Memory Cleaner
Memory Cleaner
3.3.1

4.7

Memory Cleaner free download for Mac

Memory Cleaner

3.3.1
29 August 2019

Free up inactive memory (was Boost & Memory).

Overview

Memory Cleaner (was Boost & Memory) is an app to monitor memory usage and clean up your memory. It increases your Mac’s performance by cleaning cached memory, making more memory available for new apps. The application monitors RAM usage on your computer and frees up unused memory with one click.

With Memory Cleaner, you can easily manage memory usage. An animated status icon in the menu bar shows you the percentage of memory being used, as well as memory cleaning being run.

Features:
  • Memory usage information displayed in the menu bar
  • Memory usage per application
  • Manual memory free up when needed
  • Automatic memory free up

What's new in Memory Cleaner

Version 3.3.1:
  • Improved file search

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10 Memory Cleaner Reviews

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GeogProf
07 November 2012

Most helpful

This is just a GUI slapped on the DRAM ‘purge' command, and 99% of Mac users will never have legitimate cause to purge memory because 1) OS X automatically manages memory very efficiently; 2) there’s a very good reason why open applications' instructions are stored in DRAM (which is far faster than disk memory) — it makes your Mac run faster, so purging memory almost ALWAYS makes your Mac run SLOWER, not faster, as this dev would have you believe; 3) if you ever did have legitimate cause to purge memory, you don’t have to pay for a (cr)app like this to do it for you because doing it yourself is as easy as opening the Terminal and entering the command ‘purge’. This developers of this and many other free and shareware memory purging apps are exploiting your ignorance about the 3 points listed above in order to make a quick buck because, as Mark Twain said, "The problem is not that the world is too full of fools; it’s that lightning is improperly distributed."
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Version 1.0.1
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08 July 2019
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Version 3.3
DragonMaster
08 October 2018
This is an OMG great app! It has one major advantage over similar apps...you always know how much RAM each and every one of your apps is using all of the time. Great for spotting RAM hogs and leaks. Extremely flexible for freeing up and recovering RAM so that you will likely never run out of it.
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Version 3.2
Macfool
04 July 2018
If you are running a DosDude hack on a "obsolete Mac" in High Sierra you need this little app.
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Version 3.0.1
grantburgress71
26 November 2015
this is nothing special
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Version 2.0.5
bowlerboy-jmb
04 November 2015
Let me try to offer a non-technical recommendation for installing a memory cleaner utility to your daily arsenal in general, and this application, in particular. I have read some of comments contributed here and elsewhere arguing that, as a class of software, memory cleaners are either useless under Mac OS X (because the Mac OS supposedly has a built-in memory recoup feature that make such memory cleaners redundant); or that paid-for memory cleaners are nothing but scams to take advantage of ignorance among Mac users, who are unaware that there is a Terminal command which can apparently accomplish the job. While I do not wish to undermine, challenge, or argue with the insights and conclusions made by experts with more advanced technical knowledge in this area that I currently have or desire to acquire, I do want to offer my own insights and suggestions, which are based, not on theory, but on using a few of these memory cleaner utilities over the past three months or so. In short, they work. They succeed. They help. You just have to chose the one you like. My preference is this one where I write: Memory Cleaner X. Not only is it free, which obliterates any critique that it is an attempt to extort money from unsuspecting Mac users, but it is instantly available to you—through its installation as a Menu Bar item which displays the current amount of memory available to you at any given time as a GB number in your Menu Bar. Of course, I suppose that you can probably always interrupt your current workflow and impede your productivity by opening Terminal, inquiring how much RAM is available, and then run a command (is it "Purge"?) to reclaim memory, but really, why bother go through all that DOS/UNIX stuff when you can just click on a button via the Memory Cleaner X menu item and have the utility do all that stuff for. After all, wasn't the invention of a user-friendly GUI (graphic user interface) the genius idea that put the original Mac in a class all by itself and the primary reason for its success? (Watch the movie, "Pirates of Silicon Valley" to see an excellent historical portrait of the computer industry in this regard.) And, as far as to whether such a utility as a memory cleaner is necessary and useful, I would have to argue—in contrast to those experts who claim that such software is redundant—that, yes, memory cleaners are indeed useful. Find out for yourself. I was impelled right now to share this tip, because I wanted to perform the simple task of save a web page to a PDF file (I like to save useful New York Times articles), and I encountered the colored spinning wheel. Normally, a command to File > Export as PDF occurs instantly, with no delay, but this time, the colored spinning wheel was telling me that I could not enter any further commands until the Mac sorted out what had to be done. I quickly glanced to the amount of memory available, as displayed by Memory Cleaner X, and it reported I had less than 200 MB of usable memory, down from a full complement of 8 GB. Aha! There was the problem: the Mac OS, under Yosemite, which my observations taught me is better than Mavericks in this area, has not—contrary to the experts' opinion—refreshed my available memory cache (or whatever element is being used) sufficiently or efficiently enough to provide me enough memory for a simple save to PDF to occur. When the Mac OS completed its task of exporting that web page, Memory Cleaner X reported that only about 30 MB was left. Obviously, it was time to click on its menu bar item, click on the Cleanup button inside, and force the Mac OS to give me more memory to play with. After I did so, I was rewarded with 3 GB of available memory. You figure it out! As for me, I already have. So, I have integrated Memory Cleaner X into my daily routine, and I call upon it to clean up memory several times a day. After three months or so of use, I have not encountered any problems at all.
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Version 2.0.5
polocanada
29 August 2015
No point for flushing the memory (unless you do some heavy graphic design work or business application testing) because modern OSX manages memory well and actually it's configured to maximuze the use of memory and fill it in with stuff based on what is required for optimum performance. The only reason to look for something like Memory Monitor is to see how much memory is used by applications vs system vs cache and what is memory pressure, which is the a better gauge to be used anyways when looking at how OSX manages memory and whether you need to upgrade or not.

