CleanApp
CleanApp
5.1.3

2.4

CleanApp free download for Mac

CleanApp5.1.3

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

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250 Reviews of CleanApp

0.5
artie505
11 July 2019
Version: 5.1.3

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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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0.5
artie505
11 July 2019
Version: 5.1.3
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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alfadental
01 June 2019
Version: 5.1.3
very good
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Megavolt17
23 December 2017
Version: 5.1.3
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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0.5
mark-brady1
29 March 2017
Version: 5.1.2
unable to open it on macos sierra
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Mac27intel
22 February 2017
Version: 5.1.2
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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ElCriptado
23 October 2016
Version: 5.1.2
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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verprop
28 September 2016
Version: 5.1.1
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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0.5
MichaelHaeusler
27 September 2016
Version: 5.1.1
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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4.5
BobUN
30 April 2016
Version: 5.1
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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Eveningclouds
19 November 2015
Version: 5.0.2
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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MichaelHaeusler
11 November 2015
Version: 5.0.2
Four cautious stars for the updated version 5.0.2. The initial version 5 release was an offense, not deserving a release to paying customers at all. The new GUI was laggy, full of glitches and bugs, not only on El Capitan, but already on Yosemite; the app felt "bloated", i.e. it was slow—and I mean really super-slow!—, and it crashed quite often. Still, though, it did its job, and that job it's doing with bravura: as uninstallers go—and I've tested a few—CleanApp is BY FAR the BEST solution you can imagine. I just wish that there would be a better solution for uninstalling preference panes and other helpers that are not "real applications" per se. Anyway, first quick glance: the v5.0.2 GUI is still the same effects-laden GUI, which we don't really need, but it seems faster, snappier, with no bugs or crashes yet on El Capitan. Hope it stays that way.
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1.5
DOCa-Cola
28 September 2015
Version: 5.0.1
I already reviewed CleanApp a while back where i praised it's functionality. It still has probably the best engine to find and remove ALL files that an application has created. However CleanApp went steadily downhill after version 3. Version 4 was still good, occasional slowdowns and crashes. Version 5 was a take on a more modern GUI. That attempt failed. It is slow, it is full of bugs and it is actually counterintuitive to use. To the developers: Overhaul the GUI once again. Use less effects, make more use of standard controls. All you did was adding bloat with version 4 and especially 5. Go back concentrating on your core feature: uninstalling applications. Move other features like finding double files, empty folder, old files etc to a separate application and offer it for free to existing CleanApp buyers. CleanApp is bloatware starting with version 4. The magic "clean your mac" button is the best indicator for that. Remove it as well. You have to start over in order to win back customers! I'd really love to see CleanApp back being the best uninstall app for mac!
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BobUN
05 September 2015
Version: 5.0.1
Trouve de nombreux fichiers et possible de participer à la communauté qui signale d'autres fragments. En plus en français.
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Radus
14 June 2015
Version: 5.0.1
good idea, ... but it is way better to use tinkertool system in combination with uninstallpkg
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Radus
14 June 2015
Version: 5.0.1
good idea, ... but it is way better to use tinkertool system in combination with uninstallpkg
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0.5
TomJ2166
01 May 2015
Version: 5.0.1
Useless. Crashes and freezes on my 10.8.5 system. Regret to buy update and went back to the old 3.4 version, which works fine to remove the 5.01 version.
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Rochade
31 March 2015
Version: 5.0
I also have to give this app a low rating now as the main really top feature has gone: archiving files for reinstallation. I have to look somewhere else now.
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1.5
polocanada
30 March 2015
Version: 5.0
Same opinion as OTs. Used to be great. Now it would be an understatement if I describe the application as a mess. Looking for replacement.
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Sodium
28 March 2015
Version: 5.0
It has it's problems but still IMHO one of the cleanest [sic]
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jack2001
12 January 2015
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 5
applicazione decisamente mediocre.
itrash e appdelete fanno molto meglio ad un prezzo molto più contenuto
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1.5
ElCriptado
28 December 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 5
I do not like the current version because to do a reset of some applications , you must restart the computer , as with previous versions it was not necessary . Using cleamymac of Yosemite is not necessary even with that. Moreover, contrary to what someone said earlier, archiving also worked on version 4 . I can not understand why they eliminated the archiving , since it was the only thing to make a real difference with the other software . I am sorry to criticize negatively this software , I hope they change my opinion in the future.
