With many of different mac utility providers in the industry, choosing the right one can be difficult. The top two and most popular mac utilities are MacBooster vs CleanMyMac.
MacBooster and CleanMyMac are maintenance tools designed for Mac users to maintain and optimize their Mac’s performance.
… but, which is better than the other?
MacBooster or CleanMyMac?
Each of them has its plus and minus as viewed from its features and performances.
Are you confuse enough to choose between the two apps?
In this review you can find the similarities between them, as well as the plus and minus:
Features of MacBooster and CleanMyMac
Below we provide the similar features from both applications; they utilize different name but actually similar in function.
1. System CleanUp vs System Junk
This feature works to search for junk files of the system yet it is safely removable. The criteria of junk files includes:
Mac Software Install Package (*MacBooster only)
Broken Login Item
Unlike PC Windows which has control panel to uninstall program in the system, Mac has no such tool. The only way you can do to remove application in Mac is by right clicking the application and Move it to Trash.
However, it is ineffective because it only removes the files inside the application folder, not what are outside.
Therefore, the Uninstaller feature comes to help you to uninstall the unwanted apps in your Mac completely.
Note: Removing the junk application can increase the performance of your Mac.
This feature is used to access tools quickly through menubar, like on Click Clean and Free Up RAM memory.
The menubar design of CleanMyMac’s is obviouly more eye-catching than Macbooster’s.
4. Large Files Cleaner vs Large & Old Files.
In order to search and sort large files that make your hard drive fully occupied, you can use this feature with no doubt. Those searched files will be sorted based on sizes.
Thus, the large files like movie or DMG files should be transfered to external hardisk to release more spaces in your Mac’s internal hard drive.
5. File Eraser vs Shredder.
If you have an important file to erase and you cannot undo it using other app, then you can make use of this feature.
6. Clean Memory vs Memory Free Up (Dashboard)
When an application is closed from your Mac, it is the display which is hidden, but the application itself is still stored inside RAM memory. This condition is useful to ease you when you want to reopen it.
However, this feature makes your RAM memory fully occupied with unnecessary apps.
To free up the memory and space taken by those unwanted apps, you can start using this feature.
7. iTunes Junk
This feature helps you clean up iTunes junks, such as:
iTunes Cache (*CleanMyMac Only)
iOS Software Update
8. Disk Permission Fix vs Repair Disk Permission.
If you want to repair files and permission folder in the hard drive, use this feature.
5 Reasons Why MacBooster 5 is Better
Compared to CleanMyMac, MacBooster offers several specialized features:
Security Center. This feature is very important as security center for your Mac. It helps you remove Malware, Malicious and also Virus.
Startup Optimization. This feature has almost similar function with Login item on Mac Preference. Additionally, this feature only removes application when startup, besides it can disable service.
Photo Sweeper. To search the existing duplicated images or photos so they will not occupy your Mac’s hard drive.
Duplicate Finder FREE. To search and remove duplicated files which make your hard drive fully occupied. For CleanMyMac, this application is sold separately on Gemini app for $19.95.
Price. Last but not least, MacBooster ($41.96) is cheaper than CleanMyMac ($59.95).
The two maintenance tools above (MacBooster vs CleanMyMac) provide several similar functions eventhough they differs in naming the features.
User Interface. If we see from the outer design and display, it is obvious that CleanMyMac looks more eye-cathing than Macbooster’s.
CleanMyMac also has several special features which is unavailable in Macbooster, like Dashboard, Photo Junk, Yrash Bin, and Privacy..
… However in my view, this feature is quite useless because we can still run the operations manually, like by emptying the recycle bin and removing your browsing history using browser itself.
Another consideration is that MacBooster has Security Center feature which is obviously helful to remove the Malware and virus.
Further, you can find Photo Sweeper and Duplicate Finder easily because they are already available in MacBooster. If you are using CleanMyMac, you will need to buy a separated similar app called Gemini to operate similar function as in Macbooster.
CleanMyMac + Gemini are sold for $59.95 (2 Macs) + $19.95 (1 Mac) = $79.9
… while, MacBooster offers a lower price for only $59.95 (License 3 Macs).
Therefore, it is obvious that MacBooster is much more qualified and inexpensive.