CleanMyMac X Now On The App Store - Buy Or Not?

Twelve years after the first CleanMyMac version and 17 years after the introduction of the Apple iTunes Store, both can be found together in the current version. The software CleanMyMac X is used to clean up the Mac and has been part of the basic configuration of my Apple computers for a long time. But is it worth buying the software from the Apple App Store? After all, the programs offered there are subject to some restrictions. Doesn't it make more sense to buy CleanMyMac X with better conditions via the corresponding online shop or via the SetApp- Subscription? Well, I'll break that down for you below.

CleanMyMac X from MacPaw is now also available in the Apple App Store for the Mac. You can read here why I prefer to buy or subscribe to the MacPaw Store or the SetApp offer.
CleanMyMac X from MacPaw is now also available in the Apple App Store for the Mac. You can read here why I prefer to buy or subscribe to the MacPaw Store or the SetApp offer.

Why I wouldn't buy CleanMyMac from the App Store

Emptying trash cans, removing leftovers, disposing of malware and repairing damage, comprehensive uninstalling of programs - all of this and much more can be done with CleanMyMac X The range of functions is also given with the version from the App Store, but there are other restrictions. A subscription has to be taken out, while the MacPaw Store also offers a one-time purchase. The test version is limited in its functionality in the App Store, while it is complete with SetApp. All in all, the individual purchase and use features speak more in favor of the MacPaw shop or the SetApp subscription. You can find details in this overview:

MacPaw Store App Store SetApp
Link to the source of supply Buy directly from the developers Download from the Apple supplier 180+ apps for $ 9,99 / month
Monthly subscription No No Ja
Annual subscription Ja Ja Ja
One-time purchase Ja No No
Free test Yes, but limited Yes, but limited With all functions, but limited in time
Free major version upgrade Only with a subscription Ja Ja
Number of devices
  • 1 Mac 
  • Offers for 2 to 5 Macs
All of a person's Apple ID devices
  • 1 Mac
  • Family and team offers available
Other advantages
  • 30% discount on all MacPaw Store purchases
  • 50% discount on version upgrade
  • Purchase from the macOS-integrated App Store
  • Payment information does not have to be used separately
Unrestricted access to over 180 apps in the monthly savings plan

More great apps in the SetApp package

SetApp now offers a comprehensive selection of Mac apps for Mac, iMac, MacBook and Mac Mini. These come from the areas of Maintenance, Lifestyle, Productivity, Task Management, Developer Tools, Writing & Blogging, Education, Mac Hacks, Creativity, and Personal Finance. No matter how many apps you use from the package, you always only pay the fixed monthly subscription price. All apps have full version functions and are free of advertising. They are also provided with all updates and upgrades. 

Here is a small selection of apps included in SetApp that I have already presented on the blog:

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