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ElCriptado
28 December 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 5
I do not like the current version because to do a reset of some applications , you must restart the computer , as with previous versions it was not necessary . Using cleamymac of Yosemite is not necessary even with that. Moreover, contrary to what someone said earlier, archiving also worked on version 4 . I can not understand why they eliminated the archiving , since it was the only thing to make a real difference with the other software . I am sorry to criticize negatively this software , I hope they change my opinion in the future.
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ElCriptado
28 December 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 5
I do not like the current version because to do a reset of some applications , you must restart the computer , as with previous versions it was not necessary . Using cleamymac of Yosemite is not necessary even with that. Moreover, contrary to what someone said earlier, archiving also worked on version 4 . I can not understand why they eliminated the storage , since it was the only thing to make a real difference with the other software . I am sorry to criticize negatively this software , I hope they change my opinion in the future.
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4.5
Mikebenda
21 December 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 5
I was also having the problem that CleanApp didn't launch when I dragged an Application to the trash. With this update that problem has been fixed. Although it's not perfect and can be a bit confusing at times, I prefer the new look and interface.
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0.5
Macclaus
20 December 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 5
Other apps are much better
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WordWeaver
31 October 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 4
I realize that version 5 is still in beta, but this version has some serious issues, such as the following: 1. For at least the past two betas, CleanApp 5 is not being launched when an app is sent to the trash, even though the "Open CleanApp" option is selected in its preferences on the "Logging" pane. 2. Being as CleanApp is not launching when an app is trashed, just now I launched it manually, selected an app from the programs list, and then deleted all of the associated files and folders. At that point, CleanApp crashed. 3. What is the purpose of the CleanApp prefs pane, being as the same preferences are available via CleanApp's preferences under the "CleanApp" menu? 4. I installed the CleanApp prefs pane. When you open the pane in the System Preferences app, on the bottom it says "Click the lock to make changes." Uh-oh. Guess what? There is no lock to be found on that pane. 5. In my view, an app's preference files -- plist files -- should be selected by default for deletion, being as they are clearly associated with the app. However, for some odd reason, this is not the case with all of them. In some cases, they are listed under "Further Files/Preference Files", which requires additional clicking and folder opening, which consumes time. I like this app, and I have used it for four years now. However, in my opinion, this beta is clearly not ready yet for public distribution. I hope that the developer is able to address these issues soon. Thanks!
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richHolod
25 October 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 4
"Application deinstaller and archiver" Where's the "archiver" description and function?
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4
Megavolt17
25 October 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 4
Finds more pieces of programs you are uninstalling than anything else I've tried. Ability to see if other people generally delete a file that may or may not be safe to remove with uninstalled program is a nice feature. My only gripe is that it's become more eye candy, but also a bit harder to navigate than prior versions.
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Pusfarm
22 October 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 3
I just tried v.5 beta 3 because v.3 no longer appears to be working properly in Yosemite (deleting an app no longer opens CleanApp so I'm not sure if the logging service is working, and the support site is no help). I wasn't prompted, but I added the host app and daemon to Accessibility. Also checked the box in Lingon to keep the service running no matter what. Neither appeared to do anything. Slow and frustrating so far. When deleting an app, I would think that you'd want to include preference files - I certainly do. This version considers them "Further Files" and doesn't show them by default. So you open that folder and have to open yet another folder to check the ones you want to delete. Every time. No preference to always show them. v.3 had a top checkbox toggle that would select/deselect all files and at times I found it better to check all boxes then uncheck the files to keep (unrelated, shared, etc.). This version has no such option which means we have to open the two folders and check all the boxes every time we delete something. Not good. Maintenance scripts are checked to run by default. Uncheck them, go to another screen, then back to Maintenance and they're all checked again. $4.99 to upgrade is very reasonable, but not with a beta that works like this (I typically don't buy beta at all).
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Lounge-Deluxe
15 October 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 3
Version 5 beta looks good, but will there be a system performance hit due to its logging service?
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F451
07 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
I purchased a license to version 4 upon readings all the glowing reviews of version 3—I never used version 4 as it was utterly abysmal. However, I actually like version 5 quite a bit and have found it useful (it nailed some older files I thought I had deleted in the past). I'll go against the tide here and even show my support for the new interface; for me, the controls and layouts are intuitive. This is still a beta, but I will happily keep using it as well as the other apps I have in this category as no one app always finds or fixes everything. BTW, it read my v4 license and indicated, through the grayed out menu selection, that is registered. It's too early for me to give it a star rating, but they are off to a great start.
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Masterminter
06 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
Not a review yet. Sadly this beta is awful. Terrible slow working and crashed two times when scanning. atm iTrash is my main tool for removing apps.