If you run OSX 10.6.8 and before, (and possibly 10.7) then apps such as Free Memory Pro is most helpful.

If you have updated system, this give better view of the memory map:

http://www.rockysandstudio.com/index.html#freeapps
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Version 2.0.2
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
06 January 2018
WRONG.
Mac has never "managed memory well," and seems it never will.

Maybe if the problem were on a phone or watch Crapple would assign resources to fix it, but they don't seem concerned about the lowly Mac anymore.

Macs are horrible at managing RAM. I have 16 GB and it would often fall almost to 2 GB free - all from browsers, email and background apps. Now the app I use (not this one) frees up more RAM when it hits 4.5 GB free, so as a result I don't see many beachballs anymore.
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jack2001
21 December 2014
unp'applicazione che non è in demo non si può acquistare, inoltre fa sospettare che non sia una buona app
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Version 1.1.0
Strob
28 August 2014
Developer, Your app *may* work, but I want a demo before I shell out money for it.
Like (2)
Version 1.1.0
GeogProf
07 November 2012
This is just a GUI slapped on the DRAM ‘purge' command, and 99% of Mac users will never have legitimate cause to purge memory because 1) OS X automatically manages memory very efficiently; 2) there’s a very good reason why open applications' instructions are stored in DRAM (which is far faster than disk memory) — it makes your Mac run faster, so purging memory almost ALWAYS makes your Mac run SLOWER, not faster, as this dev would have you believe; 3) if you ever did have legitimate cause to purge memory, you don’t have to pay for a (cr)app like this to do it for you because doing it yourself is as easy as opening the Terminal and entering the command ‘purge’. This developers of this and many other free and shareware memory purging apps are exploiting your ignorance about the 3 points listed above in order to make a quick buck because, as Mark Twain said, "The problem is not that the world is too full of fools; it’s that lightning is improperly distributed."
Like (8)
Version 1.0.1
3 answer(s)
Brady9
Brady9
08 November 2012
Hello, GeoProff! Thank you for your response! Mostly you are right. OS X has an amazing memory managing tool embedded. Nevertheless, some programs like browsers, Photoshope, etc, being launch start using a lot of memory, that cannot be released by the system until the program is quitted. Our product solves this issue as well.
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zo219
zo219
21 February 2014
Hey, my MBPro on 10.9.1, using Safari especially, slows to a halt, simply does not release memory without something like this tool. If I don't want to restart browser - and I don't, I just want to use Safari like always - have not found a better answer, and no, am not going to open Terminal when these little apps keep things going, The solution? I don't know.
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ylluminate
ylluminate
06 March 2014
I surely do wish OS X memory management were as good as we wish to believe. The Apple core os team has really been sitting on their hands for the last few years. They need to turn to the Solaris kernel for some corrective suggestions and examples for superior memory management. Heck, Linux at this point does a better job. I'm sad that apps like this are needed; sometimes when I'm doing very heavy lifting handy memory purge apps speed up the process of clearing out some cruft of the 32GB that I nearly always keep close to max.
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Brady9
19 October 2012
It is a very simply app by Nektony, resembles theirs famous Funter by its realization. Run the app, press icon "Free-up memory" and enjoy results!
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Version 1.0