Control-Alt-Delete is a Microsoft Windows shortcut that calls Task Manager, which contains a list of launched apps, a list of executing processes, how much CPU and Memory they take. Windows users utilize this shortcut in case PC is slowing down or freezes that happen more often on the platform rather than on Mac OS X.

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Even though such issues are not frequent for Mac, many users that switched from PC, try to find it. Unfortunately, there is no 100% similar stuff as Task Manager on Mac. But it’s divided into two parts.


Force Quit Application

Many users use Task Manager on Windows mostly to quit apps that not respond. For this reason on a Mac, there is a shortcut, that calls Force Quit Applications manager. Press ⌘+ ⌥+ESC (Command+Alt(Option)+Escape) to call this window.
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Activity Monitor

This is another part of Mac Task Manager analog. It could be found among your applications in Other folder:

Activity Monitor

Here you can see different analytics about your Mac workflow. Such as CPU, Memory, Disk, Energy and Network Usage.

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You can use Activity Monitor if you need information about your Mac work dynamics.


Memory Cleaner

Memory Cleaner is a free application that speeds up your Mac by cleaning inactive memory. Also, it combines Force Quit Applications manager and most critical part of Activity Monitor RAM space taken by an individual appMemory Cleaner shows you how much RAM is using right now, how much memory every app use and allows you to quit and force quit apps.

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