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4.5
astechman
05 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
This update looks very promising and is definitely worth a try, my interest in this app has been revived. Based on a quick look, I would give it 4.5 stars
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ElCriptado
04 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
Non è più possibile archiviare i file.
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Mikebenda
04 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
I've tried the beta and it works fine for me. I might be in the minority but I've had no problems and I like the new interface which will look great with Yosemite. I'll admit that this app is sometimes not as intuitive as I'd like it to be, but it is a Beta version after all. I love the new App Data removal feature! CleanApp found a lot of old files related to applications I had deleted. I would like to see the option to list exactly what files are included in Further Files and which files are included in Temporary and Log files. Better said, whenever I have the option to delete files, I want the option to see exactly what I'm choosing to delete. I find the Maintenance and More sections helpful and am glad they are included. You don't have to use them if you don't want to. It seems much, much faster than version 4.
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June8
04 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
In the Clean Up section, it shows Files to remove safely and count of files and the total size. But how do I know which files to be deleted? I cannot see them. Come on Synium, with every new version, this application is going down and down.
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0.5
StrictlyBagel
04 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
This new version 5 is just horrible. The entire layout and user interface… what where they thinking? CleanApp 4 already was a let-down from version 3 and now this miscarriage. It looks like Synium Software wants to position CleanApp along CleanMyMac and other apps that focus on cleaning out old files and logs. Thing is, that this is not where CleanApp originated. By its very name its purpose was to find files related to installed programs. An uninstaller. And version 3 was the best of its kind. With version 4 Synium started its path downhill implementing maintenance scripts (no, really?) and other gimmicks that nobody needed. Instead they should have focused on improving the uninstaller part. But alas, they didn’t. Clean App 5 is a mess. It doesn’t know what it wants to be and has completely lost focus of its core use.
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Christel1987
04 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
Not a surprise to me. A new year a new CleanApp overhaul. 4.0 was a disaster and still is. You might think they learn from this failure and put something new and exiting for 5.0 I fiddled with it for 1 hour and I am more disappointing then ever before. What were the devs thinking creating the new user interface and workflow? A maze is so much easier to get through. I did not upgrade to 4.0 and skip this version too.
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Matteodefelice
04 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
I'm trying the beta version and, surprisingly, I don't know how this app is supposed to work. The 'clean up' tab has a fancy vacuum cleaner picture with no buttons or actions... I suggest the authors to provide a quick tutorial to guide the user to the most relevant actions...
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Gregm
04 September 2014
Version: 5.0.0 Beta 1
MUD -- please separate the beta from the stable this time. The "it's broken" v4 beta reviews buried the perfectly fine stable v3 product info "way back when". Most of that should have been beta tester feedback to the developer
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DOCa-Cola
15 July 2014
Version: 4.0.8
Besides the slight bloat version 4.0 has received, it is probably still the best uninstall software around. This is because it tracks files created by an application. To my knowledge, no other uninstall utility does that. What i'd recommend for version 5.0 is that they remove the stuff that is unrelated to uninstalling application. To not anger happy 4.0 customers they could just move functionality in a separate free utility. But i guess it would work to just drop unnecessary features all together, since there are a multitude of utilities that do these tasks better. Let CleanApp go back to it's core feature - uninstalling applications - and forget about the other stuff. ... Still, in my eyes the best uninstall application around.
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2.5
Gregm
05 July 2014
Version: 4.0.8
Too much "stuff", less real action. I really missed the simplicity of version 3x and the ability to archive an uninstall --- can't find it in version 4. The developer did provide this "remove 4" thing that doesn't mess with an existing version 3 installation ---- you'd never figure it out for yourself. http://tinyurl.com/nj4a4pt
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Markoh
18 March 2014
Version: 4.0.8
I used AppDelete to get rid of CleanApp. Best move ever.
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Djefis
16 March 2014
Version: 4.0.8
I have always used CleanApp, but this version is too heavy. Too many resources are required for its use.
