CleanZilla

CleanZilla 4.513

Free
It is a system optimization tool that improves the performance of your Mac.
 
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CleanZilla is a system optimization tool that helps you improve the performance of your Mac. The tool offers to clean up the system memory and to retrieve valuable storage space by removing the files you don't need anymore.

When you first open the application, you are asked to determine the home folder of your system. Once selected, the scan source will be preserved for all future processes. Next, the program performs an automatic scan of the home folder and displays the results within a clean yet rather cluttered interface, which, unfortunately, can't be maximized for a better display of the information. The upper bar showcases the tool's main functions. They seem to be quite comprehensive, yet many tabs are idle in the light version of CleanZilla. Therefore, you can enable only the 'Memory', the 'Trash & Downloads', and the 'Desktop' features for free, as you will need to purchase access to the other options. However, using the application doesn't require advanced computer knowledge. The tool finds the unnecessary files and folders and waits for you to check the boxes of the items you wish to remove.

In short, CleanZilla is a simple system maintenance tool that helps you free up the used memory and delete unneeded files and folders. With no advanced scan filters or smart auto-cleaning features, the app is very basic and rather rudimentary when compared to other similar tools.

Ioana Dumitrescu
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Review summary

Pros

  • Selective cleaning of unneeded files
  • Scans the home folder automatically with each launch of the app

Cons

  • Rudimentary interface
  • Cluttered view of the displayed information
  • No advanced scan filters
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