or closing the program that you don’t want to use. This is what the CleanMyMac 3 will do with your computer.

What Is The CleanMyMac 3?

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  • Allows monitoring and managing the trash bin.
  • User-friendly interface and incredibly easy and convenient to use.
  • Easy to download and install.


  • Some alerts are a bit uncomfortable.
  • 500 MB Limitation for trial version.

CleanMyMac 3 is a simple utility for all versions of macOS which will let you clean your Mac both regarding the storage and speed. So, if your Mac is running short on the storage , this program will optimize your Mac, and give you extra space. It will give you all the details about the performance of the hard disk, processors and even the battery health.

Apart from the main program, it also has the amazing widget which will let you instantly empty the trash, give details about the hard drive, battery, and RAM on your Mac. While cleaning the unused or Junk files from your Mac, it will empty the unused mail attachments, iTunes Junk files which are no longer in use and even the system files which are doing nothing but taking extra space on your computer.

CleanMyMac 3 Features

1. Cleaning

This first feature is useful for cleaning out the storage space and the RAM on macOS High Sierra. For the ease of the users, you can use the "Smart Cleanup" feature which will instantly clean the temporary files present on your computer. So, you will not have to do anything. Press the Scan button and the program will automatically scan your computer and will show the files that you can remove and get extra space on your computer.

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Apart from this useful feature, there are tiny features to clean system junk, iTunes Junk, Photo Library, Trash bin, Old and large files. So, if you don't want to remove all the files from your computer, you can delete individual files from each category. One of the main reason behind full storage on your Mac is the old mail attachments. Moreover, unlike Windows computer, Mac users can directly put the applications in the trash folder.

The CleanMyMac provides the perfect way to delete such type of files from your computer and will help you to remove these files in the perfect way using the Application uninstallation feature built-in the program.

2. Maintenance

If you have already removed the junk files from your computer, the next thing that you can do is use the "Maintenance" feature of the CleanMyMac 3. This will help you to tune the hard drive on your computer, clean your privacy to remain protected on the internet, reset the mail application to make it much faster or can remove errors from the files that run on the startup of your Mac.

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So, if there is an application that you don't want to remove from your computer but is creating problems, you can fix the applications using CleanMyMac 3. Lastly, it can also be used to repair the hard disk of your Mac which will remove all the bad sectors on the hard drive of your Mac.

3. Health and Monitoring

One of our most favorite feature in the CleanMyMac 3 is the presence of monitoring feature which acts as a doctor for your Mac and will continue the health of the battery and the hard disc. If your Mac is heating way too much, you can use this feature to monitor the temperature of your Mac and can also check the battery life of your macOS. All of these features will be present in the form of a little icon found in the top bar on your macOS.

How Much Does The CleanMyMac 3 Cost?

To remove the limitation, you’ll need to buy a license. There are three licensing options available: $39.95 for 1 Mac, $59.95 for 2 Macs and $89.95 for 5 Macs.

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Using CleanMyMac 3 on My Macbook

About My Macbook

I am using MacBook Pro 2013, Retina display with Core i7, 8GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD. Usually, most of the personal data on my computer is stored on the cloud storage, but I have tried CleanMyMac 3 to get space and speed up my Mac OS X, and the program proved to be very effective.

First of all, I used the Smart Cleanup feature in CleanMyMac 3 which took less than one minute to complete the scan process. The great thing is that I was able to get 4.87 GB of storage within less than five minutes from my computer. You can minimize the program, and it will show a notification on the right-hand side of your computer.

After scanning, I was able to select the files which I want to remove from my Mac. So, if you feel like there is an important file saved for the particular application, you can uncheck the option in CleanMyMac. Moreover, the program has already got the privacy feature, so, one will need the administrator’s password to complete the clean-up process.

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We also tried to use the deep scan process for individual application and the mail application had the most of the junk saved on Mac. So, this program will delete all the attachment from different Emails. In other words, all the emails are saved for offline on your computer, so, you can select the items that you want to keep or delete from your computer. Another useful thing present in the CleanMyMac 3 was the arrangement of different files for file types.

For example; it automatically separated all the documents under one tab, Pictures under one and archives under another tab. Similarly, under iTunes Tab, it had the downloaded software junk files, applications, and cache for other files.

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Apart from the storage, I was able to free plenty of memory of the computer just by clicking the Tiny button present at the top bar of the computer. Moreover, I also used the "Maintenance" option in the CleanMyMac 3, and it was proved very useful. Lastly, the shredded feature worked perfectly to room the valuable data safely and securely from the Mac.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. How much Time Does CleanMyMac 3 Take to Clean Your Mac?

2. What Are the System Requirements for CMM 3?

3. Will CleanMyMac 3 Remove all the Files From My Computer?

4. Is there any Discount For Multiple Devices?

5. Is the CleanMyMac 3 App Available in Mac App Store?

6. Does CleanMyMac 3 Use for Windows?

7. How to Install and Active CleanMyMac 3?

8. How to Uninstall the CleaMyMac 3?

9. What are the limitations of the CleanMyMac 3 Trial?

10. Can I Claim Back My Money From MacPaw?

11. How can I Contact to MacPaw's Support?

12. Are There Any Alternatives to CleanMyMac 3?


CleanMyMac 3 is undoubtedly one of the best application to maintain and clean your Mac. The best thing about the program is the clean and user-friendly interface that you will ever find on any program. The quickest one-click feature can quickly remove all unnecessary data from your computer. On the other hand, it may also remove the necessary files from your computer. So, we will highly recommend reviewing all the files before you send them to trash. Otherwise, you might lose valuable data from your Mac.

All in all, we can say CleanMyMac 3 should be one of the first application to be installed on your Mac as it will cover both the cleaning and maintaining of your macOS High Sierra. Don’t forget to share your experience in the comment section below.

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CleanMyMac 3 Review 2018: Powerful Cleaning Tools for Mac
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About the author

Sadiq Tayyab

Tech Savvy, Avid Reader, Phamacist by Profession and a Passionate Writer who loves to help people by his writing guides and tutorials. Need help on Computer or Smartphone, Shoot a question on twitter: @tayyabsa and don't forget to follow me!

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