Memory Cleaner
Memory Cleaner
5.1

4.3

Memory Cleaner free download for Mac

Memory Cleaner

5.1
05 September 2016

Free up wasted memory.

Overview

Memory Cleaner is one of the most efficient memory cleaners available. Don't waste your memory; clean it. Don't waste your time; be productive.

Features
  • Frees up to 2x more memory than the competition
  • Doesn’t freeze your system while cleaning
  • Enable auto-clean and forget about slowdowns
  • Tracks the most memory-consuming apps

How it works:

  • Problem: Launching a memory-intense application, your computer freezes for several seconds. This is probably because the computer is trying to free some memory to run it.
  • Solution: Memory Cleaner frees the memory ahead of time, keeping your memory fresh and clean.

What's new in Memory Cleaner

Version 5.1:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.7 or later

  • Ensures compatibility with the future macOS
  • Shallow cleaning mode

16 Memory Cleaner Reviews

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PorkPieHat
15 December 2011

Most helpful

PLEASE research this and all other so-called memory-liberating apps before you give a penny to this lying, parasitic developer. NONE of them will do anything even close to freeing your Mac’s memory (a.k.a. RAM, or Random Access Memory). Instead, they only empty the disc cache — which actually SLOWS DOWN YOUR COMPUTER because caches are there to speed it up! But because flushing the cache makes it simply LOOK like more memory is available, scumbags and other evildoers like this scavenger try to use that to get at your money. DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Read all the comments here and on the MacUpdate pages of all the other bullsh1t memory-freeing apps listed above in the 'Similar Software’ section, and search Google for more info — there’s a ton of academic and other expert testimony saying that they’re all BS, but there is NOTHING that supports the claims of these wipers of other people’s bottoms. Oh, and the Fushigi Gravity Ball is a scam too. Now, I suspect, this (cr)app’s ulcerous developer will join the discussion to assassinate my character for telling you the truth about him….
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Version 2.0
RavenNevermore
05 September 2016
All I can think is "Waste Freed up money." lol Use the "sudo purge" command in the Terminal. You may need to install the Developer Tools, (Xcode) but that's free too.
Like (3)
Version 5.1
1 answer(s)
Mcr
Mcr
06 September 2016
Another tip, the Onyx utility (at least the one for El Cap) can run purge as well, with a simple push of the button. Select Info icon, then the Memory tab. Displays Physical, Used, Wired, Active and Inactive memory, with a Purge button.

But in any case, IMO people should leave such thing alone and let the OS handle it. As @Nontroppo said, a great many smart people, calling upon years of experience in the BSD/Unix community, have honed the algorithms for memory management. They are finely tuned. If memory were water and you only need a cup, the OS will give you that cup or two.

Using apps like this one, or even Purge, is brute force and akin to surgery with a machete. You need a cup of water, but these apps will drain a lake to give a you a gallon back.
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Nontroppo
25 July 2016
I can't believe people are still gullible enough to keep falling for this snake-oil software. The OS kernel programmed by generations of smart PhD software engineers across the BSD / Unix community (sharing similar paging mechanisms) knows MUCH better than some 2bit developer the demands across the OS for memory...
Like (2)
Version 5.0
bowlerboy-jmb
22 May 2015
I don't know if version 4 of Memory Cleaner can be any better than version 3, which I just ran in a comparative test against the free Memory Clean application available at the Mac store, but in a head-to-head test, version 3 of Memory Cleaner was only able to deliver a little more than 2 GB of free memory out of 8 GB of RAM, while Memory Clean delivered 6 GB under exactly the same conditions, namely only the Finder was running. So, why pay for an application that is inferior to the free one which does a better job?
Like (3)
Version 4.0
Wts
18 May 2015
app store has version 4.0.1 @ MON, MAY 18, 2015

the free trial version works even though i am skeptical about software that claims to purge memory

