Catalina Cache Cleaner
Catalina Cache Cleaner
15.0

4.4

Catalina Cache Cleaner free download for Mac

Catalina Cache Cleaner

15.0
14 October 2019

Clear caches, access hidden OS X settings, and more.

Overview

Catalina Cache Cleaner is an award-winning general-purpose tool for macOS X. CCC makes system maintenance simple with an easy point-and-click interface to many macOS X functions. Novice and expert users alike will appreciate the powerful toolset CCC provides. Catalina Cache Cleaner is one of the world's leading maintenance tools, with millions of downloads around the globe.

Catalina Cache Cleaner Features
  • Maintenance. Catalina Cache Cleaner is a one-stop solution for all of your macOS X maintenance needs. Intel or PPC, Tiger or Catalina, CCC has the tools to keep your system running at its best.
  • Optimization. Catalina Cache Cleaner can improve system performance by tuning Internet and file cache settings, implementing RAM disks, and cleaning out various cached and stale data.
  • Customization. Catalina Cache Cleaner lets you control your macOS X experience. Turn off Spotlight or Dashboard, or turn on a Login Items folder.
  • Disaster Planning. Catalina Cache Cleaner lets you create a bootable installer USB drive from your Catalina download that will boot and install Catalina on any supported machine.
  • Antivirus. Catalina Cache Cleaner helps protect your system from malware. CCC adds three additional layers of malware protection to Catalina, and ships with the powerful ClamAV antivirus built in.

What's new in Catalina Cache Cleaner

Version 15.0:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later

  • Updated for Catalina

273 Catalina Cache Cleaner Reviews

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MaciMike
21 December 2009

Most helpful

I recently wrote a comment on SLCC. I would like to go on to say that it was indeed not SLCC slowing down my mac.It was a problem within another app,I no longer use.I have went on to purchase and use this and it is fabulous.My apologies to SLCC.
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Version 5.0.3
Albabe
01 April 2019
I've used this app for years, but I'm not sure if I should trust it any more. When I try to update through the app, it just gives me an error. "An error occurred. Try again later." If a Developer can't get their own app to Upgrade through their own app, something is seriously wrong.
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Version 12.0.5
JamesHarrisPhoto
01 October 2018
Warning! This will NOT work on any of the Mojave betas, including 10.14.1. I found this out the hard way.
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Version 12.0.1
2 answer(s)
@timi
@timi
08 October 2018
What exactly is the hard way? Does this destroy data?
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Suricate15
Suricate15
19 October 2019
Yes true for Mojave betas but it's working under Catalina beta. Have just tried and it's ok.
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Version 15.0
Leesa
25 January 2018
The last few Updates don't trigger the "Check for Update" pulldown in the app. It says "you are using current version" even if I'm not... sigh.
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Version 11.1.3
1 answer(s)
Albabe
Albabe
07 June 2018
I noticed that too. Is it because they're for High Sierra?
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Saneman1
26 September 2017
I just updated to 11.1 for High Sierra it seems as if they aren't going to differentiate between the two, it's not a payed upgrade and it's stayed SSC.
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Version 11.0.6
2 answer(s)
robfol
robfol
28 September 2017
Pretty confusing with no name update, but for a free update I am not complaining.
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Albabe
Albabe
29 September 2017
...and it doesn't show-up in my "Check For Updates" within the last Version.
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Pat-Geerts
25 July 2017
Not a review but a question: Why paying for this while Onyx is free? Does this do a better job?
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Version 11.0.6
3 answer(s)
mele113
mele113
14 September 2017
Onyx does a much better job too I totally agree
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JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
27 September 2017
Although some features overlap, both have features that the other does not. Yes, Onyx is free, but the developer is often really slow at delivering a compatible update when a new OS comes out. Case in point: an update for Sierra Cache Cleaner that's compatible with High Sierra is out today, and a new version of Onyx is out today also, but isn't High Sierra compatible.
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TeRRyZx
TeRRyZx
24 July 2019
I agree. I love ONYX and all these different Cache Cleaner's severely slow down my Mac so I have stopped using them.
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Eric•Woehler
22 July 2017
Recommend Onyx (free, less danger to your computer and has much more functionality) rather than paying for this.
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Version 11.0.6
Albabe
21 April 2017
11.0.4 does not show-up in the client's "Check For Update," and it's not on Northern Softworks' site. What's going on here?
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Version 11.0.4
1 answer(s)
Albabe
Albabe
16 May 2017
Neither does 10.0.5. Come on Northern Works get your shite together.
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Skallagrimson
29 October 2016
I loved the app. After update to Mac OS Sierra, I experience the small problem – No Automatic Maintenance any more. After opening Preferences I am getting message: Automatic Maintenance rights are no longer valid. Would you like to fix this now or to disable Automatic Maintenance?
No Fix still, windows just disappears.
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Version 11.0.1
plant-pro
14 July 2016
I used El Capitan Cache Cleaner and now I’m missing files from my Documents folder. I ask for help from your support last week I still have not received ANYTHING from them. Today I asked another question. I am a Business owner and I kept very important files in my Documents folder.
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Version 10.0.5
5 answer(s)
RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
19 July 2016
You don't backup your computer??? If you have important files they should be backed up, both via TimeMachine or some other backup software like Carbon Copy Cloner. PLUS, another backup on a Thumb Drive or other media. Especially as a business owner.

