Memory Clean 3
Memory Clean 3
1.0.11

4.7

Memory Clean 3 free download for Mac

Memory Clean 3

1.0.11
02 September 2019

Utility for purging inactive memory.

Overview

Memory Clean 3 is app for optimizing your Mac's memory. The app replicates the feeling of a fresh system restart and helps to keep your Mac running smoothly.

The app works by purging your Mac's inactive memory and is best used when you close a memory hogging app that you won't be using again soon. By freeing up unneeded memory, you can make available more memory for other apps to take advantage of.

What's new in Memory Clean 3

Version 1.0.11:
  • Improved support for macOS Catalina

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zo219
28 April 2014

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Snake oil, my a**. Without the ability to run a quick purge without opening Terminal, I'd have to be restarting Safari way, way often. MacBook Pro, 8GB RAM, 10.9.2 ....and have been using Apple portables since some of you Superior Ones were in diapers. Instead of acting out here, go to Apple Feedback. It's Apple engineers who aren't fixing the hogs like Safari Web Process. Yeah, I want to use Safari, which is otherwise so fine ...
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Version 4.0
MHerndz
13 September 2019
This is one of the best utilities I've ever purchased. It does its job perfectly to the point I don't even have to monitor it any longer. On an old 2011 iMac I have no app crashes any longer from using graphic intensive applications. Just like the Showtime Rotisserie, you just set it and forget it! The UI is simple and understandable. The preferences are easily explained so you know exactly how to set it up. There can be no mistakes here. This app is worth every penny, I purchased for two stations. If you want to regain your memory from intense apps apps AND have it managed beautifully, just buy this.
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Version 1.0.11
DragonMaster
08 September 2019
The beat app of its type without question! The only issue and it only occurs when doing an Extreme Clean is that it will occupy 95% plus of your CPU. On the other hand it will free up memory when everything else tells you that you are bottoming out.
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Version 1.0.11
iMacWare
27 May 2018
Love this app because it saves me tons of RAM when needed.
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Version 1.0.7
1 answer(s)
iMacWare
iMacWare
29 May 2018
Love it! On Mac OS 10.13.5 Beta , it runs a little shady and laggy but it's necessary. Love this app!
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Big Johnson
19 February 2018
MC3 is VERY INACCURATE when calculating RAM usage for Safari.

It usually reads between 700-800-MB for Safari when it’s actually using 8.5 GB as MC2 accurately shows. Right now it reads 800.45 MB, while v2 says 9.27 GB.

That’s a tremendous and inexcusable difference!

I thought maybe it was just the latest version or two, but I reinstalled a few older versions and they ALL read incorrectly. But v2 displays the correct usage as soon as it starts.

Thunderbird readings are identical for both versions and the reading for Path Finder is within a few MBs of each other. Both display the same usage in the Menu Bar, despite the drastic differences in the main window.

Obviously theres a conspicuous bug that’s not being addressed since v2 is accurate.
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Version 1.0.5
Big Johnson
10 November 2017
New version looks the same but has a newly-designed preferences window and some additional new features that are nice, like "auto clean after a memory hogging app is closed." Although I just began using this version, I never had anything but praise for the last one, so I’m rating it anyway. Anyone who thinks Macs are excellent at memory management so these apps are unnecessary is deluded. Even with 16 GB of RAM my free memory would fall below 3 GB free daily if not for this app freeing some up. And does it automatically when free RAM falls too low, unlike some apps that user activation. Keeping my free memory above 4 GB helps ward off a lot of beachballs.
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Version 1.0.2
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
30 November 2017
I spoke too soon.
Shoulda known better than to put my trust in ANY developer.

The new version has an asinine function added that does absolutely nothing for me. Evidently the dev. thinks it's eye candy, but I find it an unnecessary and unwanted addition.

It's an item in the window that always claims to be "calculating app usage times." WHY? WHO CARES?!

I don't need to see what it's doing in the background, JUST DO IT!

There are no release notes above that give any reason whatsoever for upgrading. Evidenly nothing has been fixed or improved. The only change seems to be the OS version supported.

Not even the GUI changes are mentioned.

So I've gone back to v6.3, even though I prefer the look of MC3 better (minus the app usage bar).
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d-starikov
04 July 2016
очень простая и удобная программа!
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Version 6.2
1 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
10 November 2017
Translation: very simple and convenient program!
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RogerKatz
22 October 2015
the current version is 6.0
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Version 5.9
Wts
27 June 2015
Not clear to me What is the difference between the paid version and free version ? As it is, the free version, seems to be all my iMacs ( 2009 and 2014 edition ) require.
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Version 5.6
1 answer(s)
WordWeaver
WordWeaver
14 September 2015
@Wts: As the App Store page and the developer website both note, the paid version includes a more thorough memory defrag option called "Extreme Clean" which digs even deeper into your sytem.

However, even though I purchased the commercial version a while back in order to use the Extreme Clean option, I have since gone back to just using the regular automated cleaning routine, because I think Extreme Clean was being too harsh/spartan on my system, and causing me some problems, such as beachballing..

I should mention that you can set the threshold for the amount of free memory, so it could be that I simply had it set too high, which made using the Extreme Clean option cause my system to drag.
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WordWeaver
30 May 2015
While I truly appreciate what this app does -- and thus, I purchased the "Extreme Clean" version of this same app in the Mac App Store -- I feel that it is a bad move on the part of the developer to charge additional fees in order to access the extra themes. I can understand if the developer might want to charge an additional fee for extra themes for the free version of Memory Clean, but even then, it should be a one-time fee which covers ALL themes, and NOT an additional fee for each individual extra theme. However, for users who have ALREADY purchased the "Extreme Clean" version of Memory Clean, it is my view that extra themes should be freely included in any future updates of the app. To charge more for what should really be a natural part of the update flow is a bit ludicrous, and perhaps greedy as well. Yes, the "Extreme Clean" version of Memory Clean is rather cheap -- thank you for that -- nevertheless, charging extra just to change the colors in the already-purchased version of your app does not sit well with me, and I think that others will tend to agree with me. There are many developers -- including developers of free apps -- who will change their app's icon, or add additional theme options to it, who don't charge a penny. This, in my view, is a smarter, more positive marketing approach which will attract more users. Charging extra should be reserved for major product version updates and significant functionality improvements, and not just for the ability to change a few colors, in my view. Thanks for listening.
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Version 5.5
bowlerboy-jmb
18 May 2015
I don't have the technical expertise to explain how this application works, or how it compares to others in its category. But I did discover today, after using it, that you get better results if you trigger the Clean Memory button to run for several passes. For example, on a MacPro running Mavericks with 8 GB RAM and only the Finder and one other application running (ScanSnap for the Fujitsu sheet-feed scanner), on the first pass, Memory Clean delivered 2.26 GB of free memory. I ran it again. After the second pass, Memory Clean delivered 3.39 GB of free memory. I ran it a half dozen more times, until Memory Clean had delivered 5.95 GB of free memory. Again, I can't tell you exactly what it did during each successive pass, but running it several times in succession does seem to be the key to optimizing its performance.
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Version 5.4
$9.99

4.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.8.0 or later
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