MAC is designed to make you more productive.

Clean up the cache

Open Finder > to go to > to go folder

Type ~ /Library/Caches and clean up the contents of any folder you find in it (make sure to delete the contents, not the folder)

Empty the trash.

Clean up your Mac desktop

Tap the desktop and click “Use Stacking” :

You can also use Spotless to automatically sort files. Drag and drop your file onto the application and immediately create a filter for this file type. You can also create automated tasks to organize files and folders, and set schedules and rules for arranging files. This is a great solution if you want to set the rules once and enjoy the auto-declutter process forever.

If you prefer a “now and now” type of person, you like Unclutterer. It acts like a temporary shelf for storing notes and files on your desktop. Although it stays hidden and doesn’t mess up your drive, you can always keep your desktop clean. More importantly, Unclutterer saves your clipboard content, so any content you copied is never lost.

Your Mac has more files in its memory than you know, and many of them are hidden. It doesn’t want you to accidentally delete the necessary files.

For duplicate files, there’s no better app than Gemini. This is an app that focuses on finding duplicate files on your Mac, allowing you to delete them at will. All you have to do is open Gemini on your Mac, drag the folder into the application window, and Gemini will automatically scan it and tell you where the duplicate files are located.

To keep your Mac clean for the long term, use Gemini’s Duplicates Monitor, which is an advanced real-time monitoring of selected folders. You can choose to monitor the download folder, so Gemini will alert you whenever a new copy pops up there.

Many files on a Mac are deliberately hidden, making it difficult to thoroughly clean a Mac’s hard drive and memory space. To get the full picture of your file system, perform the following steps:

Open Finder on your Mac

Highlight “Macintosh HD” or your username under Favorites

According to the Command – Shift – period

This will show all the hidden folders and files on your Mac. The reason these folders remain hidden is that they generally do not need to be accessed, and you should be careful before deleting files or folders in any of these “hidden” folders.

Reduce the number of startup and login entries When you start a Mac, some applications start. Many of these applications are required; A few might not. This can slow down your Mac, so it’s worth investigating. To check which applications are fired at startup, do the following:

Go to the Apple menu

Click the preferences > users and groups

Select Login Project

This shows which projects are started at startup and allows you to turn them on or off. Keep in mind that this does not delete applications, it only prevents them from being activated when your Mac is turned on.

The more times you go online, the bigger your browser cache will be. Each browser has its own way of deleting caches; In Safari, you must first activate the “Development” menu, where you will see the “Clear Cache” option. In Chrome, Clear Cache is hidden in the menu. From the menu go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Clears Browsed Data and then select “Cached Images and Files”.

Maintenance scripts are tools that require a little coding knowledge, which is why most users don’t use them. The average Mac user with a slow computer doesn’t want to bother learning UNIX commands!

An important part of Mac cleanup is removing unwanted files from the download. Even if you don’t think you’re downloading much, it’s pretty messy. The problem is that even if you download the application and move it to the application, it will leave an installer file in your download. You can go to Finder > to download and manually delete the file.

Backups are important, but when you want to clean up your MacBook Pro or Air, you may realize that deleting all the backups you’ve created over time might solve the problem. Here’s how it works:

In the Apple menu, select About Machine

Navigate to storage > management

Click the iOS file on the left TAB

Delete the backup.

If you use Time Machine to create backups, you may want to consider alternative ways to create fewer backup copies. A good option is Chronosync Express, a synchronization and backup tool that saves backups to any connected drive without cluttering up your Mac.

Disk permissions are used to protect your system files from any third party interference. Fixing broken permissions can help some applications run faster, or fix it if you have problems deleting files. El Capitan later released versions of the MacOS with System Integrity Protection (SIP), a feature that automatically fixes disk permissions.

Delete Unused Apps How do I clean up storage on my Mac? Delete as many applications as possible? Usually system files take up much more space on the drive than applications. Still, if you have apps you don’t use, it’s wise to get rid of them.

The problem is that if you just move an application to the Bin, it leaves a lot of traces. To clear Application relics, you need to open Finder > Go > Go to Folder > ~/Library/Application Support/ your Application name, and then delete the contents of the folder. Repeat for ~/Library/Caches/Your app name. Then, go to ~/Library/Preferences, type your application name, and delete the application Preferences.

Reduce Clutter Apple has a native optimization feature that helps clean up your Mac’s disks. If you want to learn how to manually clean a Mac, this is a good place to start. In the Apple menu, select “About the Machine” >, “Storage” >, “Management”. Click View Files next to the Reduce Chaos option. Delete extremely large files that take up too much space.

Emptying waste paper baskets isn’t the best way to clean out a Mac, but it’s definitely the fastest. You delete the file then go to the wastepaper basket and continue to take up space. To remove them from the bin, click and hold the bin icon > to empty the wastebasket.

If you want to fix a slow Mac, here’s a good tip: Install the App Tamer application so that you always know which applications are taking up too much CPU. This will allow you to exit or completely uninstall these applications and speed up your Mac. The app can also manage some applications in the background, so Mac performance is sure to improve.

If you have followed all the prompts for ‘Clean up your hard drive for Mac’ and used CleanMyMac X to optimize performance, but your Mac is still slow, you should run Apple Diagnstics. This is a local hardware test that you can run on an Apple computer to investigate different types of misconduct. You can read all about Apple diagnostics here.