I've not used this software, (I use OnyX to do the same task) but I see no way it would delete files from your documents folder. There's no cache files in there.
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plant-pro
plant-pro
30 July 2016
I was cleaning my computer because I was going to back it up onto a clean copy and I used El Capitan Cache Cleaner for this process.. I wrote to the company and they responded basically this can't happen. So I asked them OK where does El Capitan cash cleaner put the files any files that it deletes or takes up the computer and I got no response.. This is happened before but I was using two other cleaning apps and I was for sure it was another software last time and my documents folder disappeared this time I only used El Capitan Cache Cleaner. I would bet $1000 that if I would use this it would happen again and I think it's bullshit that they did respond with an answer to a simple question of where El Capitan Cache Cleaner puts items it cleans.
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RavenNevermore
RavenNevermore
31 July 2016
The cache files are not in your documents folder. Your user cache files are located in ~/Library/Caches/. When you clean cache files you just delete them. They aren't put anywhere.

So it couldn't haver caused this.

You need to pick up an external hard drove larger than your startup drive and use TimeMachine to make regular backups. Then you won't lose your stuff.
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plant-pro
plant-pro
15 September 2016
For some reason, It would not let me put a reply to RavenNevermore. Ok this did happen TWICE using El Capitan the first time I used it in conjunction with Bitdefender Antivirus App and I thought it was the Bitdefender that caused my Documents Folder to get emptied of more than half of its contents, most important was my Account Edge folders. The second time this happened I was only using El Capitan. You Say this can't Happen Raven, but I bet if I used it a third time the same way I did before after backing my computer up, it would do it again. The screwed up thing is the only support I got was. Sorry this could not have happened. Oh and I was given tips of how to back up.
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Leesa
Leesa
17 May 2017
The last few versions don't even show-up in the client's "Check For Update..." and the version before the last was announced here but when you tried to D/L it from Northern, the previous version was the one in their D/L section for at least a week... so maybe he's no longer really involved,
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John-Sawyer-CJS
23 March 2016
Great utility. However, I'm currently having ECCC download the latest ClamXav virus definitions, but it's taking forever--so far, it's taken about 45 minutes to download the first 55 megabytes of a .tmp file (my Internet connection isn't that slow), with no way to tell how much more time will be required to finish downloading, since the progress bar is completely filled, but the download continues (very slowly). I decided to post this observation before the download is finished, since the length of time it's taking to download has already hit the point where it's worth commenting on.
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Version 10.0.4
1 answer(s)
John-Sawyer-CJS
John-Sawyer-CJS
23 March 2016
The clamXav definitions finally finished downloading after about two and a half hours. After it was downloaded, its temp file was deleted and a new file replaced it, named "main.cvd", at /usr/local/clamXav/share/clamav. It's 109.1 megabytes. Not sure why it took over two hours to download.
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$9.99

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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