Only 20% of an app’s features need to be paid for by the user. But for most users, what they really need is the remaining 80% that should have been free. However, in most situations, to get that useful 80%, users have to dig down in their pockets for the extra 20 % they don’t really need.
For CleanMyMac, a disk cleaner, which part is the 80% you should have gotten for free? Is there an app that provides the 80%?
Of course, there is. I’d like to recommend Dr. Cleaner, a free app comparable with CleanMyMac.
First, let’s see what functions CleanMyMac provides to its subscribers that Dr. Cleaner also provides:
1. All disk scan As the name suggests, an all disk scan is a full scan of the entire disk. From a software technician’s point of view, there is no technical difficulty for non-sandbox software to scan all parts of the disk . But should it? Such a scan disobeys Apple's security concept for system-level files, where there is little possibility for garbage buildup. And if casually removed, file cleanup on the system file level may cause a system crash.
As a free online app in the Mac App Store, Dr. Cleaner is perfectly designed to match the true Apple concept: scanning all places users or third-party software may reach is sufficient for an all-disk scan, one that doesn’t compromise the stability of your system.
2. System Cleaning “System” as defined by CleanMyMac includes user cache files, system log files, as well as the application language packs . Dr. Cleaner supports the cleanup of user cache and system files in the latest version . But it stops at removing application language packs due to safety considerations. For certain software, there might be program errors once the language pack is removed. Moreover, a single language pack is very small and does not significantly affect the entire disk space.
3. Large file scanning Large file scanning is a very useful feature. Users tend to ignore what they have downloaded, such as large software installation packages or movies. These large files can account for half of the disposable space of the disk. This function can indeed become a paid-for function, as it is with CleanMyMac, but in exchange for the support of its users, Dr. Cleaner provides this valuable function for free.
4. iPhoto cleanup When iPhoto users synchronize their phone camera with the computer terminal, it creates residual cache files that speed up photo browsing for the user, but also increases the burden on disk by using up space.
We can say that this kind of space consumption is a double-edged sword, since browsing is speeded up. But for infrequent iPhoto users, this feature is somewhat superfluous. You get this feature as one of CleanMyMac’s value-added services, while Dr. Cleaner merges this function into the iTunes cache-cleaning function, because this function is too simple to separate out for display.
5. Garbage clean-up The role of this function is to help users clean up trash files. Dr. Cleaner provides this function as a complimentary feature .
6. App Uninstaller Similar to large file scanning, the App Uninstaller is also a very useful feature. However, there’s a difference between the way it is done in Dr. Cleaner and CleanMyMac. The latter maintains an interface to manage a list of all the software that can be uninstalled. However, you need to enter the interface to uninstall the specified software. That is clearly inconsistent with most Mac users’ habits.
For most users, the most common way to uninstall is to simply drag the application to the trash bin. When you complete this operation, some of software automatically starts the uninstall program after the main program is removed. In this respect, CleanMyMac prevents the possibility of this operation from the source.
By contrast, Dr. Cleaner takes this point into consideration up front in its design. If the app does not start its own uninstaller, Dr. Cleaner will prompt you to delete these file residues. You only need a single click to complete the uninstallation, without leaving a trace.
7. Extension Manager Here, the app feature expansion includes system extensions, such as dictionary, search, or log functions, as well as a browser plug-in management extension. Most of these functions are provided by the system, so before you remove these plug-ins, please stop and think: are there any more files in the desktop, download folder, or trash bin that need to be cleaned up ?
8. Eraser The aim of an eraser is to make a file completely disappear, with no possibility of recovery. For ordinary users, this feature is optional, but once this operation is done, there is no way back .
In conclusion, you should now have an understanding of the more frequently used functions for disk cleanup. So before you consider spending $39.95(US), why not try a powerful free product that provides the 80% solution you really need--Dr. Cleaner?
At frst, I thought this is a great app, but then I discovered that it is used to steal your personal data right away after you click OPTIMIZE in the toolbar EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE NOT TICKED THE OPTION "HELP IMPROVE...." So Dr Cleaner is free but it pays those who made it and Be careful All your personal data is a t risk.
""At frst, I thought this is a great app, but then I discovered that it is used to steal your personal data right away after you click OPTIMIZE in the toolbar EVEN WHEN YOU HAVE NOT TICKED THE OPTION "HELP IMPROVE...." So Dr Cleaner is free but it pays those who made it and Be careful All your personal data is a t risk.""
This is guy has been paid by MacPaw to say stuff like that do you really believe Apple will let such app on his store? come on ...
Last bumped by Anonymous on Sun Mar 20, 2016 6:31 pm.