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Purity (formerly known as MacDust) is the next revolutionary step in data hygiene. Purity performs many tasks that take away your precious time. It removes hard to get at files, unnecessary files, and files you might have even forgotten about!

What's New

Version 1.10:
  • Removed Sparkle
  • Goodbye.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.4 or later

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Timi (Developer) Member IconDev+459
Timi (Developer)
+1

This version was released a long time ago, I updated the MacUpdate link to a mediafire download. Save it!

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Version 1.10
Gregm
+0

Thanks for making it available again!

Negritude Member IconComment+1082
Negritude
+1

This program is dead. Here is what happened to the developer:

http://timi.me/pages/about

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Version 1.09
Ibigmac Member IconReview+6
Ibigmac
+0

New Version Purity v1.10 since 22 August available on Developer page

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Version 1.09
Gregm
+0

Developer page *and* download links are dead --- "This domain has expired". Is 1.09 or 1.0 available somewhere else?

Ibigmac
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@Gregm: Ups Developer page is now dead. If you like, use Firefox with Better Privacy Add-on. It will do nearly the same, perhaps better. I think, it will work for Safari too. The reason therefor I´ve forgotten.

MiceLeez Member IconReview+10
MiceLeez
+1

Is Purity the developer of CCleaner? Sounds familiar.
I took a trial and decide to keep it. Handy cleaner for Mac!

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Version 1.09
Monkeyjunkey Member IconReview+1409
Monkeyjunkey
+1

Wanted to try this as a cookie manager, but it lacks support for Firefox 4 and Chromium and does not differentiate between cookies from websites that are e.g. in your bookmarks folder. Nice app - but lots of room for improvement.

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Version 1.08
Monkeyjunkey
+2

This was supposed to be a 3 star review. MU gave it 5. Hm... review editing would be nice I guess.

Timi (Developer)
+1

It was never intended to be a cookie manager. Purity is for quickly cleaning out large amounts of data. Giving it any kind of star rating (three or five) would be unfair from because you didn't quite grasp what the app is for.

I will look into Firefox 4 cleaning, but since nobody had brought it up previously I'm starting to think all interest in this project has vanished.

Monkeyjunkey
+1

Timi, thanks for the Firefox 4 support. And with already 350 downloads in one day it does not look like there is no interest in this project. Please keep it alive. Very helpful, imo.

Sgt-Bob-IE Member IconReview+64
Sgt-Bob-IE
+1

Very handy for saving a bit of space on your hard drive.

Has plenty of options, and the developer always seems to adding new things to clear.

Of course it is not a replacement for onyx, but I find myself running this more than onyx for clearing off the application logs.

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Version 1.08
PorkPieHat Member IconComment+0
PorkPieHat
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Purity is a nice app. However, the Crash Logs section is confusing. When I click it, several crash logs are listed, but I cannot select more than one at a time, and even when I select just one I am not able to do anything with it -- neither the Save nor Delete icons change in any way, so I cannot delete or save it. It can't even display a selected crash log. What is the purpose of it?

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Version 1.04.2
Timi (Developer)
+0

Which OS are you running?
When you select a log, the Save and Delete buttons should become enabled and the contents of the log should be displayed in the text box to the right.

PorkPieHat
+0

I'm running 10.6.3 on a 2.4 GHz Core2Duo Unibody 13" MacBook with 4 GB of RAM, and Purity is working fine on it now. I guess it was just a one-off behavior the first time I ran it right after installing it, because Crash Logs works as expected now. Oddly though, all of the crash logs that appeared before but which I couldn't access are gone now, there's just one that occurred afterward and I can access it just fine. I guess all the things in Crash Logs that I was trying to do the first time actually worked (including deleting all the crash logs), but Purity or my OS was acting strangely because I had just run all the other functions of Purity.

Thanks for your quick response though!

greatwave Member IconComment+107
greatwave
+1

It's a freeware http://free.purityapp.com/ .

Easy to use, good job Mike.

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Version 1.04.1
Fargone Member IconComment+3
Fargone
+3

I downloaded and ran this thing yesterday, and thereafter am beset with a host of problems on my MacBook (Leopard; 2008):

-Yahoo mail doesn't load correctly
-Ditto, Gmail
-Screen colors on my favorite online game (Settlers of Catan) are now minus resolution, and with bizarre colors that I barely recognize as indicating the 5 basic Resources essential to the game
-A few regularly-browsed sites will not load at all

This blows large. I've resorted to using Private Browsing, as at least I can use my computer.

Does anyone know what driver(s) I can load, for to fix this manifold problem?

Avoid downloading/running MacDust.

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Version 3.16
Timi (Developer)
+5

MacDust could not have caused any of these problems. Cleaning cookies, history, or any other browser related item can not cause Yahoo and/or Gmail to act up, these webmail services would merely replace their cookie.
All cleaning functions are hard-coded, so to remove a file MacDust must be told where it is. I've never heard of these two games (Settlers of Catan) and as such MacDust would not be able to touch them.
Your problems have not been caused by MacDust as they are impossible due to permissions, or just not programmed in.

Denny Member IconReview+129
Denny
+2

This is a nice little app. Cleanly designed, functional, and to the point. I really like the fact it gives me ONE place to clean up & delete wasteful files and caches. The developer seems to be on top of this one, and is doing updates. I do know this, it's a STUPENDOUS BUY for only $9!

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Version 3.14
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MSU
Version 1.09
user icon+1409
Monkeyjunkey
Version 1.08
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Downloads 46,203
Version Downloads 3,393
License Free
Date 03 Jul 2011
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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