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22 September 2020

Selectively erase logs, caches, activity, and more.

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gaedwebmunha
01 June 2019
Version: 8.0

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MacCleanse erased a bunch of forgotten old archives left behind from app installs.
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Vitalii@macupdate.com
21 April 2020
Version: 8.1.3
The previously listed price was incorrect. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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Tom32547
08 March 2020
Version: 8.1.2
The greed of some is so underwhelming! The price for this is nothing short of trumpian.
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Gazman
08 March 2020
Version: 8.1.2
All the five star reviews below are fake, click on their profiles and you can see that they've visited MacUpdate a grand total of 1 time - to make these fake reviews. Also, the fact that this costs a hundred bucks when there are numerous alternatives that do the same or similar jobs for under $20 also should tell you to be very wary.
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ShotBlocker
25 February 2020
Version: 8.1.1
As many others have noted below, the probably useless (if not harmful) MacCleanse gets the most FAKE 5-star, one-sentence "reviews" of any product on MacUpdate. This shows great initiative on the part of the developer, creating all those FAKE reviewers with creative, fingers-dancing-on-the-keyboard, names. (gaedwebmunha? helengonzaleszx34szrfgbv?) Therefore I award MacCleanse 5-stars (*****) for garnering the most FAKE 5-star reviews. Quite an accomplishment. Also, 5 more stars for price inflation. A few short years ago, MacCleanse was $30, but now it's $99. Nice job, Koingo! Keep up the good work! GENTLE READERS, if you really want to "clean" your Mac, buy TinkerTool System, and READ THE MANUAL before you go HACKING AROUND macOS with some overpriced piece of crapware. -SB
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Virtualruffy
10 February 2020
Version: 8.1.1
This should be sold on late night infomercials. Do you have more money than you know what to do with? uh huh. Do you want to waste it on a ridiculously overpriced product meant for the simple minded too gullible to know better? uh huh. Then install this useless logic-turd and accomplish NOTHING!
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zlazkow
10 February 2020
Version: 8.1.1
$100 ??? don't think so...
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DragonMaster
29 January 2020
Version: 8.0.7
I originally gave this app 5 stars. But after using it now for over a month I have real concerns about it. It has the nasty habit of deleting activation from various apps. Nothing more frustrating than starting up an app that you use regularly only to have it tell you that you are in Trial Mode and that you need to purchase or activate the app. After this happened a couple of dozen times I was finally able to conclude that this app can be deadly. Even run in its Safe Mode you are in possible jeopardy. My advise...stay away. I have tried to address the developer regarding this and never get a response. The site only says that the developer works by himself and will get back to you when he can...to my experience that means never.
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Radus
28 October 2019
Version: 8.0.7
Long time I bought this, not the best, piece of software with macupdte, koingo helpfully deactivated it. Koingo never again!
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Flavum
02 October 2019
Version: 8.0.3
I think this product may hold the record for shills and fake reviews from brand new MacUpdate members. Impressive, Koingo. Avoid like the plague.
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5
Benezz
22 July 2019
Version: 8.0.1
MacCleanse helps me make sure that all my deleted files stay deleted.
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5
bevrlymcsm23
04 July 2019
Version: 8.0.1
Took care of more duplicate files than I even knew I had.
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5
shirleytaylor
26 June 2019
Version: 8.0.1
Does a better job of eliminating web histories than a lot of browsers themselves.
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5
helengonzaleszx34szrfgbv
24 June 2019
Version: 8.0.1
A better cleaner and uninstaller than what I was used to before.
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5
Marie222
20 June 2019
Version: 8.0.1
Found and dealt with gigabytes of old caches.
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5
heather A B
12 June 2019
Version: 8.0.1
So many essential tools in one package.
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5
husgelecse
03 June 2019
Version: 8.0
The snappiest system cleaner on the market!
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5
gaedwebmunha
01 June 2019
Version: 8.0
MacCleanse erased a bunch of forgotten old archives left behind from app installs.
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5
steelesliopu
30 May 2019
Version: 8.0
A wealth of very powerful features all tucked neatly into a clean and easy interface.
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5
turlyroughmant
29 May 2019
Version: 8.0
Easy to use and understand. I didn't need a manual, and everything just made sense. I wasn't scared to accidentally wipe my documents and photos.
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5
seploodonlifs
28 May 2019
Version: 8.0
Caught a ton of extra junk that other cleaners missed.
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5
tranraropgo
26 May 2019
Version: 8.0
Saved my butt when my tech tried to sell me a pricey hard drive upgrade to get more space. As it turned out, I just needed to run MacCleanse and clean out all the junk that had been piling up!
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5
mounkelomen
17 October 2018
Version: 7.0.2
New updates have been fantastic. Best cleaner app out there.
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sinpaychiking
15 October 2018
Version: 7.0.2
love the new update!
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5
teforcoja
14 October 2018
Version: 7.0.2
Long-lived one of the best system cleaners for Mac. Not bloatware. Does what it says without all the extra crap.
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0.5
Radus
13 October 2018
Version: 7.0.1
I do not know who is happy with this. There are much better alternatives like Onyx or TinkerTool System.
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0.5
jack2001
16 May 2018
Version: 7.0
pericolosissima. sono stato costretto a ripristinare backup da time machine
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franctastic
16 May 2018
Version: 6.0.8
the worst cleaning APP I've ever tried.

before you pay $30 for this app, you better buy CleanMyMac.
ONYX does the same, much better, and for FREE!

