System maintenance, optimization, tuning and cleaning software for Mac

Cache Cleaner for Mac

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Cache Cleaner for Mac

  -  170 MB  -  Demo
Cache Cleaner for Mac by Northern Softworks is a powerful utility application designed to optimize and improve the performance of your Mac computer by clearing out temporary files, caches, and other unnecessary data. With a focus on simplicity and efficiency, this software aims to provide Mac users with a hassle-free way to reclaim valuable disk space and maintain a snappy system response.

Key Features

Cache Cleaning: The primary function of this software is to clear system and application caches, which can accumulate over time and slow down your Mac.

Log File Cleanup: It can identify and remove log files generated by both the operating system and various applications, freeing up additional storage space.

Trash Cleanup: It can empty your Trash bin, ensuring that no deleted files linger on your system.

App Uninstaller: It provides an easy-to-use app uninstaller that allows you to completely remove unwanted applications along with their associated files.

Startup Item Management: You can review and manage startup items, preventing unnecessary applications from launching when your Mac boots up.

Privacy Protection: It can clear your browsing history, cookies, and download history in popular web browsers, enhancing your online privacy.

Customization: Users can tailor the cleaning process by selecting specific categories of files to remove or exclude.

Other Features
  • Powerful macOS X system cache cleaning options.
  • Powerful integrated antivirus protection via ClamAV.
  • Flexible Finder cleaning options.
  • Clean Desktop folder.
  • Clean Downloads folder.
  • Clean unneeded code from Universal Binaries.
  • Clean ".DS_Store" window settings files.
  • Clean damaged preference files.
  • Clean and rebuild Spotlight metadata.
  • Clean Internet browser caches.
  • Clean archived system logs.
  • Clean Login Items removing duplicate or orphaned items.
  • Clean Virtual Memory swapfiles.
  • Clean rootkits with chkrootkit.
  • Clean malware by Using ClamAV to automatically scan downloads.
  • Repair disk permissions.
  • Repair OS 9 permissions.
  • Repair Software Update Permissions.
  • Repair root directory macOS X symbolic links.
  • Repair Energy Saver settings.
  • Repair key system preference files automatically.
  • Rebuild OS 9 Desktop alias.
  • Rebuild the Services Menu.
  • Rebuild application library prebindings.
  • Rebuild LaunchServices database.
  • Execute macOS X maintenance scripts.
  • Test Disks SMART status for damage.
  • Test LCD sceen for bad pixels.
  • Test RAM for problems.
  • Test laptop batteries.
  • Test integrity of /Volumes directory.
  • Optimize Internet settings and renew DHCP lease.
  • Optimize, flush, and restart the lookupd daemon.
  • Optimize Safari.
  • Optimize file cache.
  • Optimize free memory and inactive memory.
  • Optimize files.
  • Optimize performance by creating and using RAM disks.
  • Optimize performance by automatically prioritizing applications.
  • Customize hidden macOS X settings.
  • Customize hidden Safari settings.
  • Customize File System Journaling.
  • Customize crashreporter daemon.
  • Customize Safari web and icon caches.
  • Customize Login Items and activate Login Items Folder.
  • Customize Energy Saver by temporarily disabling sleep.
  • Open applications with root privileges.
  • Open the Finder with root privileges.
  • Easy to use Spotlight manager.
  • Easy to use process manager.
  • Easy to use Installer Receipt Viewer.
  • Automatically update Finder windows.
  • Preserve clipboard across boot cycles.
  • Simple man page viewer.
  • Restart system daemons.
  • Kill or restart the Finder.
  • Kill or restart the Dock.
  • Kill or restart Dashboard.
  • Force delete files and folders.
  • Force empty trash.
  • SCC Documents for one step access to maintenance chores.
  • SCC Engine for fully automatic maintenance.
  • Use in any user account.
  • Use in Single User mode.
  • Use on portable disk drives.
  • Use on bootable emergency disks.
  • Easy to use graphical interface - no Terminal required.
  • Illustrated documentation.
  • Universal Binary for PPC or Intel Macs.
  • Much, much more!
User Interface

It boasts an intuitive and user-friendly interface. The main window displays the available cleaning options clearly, making it easy for even beginners to navigate the software. The dashboard provides a summary of your Mac's storage status and allows you to initiate cleaning with a single click. Overall, the software's interface is sleek, responsive, and well-organized.

Installation and Setup

Installing Cache Cleaner for Mac is a straightforward process. You can download the software from the Northern Softworks website, FileHorse or the Mac App Store. The installation wizard guides you through the process, and you'll be up and running in minutes. Once installed, it requires minimal configuration, and it's ready to start optimizing your Mac.

How to Use
  • Launch the application.
  • The dashboard will display your Mac's storage status.
  • Click the "Start Cleaning" button to initiate the cleaning process.
  • Review the files Cache Cleaner intends to remove.
  • Confirm the cleanup by clicking "Clean Now."

Is Cache Cleaner for Mac safe to use?
Yes, Cache Cleaner is designed to be safe and won't delete any essential system files. However, always review the files before confirming the cleanup.

How often should I use Cache Cleaner?
It's recommended to use the app periodically, depending on your usage. Monthly or when you notice your Mac's performance slowing down is a good rule of thumb.

Can I schedule cleanups with Cache Cleaner?
Unfortunately, Cache Cleaner for Mac does not offer scheduled cleanups in the current version.

Will Cache Cleaner improve my Mac's speed noticeably?
Itcan help improve system responsiveness, especially if your Mac has accumulated a lot of temporary files and caches. However, the extent of the improvement depends on various factors.

Does Cache Cleaner work with macOS updates?
Yes, the app is designed to be compatible with the latest versions of macOS, and updates are regularly released to ensure functionality.


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It offers a free trial with limited functionality. To unlock the full set of features, you can purchase a single-user license for $14.99 Northern Softworks occasionally offers discounts, so keep an eye out for special deals.

System Requirements

Cache Cleaner for Mac is compatible with macOS 10.14 and later. It requires a 64-bit processor and at least 50MB of available storage space.

  • Simple and intuitive user interface.
  • Effective cache and junk file cleaning.
  • App uninstaller simplifies software removal.
  • Privacy protection features.
  • Regular software updates.
  • No scheduled cleaning option.
  • Relatively higher pricing compared to some competitors.
  • Limited customization for advanced users.

Cache Cleaner for Mac by Northern Softworks is a valuable addition to any Mac user's toolkit. Its user-friendly interface and comprehensive cleaning features make it accessible to users of all levels of expertise. While it may not offer some advanced features found in other utilities, it excels at what it's designed to do: cleaning up your Mac and optimizing its performance. If you're looking for an efficient way to keep your Mac running smoothly and free up valuable storage space, Cache Cleaner for Mac is a solid choice.

: Limited functionality in the demo version. Start-up and shutdown nag screens.

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