Starting today for everyone: Connected Devices tab in the CleanMyMac X Menu app

Three weeks ago I informed you about the beta test of a new feature of CleanMyMac X: Keep track of connected devices - Update for CleanMyMac X Menu App. As of today, the device monitor extension for the Apple Mac menu bar is available from the beta version and as an update for all users. Therefore, in this post, we take another look at the core functions. Below you will also find a few other sources that explain the new tool and how to use it in more detail. Info and purchase options for CleanMyMac X can be found with this link.

Here are two more links:

» CleanMyMac X at MacPaw – The free trial version is also available there
» SetApp incl. CleanMyMac X – that is my recommendation, which I also booked

Starting today, the Connected Devices extension for the CleanMyMac X Menu Bar app is out of beta and available as an update for all users. Image source: MacPaw
Starting today, the Connected Devices extension for the CleanMyMac X Menu Bar app is out of beta and available as an update for all users. Image source: MacPaw

Connected devices - Apple, Bluetooth and storage devices at a glance

How much space is on the iPhone, when should I charge the Magic Mouse and how much junk is on the external hard drive? These and other questions can be answered quickly and easily with the new extension. In addition, the memory cleaning module of the main app can be called directly. Virtual eject buttons are available for external storage media to safely disconnect them from the Mac.

"We're proud to introduce the Connected Devices Monitoring Viewer in the CleanMyMac Menu appsays Oleksii Myronenko, product manager at CleanMyMac X. "With the newly added feature, CleanMyMac X now offers a comprehensive solution for centralized management of all devices. Whether you want to keep external drives clutter-free or make sure your Bluetooth devices never run out of juice, CleanMyMac X has you covered."

Overview of the functions of the new device monitor

If you have an Apple Mac with you macOS 10.13 High Sierra or newer and have the latest version of MacPaw CleanMyMac X installed, starting today you can access the Connected Devices tab of the Menu app. As already indicated above, various practical functions are available to you that allow quick device management. Here is an overview of the core functions:

  • iOS and iPadOS devices: Keep an eye on the battery status and memory usage of devices that are registered with the same Apple ID and are active in the same WLAN network.
  • Bluetooth devices: Keep an eye on battery levels and get notifications when your mouse, keyboard, headphones, etc. need to be charged.
  • External drives: See storage usage and junk files that can be deleted at a glance, as well as access the main app with just one glance for a more detailed look at storage.
  • device eject: Individual devices such as SD cards, USB sticks and external hard drives can be ejected using a virtual eject button. If you want to quickly disconnect all external storage, you can also use the "Eject all" option.
  • Further information: Official blog post by MacPaw
Anyone who purchases CleanMyMac directly from the MacPaw website or via the Setapp subscription can access all the functions of the new device monitor. Due to Apple restrictions, only external storage options are available in the App Store version. Image source: MacPaw
Anyone who purchases CleanMyMac directly from the MacPaw website or via the Setapp subscription can access all the functions of the new device monitor. Due to Apple restrictions, only external storage options are available in the App Store version. Image source: MacPaw

Important differences between web and app store versions

Already three years ago we have here in the blog compared the different sources of supply for CleanMyMac X. The range of functions, which is lower due to certain Apple restrictions in the App Store, has not yet had much of an impact. With regard to the new device monitor, however, it is important to know that only the versions from the MacPaw website and from the Setapp-Subscription (with 240+ more App-Full versions) support all mentioned functions. If you get CleanMyMac X from the Mac App Store, you won't be able to access the iPhone, iPad, and Bluetooth device features. Only flash drives are supported.

About the software company MacPaw

MacPaw is a software studio based in Kiev, Ukraine, that develops and distributes apps for macOS and iOS. MacPaw is the developer of CleanMyMac X, Setapp, ClearVPN and other products. In 2017, MacPaw took over The Unarchiver and has been actively supporting the app ever since. Today, MacPaw products are used by 30 million people around the world. On average, every fifth Mac in the world has at least one MacPaw app installed. MacPaw is from Ukraine and proud of it. Supporting and advancing Ukraine is at the heart of the company culture.

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