CleanMyMac, an excellent macOS optimization, cleaning and anti-malware app by MacPaw, is available on the Mac App Store starting today 12 years after its initial release.

Before today, CleanMyMac was available only as direct download through the MacPaw website and via Setapp, their $10 per month Mac software subscription service. According to Julia Petryk, who is MacPaw’s PR head, the number of CleanMyMac’s downloads since its inception has exceeded 20 million.

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This all-in-one app is your macOS cleaner, performance monitor, malware remover and more — all distilled into a single app. It helps you clean the cruft, temporary files and other tons of other junk that is accumulating on your Mac every time you use it. Clearing those items can help make your Mac run faster.


Despite its approachable user interface, CleanMyMac X is a powerful piece of software that replaces dozens of Mac optimization tools for Mac.

Here are the key features of CleanMyMac:

Liberate your digital space. CleanMyMac X chases junk in all corners of your macOS. It cleans unneeded files, like outdated caches, broken downloads, logs, and useless localizations. You can remove tons of clutter that lurks in iTunes, Mail, Photos, and even locate gigabytes of large hidden files. Mac cleaning tools in CleanMyMac X will cut the extra weight in seconds.

One button is enough. Fixing issues on your Mac may take hours. Or just one click. We went an extra mile to make CleanMyMac X so accessible and informative. It’s here to provide easy solutions: no digging through folders, no long instructions. That’s because cleaning your Mac should be easy. One big button easy.

Smart means safe. The Safety Database that’s built into CleanMyMac X tells junk from important files. It knows the ways of your macOS and never deletes anything without asking. The CleanMyMac X’s smart Assistant will guide you through regular disk cleanups, even showing you what else is there to clean. It’s as if it has a Ph.D. in safe cleaning.

Get more done on a faster Mac. Every time your Mac stalls, you get a full deck of speedup tools to rely upon: freeing up RAM, running maintenance scripts, managing Login Items, Launch Agents, and Hung Applications. These will lessen your system load and tune the Mac for maximum performance. When your machine is productive, you too are productive.

Someone has to protect your Mac. Are there viruses on Mac? Not on yours, if you try Mac cleaning with CleanMyMac X. It fights off malware, adware, ransomware, and all them -wares that are specific to macOS. When an issue is found, the app deletes it right away. We update our malware database regularly and CleanMyMac X’s Protection module always has your back.

Have your apps the way you want them. To make your Mac life more orderly, you get a cool duo of Uninstaller and Updater. The former fully removes unneeded apps, and the latter instantly updates all of your software. Bad apps go away and new ones always arrive on time. This helps sort out software conflicts and keeps your Mac forever young.

Enjoy living, let go of the cleaning. CleanMyMac X has thousands of hours of experience up its sleeve and those are the hours it’s saving you. For instance, Smart Scan does three jobs at once: it cleans, it protects, and it brings your Mac up to speed. Give CleanMyMac X a spin and prepare to wonder how you ever did without it.

Here’s CleanMyMac’s inaugural video trailer from 2018.

For more information, visit macpaw.com/cleanmymac.

Pricing and availability

Download CleanMyMac X from the Mac App Store for free.

A subscription ($34.99 per year) is required to unlock full functionality.