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What are the best software/way to clean up my Mac from junk files? I use Disk Inventory X to find what is taking more space, but I'm sure I'm missing a lot of small files using it.

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OnyX

Product Description: OnyX is a multifunction utility for Mac OS X (PowerPC and Intel). It allows you to verify the Startup Disk and the structure of its System files, to run misc tasks of system maintenance, to configure the hidden parameters of the Finder, Dock and of some of Apple's own applications, to delete caches, to remove a certain number of files and folders that may become cumbersome and more.

Unless of course you use OS X then you'll want to use -

Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner

Snow Leopard Cache Cleaner is a one stop solution for all of your OS X maintenance needs. Intel or PPC, Panther or Snow Leopard, sLCC has the tools to keep your system running at its best. sLCC Documents and the sLCC Engine maintain system health by providing full automation of common maintenance chores including virus scanning of internet downloads. The sLCC Engine can even repair permissions automatically after software installations. With the sLCC Engine, powerful system maintenance and antivirus can be completely transparent or as close as your menu bar.

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Doesn't work in Snow Leopard yet, though. –  Nicolas Webb Sep 30 '09 at 14:41
    
This has now been edited to match the above comment –  admintech Sep 30 '09 at 14:45

To clean up apps, AppZapper is a very nice application.

It isn't free though.

Everybody loves the drag and drop nature of OS X. Drag an app into your applications folder, and it's installed. You'd think it would be that easy to delete an app — just a matter of dragging it to the trash. But it's not. Apps install support files on your computer that generate clutter. Introducing AppZapper. Simply drag one or more apps onto AppZapper. Then, watch as it finds the extra files and lets you delete them with one click.

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