I downloaded the version 7, tested and uninstalled before doing any cleaning.

I do not recommend this APP

salut!
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Derekcurrie
15 May 2018
Version: 6.0.8
MacCleanse 7.0 is now available. "Requirements: This version requires at least Mac OS X 10.10. "Upgrade Notes: Version 7 is a paid upgrade from version 6 and lower. Order an upgrade visiting our Upgrades Store. Users owing an active subscription to this product will get it automatically without additional cost. This upgrade is also free if ordering a non-subscription version within the last year. Visit your account and click the Upgrade link, if this applies to you, to obtain a free copy. "New Feature: Fully tested and ready for Mac OS X 10.14 when it comes out. "Coming Soon: Much more efficient way to recognize duplicate files."
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5
Unblocktheplanet
08 December 2017
Version: 6.0.5
I'm writing this review because for the first time in my long history using McCleanse, it stopped working on 10.13.1. Hope they'll remedy this soon!

It mat come down to, go with what you know. I suffered through the painful years before OS X since 1984. MacCleanse offered seamless, intuitive cleanup and never makes mistakes leaving some items inoperable. The same simply cannot be said for the free utilities which require too much user input. $30 is a fair price.
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Scion777
18 October 2017
Version: 6.0.5
And why am I supposed to shell out $30 for something OnyX does for free?
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Scion777
14 October 2017
Version: 6.0.4
OnyX is free and 64-bit and does much more than this app does.
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Libertyforall1776
30 June 2017
Version: 6.0.1
STILL not 64-bit! Rolls eyes.
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5
dannyboone69
11 April 2017
Version: 6.0
MacCleanse has erased so much clutter so far that I'm not sure how I ever lived without it.
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5
josephjsam111
21 March 2017
Version: 5.1.7
Does a better job of eliminating web histories than a lot of browsers themselves.
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graydereikson
11 March 2017
Version: 5.1.7
Definitely one of the better system cleaners, but it could use an overhaul for macOS Sierra to bring its interface up to spec with modern times.
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Big Johnson
24 February 2017
Version: 5.1.7
I received the following email from Koingo on 2/15/17: Koingo confirmed its authenticity. Critical Bug Fix: Immediate Action Required Due to recent system software updates, the internal automatic updaters inside our products are broken. This bug has been fixed in the latest version of our apps. Please ensure you download the most recent version of the apps that you own from us to ensure you are not missing any critical security fixes. Follow the steps below. For App Store buyers must follow the steps in our FAQ to move to the retail version (for free) first.
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jan_de_smet
11 February 2017
Version: 5.1.7
Why would anyone pay for this? Onyx is free and does a lot more.

