MacCleaning is a simple memory monitor and cache cleaner for Mac, reviewed early in December 2011. In the brief period of one month, the app has been upgraded with two major features, and has been renamed CleanGenius Free. Like the previously-reviewed version, it has both a free and a pro version. New features added to CleanGenius Free are, an uninstaller that will allows you to uninstall multiple apps at once, and actively monitor free space on all mounted drives. In addition to the cache and log cleaner, the app monitors space consumption in your downloads, logs and cache folders. The menu bar interface still works, but the main window is where you uninstall apps from.
Note: CleanGenius Pro is a paid Mac OS X app costing $12.99. We are giving away 15 licenses for this app to our readers, details for which can be found at the end of this post.
Launch the app, and from the main window, select which folders you want to scan by checking them from the left panel and clicking Scan. Select a folder to view details of files in it, and click Clean to delete the contents of a folder.
To uninstall apps, click Uninstall Applications under Utilities, check all apps that you want to uninstall, and click Uninstall in the lower left corner. You will be prompted to enter your password once, and all apps will be removed.
To select folders that the app will clean, you can either check them from the main window, or from the app’s preferences.
The app has two versions; one available in the Mac app store which has fewer features, and the other, more feature rich one, available on the developer’s site. The paid version of this app is available for $12.99, and allows you to set a custom alert when your disk space falls below a certain limit, allows you to eject all mounted drives at the same time, and reveal items in Finder.
We are giving away 15 full licenses to our readers. The giveaway will last till midnight on Sunday, January 15, 2012. Participation in the giveaway is simple. You need to either follow us at @addtips and tweet the giveway (leave the link of your tweet in comments below), or leave a comment on our Facebook page. We will pick out 15 winners randomly!
Update: The giveaway has been extended for 2 more days to account for the slow activity over the weekend. Don’t miss out this chance!
Update: The giveaway is closed. Winners shall be contacted soon.