Getting Things Neat Inside Mac
You don't need to turn your Mac upside down and shake it to make it clean
We will make it simple by providing 9 simple, but effective tips on how to make the system workmuch better. It doesn't matter what type of Mac you use; whether it’s a MacBook, an iMac or a Mac mini, the tips are the same.
#1: Close unneeded apps
Sometimes the open apps may slow down your Mac, and many unneeded apps that are launching every time you log in to the system can be compared with clutter. It’s time to fix it:
Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Items to open a list of login items that start every time you log in to the system.
Select the items that you want to remove from the list, and then click “-” at the bottom of the window.
The same way you may add items to the list of Login Items. Just click “+” and choose the items that you want to be launched when you log in to the system.
#2: Remove large and dusty files
The main space on the Hard Drive of the Mac is occupied by unneeded apps, photos, and videos. If you are wondering where has the space gone, check the Storage:
Open the Finder.
In the top left corner, click the Apple logo.
In the drop-down menu, choose About This Mac.
In the window that opens, click Storage. Here you can see file types that clutter your system: Apps, Photos, Audio, and Movies.
The same way you can manage your hard drive with MacKeeper’s Disk Usage; here you can manually remove huge and old files directly from the app.
#3: Free up RAM
Mouse pointer is spinning all the time and apps are quitting unexpectedly? Don’t worry, this problem is solved. Recently MacKeeper has launched Memory Cleaner, which is built into the MacKeeper app. With Memory Cleaner you can easily check the status of the RAM and clean it by clicking “Clean Memory Quickly”. All these tools are available in the Memory Status section. In addition, Memory Cleaner includes 2 options:
Basic Memory Cleanup: For soft and daily cleaning in the background, which releases up to 10% memory;
Advanced Memory Cleanup: Deep cleaning, which releases up to 30% memory.
#4: Get the things neat
I think the best way to get the things neat is to keep them neat. It’s not difficult to manage the Downloads folder once a week by sorting the files in in appropriate places. It will take a maximum of 15 minutes of your time. Try right now.
#5: Remove unwanted programs and widgets
If you have already checked the Storage section, you saw how much space was occupied by the applications. You can remove them simply from the Applications folder by dragging them to the Trash, but you cannot be sure that the apps did’n leave any data in the system. Anyway, MacKeeper will notify you in case of such leftovers, and you can delete them directly from MacKeeper.
#6: Remove caches and junk files
Go to MacKeeper > Fast Cleanup.
Click Start Scan > Remove All.
#7: Manage the Dock
Take a look at the Dock. Do you like it? If not, let’s manage it:
Go to System Preferences > Dock.
Slide the scroll bar to make the Dock smaller, to set up Magnification, Position on the screen, and more options.
Decide which apps do you need in the Dock and remove the unneeded ones by dragging them to the top of the screen.
#8: Remove duplicates
Go to MacKeeper > Duplicates Finder.
Click Start Scan.
Select the items that you want to remove and click Remove.
#9 Back up large files
The best way to free up space on your Mac is to move large files to the cloud storage. We suggest to use iCloud. After you create an iCloud account, you automatically get 5GB of free space, where you can back up your files. If you need more, you may buy more space.
Go to System Preferences > iCloud.
Sign in to your iCloud account.
Manage your backups.