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Review: Detox My Mac – Cleanse Your Mac of Useless Data

Rating: 4.5/5

Posted in Apps, Mac, Reviews on 19/02/2013 by Ian Fuchs

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These days, it seems like every piece of technology we buy has a shorter and shorter life span. This is a terrible scenario for computer buyers, especially if you’re spending $1500+ on a MacBook Pro or iMac. Fortunately, some of our more expensive electronics can be kept working better for longer – all they need is an occasional Detox.

Overview

Detox for Mac (available here) is a Mac software cleaner, designed to free up space and clean out junk that most Mac owners don’t even know exists.

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Built to be very streamlined, Detox for Mac features a simple check box menu, a scan option, and a detox option. Choosing what areas to scan is as simple as checking a box to include or exclude system logs, unused language packs, file caches, and other obsolete data.

Once you’ve made your selections, hitting scan my system will begin the process. While scanning, Detox my Mac will tally up the total number of files and disk space being used by the files you’ve selected. Using intelligent software analysis, Detox will determine if the files are needed by another application and exclude anything necessary to keep your software and system running smoothly.

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From here, clicking Detox will clear your system of any useless 1s and 0s that may be taking up space or slowing you down.  Before clicking Detox, be sure to review the files and folders that will be removed.  If, like me, you use the downloads folder for longer-term file storage, you may lose important data if you Detox with the defaults.

Verdict:
Rating: 4.5/5

Detox My Mac is a simple and efficient way to keep your Mac running smoothly. The intelligent ability to remove unused information and useless (and likely VERY old) logging information means your Mac will run at peak performance for longer. Using Detox my Mac cleared nearly 3 GB of caches, log files, and old  alone from my computer. And if you’re using a Solid-State Drive, that’s a lot of precious disk space.

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Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Safely removes only unused/irrelevant information
  • Breakdown of what will be removed during detox
  • Works wonders on any age of Mac (OS X 10.5 and up)
  • Free updates for life (and a transferable license)

Cons:

  • Does not clear out useless system processes hogging RAM.

Keep your computer investment running at its best, check out Detox My Mac today.



  • starmann

    Doesn’t work with Mavericks

Ian Fuchs

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Ian Fuchs

Ian, Senior Review Editor at MacTrast, has been an Apple enthusiast for years, starting in 2000 with an iMac and iMovie. In college, Ian developed skills and further interest in all things Apple. Ian's expanding skill set increased his love for Apple's products. Now the owner of "the new iPad", iPad mini, iPhone 5, Apple TV, MacBook, MacBook Pro, numerous iPods, and a classic G5 Mac Pro, he is "pretty familiar" with Apple's products. Ian resides in Chicago, works as a Programmer & Systems Analyst at a college, loves his dog more than most people and plays drums & guitar.