When creating more storage space, start by cleaning up your PC or Mac. And no, we don’t mean break out the sponges. We’re talking about cleaning software.
It might seem like you don’t have a lot on your hard drive, but you’d be surprised at how things add up over time. Using software to clean helps you dig into the nooks and crannies where files gather dust.
The easiest way to clean on a PC is to use Disk Cleanup. Search for “Disk Cleanup” in the toolbar, then follow the instructions to free up space on your computer.
Macs are less easy to clean, but on some, you can go to About this Mac > Storage > Manage. This’ll show you all your files so you can manually delete the ones you don’t want or need anymore.
You can also try third-party software for a more automated experience.
Some of the best cleaning software for PCs:
- Iolo System Mechanic
- IObit Advanced SystemCare
- Razer Cortex
And some of the best cleaning software for Macs:
- App Cleaner & Uninstaller
- MacBooster 8