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GeogProf
21 January 2014
Version: 4.0.7
This was once the best app in its class, but now it’s a hot mess of disparate functions that are already offered for free in other OS 10.6.8 utilities. The extra capabilities are not well organized, and they seem to have been added just to make up for CleanApp’s poor performance at finding files associated with those the user wants to uninstall. In any case, these additional functions could not have been very difficult to add to this program because they’re all already part of the OS and thus constitute no creative value added, but rather they introduce unneeded UI confusion and complexity. Fundamentally, the additional functions just don’t belong in this kind of utility, in my opinion. As I do every time it’s updated in the misguided hope that it might some day recapture its former glory, I just tested CleanApp against the latest versions of iTrash and AppCleaner, and it failed to find the associated files of 8 of the 9 apps I tried. Though the Clean Community was turned on and functioning normally, it aided the basic algorithm by a factor of exactly zero — that is, it had no effect. Conversely, iTrash found the expected related files for 8 of the 9 tested apps without using its ‘Expert’ mode, and it was 9 for 9 with ‘Expert’ mode turned on, even though it also found many superfluous files. AppCleaner found nothing but the target apps themselves. CleaApp and iTrash were tested with their respective system logging features turned off (AppCleaner doesn’t have one) because it makes absolutely no sense to me to have such a feature running all the time and slowing down the system (no matter what the dev and others may say, the more daemons and other such things that are running slows down system responsiveness — unequivocally). Since iTrash is only $8 and CleanApp is $15, to me the winner of this exercise was clear. It makes no difference to me that AppCleaner is free, since it failed utterly to do its job in all the tests.
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Big Johnson
06 January 2014
Version: 4.0.7
Why would anyone pay 15 bucks for an uninstaller?! That's an outrageous price for what it does (and judging by the 2.5 star rating, it doesn't do well). AppCleaner is absolutely FREE and highly rated (and works fairly well), and AppTrap is also FREE and well-rated. This appears to be the most expensive and also the lowest rated of all the uninstallers still being maintained, so why even consider it? If you really MUST spend money to convince yourself you're getting better software, then buy AppDelete (works very well) or iTrash for nearly half the price, and use the leftover cash to buy a 6-pack of beer or a couple gallons of gas.
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Schwity
19 December 2013
Version: 4.0.7
Hi. I'm using CleanApp since version 3.x. Of course in the beginning of version 4, its new interface and a lot of other changes, I was confused, too. But through all the updates I have never had a strong problem, also with the optional protocol service you could activate to run as an background process. With version 4.0.7 think the Synium Softwar has reached a level and a very useful application: stable, fast, reliable. Up to now I can't find any problem.
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baxsur
13 December 2013
Version: 4.0.6
This is the first version 4 that will launch without crashing. Now that i see what this app is all about and its features...i think it's great!
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Lutz-077
03 December 2013
Version: 4.0.5
Ich habe die Version 4.05 deinstallieren ,üssen, da die App meine 16 GB RAM vollgemüllt hat. Darauf hin musste ich deb Rechner manuell neu starten, da das System zu keiner Reaktion fähig war. Die Meldung ging am 11. September an den Programmierer. Heute nach fast Drei Monaten hat der Geschäftsführer von Synium indirekt die Unfähigkeit der Programmierer bestätigt, in dem er an´wies mir mein Geld zu überweisen. Eine eigenständige Reaktion war innerhalb dieser Zeit nicht drin. Es wurde nur reagiert statt, agiert. Eine Lösung des Problems wurde meiner Meinung nach nicht einmal versucht. Wie soll man den Inhalt der Mail: "Bedingt durch Krankheit und die Konzeption der nächst größeren CleanApp Version war es mir zeitlich noch nicht möglich mit der Arbeit am nächsten Update bzw. der Testversion zu beginnen. Ich werde voraussichtlich im Laufe dieser Woche damit starten und mich - wie versprochen - bei Ihnen melden sobald ich eine erste testbare Version vorliegen habe." sonst auch auslegen. Eine weiter Hinweis auf fehlende Kompetenz; "Ich hatte schlussendlich das Problem reproduzieren - wenn auch noch nicht lösen - können. Verursacht wird das Problem, durch eine sehr starke Auslastung der Festplatte (und das kann bei Programmen wie Wavelab, Final Cut usw. durchaus mal passieren). Diese Daten landen unweigerlich in CleanApp's Hintergrundprozess, welcher ab einem gewissen Zeitpunkt die Daten nicht mehr verarbeiten kann, anfängt Daten auf Ihrer Festplatte auszulagern und schlussendlich Ihr System lahmlegt. " Am 21. November kam dann der größte Hammer: "wir arbeiten nach wie vor an dem Problem. Unser Entwickler ist intensiv bemüht, eine Lösung zu finden. Bitte haben Sie Verständnis, dass manche Probleme nicht innerhalb von Stunden behoben werden können. Wir sind hier ein sehr kleines team - aber wirr geben unser Bestes." Diese Aussage nach mehr als zwei Monaten ist die Krönung der Frechheit und Inkompetenz.
