How to Free Up Disk Space on a Mac

Sooner or later, all desktop and mobile devices inevitably become cluttered with hordes of unnecessary data. Even Macs, renowned for being high-performance, ultra-responsive machines, are not immune.

If your Mac is exhibiting diminished performance levels, and can no longer run applications with quite the same zip, there’s a quick and easy solution at hand. System optimization tools, such as Disk Cleaners, enable you to effortlessly spruce up your Mac, and in minimal time, too. You can perform the following vital disk cleaning tasks to restore total machine performance:

  • Junk Cleaner: System files, such as Log Files (created when programs crash) and Cached files (temporarily stored, mildly useful process-speeding files), plus your Recycle Bin contents, can take up needless disk space. The Junk Cleaner function identifies these file types, presenting them for deletion.

  • Duplicates: Identical files – such as multiple versions/copies of documents/images/videos, etc, that you either created or downloaded and forget to delete – can occupy a lot of disk space. The Duplicates function will run a scan to identify identical files, and give you the option to delete as you wish.

  • Large & Old Files – Large files of course require greater disk space, and so, in order to optimize your Mac’s performance potential, they should be effectively managed. Old files, over time, can also occupy much space. Disk Cleaner tools can identify files in order of size or date last used; you can now decide which are best backed up, re-organized, or deleted.

  • Disk Usage: It can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint exactly what’s occupying your machine. Disk Cleaners display a percentage-breakdown pie chart, coupled with a folder structure of your Mac; you can now better understand your disk and peruse and delete unwanted files.

  • Uninstall Unused Apps: Mac applications can gradually build up over time and get out of hand without you realizing. Disk Cleaners enable you to browse all installed apps and safely uninstall those which are no longer used to restore disk space.

  • Browser Manager: Since the internet now serves our daily professional and personal needs, browser-related files, such as search history, cookies and site data, have never been greater. With complete browser management, you can free up disk space – while also taking control of your data and privacy.

By taking advantage of a disk cleaning tool, you’ll be able to establish a new ritual for maintaining ultimate Mac performance; one that’s highly effective and time-friendly, freeing both disk space and building user frustrations.