Purity
Purity
1.10

5.0

Purity free download for Mac

Purity1.10

03 July 2011

Empty caches, empty logs, and more.

Overview

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 in Purity

Version 1.10:
  • Removed Sparkle

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34 Reviews of Purity

Wil1113
22 December 2008
Version: 3.0

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I just started using this app, and I must say, I have nothing to complain about. Well done! :D
(6)
waryuser
03 February 2012
Version: 1.10
This version was released a long time ago, I updated the MacUpdate link to a mediafire download. Save it!
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SickTeddyBear
08 December 2011
Version: 1.09
This program is dead. Here is what happened to the developer: http://timi.me/pages/about
(1)
3.5
Ibigmac
04 September 2011
Version: 1.09
New Version Purity v1.10 since 22 August available on Developer page
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MiceLeez
04 July 2011
Version: 1.09
Is Purity the developer of CCleaner? Sounds familiar. I took a trial and decide to keep it. Handy cleaner for Mac!
(1)
5
Monkeyjunkey
27 May 2011
Version: 1.08
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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5
Sgt-Bob-IE
13 January 2011
Version: 1.08
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.
(1)
PorkPieHat
07 June 2010
Version: 1.04.2
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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greatwave
11 May 2010
Version: 1.04.1
It's a freeware http://free.purityapp.com/ . Easy to use, good job Mike.
(1)
Fargone
20 October 2009
Version: 3.16
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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5
JohnnyFave
17 August 2009
Version: 3.14
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!
(2)
Mcd3
13 April 2009
Version: 3.08
Cache-Out is also free and does the same Applejack does a complete system repair AND removes caches, logs and swap files free Not everyone knows you can reset browsers-BUT-if an app does it-one should be warned- esp if both cookies AND bookmarks go away
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dajonel
26 March 2009
Version: 3.06
Oh my gosh... These stupid reviews by some people drive me insane. The only reason to give this app two stars is if you're jealous and too stupid to write your own app. Lay off. While $10 may be steep, this guy has accomplished stuff I still haven't figured out to do. (By the way, developer, I have some questions if you'd be willing to answer them. Email would probably be best.) Again. Cut these ridiculous ratings. Just comment and move on!
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waryuser
19 January 2009
Version: 3.04
Reset Safari means Reset Safari. When you Reset Safari, you deleted all preferences, all bookmarks, everything. Because you Reset Safari. This was no fault of MacDust, but a lack of understanding by what the word RESET means. MacHeist had the same issue, which is why in 3.02 the wording was changed. MacDust did NOT permanently set your cookie settings, you just kept erasing what you had set as the settings.
(4)
KatNova
18 January 2009
Version: 3.04
Crap! Screwed up Safari so that it will no longer accept ANY cookies!
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Saszka
31 December 2008
Version: 3.01
Unfortunately old licenses from ver. 2 won't work anymore on ver. 3. I remember developer telling that licenses from v.2 would be updated for free to v.3. I hope developer will issue free licenses for old users. Unfortunately on his webpage developer contact info is missing.
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Wil1113
22 December 2008
Version: 3.0
I just started using this app, and I must say, I have nothing to complain about. Well done! :D
(6)
waryuser
22 December 2008
Version: 3.0
You do not need 2.48 for Tiger Support, MacDust 3 was rewritten from the ground up (twice) for Tiger Compatibility.
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Akrobat
02 August 2008
Version: 2.73
Well, it's been a while since I last reviewed this. It's first incarnation was somewhat dangerous to use... so I'm glad to see it no longer trashes the System Receipts and mess up your Mac. On opening the app you're presented with a number of tabs from which you can choose your cleaning options. SYSTEM - Ok. But this basic cleaning can all be done by Onyx or Ice Clean or Main Menu. BROWSER- Ditto. Can be done by free apps. However there is a choice of browsers which is handy. CHATS - Again, these are just logs. Nothing special there. Easily cleaned by free alternatives. TORRENT - Can either be cleaned by a free app or you simply remove the Torrents yourself with a few clicks. More window dressing than anything else. OTHER - Just a bunch of caches... again easy to re move with any free application. MacDust is not a 'specialised cleaning' app. It simply cleans out caches, log files and temporary files. What it does is divide the cleaning between certain applications you may or may not have on your system... this is the 'specialised' part. I'll be honest: it's not a bad application, but far too limited to ask for money especially since the likes of Onyx, IceClean and Main Menu (to name a few) do the same job and much more, such as removing .DS files, updating prebindings etc, etc. Still, for people who don't have much Mac knowledge it probably ideal.
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Mac-Man
21 July 2008
Version: 2.73
Tried this thing but must honestly say I was not impressed. There are many free apps out there that are far better and do a lot more. Why he tries to charge for this is a mystery. MainMenu, for example which is also featured on this site is 5x better and does a lot more including serious deep (and safe) cleaning. I personally don't find MacDust an 'oustanding' tool as the Developer states, but that's my opinion.
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waryuser
13 July 2008
Version: 2.73
Please note that Onyx and MacDust fall into very different categories. I most certainly recommend Onyx for your system maintenance! MacDust is for cleaning and you can to give it a try for free to see the difference between these two outstanding tools.
(1)
waryuser
09 February 2008