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0.5
weinhous
24 November 2013
Version: 4.0.5
My rating are based on both how CleanApp.app 4.0.5 functions and on the quality of support. The program freezes every time I try to quit and I have to use Mavericks' "Force Quit" The program never seems to finish cataloging applications, even though I let it run for 16 hours. Synium support has not been responsive/helpful. Hope they can get their act together and return CleanApp back to its highly-regarded status.
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Diaa
06 November 2013
Version: 4.0.5
Believe it or not, i'm still using version 3.4.12 (24) and it works great! Should i update it or not?? Thanks.
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4.5
Jude22
05 September 2013
Version: 4.0.5
Version 4.05 is finally out and the search problem with the eternally spinning gear has been fixed!!! The tech support people told me that in the next part of this year, they are going to work on CleanApp per requests and complaints from the users. With the logging service, CleanApp is a good uninstaller IMHO.
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0.5
Michel-Tribet
02 September 2013
Version: 4.0.5
I have used CleanApp since it has begun to live maybe ! When it was a young app, it was the best and I loved using it ! Now it's a fat bad boy, trying to do all and doing none ! Please, give us the young boy we have loved, don't try to do everything to be hated !
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baxsur
02 September 2013
Version: 4.0.5
Version 4.0.5 STILL CRASHES AT STARTUP! What a piece of CRAP!
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ElCriptado
06 August 2013
Version: 4.0.4
I finally tried the long version 4.0.4 . You see that I am miraculously cured . From the time of panther I use this excellent application . I do not know what happened prior to 4.0.4 , but now , in comparison with the 3.4.12 , the application is faster , very effective and much more surgical and precise in finding the related files . I like the "kernel's extension", although I hope that by bringing the best trapped in the files automatically. I never blocked waiting for something . When you search for the files it finds them in ten seconds. The price for upgrade is ridiculous.
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Jude22
15 July 2013
Version: 4.0.4
This is easily the best installer/cleaner around. Several individuals have mentioned that CleanApp 4.0.3 never stops searching for Applications when you launch the app from the dock. You have to click "Widget" or some other task to stop the little gear from spinning endlessly...then you have to click reload to get the proper scan. I expected to see this fixed in 4.0.4, but apparently this is a more difficult task which hopefully will be fixed by 4.0.5 which I hope comes soon as this search problem is the only thing which seems gleamingly wrong with this otherwise hot app.
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0.5
June8
14 July 2013
Version: 4.0.4
Congratulations(!) Synium Software. With v4.0.4, at last, you made this application the slowest one in the market. Taking ages to search for related files of an application. The weird thing is, there's no disk activity while searching. What and how does it search for without reading from disk?
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Hal2007
09 July 2013
Version: 4.0.4
I still find this version slow as molasses when scanning. This can drive you nuts. And I don't have the impression that it finds more relevant files than the free AppCleaner does. Very frustrating. I hope it will finally improve.
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Nimin
07 June 2013
Version: 4.0.3
Had problems with 4.0.2 and was happy that 4.0.3 was quickly issued, but the program, when opened, will not stop searching applications. I've left it running for over 12 hours (twice) and it will not complete the task. FYI: the drive it's searching is 500GB. Quitting the program while it is searching results in a beach ball. It has to be "force-quit." I've tried repairing and/or creating a new database, and reinstalled the program. What am I missing? When will we see 4.04?
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4.5
asimo
07 June 2013
Version: 4.0.3
Great uninstaller for experienced users
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gtrsteve
06 June 2013
Version: 4.0.3
Hey MacUpdate, I wish you would find a way to differentiate Updates for people and new buyers. I paid for your app for that but it only is correct half the time and only works part of the time. You all say it will be easier with the Update app, but it's a pain most of the time.
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4.5
robfol
06 June 2013
Version: 4.0.2
4.0.2 crashing fixed by swift update to V4.0.3 although surprised that one slipped though. Running fine on 10.8.4. Overall to me the best UNinstaller with a host of additionally useful functions (PS meant to give more stars for stability but MU won't let you change star ratings after your initial click)
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4.5
Vagator
05 June 2013
Version: 4.0.2
I agree with Jimblue. As long as you understand what you are doing, this is the ultimate uninstaller for the Mac.
