A powerful cleanup tool for Mac computer users.

Photo_2One of the things I struggle with a lot is hard drive space. When I upgraded my computer last year, I opted for the smaller hard drive. As a result, I pay the ultimate price of constantly moving important files around just to make sure I don’t run out of hard drive space. I knew this could be an issue, but it was the right decision at the time I purchased the computer. While I can easily move documents and media files around, there are other types of files that eat up space on my hard drive. Some of the ‘unwanted’ file types include duplicate files, temporary files and Internet cookies. Even though I can find these files, the searching process to track all of them down is fairly time consuming. Fortunately for me, there is Speedup for Mac to help me discover all those undesirable files and get rid of them if I choose.

Speedup for Mac is a disk cleanup software that allows you to remove all unwanted files and applications, which are degrading the system performance by occupying the space of your Mac hard drive. It’s a very useful utility and that only requires 55 MB of hard drive space for installation. Speedup for Mac can be used with the following operating systems:

  • Photo_3Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • 10.9 Mavericks
  • 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • 10.7 Lion
  • 10.6 Snow Leopard
  • 10.5 Leopard

At the time of publishing this article, support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan has not been established. Using the software is pretty easy. You simply do a scan of your system and the software detects all the potential junk files on  your hard drive. You have the option of reviewing the files or simply deleting them, thus, freeing up value hard drive space.

Photo_4I found Speedup to work very well for me. It actually detected well over 2GB of data that could be removed from my computer. Since I got rid of those files, I have found my computer is running a bit better and it definitely has more hard drive space. It only takes 10-15 minutes to do a full scan and it’s really worth it.

I wasn’t really thrilled with the interface’s style. Even though the app is easy to use, it doesn’t really have a lot of finesse when it comes to the UI. It looks like an older application for Mac rather than one designed in late 2015. With a little more flare in the design, I believe the app could really be awesome. It’s functionality is there; just not the design.

Stellar Speedup is available for $34.99 directly from stellarspeedupmac.com. There is also a free trial version available.

For more information, visit stellarspeedupmac.com.
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