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CCleaner
CCleaner
3.6
0.0

System maintenance application.

3.6
Based on 63 user ratesRead reviews & comments
Free
In-app purchases

CCleaner overview

CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system - allowing your Mac to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history.

What’s new in version 2.7

Updated on Nov 04 2022

This release displays your system statistics in a brand new UI (accessible via the CCleaner menu bar), so you can keep track of your system’s vitals at the click of a button. It also includes several tweaks for the upcoming MacOS 13 (Ventura) Operating System, so you can seamlessly use CCleaner on Mac’s latest and greatest OS.

New Menu bar UI/UX design
  • We’ve introduced new system information, which you can access by clicking the CCleaner icon in the top-right corner of your Mac's menu bar.
Updates for the upcoming release of macOS 13
  • We’ve made various improvements to ensure your device will run smoothly
  • We’ve added a warning notification when all large files are selected (to prevent accidental deletion of these files)
  • We’ve introduced a new password setting which will reduce the need to enter your password when cleaning or enabling/disabling startup items
  • Mac Professional - you can now control what browser history is deleted when cleaning, so you can choose to keep recent items or clean it all
  • This will be the last version of the product that supports macOS 10.11 (El Capitan)
View older CCleaner updates

Information

License

Free

Size

36.3 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.ccleaner.com/

Downloads

196921

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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What customer like

