Memory Clean
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Utility for purging inactive memory.   Free
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Memory Clean is the ultimate app for optimizing your Mac's memory.

Memory Clean works by purging the Mac's inactive memory and is best used when you close an intensive app that you do not plan to use again quickly within a few hours. During the cleaning process, older Macs may slow down until the cleaning is complete.
What's New
Version 3.1:
  • Apologies to our users who had issues with the last update. This update fixes the crashing bug that some of you were experiencing.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.7 or later



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siamlotus commented on 07 Feb 2014
Best memory app. that I have come across is this : http://vladalexa.com/apps/osx/memorymagic/
App Store app.
[Version 3.1]


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Rooster reviewed on 07 Feb 2014
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.
[Version 3.1]


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iTruth reviewed on 03 Feb 2014
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.
[Version 3.0]

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Nontroppo replied on 04 Feb 2014
You are being misleading/misled and/or don't understand how virtual memory works. Many technical computer users consider memory optimisers snakeoil and have for years. Read first about virtual memory. Then read some articles about why purging "inactive" RAM is useless and harmful to computer performance. This is a beginners guide and targets the Linux VM but OS X's VM (and VMs in general) is conceptually equivalent:

http://www.linuxatemyram.com

This is a great article from Sysinternals guru when this sort of junkware was all the rage on Windows:

http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/internals-and-architecture/the-memory-optimization-hoax

or

http://www.howtogeek.com/171424/why-memory-optimizers-and-ram-boosters-are-worse-than-useless/

Rephrased for OS X users:

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-13727_7-57589907-263/the-necessity-of-regular-use-of-the-purge-command-in-os-x/

And if you prefer a bit more meat to the bone:

https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Performance/Conceptual/ManagingMemory/Articles/AboutMemory.html

Again, if it makes you feel better to see all that green "free" RAM then good for you, but thinking this is necessary ignores the technical reality of this kind of software...
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2stepbay replied on 07 Feb 2014
Totally agree. OS X Mavericks or Mountain Lion IMO are horrible at managing memory…especially inactive RAM. Memory Clean is the best one I have used, including Free Memory Pro. I use it on my iMac (24 GB RAM) and MBP )16 GB).
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Nontroppo reviewed on 03 Feb 2014
New version, still misleading detrimental-to-performance snakeoil...
[Version 3.0]


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VictorPrijker reviewed on 03 Feb 2014
Snakeoil.
[Version 3.0]


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Clarusad commented on 04 Jan 2014
No OSX SnowLeo version ?
[Version 2.9]


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Dana Sutton commented on 23 Nov 2013
Works with Mavericks?
[Version 2.8]

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heinz1959 replied on 05 Jan 2014
No problems so far on Mavericks (10.9.1)
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Nontroppo replied on 05 Jan 2014
Well, it is probably even more useless on 10.9 as it was on 10.8 -- this kind of software was snakeoil on 10.8 and memory management changed significantly with 10.9, purging memory is even less relevant on 10.9...
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Strych9 commented on 25 Oct 2013
AWARDED MACWORLD 'MAC GEM' 2013 - The Best Memory Cleaning App... so must be useful for bashers :-p
[Version 2.8]


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GianMarco-Tavazzani reviewed on 06 Jul 2013
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.
[Version 2.8]

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Nontroppo replied on 29 Jul 2013
GianMarco, if this app makes you feel better, that is great, Placebo is a great medicine. But do note these kind of Apps are 99% useless and purging inactive RAM is detrimental to optimal OS functioning...
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GianMarco-Tavazzani replied on 29 Jul 2013
Placebo is the last hope of a desperate!
With 8 GB RAM (my first 1 MB RAM Lisa of 1984 had a 10 Mb HD, partitioned: 5 MB for AUX!), the latest OS X and an almost up to date HW, I'm fighting with the speed and the spinning ball by a full decade! And… (maybe I have visions) I felt that when the free memory nears zero%, my Mac slows doooowwwnnnn…
Ah, Apple… Let's wait Mavericks, hoping in a bette rmemory and CPU management!
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Nontroppo replied on 29 Jul 2013
The eternal fight for ever greater hardware requirements for software will never end! I do think Apple have been pretty lazy the last few releases, terrible graphics performance and several significantly suboptimal choices for the kernel, but really OS X virtual memory manager is basically contemporary with Linux and Windows 7+ -- so yes, lets hope Mavericks gets Apple back on track trying to make the best operating system in the world OSX again...
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PC-Mac-Dr. rated on 21 Feb 2014

[Version 3.1]



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Jpwgibson rated on 07 Feb 2014

[Version 3.1]



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RONIN427 rated on 27 Sep 2013

[Version 2.8]



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aint rated on 26 Jun 2013

[Version 2.8]



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Grandpa John rated on 14 May 2013

[Version 2.8]


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Type:Utilities : Optimizers
License:Free
Date:07 Feb 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Memory Clean is the ultimate app for optimizing your Mac's memory.

Memory Clean works by purging the Mac's inactive memory and is best used when you close an intensive app that you do not plan to use again quickly within a few hours. During the cleaning process, older Macs may slow down until the cleaning is complete.


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