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Mehmet-Merih
04 June 2013
Version: 4.0.2
it crashes everytime I tried to open on 10.8.3
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4.5
Jimblue
02 June 2013
Version: 4.0.1
I like CleanApp 4.x.x better than CleanApp 3.x.x. It's pretty feature rich if you know what you are doing -- average user. It's finding invisible files and deep system files better than before, and the average user would probably never find them. Even for an experienced user it would take a lot of digging and know-how to catch what this app does on the fly. Still it takes average user skills to know what to delete and what not to delete. One thing CleanApp has always been is thorough. So much so I imagine without a little bit of knowing what one is doing one could delete a wrong file. Still it has no great learning curve. And CleanApp is much more effective if you install the Logging application. CleanApp could use some tweaks and refinements, but Synium Software is a longtime supporter of the mac community and they have some pretty excellent software. They hardly rest on their laurels or accomplishments and are usually improving their current softwares while keeping a keen and discerning eye out for a niche that may need to be filled. For myself personally, The Caches and Log files tabs could use some work/refinement. And I'm not sure why CleanApp has the System Maintenance tab with its four accompanying categories, unless it's of the utmost importance these four maintenance scripts are run before you start deleting. I know CleanApp protects essential system files by its nature but i'd feel a little better with a button or click-box in the preferences that says, "Protect essential system files," under CleanApp/Preferences/Excluded Applications/. Most of the MacUsers I know have had at least 3 or 4 years experience, so CleanApp is the one I recommend to them, and I've been using it for much longer with never a single problem.
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0.5
June8
21 May 2013
Version: 4.0.1
Start to Analyze Disk Space. Change your mind. Try to cancel it. How? There's no button for it. Congratulation to the development team for a clever(!) programming. Within the v3, we were able to see the total of the file sizes to be deleted as they selected. Not with v4! Cannot find some applications when its name typed in the search box. If you select them manually and it tries to find related files, it displays the same application as duplicated.
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Rob-h
15 April 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Being a CleanApp 3 user, curiosity finally got the better of me and I decided to give CleanApp 4 a try. On the plus side, this time around it found more files to delete when uninstalling an app than a competing product. On the downside, the list of files to uninstall is now confusing. Gone are the clean community stats, replaced by some coloured 'rating'. Directories any more than about 4 deep are shown as repeating folder icons, not very helpful. Also it showed me a file with no directory path (in the root I guess?) and which I couldn't select. There is no 'tick box' selection now, making the selection of some but not all files awkward. The main window won't resize properly, and the preferences window sometimes fails to dismiss when clicking the close gadget. Didn't get as far as trying the other features yet. Bit disappointed as v4 seems a retrograde step from v3.
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2.5
June8
12 April 2013
Version: 4.0.0
Still so many bugs after 7 (seven) beta releases. It seems like the Synium Software killing this application softly.
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3.5
Rochade
12 April 2013
Version: 4.0.0
No applications in a subfolder of the application directory will be listed and you can't add those folders to be scanned? Are you kidding? I always liked the option to archive apps before they are removed, but as I structure my apps in subfolders, it seems V4 is unusable for me.
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Gregm
05 April 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 7
The ONE feature that makes this baby (Ver 3x included) rise above all the others as an uninstaller is the ability to archive/ restore. It doesn't just "zip" the files; it also does the structure /layout /placements. For those who warily about the "community" feature, or worry about messing up big time, it is quite a safety feature. The developer may be heading for duplicating existing utilities --- and frankly, he has a major challenge ahead if he plans on rising above them. I don't see a comparable "killer feature" in ver 4x.
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0.5
GeogProf
14 March 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 6
I’ve never seen a developer over-reach like this. Greed seems to have pushed them to add more and more functions in an effort to corner the market on EVERYTHING. Even worse, they decided to beta test it with their primary userbase without really making it clear that they’d thrown out the original product that everyone loved (v. 3.x is a shadow of its original self). The result: A great app surreptitiously replaced with a melange of crap.
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Rob-h
12 March 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 6
I have been a long time user of CleanApp, back in the day when uninstallers for the Mac were pretty basic. The 'Clean Community' feature was quite nice, which added to the logging feature made this a handy tool. However, it seems like CleanApp is moving into the space covered by apps like Clean My Mac by adding new features. There's no harm in that but it does mean that users who just want the uninstall feature either have to stick with version 3.x or pay for 4.x and a load of features they may not want. There's also the issue that they may lag behind the competition in all these extra features as well as taking their eye off the ball as a slick uninstaller. I recently compared the results for an uninstall between CleanApp and Clean My Mac and was surprised to discover that Clean My Mac found more files to remove than CleanApp did. Perhaps when the new version 4.x is fully baked I'll have another look, but for now I'm not planning to upgrade.
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Gregm
11 March 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 6
MUD may need to consider a change in presentation: Ya know, betas are for field testing a product under development. In my opinion, only those with backups/ bold/ foolhardy/ *AND* willing to communicate with the developer should be using them. This 4X beta has yet to be anywhere near as trustworthy/ capable as the *stable* release 3.4.12 ---- If I was choosing an uninstaller, I would *not* easily find the release version here --- I can't even suggest it as "Similar Software" If MUD wants to announce beta's and publish users comments, fine ---- but I believe the find/ display on this website should put the *STABLE* releases out as primary. Please put the betas on the back burner, instead of in my face!
