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Memory Clean 3 Reviews1.0.11

02 September 2019

Utility for purging inactive memory.

anonymous-tapir-4715
28 April 2014
Version: 4.0

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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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5
MHerndz
13 September 2019
Version: 1.0.11
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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5
DragonMaster
08 September 2019
Version: 1.0.11
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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5
iMacWare
27 May 2018
Version: 1.0.7
Love this app because it saves me tons of RAM when needed.
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Big Johnson
19 February 2018
Version: 1.0.5
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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4.5
Big Johnson
10 November 2017
Version: 1.0.2
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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5
d-starikov
04 July 2016
Version: 6.2
очень простая и удобная программа!
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RogerKatz
22 October 2015
Version: 5.9
the current version is 6.0
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Wts
27 June 2015
Version: 5.6
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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WordWeaver
30 May 2015
Version: 5.5
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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bowlerboy-jmb
18 May 2015
Version: 5.4
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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5
WordWeaver
29 April 2015
Version: 5.2
I have always been skeptical regarding apps which claim to accelerate a Mac, or which claim to recover fragmented memory. One reason is that a Mac will naturally regain most of the lost memory after using a memory hog, if given enough time to do so, even if you don't reboot the machine. Not only that, but a computer can't operate any faster than its actual clock speed. It may seem to be accelerated if you use one of those apps which rely on adjusting the nice parameter of your running processes, but it is basically an illusion. All you are really doing is giving the forefront app more processing power, while denying it to the rest. That isn't real acceleration. Nevertheless, despite the aforementioned reservations, yesterday afternoon I downloaded and installed the free version of Memory Clean on an early 2009 24" iMac with 4 GB of RAM, in order to determine if it really lives up to its claims. After letting it run for perhaps three hours yesterday, and seeing how it performed -- manually using the clean option does in fact regain a certain percentage of fragmented memory -- I decided to take the plunge and paid the $5.00 for the more advanced extreme clean version. Folks, I can tell you from firsthand observation that there is no hype here. In my case, I see a marked improvement in how much memory is recovered with Memory Clean when it is used in extreme mode, in contrast to the regular free mode. I now constantly have about 2 GB of free RAM on this 4 GB machine. I imagine that folks with more RAM will regain even more memory. What I most like is the "Advanced" pane in the preferences. On this pane, you can automate Memory Clean so that it will go into action whenever the free RAM drops below the threshold that you set. It even tells you what is a safe level to set here. Furthermore, you have two options on the "Advanced" pane. One is to enable Auto Clean, and the other is to enable Extreme Mode with Auto Clean. I have both boxes checked. In short, with the paid version, I don't have to manually clean when the memory drops, as you have to do with the free version of Memory Clean. This "Advanced" pane alone easily makes this app worth the $5.00 that the developer is asking for. For me, it has been a worthy investment. YMMV. I hope that the developer will continue to maintain and develop this app as new iterations of Mac OS X are released, and that he doesn't let it fall by the wayside. Job well done!
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TeRRyZx
14 March 2015
Version: 5.0
I am wondering if the new Memory Clean EXTREME CLEAN feature for a in-app of $4.99 is worth getting and exactly what it does? I have 16 gigs of memory on my MacBook Pro and I don't think I see a reason to get this. Any ideas?
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Wts
26 January 2015
Version: 4.7
What is going on with MacUpdate ??? Memory Clean is at version 4.8 that was Updated: Jan 09, 2015.
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Wts
25 January 2015
Version: 4.7
I really don't understand why my iMac (Yosemite) needs Memory Clean running in the background. I installed Memory Clean and have not noticed any computer performance difference except it makes me anxious watching the percentage numbers drop or rise in the Apple menu bar. I've been using Mac's for more then twenty years without this type of application. However, i have always installed the max amount of RAM which i believe is the key to maintaining max performance.
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Nontroppo
02 November 2014
Version: 4.6
"Memory optimizers are snake oil that are useless at best and harmful at worst." http://www.howtogeek.com/171424/why-memory-optimizers-and-ram-boosters-are-worse-than-useless/ This applies as much to OS X as Windows
