Most Mac users don’t know it– out of sight, out of mind, you know– but the Mac can be messy in places where it pays not to look. That explains why there are so many cleaning applications around. Just because you can’t see messy file leftovers doesn’t mean they’re not there.
How else can you explain the popularity of apps like CleanMyDrive? It’s an external storage manager which does what you probably didn’t know needed to be done. Find and delete leftover files you don’t want, don’t need, and do take up space on external USB and FireWire disks, memory cards, thumb and flash drives.
I’m not one to recommend utilities apps that are not really needed, but if you have a touch of OCD, and you prefer pristine storage devices at optimum capacity, CleanMyDrive is priced right.
Click on the Menubar icon and CleanMyDrive can clean whatever is connected or mounted to your Mac (including Disk Images).
It can run in the background and gets rid of those pesky but unseen .DS_Store files, Thumbs.db files, hidden trash, and even Spotlight index files.
Beyond cleaning, CleanMyDrive can eject all connected devices with a click, while it monitors the free space on each storage device. Instead of moving files to the Trash for disposal, it actually deletes the files.
The real question is simple. Do you need it? It’s clever, simple to use, free and it has some useful features (ejects, checks storage space, deletes many files you cannot see in the Finder).
Fastidious Mac users may appreciate the Mac’s cleanliness after using CleanMyDrive. Or, not.