CleanApp
CleanApp
5.1.3

2.4

CleanApp free download for Mac

CleanApp

5.1.3
13 July 2017

Application deinstaller and archiver.

Overview

CleanApp is an application deinstaller and archiver. Your hard drive gets fuller day by day, but do you know why? CleanApp 5 provides you with insights how to reclaim disk space. There are definitely tons of unused files on your hard drive - CleanApp will help you to find and delete them. CleanApp 5 has been re-developed from scratch and offers a comprehensive and convenient user interface.

Delete applications completely. Any app you install and run in OS X creates a large number of associated files in your system - hidden in places you wouldn't expect them to be. Therefore, free hard drive space will shrink continuously - even if you delete the software after testing and especially if you are trying out lots of applications. CleanApp 5 brings light into the darkness and helps you to tidy up your system.

CleanApp relies on sophisticated methods for analysing files and applications. There is even a background service monitoring all file activity - this way, no application can hide anything from you. Furthermore, CleanCommunity significantly enhances CleanApp's ability to find unnecessary data eating up space on your hard drive. By using our giant database with uninstallation information about virtually thousands of applications, tracing down leftover files becomes even more reliable.

System maintenance. OS X runs maintenance scripts at predefined intervals, removing for example temporary files that haven't been used in a long time. If you use your computer heavily, these intervals might be too long. CleanApp allows you to run maintenance scripts manually and to speed up your system this way. CleanApp is also able to scan and repair your file system or rebuild the Spotlight index.

What's new in CleanApp

Version 5.1.3:

Note: CleanApp 5 is free for customers of version 4. Customers of versions 1, 2, or 3 can upgrade for just $4.99.

  • Improvements and bug fixes

250 CleanApp Reviews

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Bruseth
08 November 2008

Most helpful

Time after time, version after version I had hoped that they would fix the problems with the ‘CleanApp Daemon' - but it hasn't happened. That's what's finally prompted me to write this somewhat negative review. Sorry. If you hear a lot of disk activity, your machine slows down, it takes longer for programs to launch, just go to ‘Activity Monitor' and you will see that the ‘CleanApp Daemon' is way up there, taxing the heck out of your machine. It (the ‘CleanApp Daemon') either finally needs to be fixed, or taken out of the program If it can't be fixed. If it is taken out of the program, then this program will really be just the same as the rest of the similar programs out there, including the free ones. I waited and waited to write this review. I didn't want to write a bad review, and really hoped they would fix the problem. But seeing that it's still not fixed, I figured that it is only fair to alert other, potential users of the problem with this app.
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Version 3.0
artie505
11 July 2019
Long story short, CleanApp does not even find everything that a Find Any File search would find. My full critique of CleanApp, including screenshot documentation of its failures can be found at <https://www.finetunedmac.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=52039#Post52039Easy Find Leftovers | Networking | FineTunedMac>
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Version 5.1.3
3 answer(s)
artie505
artie505
11 July 2019
Correcting that URL: <https://www.finetunedmac.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=52039#Post52039>
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artie505
artie505
12 July 2019
And for those who aren't interested in following the link...

CleanApp debunked...

Admittedly skeptical about its claims, I d/l'ed the CleanApp demo, OK'd all the options, and examined Excel, which, of my apps, is the one most likely to have planted files all over my SSD, and indeed, CleanApp found many items that were presented - deceptively, as I ultimately learned - as being of seemingly indeterminate origin.

My immediate take was that CleanApp actually is somehow capable of finding files "hidden in places you wouldn't expect them to be," but I quickly discovered that the paths to many of them included "Excel," so Spotlight, Find Any File, et. al. would have found them handily. (The paths that didn't include "Excel" were Microsoft/Office, not specifically Excel, related.)

But in keeping with my mission, I hit delete, emptied the trash, ran a Find Any File search for "Excel," and found that CleanApp had NOT completely deleted it.

And likewise, it failed to find all the components of my other apps.

CONCLUSION: Assuming that my results are representative, which seems like a fair assumption, CleanApp DOES NOT DO THE APP REMOVAL JOB IT PURPORTS TO DO, AND IN THAT RESPECT IT'S AN UNMITIGATED FRAUD!

And the ultimate irony is that after following Synium Software's instructions for uninstalling the demo, Find Any File found more than 100 remaining items, which seems kind of spiteful.
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artie505
artie505
16 July 2019
And for the skeptics... Take a look in /private/var/folders/gm/55g5mmjw8xsb8_008k8jsxjh0000gn/C and /private/var/folders/gm/55g5mmjw8xsb8_008k8jsxjh0000gn/T

