CCleanerfor Mac



Easy cleaning, faster performance

CCleaner is a program that sifts through your files and applications to remove anything that is unnecessary. It speeds up your computer in the process.

Squeaky clean

CCleaner cleans your computer and keeps it running smooth.

CCleaner is a program for anyone that feels their Mac is running a little slow. Its main focus is on temporary files, broken system permissions, and browsing history. This means that useless files are removed to make space for things you might need. Some software can be uninstalled using CCleaner. It’s a very stable application, and the interface is appealing and easy to use.

CCleaner is one of many programs dedicated to improving system performance. Alternatives, like BleachBit, share the same functionality and ease of use. However, the speed achieved by CCleaner is less than exceptional. Most of the time, the result is some extra memory for some processes, while other parts of the computer receive little attention. The overall performance of your Mac is boosted by a very small amount. Also, a majority of the functions take a long time to finish. For example, erasing free space can take a few hours.

Something important to consider is that the program removes files without displaying precisely what’s being deleted. This is true both during and after the process. The lack of a log can be jarring. All in all, CCleaner is free, so this is a small detail. The paid version, however, comes with a built-in anti-virus, an update tracker, and tech support.

Where can you run this program?

CCleaner runs on Mac systems. Other platforms include Android and Windows 7 and later.

Is there a better alternative?

No. Some other options, like BleachBit, are a direct comparison to CCleaner. The differences are very minor.

Our take

CCleaner has a few negative traits, but overall it gets the job done while maintaining an easy to use and understand layout.

Should you download it?

Yes. If you feel that your Mac is a bit sluggish and packed with useless junk, CCleaner is a great choice for improving performance and clearing the clutter.


  • Free
  • Simple to use
  • Recovers disk space


  • Limited performance improvements
  • Tasks take a long time
  • Doesn’t specify files removed

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