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As you can imagine, my computers get a LOT of use. I had burned through several laptops and PC’s before I finally took the leap and moved over to a Macbook Air (and later an iMac). I had heard fabulous things about the whole Apple ecosystem and since I had an iPhone and iPad already, the transition was pretty seamless. I loved how fast my new laptop was and I used it for EVERYTHING: editing photos, editing videos, writing my blog posts, you name it!
My Macbook became my constant companion since it allowed me to work from anywhere. Of course I took it on vacations and business trips, but I also started bringing it on those shorter jaunts – like elementary school pickup. I loved that I could whip it out and get work done while I was waiting in the pickup car line. My productivity soared! When my PC refused to start up one morning, I trucked off to my local Apple store and came home with a brand new iMac to complete the family.
As time went on, my sweet little Macbook Air started to slow down a bit. I had a LOT of files on it and was still working it pretty hard. On the advice of someone who knows more about how computers work than I do, I purchased an external hard drive and moved the majority of my photos and videos over to it. (This is a good idea no matter how fast your computer is humming – backups are always a good thing!) But I still felt like my little silver baby was not humming along as quickly as it used to. I asked my trusted computer expert again and he recommended a product I was not familiar with.
He recommended I run CleanMyMacX on it.
See, I don’t pretend to know much about the inner workings of computers. I do know that there are files that need to be cleaned out pretty regularly but I also know that there are other files that are needed to keep the computer operating properly. I didn’t trust myself to know the difference and never cleaned out any files that weren’t located in the trash basket! My computer expert friend explained that CleanMyMacX would do all the figuring out and hard work for me. It would clean out the files that needed to go and leave the important ones intact.
I saw instant improvement after using CleanMyMacX just once. My Macbook was running as good as new! And here’s what really impresses me – my Macbook is a 2009 model. So when I ran CleanMyMacX for the first time a few years ago my Macbook was already 7 years old! (I had never actually owned a computer that long before.) So when I bought my iMac, you better believe that CleanMyMacX was the first app I installed on it.
Other than cleaning up my computers and making them as fast as they were when they were new, I love that CleanMyMacX gives me regular reminders of when it is time to run it again so I don’t fall too far behind. The app’s utility dashboard is attractive, efficient and powerful. It allows you to clean up your files, speed up your machine and protect it with just one click.
So if you’ll pardon me, I’m off to edit some more photos on my now TEN YEAR OLD laptop that thinks it’s still a baby. I wonder if CleanMyMacX makes anything for 40-something women who are starting to feel their age???