Edit - this app is written in some sort of basic languages. Never trust an app that is written on a high level slow code language and most certainly not for system tools.
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4.5
Unblocktheplanet
11 February 2017
Version: 5.1.7
I LOVE MacCleanse! Been using it for years when my Mac seems slower or the beachball is spinning. Esp good for cleaning Safari. MacC v3.2.2 was faster but I 'upgraded' to the new v. Still an extremely reliable workhorse. Despite the reason the developer stated for this upgrade, I NEVER had my McCleanse scan stall (2012 MBP running Sierra). All the problems I've seen here are because the user bulled ahead and didn't RTFM! Which, incidentally, is NOT rocket science. Make sure MacCleanse is running in Safe Mode (which means it won't delete your Download folder. Once you scan, untick the boxes you don't want deleted. I save Safari Last Session and Transmission downloads. Yes, Safe Boot is a trustworthy option. But...well, I HATE restarting!
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Hendricx
10 February 2017
Version: 5.1.7
Still a 32bit app? as far as I know Apple does not allow 32bit apps anymore in the AppStore. That indicates everyone needs to avoid 32bit.
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0.5
jezzzzazz
10 October 2016
Version: 5.1.4
Mac Cleanse is utter junk, and the company behind it is even worse. I have had enough of being treated like a dog by these software companies, always tricking people into cheap first time buys and expensive upgrades which are always PORTRAYED as being essential. As their (ONE) support staff member replied earlier on this thread "you had a choice to upgrade", yeah thats fine, because YOU KNOW where the small print is, don't you! What that basically translates to is "we will bend you over in every way possible, and it's up to you to stand up for yourself and avoid us doing so". Ha Ha, great, so we are giving money to people like that, NOT ANY MORE on my part. I like the way they say they have no support tickets outstanding to that guy earlier on the thread. I have had the same, ignored support tickets one after another. I just went to create one today after MacCleanse deleted ALL my personal messages from friends and family, and half (for some reason only half) of my skype contact histories. Anyway, I didn't bother raising the ticket after I read their message alerts above the form, which are exactly copied here, from THEIR website: " Due to the high volume of support we receive daily, tickets that have answers inside our Frequently Asked Questions will not be replied to. Please read our FAQ before submitting a ticket!" "It is a one man show over here, so please be patient waiting for a reply. There is a VERY large volume of support every day, and sometimes replies may take weeks. Submitting a reply to your original inquiry will knock you back down to last place in the queue." To me, that basically says "F OFF". So I have. Shove your software where the sun don't shine, I hope your business rots to death.
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Lord-Lightning
12 September 2015
Version: 5.0.5
Most if not all of these apps are tapping into system caches and so on. The very best way to fix an ailing Mac is to
1. Shut down. Do not use Restart for any of these steps.
2. Start up with your finger on the 'S' key until the little Apple emblem and the scrubber bar appear - to put the Mac onto 'SAFE BOOT' mode.
3. Sit and watch the Horizontal bar lines travelling up your screen as the OS is cleaned of crap, caches and junk.
4. When all is settled then 'Shut Down' again.
5. Boot up into your normal mode of operating again.
Most problems will now be gone.
6. Use 'Disk Utility' (in Utilities) to repair the Permissions.
There will be very few lingering problems after this procedure.
If you decide to use Disk Warrior, Onyx, Cocktail, Tinker Tool, or Tinker Tool System, you do need to set up the choices carefully. The 'Safe Boot' approach is completely safe no matter which Mac you are using, because it runs from within that Mac to fix that Mac's problems.
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3.5
BobUN
29 June 2015
Version: 5.0.4
Rapide, c'est son atout principal. Par contre, application vieillot avec un design ancien et pas agréable. Je l'ai testée, puis supprimée car je préfère CleanMyMac
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Neutra
20 January 2015
Version: 5.0.2
Beware! I will take responsibility for not inspecting every line of the default "cleaning list" but I ran MacCleanse 5 on my MBP Retina and it erased all the photos (attachments) from my Messages; many that I had not saved otherwise! Seems wrong for a default setting. Thank God for Time Machine.
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Drscott
15 January 2015
Version: 5.0.1
The upgrade fees would be more tolerable if Koingo's programs were licensed so they could be used on all of the computers owned by a single user rather than requiring a separate license (and upgrade fees) for each individual computer.
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Eric•Woehler
15 January 2015
Version: 5.0.1
Seriously folks, forget about paying for system utilities - there are a bunch of excellent free apps out there that do what various paid apps do. Top of the list is Onyx - it's free and very robust, well reviewed - check out its page here on Macupdate. There is absolutely no reason to pay for an app when better FREE apps are out there. Five to 10 minutes of reading reviews of Onyx, Tinker Tool etc is worth it to decide which FREE app is best for you! If you should decide you don't like the concept of FREE apps, Cocktail or Tinker Tool System are paid options for you to consider.
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Unblocktheplanet
09 January 2015
Version: 5.0
Frankly, we like MacCleanse. But when Koingo introduced the subscription model, we stuck with v3.3.2. It's fast and easy on Yosemite. We realise it costs money to heat a house in Kelowna BC but we reserve our subscriptions for magazines and charities. Back to basics, please, Koingo...
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2.5
Dellsuxx
09 January 2015
Version: 5.0
Just paid $15.00 for this pretty well designed app last year only to be shaken down for another $15.00 by Koingo today In order to upgrade to version 5 and that Is an outrage. Considering how much money I've spent renewing products from this unscrupulous company they should have the decency to leave me alone and stop loansharking. Deeper and OnyX are two free apps (donation-ware), that I find perform just as well or better without all the bloat and unnecessary eye candy of MacCleanse. Two-three stars for MacCleanse app minus 2.5 stars for the corporate thieves at Koingow. I'm not your monkey anymore find another sucker to treat like dirt!
Just flushed MacCleanse down the toilet where it belongs.
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0.5
Sgginc
08 January 2015
Version: 5.0
I am fed up with Koingo charging what amounts to a yearly subscription for updates. NO MORE!!! I own several of their products and no longer will shell out for updates every year or so. Rip off!!!
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0.5
jack2001
17 December 2014
Version: 4.2.3
dopo il suo utilizzo ho dovuto reistallare molte applicazioni. maccleanse è un'app molto pericolosa
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0.5
Mike-C
12 December 2014
Version: 4.2.2
I won't give them another penny. They never responded to any of my tech support emails and don't honor their lifetime licensing. They have an F rating with the BBB.
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