Whether Windows or Mac, every machine is built with hard disks. Windows is a versatile operating system and it has a number of programs list for getting things done. Coming to Mac, it is a Linux based operating system developed by Apple.
If your old Mac hard disk is consumed by a lot of unwanted junk files. All these junk and unnecessary files can be removed by a good disk cleaning app for Mac.
When coming to disk cleaning Mac is complicated to clean. If you are planning on cleaning manually then it will be a mess at the end.
Manual disk cleaning is not advisable for Mac users. There is a number of disk cleaning apps for Mac OS are available in Mac app store, it is hard to test and try every app available. To make it simple and easy I have chosen best and worth trying disk cleaning apps for Mac.
List of Best Disk Cleaning Apps for Mac
1. Disk Doctor Pro
Disk Doctor Pro is a paid disk cleaning app available in Mac app store. This app has automatic scanning feature which scans your Mac quickly and displays the list of files which needs to be removed from your Mac to free up space. The program can find application caches, application looks which are made by installed apps while they running, leftovers (which are left after an app uninstallation), browser caches, iTunes temporary files, unused apps, old iOS updates which are no longer needed and much more.
The app has a clear intention to free up your Mac space by checking your Mac thoroughly in all aspects.
OnyX is a product of Titanium software. This app checks and verify the startup disk structure and it’s file system to perform necessary cleaning tasks. OnyX cleans all the unnecessary files like deleted caches, unused files, and folders, databases, and indexes. OnyX not only performs cleaning it also has many more features if you are interested to find it. The user interface of the OnyX is simple and minimalist with all features arranged on the screen.
This app can access the core files of your Mac for in-depth cleaning. However, you need to be careful while deleting the files it indexed. If you mistakenly deleted a system related file then you may face operating system crash.
3. App Cleaner & Uninstaller
It is a great app for both uninstalling unwanted apps and cleaning of your Mac hard disk. This deadly combination can clean all the leftover residual files left by an uninstalled app. It is packed with features like scanning system for all type of files, resetting an application to a first launch state, disabling login items, find and preview installed system extensions. This app comes in both free and paid versions in the Mac App Store.
DaisyDisk is a very popular Mac disk cleaning app. This app shows the list of files which are occupied your Mac disk space in a form of an interactive map. This feature is very attractive and simplifies the unwanted files finding job like never before. The scanning speed of the app is pretty fast and shows real-time information of installed and active hard disks.
5. Disk Cleaner Movavi
This Mac disk cleaner is developed by Movavi. This app is capable of detecting and removing old and unused large files residing on your Mac by consuming huge space. This app uses checksum algorithm to check huge files hiding on your Mac.
After a complete scan, this app shows the search results by name, size, or type so that you can detect the unwanted file from your Mac to delete. Disk Cleaner Movavi is available in Mac App store for $5.
6. Disk Cleaner
Disk Cleaner is a great app for disk cleaning on Mac. It is fast and feature-rich, you completely customize the app as per your preferences. It can detect the junk files on your Mac and cleans to save your Mac valuable disk space. It can detect app caches, browser data, mail downloads, trash and many more file types which are just consuming Mac space without any further use. This app is available in the Mac App store for $5.99.
CCleaner doesn’t need an introduction when it comes to PC or Mac cleaning. Now the CCleaner is in the list for hard disk cleaning tasks. The user interface of the CCleaner for Mac is very much similar to the Windows version. The app is pretty fast in finding unwanted files rested on Mac. But in waste finding functionality the free version could get up to 2GB only. To get the complete functionality you have to get the pro version. The pro version comes with additional automation and customer support features. However, if you want a free disk cleaner for your Mac CCleaner is one of the best choices.
8. CleanMyMac 3
CleanMyMac is one of the robust tool available for Mac systems to clean up disk space without any hassle. The program scans your Mac thoroughly including every part of the hard disk and shows the results. it also has built-in app uninstaller which performs well and removes unwanted program files including traces.
9. Duplicate Finder
Knowingly or unknowingly sometimes we download files twice. if it is a normal size file it is ok, what if it is a 5GB or more than big size? This file consuming your Mac precious hard disk without any use. Duplicate Finder promises Mac disk cleaning with just one click. This app scans your entire Mac files and clearly presents all the duplicate files residing on hard disk.
These are the apps we so far tested on our Mac machines and got satisfied test results. To clean your Mac disk space you can use any of the above-listed apps. These apps are time-saving and clean your Mac disk space up to max based on your unwanted files size.
If you have any other app in hand with great hard disk cleaning features please don’t forget to share it with our readers.