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By Vojto Rinik

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Clean your desktop with one click or clean automatically every day.

Why you need Clean:

Take a look at your desktop right now and think -- how many of those files do you actually need?

You could probably remove most of them. But from time to time, there is some useful file on your desktop, which you want to keep.

Clean moves all your files to folder you specify and organizes them by month. So you get a clean desktop every day, but your files are never lost and you can get back to them anytime you want!


* Clean desktop manually
* Start agent and just enjoy nice, cleaned desktop
* Group files into folders by month, or by day
* Setup how often you want your desktop cleaned (every day or every week)

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What's New in Version 1.0.2

Option to skip items with color labels
Setup window is now divided into sections
Optimized agent to take less memory
Fixed an issue that might cause cleaning at inappropriate times


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Customer Reviews

It's good for one thing, but be careful not to complicate matters

"Clean" comes with minimal instructions, so the unsuspecting user may be shocked and even panicky to click on "clean" and immediately see 40 or more folders instantly vanish, replaced by an immaculate, uncluttered, empty desktop.

Not to worry. Your desktop folders have merely been whisked away into a subfolder in your documents folder where they're easily accessible.

"Clean" is useful for those times when you temporarily require a pristine desktop surface--perhaps for watching a movie or touching up some photos. But most users are likely to want their "prime-time" desk-top folders back--and as soon as possible. So be careful about expecting too much of this program--it won't identify and remove all of the duplicates and excess clutter. Rather than "clean" your computer, Clean rearranges it, hiding the beer cans and Playboy pin-ups in the closet or under the bed, safely out of sight until your parents have ended their visit. And if you make use of its automation features, you could be complicating matters, especially if you're already running Time Machine. (If I needed to salvage some items from my desktop of 3 months ago, I would want to see them where I left them--on my desktop.)

No wayto turn off

This application shows promise, but there are two serious flaws with it. First off, there is no way to turn off the application. This means that once you run it for the first time, you are stuck with it. This seems like something that should have been made in the first version, definitely by the second version. The second issue is that it is not easy to get rid of. I did not like the way that the program removed everything from my desktop, but after I trashed the application and then emptied the trash, I found my desktop cleaned the next morning once again. These two problems should be solved asap, since they seriously take away from the program's functionality and usability.

My new favorite app.

I'm returning after 2 months to say that this app ROCKS. My desktop is always super clean and the added bonus is that all my files are neatly tucked away in my documents folder by month! I now have two months of all my desktoop stuff (I'm one of those guys that saves EVERYTHING to my desktop.) I'm working on a PhD have dozens of documents saved to the desktop every few days and each day my desktop is clean but the most recent docs are right there on the desktop for about 24 hours.
Thanks for making this app. It's simple and awesome. and at .99 it's a steal!

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  • Free
  • Category: Utilities
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  • Version: 1.0.2
  • Size: 0.5 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.5 or later

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