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3.5
Jean-Poole
11 March 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 6
ClenMyMac does it all.
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4
Mikebenda
06 March 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 5
I used to love this app, then I liked the beta version, then I hated it. Today I decided to give it another try as I am removing a lot of unused applications in order to free up some space on my hard drive. It's honestly not bad now. The speed is decent and I found the secondary cleaning options such as a list of extensions (internet plugins, screen savers, kernel extensions, etc.), and iOS software images and backups really helpful. Sure there are options that I don't need or that some other application might do better, but I simply don't use those. I'm happy to see that the beta has been improved and hope the developer keeps giving us updates.
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1.5
Had
20 February 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 5
The worst Beta I ever tested. Waited till now (Beta 5) - no improvement to see: starting the app is awfully slow, even shutting down after cleaning one application lasts two or three minutes. And in between: the searching itself is nearly as slow as ever in version 4. And I agree to all who wrote a review: the interface is one or to steps back after version 3, which worked good, was fast, no problems... Oh Synium, oh Synium, where does the company go? (I mean the discontinued Chronories)
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0.5
baxsur
20 February 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 5
CleanApp 4.0,0 beta 5 only crashes...that's all it does. CleanApp 3 was great!
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Yubben
04 February 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 4
The app is a little bit quicker than the previous beta version. What made me upset is that when I upgraded to the Beta 4, It forgot my license. And my LicenseKeeper erased my license, so I had to email Synium to ask them to give me my license, but they never replied to my emails. In other words, I can't use the application I've bought from them, just because they don't reply to my messages to give me my license... I'll give more stars once they'll reply to my mails and give me my license.
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Gilby101mu
31 January 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 4
Beta 4 seems better than earlier betas. Searching speed is not always slow. This should not be taken as praise, but it may be worth another look.
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0.5
baxsur
31 January 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 4
The only thing it does for me is CRASHES!
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0.5
ric0ric
31 January 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 4
A quick way to get your system into a mess. Avoid this, even if you liked version 3. It is not a worthwhile upgrade.
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Fabro
28 January 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 3
I agree with the other reviews here, the previous version was much better. I like its logging feature, but the new version makes it almost useless because you are no longer able to understand why the files related to an app are going to be deleted.
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Andy-Hewitt
26 January 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 3
I've been trying to get along with this, but there seems to be a halt on development, bugs are not being fixed, and the interface is a total mess now. It used to be an excellent utility, ruined by the dillusion that everything always needs to progress into something 'better. I'm am disgruntled that I paid for the update, but have now switched over to App Cleaner.
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anonymous-squirrel-4040
12 January 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 3
I actually paid for this beta, thinking that CleanApp 3 worked so well I'd support the development of 4. Bad choice. All three betas ate up CPU like paranoid gun buyers after a massacre and the background daemon kept crashing. Trashed it with the excellent AppDelete.
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1.5
Sgginc
08 January 2013
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 3
Clean App never finds all the associated files: Lockfiles, Saved States etc. iTrash finds 3x more associated files. I’ve used Clean App to delete a program and the serial number is still known. ITrash with the same program finds everything.
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Meister-Fritz
03 December 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 3
The new version is not an improvement. if anything, it is a regression and, like most, I dislike the interface. It seems to be a matter of trying to include too much and not being very good at it. To date, I have not had a beta version that does not hang. Every beta version, thus far, hangs. Developer should take note!
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0.5
ZenMaster-Flash
03 December 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 3
AWFUL reworking of an otherwise fine utility.
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Fishscale
01 December 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 2
CleanApp 4 has been rewritten from the ground up in order to make your work with CleanApp more pleasant. As of now, I think it should read more like: CleanApp 4 has been rewritten and ran into the ground in order to make your work with CleanApp impossible. I love CleanApp 3. I am truly befuddled how this app could have taken a complete U-turn. I really don't see it coming back, I hope the developers prove me wrong but I really don't think this one is salvageable. It needs a re-re-write.
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Andy-Hewitt
27 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 2
Totally with everyone else on this. It's slow and very confusing now. the list of files I get for deleting is just a complete mess. It should be able to filter out stuff nested inside one of its own folders for example. I'm also disappointed that I paid for this already, they should never have been asking for fees on a Beta version that was this poorly conceived. If this isn't improved soon, I'll be looking at alternatives.