Version: 2.60
The bug where MacDust did nothing has been found! It is now fixed in MacDust 2.61 I'm sorry for any inconvenience! Happy Cleaning, Tim Parnell
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dajonel
13 January 2008
Version: 2.52
Sparkle wants me to update to the Leopard-only version. Since I have Tiger, it would ruin it on my system. I would suggest using a different app-cast URL for the Leopard version so that us Tiger users aren't bothered anymore.
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5
Fonix
08 October 2007
Version: 2.31
This application improves with each update, and it was great to begin with. The interface is clean, and the list of applications it cleans grows every few weeks. The developer actually listens to the users, and does what he can to accommodate our requests--including mine for a more thorough cleaning of some straggling Acquisition files. He is fast to respond, intelligent, and humorous. Frankly, we need more Mac developers like him. There is a trial of the software, so try it out and see if it meets your needs. And give the developer at least a few hours to reply to your email or purchase. This is not McDonald's, you know. ;-) P.S. Tim, thanks for the smart code for adding AIM online status to RapidWeaver. That was cool!
(0)
Ben-marko
22 September 2007
Version: 2.2
A lot of what this app can do can be done also by free apps out there.
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ZV
06 September 2007
Version: 2.0.2
Don't buy this. Bought this during the promo. Two weeks later, the developer updated it to version 2.0 and rendered my purchase useless. Asked what's going on and the developer said he made a mistake in pricing and begged me to buy for this upgrade. I luv to help and support developing software. But his reply is simply inexcusable and ridiculous, and his method is despicable.
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iGaucho
31 August 2007
Version: 2.0
I just updated to 2.0 and found out the hard way that this is a paid upgrade if you had the previous version. The good thing is that it's only $3.95 to upgrade.
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Sachi
11 August 2007
Version: 1.46
Nice App. Works quick. But it will be nice to add options for reset Safari, it not allways need to reset all stuff. Thanks alex
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5
dajonel
26 July 2007
Version: 1.41
Despite the bad comments I gave this little app before, it seems pretty good even though it only cleans a few programs. I can see this program doing a lot more in the future. One thing that bugs me like other people: Do NOT use DivShare! People don't like it! SourceForge is okay, but not ideal. The smartest thing would be to host it on your own website. If you don't have one, I'd be happy to loan you some space for some DMGs on my server. I can't really give you the password, but I'm sure there is some way it would work. If you are interested, I'll look into seeing if that is possible.
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Macgurl
25 July 2007
Version: 1.41
/Library/Receipts, huh? Delete? If you delete those files, you'll be lucky to even boot on your start-up disc. DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING in /Library/Receipts!!! Whoever wrote this "script" has NO knowledge of OSX.
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waryuser
05 June 2007
Version: 1.2
No, it can't. MacDust does it's own little thing, any other application listed may do some kind of cleaning, but MacDust is specialized for certian applications.
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Bobster
05 June 2007
Version: 1.2
WTH? The freeware program Main Menu can do what this program does, and lots lots more!
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Jimw
14 May 2007
Version: 1.0.2
This might have been cute and handy, abet somewhat dangerous when it was beta, but not worth the nuisance fee, at least to me, when their are other free or full featured products out such as Onyx.
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Akrobat
26 April 2007
Version: 0.6
The following is from the Apple.com website: Can I get rid of receipts in the /Library/Receipts folder? If you remove receipts from /Library/Receipts, the Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4: Disk Utility shows a "No Valid Packages" alert Disk Utility can't verify or repair permissions on the Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4 volume if the "BaseSystem.pkg" file is not in /Library/Receipts. This alert appears when you try to repair permissions with Disk Utility: "First Aid failed "Disk Utility stopped repairing permissions on '(volume name)' because the following error was encountered: No valid packages" In the Disk Utility text window, this message appears in red text: "Error: No valid packages (-9997)" This happens when the BaseSystem.pkg file is not in /Library/Receipts. Solution If you've moved this file, move it back to /Library/Receipts. You shouldn't normally remove any files from /Library/Receipts. If the file has been deleted, replace it by copying it from a different computer that uses Mac OS X 10.3 or 10.4, or by reinstalling Mac OS X 10.3/10.4 from an installation disc. "Reinstall" means you can install 10.3 or 10.4 from a disc, if it's the same version of 10.3/10.4 (such as 10.3.3 on both the installation disc and computer). If the version of 10.3/10.4 on the computer is newer than what's on the install disc, then use the install disc to perform an Archive and Install installation instead, then update to a later version of Mac OS X. ------------------------------------------ In short: NEVER DELETE THE PERMISSIONS. Your Mac System uses them. I suggest the developer first learn about basic Mac OS before he attempts to make applications such as this.
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Titanium1
26 April 2007
Version: 0.6
Hi, Empty caches, ok. Empty Logs, ok. ...but empty Receipts file is not a good idea. After deleting them, you cannot repair permissions! Please, don't delete the Apple's Receipts files!!
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Free

5.0

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later
Application is not under development & not supported.

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