Memory Clean 2 - Monitor and Free Up Memory

Developer: FIPLAB Ltd

Current Version: 1.4

Last Updated: 5 months ago

Download Size: 3.8 MB - Download



Memory Clean 2 is the ultimate app for optimizing your Mac's memory and is best used after you have finished using a memory (RAM) intensive app or game.

With the slickest interface and user experience, Memory Clean 2 stands head and shoulders above the rest.

Our users have experienced a smoother and faster experience after running Memory Clean. Just read the thousands of user reviews below and give our app a try.

Memory Clean 2 is the successor to the award winning Memory Clean 1 app, that achieved several million downloads. If you would like to restore the Extreme Clean feature that you purchased via Memory Clean 1 on Memory Clean 2, please do not delete Memory Clean 1 until you have opened Memory Clean 2, gone to the Preferences panel and restored the purchase via the 'Extras' tab. More info on

Note: Memory Clean 2 works by purging the Mac's inactive memory and is best used when you close an intensive app that you do not plan to use again quickly within a few hours. During the cleaning process, older Macs may slow down until the cleaning is complete.


Release Notes:

Memory Clean 2 remains the best memory cleaning app for the Mac and now supports the Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro!

- Bug fix for preferences (sorry for missing this in the last update!)
- Added Touch Bar support
- Improvements to user interface

Please leave us a review if you think we are doing a good job with keeping the app up to date. It means a lot to us! :)


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.4
Review by samercostello

Great App by Great Team of Developers - This app is one of my favorite Menu Bar Apps, mainly because of it’s simplicity and it also just works. One small bug I’ve noticed is that the icon stays on despite Icon Visible being turned off in it’s Preferences box. It’s not a big deal, really, other than taking up a bit more space on my already stuffed Menu Bar, but I thought I should just point it out here so they can fix it soon. Other than that the app deserves a 5 star rating. It’s a very useful app, and FIPLAB should be lauded for giving us such an app for free. EDIT: They fixed the bug quite rapidly, and now the app is back to it’s usual cheerful self, and so am I :) 5 STARS ONCE AGAIN!

Found helpful by 17 out of 18 people
Version 1.0
Review by ChadCMulligan

Very Questionable Performance - I guess the App Store just ate the review I wrote, when I tried to edit it. So here it is again: I installed the free version. I has a nice, colorful graphic interface and meter that supposedly shows your free memory. Okay. But the program doesn’t manage memory automatically. YOU have to recognize that your memory is getting low (judging from the program’s meter—but is it accurate, or not? I don’t know). And you may have to trigger it several times to get that meter to show maximum available memory—and each cycle takes longer than the previous one. After trying it out, I decided to get the “extreme” version for five bucks—figuring that at least it would do ALL of the memory release at one go, and I wouldn’t have to sit there, wait, and get it to cycle through several times to get that (accurate? inaccurate?) meter to show maximum effect. Guess what? The “extreme” version also requires multiple, manually-triggered cycles to achieve full effect on that (accurate? inaccurate?) meter. Just a few minutes ago, MC2 told me that open memory was down to 10% on my 16-mB Mac Pro desktop (i7 chip). So I clicked it….and it went up to 26%. Funny. So I clicked it again, even though supposedly it had “extreme cleaned” memory. It went up to 41%. Then I clicked it again, and got another “extreme” cleaning that boosted that meter to 56%. This was all while doing absolutely nothing with open programs (two open Safari screens, one gmail window) that would have affected memory use at all. So what’s going on here?? “Extreme” cleaning doesn’t seem to do anything different than the regular version. IF the memory meter is accurate, it also shows that Apple’s dynamic memory management is piss-poor, since you have to get a program like this to free up memory. AND this program isn’t automatic, either, but will let you nosedive into a severe memory shortage without doing anything at all. AND there’s no guarantee that the pretty graphic interface is really telling you the truth about memory usage anyway. On the whole, maybe worth a try at the freebie level, but as for “extreme,” I’d save my five bucks.

Found helpful by 15 out of 24 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.4
Review by Dantithesis

Works okay. - But only clears up half the memory that Memory Boost does. This one is on par with an old memory cleaner from 2004 that I still have on an older Mac Mini. Probably better if you lay out some cash for the paid version. I just don’t have the cash to keep up with all the subscriptions in this current society. I can run Terminal to dump memory, but these applications are handier. Version 2 is the same as whatever version I already have as far as how much memory it restores. Thanks for letting me try it.

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 1.4
Review by Donstip

Must have app for MAC - I have used Memory Clean for several years and have found it to be a very useful, in-fact essential, app for my mid-2013 MacBook Air. The new version is terrific, with a new look and feel, and I am glad I upgraded. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a way to clean memory on-the-fly when working with multiple applications. Two days ago, I purchased a new MacBook Pro and the first third-party app I installed was Memory Clean 2. I highly recommend it.

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 1.4
Review by TheOnlyGrayRider

Memory Clean 2 - One of the best optimizer’s in the Apple Store for the iMac. I find it useful not only for optimizing , but also for cleaning out the cookie tracking caches on my computer. Cookie tracking has grown to be as big a memory hog as Windows Vista used to be with memory leaks. Memory Clean does just that, it recovers your memory and frees it up so that an 8 gig memory computer can stay lightning fast.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 1.4
Review by marcophage

memory clean 2 - i have an imac with only 8G of RAM. until i began using your app, i was ignorant of exactly how dysfunctional it is to work blindly until things slow down enough to really affect lag times etc. i am using it frequently throughout the day as a learning tool…. i get almnost a G more Ram each time i run it. it’s forcing me to be more thoughtful, by instant feedback. thanks for a great appl to help me get the most out of my bottom end imac. i love it marco

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people
Version 1.4
Review by PetesPics

The good slob - I downloaded this product a while back and I used it once and then forgot about it, but I’m the kind of person who likes to leave applications open and that can slow things down and become annoying. When I went to use Memory Clean two weeks ago the upgrade, Memory Clean 2 was available so I decided….can’t hurt…and it was a pleasant surprise. When I see what apps. use up the most energy I close them out when not in use and when I check the menu bar at the top of my iMac it’s there to see. Works for me!

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people