1. Junk Files
Cleaning junk files is something that should be done periodically to prevent cluttering your disk space. When you launch any app, it creates temporary files (caches, logs, preferences, etc.). Over time, the number of these files grows significantly. Even when you drag and drop apps to Trash, their service files still remain in your system. Moreover, all too often users forget to remove unneeded files in the Downloads folder and to empty the Trash. So it’s time to get rid of them. Here’s how to do it right from the Funter window.
- Open the Funter window from the Menu bar and click to open System Usage details.
In the Disk Usage click on Junk files. You will find detailed information about:
- Uncleaned Trash
- Click the button to launch MacCleaner Pro and clear these files.
MacCleaner Pro will let you do a fast cleanup with several clicks. Click to clean up Junk files, review the types of junk files for removal, and confirm the removal.
Almost every computer user stores duplicate photos, videos, music, documents and other types of files, which tend to occupy useless space on your disk. Although it is difficult to believe that this problem is serious, after you find your duplicates, you will realize that the number of them can be surprisingly significant. Of course, this may be not relevant for those who have a new operating system, hard drive, or computer. However, if you have used your Mac for a year or more, most likely you have a sizeable number of duplicate files and folders. Removal of these files will free up more space on your disk.
You can see how many gigabytes of duplicates you have in Funter’s System Usage section. Click Duplicates for more details about them:
- Potential duplicates
- Used space
If you use MacCleaner Pro, click launch Duplicate File Finder to scan your hard drive for duplicate files. Preview duplicates → select unneeded copies → click to Remove them. If you want to find duplicates manually, read our previous article “Two ways to find and remove duplicates on Mac.”
3. Largest Files
Have you ever wondered which files and folders take up the most space on your disk? The answer could amaze you. We know all the weighty folders, documents, music, movies and installed programs on our Mac. However, if you check your disk usage, you may discover many large and old files that you had forgotten about, and you didn’t even realize they took up so much disk volume. So, if you suffer from a lack of free space and want to remove some files, getting a convenient visualization of disk usage, would help you to complete the file cleanup quickly and efficiently. The Disk Space Analyzer application is designed for this task.
Click Large & Old files from the Funter window to view the details about the biggest and long unused files on your Mac’s HD:
- Number of files
- Used space
- Click to open the disk analyzer and scan your Mac hard drive. You will have the results visualized as a sunburst pie chart for your convenience. Navigate folders and subfolders, find unneeded large folders and move them to Trash.
4. Unused Applications
You definitely will have some apps installed on your Mac which you don’t use regularly, some not at all. Nothing serious about that if only these programs didn’t occupy so much of your Mac’s disk space. It’s time to review the list of installed applications and uninstall unused ones. You can view the number of unused programs with the help of Funter.
Click Applications in the Funter window to get the details:
- Number of unused apps
- Used space by these apps
Actually, there are three ways to uninstall apps on Mac completely and correctly. But the quickest, safest and easiest way is to use App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
- Click to open App Cleaner & Uninstaller.
- When the scanning of the Application folder is complete, sort the apps by size, select unneeded ones and click Remove.
5. Memory Cleaner
If you have been working with a large number of programs for a long time, this may cause your Mac to slow down. The reason is that the apps’ fragments remain in memory and could still be working in the background. As a result, the RAM memory has to process too much data simultaneously and your Mac’s performance starts to slow down. To prevent it, you should clean up the RAM memory periodically. You can do it with two clicks if you use Memory Cleaner – one of the additional help tools provided in MacCleaner Pro.
Memory Cleaner shows how much RAM is used by each application and allows you to quit them right from its window. To free up the memory, just click the Cleanup button or set up the Preferences to do it automatically each time the memory is filled up.