Value
Performance
Design

What needs improvements

Regular updates

CCleaner qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
5.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
5.0
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kendebley
kendebley
Oct 29 2022
2.6
0.0
Oct 29 2022
0.0
Version: 2.6
I like Ccleaner for Mac, it is easy to use and does all the cleaning I need, the only thing that is annoying is that nearly every time I use Ccleaner, I have to insert my activation code before I can use the app to its full potential, I have no idea why it changes back to the free version nearly every time i use the App.
Satcomer
Satcomer
Jun 17 2022
2.5.144
0.0
Jun 17 2022
0.0
Version: 2.5.144
Still listed as Intel Macs only application in 2022! Why do think all Macs are now M1-2 n versions now and the last Intel Mac Pro is due to be replaced this Fall!
Septic Monkey
Septic Monkey
Feb 3 2022
2.3.137
0.0
Feb 3 2022
0.0
Version: 2.3.137
A freeware version is available which does quite a decent job at cleaning-up. There are two other versions -- 'professional' and 'tech' -- which are not free. I use this app regularly and am quite happy with it. Just a word of caution ... when selecting a specific drive / folder to clean, it doesn't actually 'clean' it, but will erase the contents without warning.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Nov 17 2021
1.18.30
5.0
Nov 17 2021
5.0
Version: 1.18.30
Previous comment WRONG. TWO versions: FREE version, which is excellent and does everything. Second option is $25 for premium support. Only Difference is Premium support.
cochinjeffrey
cochinjeffrey
Jan 20 2021
1.18.30
4.0
Jan 20 2021
4.0
Version: 1.18.30
Awesome tool, but not free...
vlad-putain
vlad-putain
Dec 24 2020
1.18.30
1.0
Dec 24 2020
1.0
Version: 1.18.30
CCleaner (aka Crap Cleaner, not even joking look it up on wikipedia) where Crap is the adjective describing it's horrible Windowsesque interface and the app itself.
schafflj
schafflj
Dec 4 2020
1.18.30
1.0
Dec 4 2020
1.0
Version: 1.18.30
It is not compatible with MacOS Big Sur!!! When will you have an update for it?
DoYourData
DoYourData
Oct 17 2020
1.18.30
4.0
Oct 17 2020
4.0
Version: 1.18.30
I have been using CCleaner, of course and other disk cleaning apps, for 2 years, CCleaner is working well on macOS Catalina, however, I think the interface should be improved.
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Sep 26 2020
1.18.28
1.0
Sep 26 2020
1.0
Version: 1.18.28
This is not a review per se, it is a discussion of the class of software to which this program belongs. As a public service to the MacUpdate community, I've found as many of these "cleaner" apps on this website as I could and listed them them below. (I did a search for 'cleaner'.) If MacUpdate will let me, I intend to post this every time a new or updated version of one of these things shows up on this site. There are 42 in the list, and it seems like new entries in the 'Mac cleaner' market space pop up every day, metastasizing like a cancer. Unfortunately, more is not better. They are all of dubious value. Many have no reviews at all. Many have what look to be essentially fake 5-star reviews with no useful commentary. Many -- probably the most accurate and honest -- have negative reviews, by users who have been burned by them. Most of the
developers' descriptions boast about what a great job they do, but the truth is, there are no good, comprehensive, head-to-head reviews of these programs by impartial 3rd parties. True experts in macOS maintenance advise against using any of them, because in general they serve little useful purpose and they can easily do more harm than good. Macs simply do not need "cleaning." (See for example: https://www.thesafemac.com/the-myth-of-the-dirty-mac/) Some of these programs are notorious for being little more than malware. The user is well-advised to read any program documentation and make a RELIABLE BACKUP before attempting any changes. If I have missed any programs that should be on the list, please leave a comment and let me know. I will rate all these programs with one star, probably one more than they deserve. And I would appreciate comments. If you disagree, please speak up. But if all you can come up with is 5 stars and a sentence or two saying that program X is great and I don't know what I'm talking about, please save your breath. No one here will take you seriously. And I apologize for the almost unreadable formatting, a severe limitation of MacUpdate itself, which compresses maximum text into minimum space, leaving no whitespace for readability. :: BEGIN LIST: : Aooro : AppCleaner & Uninstaller : AutoTrash : AweCleaner : CCleaner : CleanGeeker : Clean Me : Cleaner One Pro : CleanMyMac X : Cocktail : Combo Cleaner : Disk Aid : Disk Cleaner : Disk Cleaner Pro : Disk Expert : Disk Health : DiskKeeper Advanced Cleaner : DiskKeeper Cleaner - Modern : DiskKeeper Pro : Disk Xray : Doctor Disk Cleaner : HD Cleaner : iMac Cleaner : MacBooster : Mac Cleaner : MacClean : MacClean360 : MacCleaner Pro : MacCleanse : MacEnizer : MacMaintenance : MacMaster : Mojave Cleaner : PowerMyMac : Pro Disk Cleaner : Quick Cleaner : Sensei : Stellar SpeedUpMac : TrashMe 3 : Washing Machine : WeCleanse : Wise Mac Care :: END LIST : :: The only system maintenance tools I recommend are 1) TinkerTool System, a true bargain priced at only $14 for a single license. TinkerTool System is a an exceptional piece of quality engineering, safe when used properly, and superbly documented, with in-depth tutorials for every option. 2) OnyX, from Titanium Software, another excellent developer. 3) I have used Northern Softworks' "Cache Cleaners" in the past (the latest being "Catalina Cache Cleaner," which I have not used) and their products are first rate. As for the rest, listed above, it is safe to say that nobody who really knows what they're doing with Macs and macOS will touch them. Don't get sucked in by a pretty interface. You may very well regret it. -SB
Piotrgm
Piotrgm
May 27 2020
1.17.603
3.0
May 27 2020
3.0
Version: 1.17.603
Decent. Simple and effective. Some functions are better than others, but for the most part the app does what is says. Works OK under Cataline, I have not experienced any problems. Would I recommend it. It's a tough one. Still, I think I would. It is cheaper than CleanMyMac. (Onyx is free and does much of what CCleaner Pro does, yet I prefer the latter.) Thank you.
hecknocz
hecknocz
Feb 7 2020
1.17.603
0.0
Feb 7 2020
0.0
Version: 1.17.603
I have used CCleaner for years and loved it. Something went haywire with Mac Catalina OS- CCleaner hangs and has to be manually killed. Messy and awkward. Somebody tell me, whatever the trouble was with Catalina, that it has been fixed. I am not comfortable browsing without confidence that I can clean up all the C... that gets left behind. Please.
Sanjinko
Sanjinko
Dec 28 2019
1.17.603
4.0
Dec 28 2019
4.0
Version: 1.17.603
Release notes ARE available, and system requirements mention "an Apple Mac running 64-bit macOS 10.8 to 10.14 Mojave" https://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner-mac/version-history
christylatham123
christylatham123
Oct 15 2019
1.17.603
5.0
Oct 15 2019
5.0
Version: 1.17.603
CCleaner is one of the best apps to clean Mac which scans your computer to remove all types of files which are responsible to slow your Mac effectively. The tool helps you get rid of broken system permissions, temporary files, junk files, and other issues. Get CCleaner for Mac from here. https://bit.ly/2oHqKvD
Pjaym59
Pjaym59
Aug 23 2019
1.17.603
0.0
Aug 23 2019
0.0
Version: 1.17.603
Here are the changes: "v1.17.603 (22 Aug 2019) *NEW* Large File Finder - A new feature to scan for files above a specified size. These can then be selected and securely deleted macOS - Added cleaning support for MacOS Catalina Beta Browser Cleaning - Firefox: Improved Cookies and Site Data cleaning - Safari: Improved Last Session cleaning Bug Fixes - Fixed a bug which caused a blank amount of cleaned data in some Smart Cleaning popups - Fixed a bug which caused some users to be navigated to the wrong page when opening CCleaner from the status bar - Fixed a bug which prevented CCleaner from automatically reopening after updating Translations - Improved translations for: German, Spanish, Dutch, Czech, French, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese & Russian - Added translations for various dialog boxes"
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
Aug 22 2019
1.17.603
1.0
Aug 22 2019
1.0
Version: 1.17.603
I don't know what happened to this app in the most recent versions. I upgraded from 10.10 to 10.13 and all it does hang at various parts of the scanning process. It ran fine on 10.10. I keep installing the latest version hoping they fixed this, but it useless now. And the Windows version disabled the Windows Defender and sideloads Chrome. That's 2 strikes. I'm not giving them a chance for a 3rd.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jun 22 2019
1.16.570
5.0
Jun 22 2019
5.0
Version: 1.16.570
wow, finally an upgrade! it was my favourite when I used Windows before 2008. But $25 for an upgrade to Pro version ?! it's not a reasonable price.
yleung111
yleung111
Jan 15 2019
1.15.507
5.0
Jan 15 2019
5.0
Version: 1.15.507
Installed on High Sierra in an external APFS SSD, speed is the same as the old version which is 1.10.335 with Mountain Lion in the internal HFS+ HDD. Sadly that there is no alternative that can auto clean when the browser is quit.
CODE_ASH
CODE_ASH
Jul 20 2018
1.15.507
4.0
Jul 20 2018
4.0
Version: 1.15.507
cleans junk files faster
nortical
nortical
Jun 7 2018
1.14.451
1.0
Jun 7 2018
1.0
Version: 1.14.451
I downloaded the _free_ version of CCleaner last year, and have just received an email from the developer saying the licence I "purchased" last year is due to expire and inviting me to renew my licence for UK£19.95 so that I can keep using the product for another year. Pretty shady conduct.
Pripyat
Pripyat
Jun 4 2018
1.14.451
2.0
Jun 4 2018
2.0
Version: 1.14.451
Running really slowly on High Sierra when cleaning. Disappointing, considering that I am a subscriber to the Windows "Pro" edition, which is being updated regularly.
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