Lifetime licenses have the great benefit of allowing you to use a particular software for as long as you wish on an authorized device without paying a cent for updates. CleanMyMac's sales policy underpins this by fine tuning its software regularly and releasing updates to users for free. But from time to time the program undergoes a major redesign and improvement process, which pushes the version number up a digit. And since MacPaw's license policy is to sell different versions separately (sequential updates are free), you'll need to purchase a separate license if you want to run CleanMyMac 3 despite already owning a CleanMyMac 2 license. Fortunately if this is the case you’ll score a major discount on CleanMyMac 3, and there are a few good reasons why you'll want to upgrade.
Alongside improving smart cleanup and system junk elimination, CleanMyMac 3 packs a handful of new features. The new version of the Mac optimization app is able to identify copies of downloads and attachments stored on your Mac automatically when viewing email messages and offers to remove them, making the Mail app much lighter and more responsive. Such ‘hacks’ are tiny but very effective: just imagine an inbox with tens of thousands of emails.
Along with cleaning iTunes junk, CleanMyMac 3 includes essentials such as health alerts: the software keeps an eye on the hard drive's S.M.A.R.T. status and a variety of hardware sensors that have up-to-date information about the Mac's health. If the data surpasses certain thresholds, the app warns the user and offers guidance on how to resolve the matter. Maintenance scripts such as repair disk permissions, verifying a startup disk, and rebuilding the Launch Services Database are useful for optimizing the Mac's performance, and having all of them in one app is handy.
Although CleanMyMac 2 users aren't forced to upgrade to the third version of the software, they are missing out on great new features, with the dashboard being one of them. Dashboard displays up-to-date information about the actual state of the Mac's hardware resources.
All these new additions and continuous fine tuning of existing features make the upgrade very attractive, even if it does mean paying a bit more for it. And at the current rate it seems like such an investment isn't just for one year: MacPaw launched CleanMyMac 3 in early 2015 and there has yet to be a new major release, which means choosing to upgrade won’t necessarily bite you in the ass; it’s been close to three years of usage so the company isn’t releasing yearly upgrades just to force its users to pay more.
Upgrading CleanMyMac 2 to 3 With a Discount
And did you know users of previous versions of CleanMyMac get 50% off if they upgrade to CleanMyMac 3? Here is how to upgrade and enjoy a clean Mac:
- Head over to the CleanMyMac coupons page and locate the Upgrade to CleanMyMac 3 offer:
- That link will open MacPaw's online store. Scroll to the bottom of the page to the “Special Offers” section.
- Request your discounted CleanMyMac copy by clicking on the “Upgrade Now” button.
- Enter the email address you used to purchase the CleanMyMac 2 or CleanMyMac Classic license in the prompt, and click “Verify Upgrade”.
- Select the license type that fits your needs.
- Proceed to checkout, and enjoy 50% off.
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