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1.5
lemon-kun
19 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 2
Well, it's beta, so no negative review for hanging with beachball nearly all the time. However, if it works, it doesn't really find many files connected to the deleted app. So I don't see why I should use this app and even pay for it. I have a much simpler way to uninstall apps: I do a search for the app's name and developers name, using "Find Any File" (costs 2$ I think. If you want free, use iFileX); I do the search on root level (press the option key when clicking on "search"). Then I simply delete what shows up (check in the file tree, if it doesn't belong to another app). This way I find much more files and folders than with Clean App.
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Tallturtle
14 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 2
Nearly useless now. Does a lot of things no-one asked for but - at least in my case - does NOT do what it was meant for: cleaning up apps and their associated files. Dragging an application onto Cleanapp's window starts a search, surely. Hours later.... still the spinning wheel. Please give me back V. 3 and my money for this.
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1.5
Mountabe
14 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 2
What is going on here? It's like the dev's hired a blind man to do all of GUI. Not that I don't think a blind man couldn't do it, it's just that this particular blind man doesn't even know how to use a computer. Synium, I want my back. I wish I could have the time back too, which is far more valuable than the money. If your goal was to really mess up a great program, you succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations. Why is this beta?? This is pre pre alpha, at best. Regardless, wrong direction, devs.
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Teknoman
12 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 2
Ugly, slow, confusing and almost unusable! Why did you guys ruin a great app?
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Desker
10 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 2
Sadly (because the previous version worked so well for me) I have to say that I've lost patience with 4.0.0. It is slower than slow, highly confusing and, worst of all, it introduces some kind of freeze on my iMac (OSX 10.6.8.) This seems to happen right after it requests the ability to open some password protected folders (why?), but this may just be coincidental. At the moment I'll use iTrash and see what happens over the next few months with CleanApp as newer versions are released. This is a most disappointing upgrade, for which I paid, thinking, well CleanApp has always worked for me in the past.
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Greedyfranky
09 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 2
This clean app is a joke. It is so slow searching files I first though my mbp was broken. :/ And the same complain other have: it frequently gives very obvious non related targets. For example when removing TrashMe it prompted me to remove Pixelmators plist file. A dangerous app if you ask me.
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richHolod
07 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 2
I hope the developer we will reconsider the direction version 4 is taking. It seems all that its doing is generating unwieldy lists upon lists, that can't even be reorganized by columns or filtered. None of these lists are helpful in deciding what could or should be deleted. To top it off, the "cleaning" process itself, the very reason the application exists, became much more complicated, painful and time consuming. All this effort towards useless features, but global preferences, etc, which merely contain a reference to the app are still listed as candidates for deletion? PS: The new icon shape, color, reflections, highlights, etc, are all wrong and ugly.
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2.5
Steepleton
06 November 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 1
this is really NOT ready for public beta, and certainly not ready to accept money for (i paid because it was a minimal upgrade cost and i've always been happy with cleanapp3). cleanapp3 was a very good product and cleanapp4 is slower, less able and generally painful to use. many searches show no other results than the app file itself, and take several minutes to do that. skip this beta if you want to actually use it for it's intended purpose, and stick with cleanapp3, and i genuinely hope the developers bring it up to scratch.
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StrictlyBagel
26 October 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 1
What's going on these days with developers? CleanApp 3 was well designed and very responsive. CleanApp 4 is a convoluted mess. The icon is horrible (purple, really?), and there's no need to add those maintenance jobs and other disk related gimmicks. I'd rather have wished for more accurate deletion and identification of files, relics, etc. Maybe mark files that CleanApp should disregard during its next scan, more intelligence when it comes to presenting files for deletion (i.e. CleanApp marks for example the keychain file as "safe" to delete with some apps), and so forth. Oh, and it's difficult to mark files for deletion. There used to be a checkbox, you could sort by files marked… all gone. Like Skitch, which went from great to bad, CleanApp is another contender for a quantum leap backwards in terms of usability and reliability.
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Yubben
26 October 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 1
It's way too slow. Except that the upgrade was quite cheap! Hope the developer will fix the problem I mentioned, otherwise I will have to downgrade the program to make it quicker!
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2.5
Haliomaster
26 October 2012
Version: 4.0.0 Beta 1
Though the UI is much better then the previous versions it still needs a internet connection for getting CleanCommunity data. The big question: Can I trust this community? For every app I try to remove it gives a lot of non related files with the full bar to green! Dangerous imo The idea is good but the CleanCommunity database cannot be trusted at all in my experience. Not recommended unless you want to take a deep plunge in the unknown when removing files.
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