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Programhappy
03 October 2014
Version: 4.6
Great app! I set it to free up memory automatically!
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2stepbay
12 August 2014
Version: 4.6
Works as intended. The bigger issue is how Apple chooses to allocate memory. I have 24 GB of memory in my i7 iMac. Safari alone will use a big chunk of it. No other browser eats memory like Safari. This has been true since Safari's intro. Fortunately I have an SSD drive on the iMac, so there is no loss of performance when memory becomes lean. But it's a different experience on my MacBook Pro with a standard 7200 drive. There, even though I have 16 GB of memory, beach balls when memory gets low. I don't mind closing apps. However, it's more the closed apps retained in memory that's the problem. Here, Memory Clean does what Apple doesn't - retrieves this otherwise unavailable memory.
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Xenophile
24 July 2014
Version: 4.5
I compared all the memory purge utilities, and found Memory Clean to have the best interface, the most robust features, and a clear graphical representation of memory usage supported by a list of different types of memory used. A lot of thought went into this app and it shows. It's one of those "I can't believe this is free" apps. My only qualm is the menubar icon/text, which convey little info relative to the space occupied. iStat Menues has the best menubar memory icon/text design that I've tried, and it would be nice if Memory Clean were updated with something similar. A pie chart, and two lines of small font text showing used and free memory. Four stars for now, to be updated to five stars if the menubar icon is fixed.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
28 April 2014
Version: 4.0
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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Pissnaround
27 April 2014
Version: 4.0
Whether one believes this is snake oil or not, it does not work as it once did. It used to clean the majority of my 32GBs when I would bother running it. Now it only cleans 4-5GBs at a time.
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Dana-Sutton
24 April 2014
Version: 4.0
Question: since Mavericks handles memory allocation in a new way, how much good to programs like this actually do?
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siamlotus
07 February 2014
Version: 3.1
Best memory app. that I have come across is this : http://vladalexa.com/apps/osx/memorymagic/ App Store app.
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5
GrenadeBait
07 February 2014
Version: 3.1
Great little app... Occasionally after prolonged computer use, I would run purge via terminal. I wanted something that I could just click in the GUI and be done. I tried a few of the other free and shareware memory scrubbers (lets face it, they don't optimize, they just release and defragment), but they had their limitation or complexities that kept me away. This app has been relatively effective and simple to use. A simple click is all I need to clear the RAM and prep the computer for apps with high memory use. Word of caution: repeated memory clearing (two or more attempts in a row) may yield a lot of free memory, but you will find that apps that are already running are a little sluggish at first and the start up of other apps will be a little slow as well. However, once they are running for a few moments, the degraded performance go away. This is very evident in the Finder speed which is slow at first after clearing the memory, but then picks up speed back to normal.
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5
iTruth
03 February 2014
Version: 3.0
I've a few memory optimizers but this is the best one and well worth the small price tag. Please disregard the drive by insult by someone who didn't have the decency to state what it was he/she didn't like. A program like this becomes necessary when you fire up memory hogging apps like VMware Fussion, Safari, iMovie, Photoshop etc. which will literally take up most of the 8GB of RAM on my MacBook Pro. Simply closing out the app does not recover the RAM back. In fact, only 2GB of memory is free when originally I had 5GB free before using these apps. Constant rebooting is just not convenient.
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0.5
Nontroppo
03 February 2014
Version: 3.0
New version, still misleading detrimental-to-performance snakeoil...
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0.5
VictorPrijker
03 February 2014
Version: 3.0
Snakeoil.
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Clarusad
04 January 2014
Version: 2.9
No OSX SnowLeo version ?
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Dana-Sutton
24 November 2013
Version: 2.8
Works with Mavericks?
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5
GianMarco-Tavazzani
06 July 2013
Version: 2.8
Nobody cares about this app! They say, there are already a heap of apps which simply use the Terminal command 'purge' and in fact all the OTHER utilities gives the same result. THIS NOT This gives by far a much deeper cleaning (and, unfortunately, needs more time and freezing effect! MAKE YOURSELF A COMPARATION, with Magican, MemoryOptimizer… whatever! Well, just because so demanding, I'd like that there would be a preference to make it work when our Mac are idle, maybe after a given time.
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