and you'll see a history of maybe every app that CleanApp has ever removed.
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alfadental
01 June 2019
very good
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Version 5.1.3
Megavolt17
23 December 2017
After updating to High Sierra it no longer worked. I tried the latest version and same problem. I removed it using AppDelete, then used EasyFInd to look for anything that may be related and missed. I then reinstalled the latest version and it now works perfectly again. This is the app that removes software most completely. That it why I keep going back to it. It can use the community to assist in finding additional files to remove (optional). It can remove orphans and incompatible software. It can remove language files. It can trim old software that still has unneeded data forks. It can find duplicates. But it removes more files missed by other uninstallers so I am glad that I got it working again.
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Version 5.1.3
mark-brady1
29 March 2017
unable to open it on macos sierra
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Version 5.1.2
Mac27intel
22 February 2017
Just installed Sierra and CleanApp is behaving in a rather strange way....! It displays ALL the relative information as follows: _CLEAN_UP_PANE_WELCOME_LABEL_. wondering if this is a strange bug that needs some fixing at their end? MacMan, Feb. 22/2017
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Version 5.1.2
ElCriptado
23 October 2016
The sad truth is that in order to safely remove the 99% you have to have all three software, iTrash, AppDelete, and CleanApp. CleanApp is based on its Registry demon, but the other two applications by algorithms executed very well without any registry daemon. The algorithmic part of CleanApp however much to be desired. This means that the three applications can coexist perfectly without conflicts. Sometimes the results are the same for all, sometimes CleanApp is better, but sometimes it's best iTrash and / or AppDelete. When a file escapes the algorithms can be hoped that the registry CleanApp do his fucking job (that's why the 99% to 100% of seats). Every so often happens but you can be sure that always happens. In reality, only a few days ago I downloaded the new 5.1.2, but I have not seen any change in the situation. The register is the same as 5.0.x. Take all three applications, and then you can really have a good level of removing files.
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Version 5.1.2
1 answer(s)
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
12 July 2017
Another useful application is FSMonitor; lots of cleanup applications don't support files added into e.g. /private/var/root/ … FSMonitor has that covered; you can run FSMonitor when you first install/launch a new application, and then you'll know if it puts files into some "unusual" places.
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verprop
28 September 2016
omg. The 5.11 version actually seems to correct the spinning beachball and also I noticed that CleanApp isn't jumping around to different application selections and is for once sticking to the one I'm trying to uninstall. This is a good thing as lately I was dreading the time it took just to uninstall an application and having to endure watching the app choices jump around like a ball in a roulette wheel.
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Version 5.1.1
1 answer(s)
verprop
verprop
17 December 2016
Nevermind. It's still painfully slow. Why does this installed Application list have to pop up and make me wait for it to scan and process data on all my Applications when all I want to do is quicky pick only one app to uninstall?
Its pretty ridiculous.
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MichaelHaeusler
27 September 2016
This is half a star for the v5.1.1 updater, yes, the *updater*, not the update. On 10.11.6 the in-app updating process stopped CleanApp, listed as "not responding" in Activity Monitor, and it brought the whole system to a grinding halt, while still showing that it was "updating", and I had to "please wait". After approx. 20 minutes I force quit the scheiße and relaunched, and my oh my, it said v5.1.1. This software is such a bloated piece of manure that it can't even UPDATE ITSELF correctly! Too bad that the core functinality is the best on the market, so I actually need to use it. But please please please, dear developers, make this a real software again. You probably don't know how much actual pain and despair you're causing your customers.
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Version 5.1.1
BobUN
30 April 2016
Excellent désinstallateur. Malheureusement a perdu au passage l'archivage car Apple ne l'autorisait plus, trop de risques de réintroduire des fichiers incompatibles. Mais il fait son job très correctement et je n'ai jamais eu de soucis.
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Version 5.1
Eveningclouds
19 November 2015
Very slow on my Yosemite, with bizarre scrolling behavior (insists on jumping to the top while I try to scroll down; that is, will not pause in the middle of the file list). Often unresponsive (frozen? thinking? not paying attention?). Where do all the discarded files go, in case I make a mistake? There are free/less expensive programs that are a lot quicker (although other reviewers here claim that CleanApp does a better job). For me, it's not the price, though, but the maddening slowness and quirkiness of performance.
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Version 5.0.2
4 answer(s)
Zx81
Zx81
17 February 2016
Hi, I suspect it only "insists on jumping to the top while (you) try to scroll down" because it has not finished scanning the HD for apps.
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Zx81
Zx81
17 February 2016
"(insists on jumping to the top while I try to scroll down)" : this is just when it is still scanning the HD for apps ; this behaviour stops when the list of apps is complete.
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Eveningclouds
Eveningclouds
17 February 2016
Zx81, thanks for the reply. Not every program behaves like this, and it would otherwise be OK but it takes forever to finish scanning and provides no feedback while it is 'thinking,,' so the user experience is a bit unsettling. You think it's done, but it's not so you're constantly being bumped to the top of the queue.
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Kobalt
Kobalt
27 September 2016
Regarding all the discarded files, have a read of this:

http://www.syniumsoftware.com/support-article/i-accidentally-deleted-an-application-with-cleanapp-now-how-do-i-get-it-back-again?identifier=CAP5

It's not super helpful, because who would know where the files all came from originally, but at least you now know where the discarded files end up.
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2.4

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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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