i like the auto clean feature

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Version 4.0
ZipZapMac
01 December 2014
Guys what's wrong with you? Why do you ever think thank Memory Cleaner works just like purge? Memory Cleaner monitors your system memory and detects unused blocks. Then it offloads unused memory to your hard disk drive. Of course system do this by itself when it is lack of memory, but usually it do this in critical situation when everything is frozen, on the other hand Memory Cleaner can do it when your system is still functional and prepare some memory for fast access by another applications. Anyway you can try it first, before buying.
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Version 4.0
StanislavK2615
01 December 2014
Works really well! Doesn't touch system performance.
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Version 4.0
bowlerboy-jmb
17 February 2014
I don't think it is fair to write a review, so I will just toss out a comment for the technically astute to ponder on. I acquired this application in a bundle tonight; I installed it; I licensed it; and it re-started. It gives me an image featuring a black memory module on a small greenish circuit board, upon which it says that I have 650 MB of free memory. I can click on on an "X" which I suppose would terminate the program, or I can click on the section of the circuit board which says "Clean My Memory." OK, I'm game. Let's clean my memory. Now I get another window which says: Important! Please read the following. Press the (OK) button to clean the memory. For optimal results, don't use any other applications during the cleaning process. [check-box} Do not show this message again OK That's it. That's all of it. Does it strike anyone that something is missing here? I mean, I am not a programmer, but don't you think I should get a Cancel button, too? What if I changed my mind? What if I don't want to clean my memory anymore? What if I don't want to quit all the other applications I am in the midst of using? What if I don't want to interrupt my work flow just to gain some more memory? Wouldn't the act of closing those applications automatically free up memory? If so, then what's the damn point of this application? Now, I don't like an application which gives me a warning message and gives me no other option but to say OK and go ahead to perform the procedure about which it warned not to do without risking unforeseen results? Am I alone in thinking like this? Here we yet another example of a small utility written by a developer who fails to educate us adequately and ahead of time how his application works and what its potential negative impact can be. To give such an application even one star would be a gift that is beyond my generosity. Since the developer gives me so little, I have little choice but to respond in kind. I will now Force Quit this app and trash it, along with the other half-baked applications that come in such software bundles to give us the illusion that we are getting a bargain.
Like (2)
Version 2.2
2 answer(s)
bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
17 February 2014
Well, ain't this a kicker? I cannot even Force Quit this sucker. It does not show up the Force Quit list. I actually must "clean" my memory. Be assured that, as fast as oil seeps across water, this app is heading into the Trash. What nerve!
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
05 September 2015
You said "Here we yet another example of a small utility written by a developer who fails to educate us adequately and ahead of time how his application works and what its potential negative impact can be."

So, you didn't know how the app works nor what the "negative impacts" would be, yet you installed and ran it anyway?

You probably shouldn't be installing software when you don't have a clue how it works or how it may affect your system.

And no, I don't think a Cancel button is necessary.
I've run a couple of RAM purge apps, and don't recall seeing a cancel button in them. There's no Cancel button in Terminal for the "purge" command ("sudo purge" in Yosemite).

They aren't as effective on the newer OS's (10.9+) because of the way the system allocates memory. I have 16 GB and the system quickly taps most of it and shows the "Memory Used" as being close to the amount of RAM installed. That doesn't mean the memory should be purged though.

The new indicators are "Memory Pressure" and "Swap Used." Pressure should be green and Swap should be under about 100MB, and not shown in GB.
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Soneé
08 March 2013
I would have rate this 5 stars but you don't expect to to pay 5.99 for something i can do in terminal
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Version 2.2
1 answer(s)
bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
17 February 2014
So, let's see ...you are rating an app that you did NOT use, because you claim that you can write the code in Terminal. That's a real useful review. So kind of you to trash someone else's work without even using it, don't you think? You've already proved that you're rude. So, why don't you write the code here for people who do not have your vaunted skills, so that we can see how smart you are, too. Maybe those people don't know how to save themselves the grand sum of $5.99? Maybe they'd like the convenience of not having to learn Terminal and the commands to do what you say can do. Maybe they don't even like you telling them how to spend their money. Maybe they only want to know if the product offered here works or not, instead of you telling them not to buy it because you don't need it. Why do people like you get the nerve?
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larrybush
10 May 2012
it shows as if it frees the memory but cud not feel the same.
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Version 2.2
Xplicit
15 December 2011
Apps like this make your computer slower at best.
Like (7)
Version 2.0
$9.99

4.3

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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