Meanwhile, my trust MacBook Air is as cluttered, scuffed, and stuffed with every utility app you think you can imagine. One clean and mean. One cluttered, stuffed, and often clogged. What they both have in common, though, are a few utilities which help clean the clogs of logs, caches, trash, and other artifacts of a busy day slaving over a hot keyboard.
One way to keep your Mac cleaner than new is to use a utility like ClearDisk. What it does is clear your Mac’s disk storage– hard disk or SSD– of files you don’t need, which take up space, and slow down the Mac.
Included on the list of functions is the option to remove Language Resources. If you don’t speak or read any of the dozens of languages in OS X, why keep them on the Mac?
As you can see above, ClearDisk is rather simple to setup and use. The four basic functions to clean are Language Resources, Downloads, Caches, Trash.
Select each of the functions and ClearDisk can do a quick scan and then display what it thinks is safe to discard (you have control over each item selected).
Removing languages can save plenty of disk space. If you’re the kind of Mac user who forgets about downloads and items left in the Trash, even more disk space can be saved.
Cache removal will save some space, of course, but many caches are deleted by the Mac overnight, but since most of us turn off the Mac at the end of the day, housecleaning isn’t always up to date.
Otherwise, ClearDisk is simple, elegant, does what you expect but it would be a big improvement to justify the price tag if it would do all those cleaning chores according to a schedule or upon shutdown.
After all, how many times do you need to delete language files?