HDCleanUp
HDCleanUp 2.1.3
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Performs a number of system maintenance tasks.   Commercial ($1.99)
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HDCleanUp is a disk utility that does the following tasks:
  • Application Uninstall. Simply drop an application onto the window, and HDCleanUp shows you a best-guess of all the application's related files. Move them to the Trash (except for the app; that's an Apple restriction) with a click of the mouse.
  • Orphaned Preferences Files. Ever download and try out an application only to quickly delete it? This function not only shows you a best-guess of orphaned preference files, but also of all the applications and their preferences files. This makes it easy to see
What's New
Version 2.1.3:
  • Bug fixes
  • Upgraded for OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later



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HDCleanUp User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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GeoProf commented on 09 Oct 2012
I’d love to try this app because it seems to be exactly what I’m looking for. But since this developer (Modesitt Software) gives no option for test driving it (it’s CrApp Store only), forget about it.

I’m inclined to boycott all developers who distribute their wares only via the CrApp Store.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Zo219 commented on 13 Dec 2011
So in thanks for my purchasing HDCleanup right before it went App Store Only—Bill at Modesitt is refusing to upgrade me. Nice.

Ignore my positive review, below—I can't review the current release. Duh.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Lacwbo commented on 20 Aug 2011
I refuse to purchase site unseen. Please provide a demo that lasts at least 5 days; if I find it useful I'll gladly pay the purchase price. But without a demo, forget it.
[Version 2.1.2]


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Zo219 reviewed on 06 Jun 2011
This finds and makes it easy to deal with duplicates like nothing else I've tried (and, regrettably, paid for.) Good work!
[Version 2.1.1]


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Bigboysdad reviewed on 13 May 2011
This is the one to use if you want to clean out those unused/ delinquent preference files on your HD.
[Version 2.1]


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Helmo Hass commented on 21 Mar 2010
Hint

why dont spend a few weeks just thinking about what should be this application
implementing all you think is usefull and then.. once done
post the final release?
an update every 2 days becomes a real pita...

sure is I appreciate all your efforts to make it always better, but....
[Version 1.8.2]

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Peachtreecity replied on 21 Mar 2010
I personally don't see the problem with frequent updates. To me it shows a responsive developer. I'm not trying to start a flame war-just my opinion.
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Iphoneandmacdeveloper (developer) replied on 21 Mar 2010
When I find a bug, I prefer to fix it ASAP and then post the fix. However, it's totally up to you whether or not to download the upgrade. Most people prefer to have bugs fixed in their software. Your choice.
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Gt421 replied on 24 May 2010
developer's taking ownership and responsibility.
that is money and far from annoying. bravo developa
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Dickc commented on 27 Feb 2010
The developer contacted me and immediately(!) added a preference for
searching either the main volume or all volumes (v 1.5). I tried it
and everything worked as advertized . I purchased the licence!
[Version 1.5]


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Dickc commented on 26 Feb 2010
I tried the Application Uninstall feature but it seems as though HDCleanUP was searching, and searching.. and never completing. This was with the DEMO. As with other comments, I cannot bring myself to part with $10 to purchase when I cannot fully try the app.
[Version 1.4]

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Iphoneandmacdeveloper (developer) replied on 26 Feb 2010
Version 1.5 allows you to select the volume(s) to search, so search time should be greatly reduced.
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Ishan commented on 28 Jan 2010
What you can do is a time-limited on launch-limited demo.
[Version 1.0.1]

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Iphoneandmacdeveloper (developer) replied on 28 Jan 2010
I'll see what I can do.
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Iphoneandmacdeveloper (developer) replied on 11 Feb 2010
All Functions Now Work in DEMO Mode!
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Ishan commented on 28 Jan 2010
Same comment as above. This is not a demo. Without the $10, there is no way to try out this product, a product which duplicates features found in half a dozen other shareware which DO allow you to "try before you buy." I suspect this is just a mistake from Modesit, and they'll fix it, but a little QA would be a nice touch...
[Version 1.0]

