CleanGenius by EaseUS Software is a Mac app that allows you to clean up your hard drive, and trying to make your Mac run faster than it was when it was fully loaded with a lot of unnecessary data.
The concept is simple. Just click on a button to scan all your data on your computer, and you can choose which ones to delete. This can be done manually. However, just because it can be manually done, it does not mean it is a tedious process. The app actually divides your all your data into categories of types of data, such as system caches, user caches, system logs, user logs, user trash, user downloads and my Mac. Notice how it has a lot of categories, but most of them are regarding file types that users might not want, and the type of data that makes your computer feel sluggish when it is abundant.
There are also tabs within the app. Duplicates, Disk Usage, Uninstall, Free Memory and Login Items. These tabs allow you to quickly access the way in which you want to clean up your mac. Duplicates is simple. It scans your folders to find duplicating files, and will let you delete them. But you heard me, I said folders. Not the entire disk. The way in which this finds duplicates is that you have to pick certain folders, and you will have to drag and drop them into the app. The app will not search your entire hard disk.
Disk Usage is pretty much the same concept. The app will show you how much of the disk is being used by what type of file. The sweet feature is that the app can show this to you using a pie chart. However the negative side again is that you will have to manually drag and drop certain folders to see the disk usage, which I think is a pretty stupid idea since usually when you would like to see your actual disk usage, you will want to know how your entire disk is being used, not how each folder is being used.
Uninstall is a similar feature to first Fast Clean tab. You can see all your apps that exist on your Mac, and you can choose which to delete. This is again divided into 2 different groups: System applications and Applications, which is a pretty nice touch.
Free Memory is a feature that I have loved to use in the past and had actual dedicated apps just for that function, and this is built-in to the app. You can see your memory usage, and with one simple click, you can free up some memory from your RAM.
Lastly is Login Items. This feature is actually built-in to the Mac in the System Preferences. This essentially allows you to see what apps will automatically open when you logon to your computer, and you can disable them with a simple click.
In conclusion, the functionality of this app is pretty cool. One thing I like about it is that everything is built-in to one app. Before, I had many separate dedicated apps for finding duplicate files, uninstalling apps and freeing up some memory. The fact that all of this is built-in to one makes everything so simple, although technically it is not as simple as you think it is. I am sure that the developers of the app have spent a lot of time making this app come to life, however there are some downsides. The main one is something I have mentioned already. In specifically, under the Disk Usage and Duplicate tabs, you have to manually drag and drop certain folders to start searching. You cannot search your entire computer with just a click, like you can do with the other tabs. Why is this? I do not know, but it seems odd how the app’s concept is to clean your Mac, but for these two tabs, it makes me feel like I am just re-organizing and cleaning certain folders. Overall, the concept of trying to make your Mac run faster is a great concept. It has been tried over and over again by various apps, but I do think that this app makes it easier for the user to clean your Mac, instead of having to do everything manually. Has this made my Mac any faster? Yes, to an extent. It is definitely noticeable. However, this whole process is not a once-in-a-lifetime process. This is something you would do on a weekly basis, and I just feel as if there is one more thing to do in my life.
The app will cost you $29.99
Link to the website: http://www.easemac.com/products/features/clean-my-mac.htm
Plomonet rating: 7/10