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When it comes to keeping your internal hard disc drive clean, I think we can all agree that the most widely popular alternative for the Mac out there is CleanMyMac, an app that can help you free up disk space by find files that aren’t useful anymore

Today we are reviewing an app from the CleanMyMac developers that brings the awesome disc cleaning that made their main app famous to your external disc drives. It’s a small simple app that’s very fittingly called “CleanMyDrive“. Want to check it out?
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Yesterday, CleanMyDrive, a nifty little free utility aimed at decluttering your Mac’s hard drives, hit the App Store and instantly sore straight to the top of the “Top Free” app category. To celebrate this their developers, Macpaw, are offering a generous 30% discount on three of their other popular apps, Gemini, Ensoul and MacHider, on the App Store. This discount is only valid if you purchase the items off the App Store (i.e. not from the developers website) and is valid up till June 27th.

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This post is part of a series that revisits some of our readers’ favorite articles from the past that still contain awesome and relevant information that you might find useful. This post was originally published on April 14th, 2011.

Mac OS X has a very high standard of interface design, more so than most other operating systems. This is thanks to designers to work extremely hard to make your software work the way you want it to. They may spend hours perfecting a single icon that you will use once and ignore – but it’s worth it.

Dmitry Novikov is a Russian designer who works for MacPaw, the software company that has brought you beautiful apps such as MacHider, Ensoul, and a personal favourite of mine that I couldn’t live without, CleanMyMac. Today, we’ll be talking to him about his processes, design decisions, and much more.

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I’d like to take a few moments to say thank you to our weekly sponsor, CleanMyMac.

CleanMyMac is a powerhouse of Mac maintenance. This all-in-one solution to keeping your Mac in tip top shape will help you free up hard drive space, purge those pesky universal binaries and extra languages, clear out unnecessarily large cache files, locate stranded unused files, clean your external drives, securely delete files and a lot more.

All of CleanMyMac’s 50+ features are packed into a gorgeous interface that’s as functional and easy to use as it is attractive. It’s the easiest way to get your Mac running smoother and faster!

Check It Out!

Take a look at the full feature list, watch the introductory video, and free up some time this week to give your Mac a thorough cleansing!

CleanMyMac is available on MacPaw’s site in two flavors: a $14.95 6-month license for emergency temporary tidying or a $29.95 license that gives you a lifetime of intense cleaning.

I’d like to take a moment to say a big thank you to this week’s sponsor, Ensoul. With this nifty Mac app, you can create beautiful iPhone backgrounds and contact images with just a few clicks, work in a gorgeous interface, and transfer everything to your iPhone easily. Meet your iPhone’s new beauty advisor!

We were admittedly sceptic the first time we heard of Ensoul. I know my way around Photoshop fairly well, and didn’t think that I’d need such an app; after all, why spend money on something that you can do already with your own tools?

But after trying Ensoul for just a couple of minutes, it became clear to me that this app really is worth the $9.99. It’s incredibly easy to use, removing the need to think about screen resolution, cropping, resizing, or even transferring the images to your phone. It’s a breeze to use.

Add to that the ease with which you can assign photos to your contacts, and Ensoul is the perfect app for those of you who like to personalize your iPhone and enjoy the process thoroughly!

Take a look at Ensoul on the Mac App Store, or check out our in-depth review!

I’d like to take a few moments to say thank you to our weekly sponsor, CleanMyMac. This is a great tool for keeping your Mac in tip-top shape, and packs an impressive functionality punch for the price.

You can uninstall software more effectively, manage and delete plugins and extensions, clean up system caches and logs, remove unnecessary language files, and so much more. I run CleanMyMac every couple of months, and it always manages to free up several gigabytes of unnecessary data.

Although most of this functionality can be achieved for free if you’re a Terminal whizz-kid, I find that $30 (or $15 for a 6 month license) is an absolute bargain for so many helpful tools wrapped up in a gorgeous interface.

Check out the full feature list, watch the introductory video, and free up some time this week to give your Mac a thorough spring autumn clean!

We’re fairly fortunate as Mac users to run an operating system which clean up after itself. I have never needed to re-format an OS X installation for a speed boost, but that doesn’t mean that we’re free from unnecessary files and caches taking up drive space.

CleanMyMac is an OS X utility that helps to keep your Mac clean and healthy. It’s capable of freeing up space through slimming Universal Binaries, removing unnecessary language files, deleting old caches and logs, and various other miscellaneous files. This review will put CleanMyMac through it’s paces and assess whether it offers a good spring cleaning solution.

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