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Iphoneandmacdeveloper (developer) replied on 28 Jan 2010
Just uploaded version 1.0.1 which has a demo mode.
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Legal Eagle replied on 28 Jan 2010
Version 1.0.1 still does not give the user an adequate demo of this software. It only permits one aspect of the software, (i.e. "Log Files"), to be tried out.
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Iphoneandmacdeveloper (developer) replied on 28 Jan 2010
There becomes a point when the product does so much in the demo mode that the user decides there's no need to purchase it. Giving away a product and hoping the user will pay the amount requested is unrealistic. Currently there are screen shots and a movie at our web page that shows exactly how HDCleanUp works. Furthermore there is a money back guarantee in the event you don't find HDCleanUp useful. I'm not sure what else we can do.
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Iphoneandmacdeveloper (developer) replied on 28 Jan 2010
Maybe something like that will work. I'll see if I can add it into v1.1. Thanks.
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Fancy Nancy had trouble on 29 Jun 2010
The only feature I was interested in HDCleanUp was the HFS compression option.

But it doesn't work!!!!

HDCleanUp goes through the motion of compressing something, moving the old copy to the trash and reports the savings. Drag the same file again onto HDCleanUp and it repeats everything again. But it never compressed anything either attempt.

If I compress the file with Terminal and then try to use HDCleanUp to compress it again it finally reports it cannot compress because it already is and there would be no savings.

Thanks for the great tool and I hope you can fix this annoying problem.
[Version 1.8.4]

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Iphoneandmacdeveloper (developer) replied on 05 Jul 2010
How do you know nothing was compressed?

Jaws3 rated on 27 Oct 2012

[Version 2.1.2]



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Scuseme rated on 12 Sep 2011

[Version 2.1.2]


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Version Downloads:5,834
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Commercial
Date:22 Mar 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $1.99
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HDCleanUp is a disk utility that does the following tasks:
  • Application Uninstall. Simply drop an application onto the window, and HDCleanUp shows you a best-guess of all the application's related files. Move them to the Trash (except for the app; that's an Apple restriction) with a click of the mouse.
  • Orphaned Preferences Files. Ever download and try out an application only to quickly delete it? This function not only shows you a best-guess of orphaned preference files, but also of all the applications and their preferences files. This makes it easy to see what you can delete, and what to keep.
  • Crash and Log Files. Crash Files: an application crashes. It creates a crash log. The log is sometimes sent to Apple, or the application's developer. Then the crash log remains in your crash log folder. Some crash logs are quite large. This window allows you to selectively remove crash logs. Log Files: many applications create a log file for various reasons. It crashes, and the log file might help the developers show how far the application got. Or it's simply superfluous information, and you don't need it. This window allows you to selectively remove these log files.
  • Duplicate Files. Do you really need 5 copies of your old documents? Probably not. Drop a folder onto the window and HDCleanUp shows you all the duplicate files within the folder.
  • Duplicate Applications. Suppose you download an application. Months later you download an updated release, however, you forget to delete the older release. When you double-click on the application's document, which application will open? Could be the older, could be the newer. This search helps you find duplicate applications and delete the older duplicate application.
  • Empty Folders. What good is a folder if it's empty? Now you can track down those useless empty folders.
  • Empty Files. What good is a file if it's empty? Now you can track down those useless empty files.
  • Validate Internet Files. This function finds which Internet files point to a valid Web page, and which do not.
  • Orphaned Aliases. What good is an alias file if it's lost its associated file? Time to send that orphaned alias to the Trash.
  • Cache Files. Cache files are used by applications to speed things up. However, somethings they become corrupted. Best to delete most or all the cache files occasionally.
  • ZIP Large Files. Have a lot of larger files on your hard disk? If you don't need them, send them to the Trash. Might need them? Compress them first in ZIP format and then send them to the Trash.
  • List ZIP Contents. Have a lot of ZIP (compressed) files? Now you can easily find ZIP files and view the contents without extracting any files. Don't need them? Move them to the Trash.
  • Slim Universal Applications. Most applications are made as an Universal Application meaning they contain code for both the PowerPC and Intel architectures. If you are using an Intel Mac, you don't need all that PowerPC code bloating your applications. The same applies to PowerPC applications. They don't need to be bloated with Intel code.
  • HFS+ Compression. Individual file compression was first introduced with Mac OS X 10.6. This functionality that is provided today helps produce the reduced disk foot print of Snow Leopard and likely results in improved performance as well. Now you can use this functionality on almost all your files.


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