Hello, Mac Washing Machine!

Posted on October 21st, 2013 by

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Intego is thrilled to announce the release of Washing Machine 2014 – we’ve been working hard, and it’s finally ready for you. Intego has completely rewritten Washing Machine from the ground up, transforming it from an Internet security tool to a powerful Mac utility. It safely seeks out and removes large, unneeded files, freeing up valuable hard disk space and speeding up the operating system. Washing Machine also features tools to organize the dock and desktop, and lets you create Smart Folders for quick access to frequently used files. The result is a Mac optimized for greater efficiency.

Washing Machine performs the following tasks:

  • Reclaims Space: Seeks out files you no longer use or need and quickly cleans them from your machine, freeing up gigabytes of space and increasing Mac performance. These files include downloads, caches, logs and trash.
  • Finds Duplicates: Identifies duplicate files by analyzing the bits, and lets you select which versions to remove. Other Mac cleaners find duplicates by using basic techniques that fail to identify all duplicates.
  • Creates Smart Folders: A powerful OS tool, Smart Folders offer quick access to frequently used files and applications. Smart Folders can be added to finder favorites.
  • Organizes the Dock: Shows what apps are used the most (or least) and allows you to quickly drag the apps to or from the dock.
  • Cleans up Desktop Files: Moves files on the desktop to the appropriate finder folders or the trash.

Washing Machine's streamlined user experience provides helpful instructions and tips. Its redesigned, easy-to-use interface lets you explore which files, caches and downloads are safe for removal before you remove them. With complete control over what stays and what goes, you can individually select files to delete or allow Washing Machine to do it for you.

Washing Machine 2014 is now available in English online at and will be available in other languages in early November. You can visit the site and sign up to be notified when Washing Machine launches in other languages.

A risk-free, limited trial version available on the site allows you to scan your Mac to see how much space can be reclaimed and how many duplicate files are on your computer. You must buy the full version to clean items off your Mac.

Get a faster, cleaner Mac today: Download Intego's all-new Mac Washing Machine.

  • Intego

    Current Intego Mac Premium Bundle 2013 users can upgrade to Washing Machine 2014 for free, and current Intego users can buy Washing Machine 2014 for 50% off the MSRP for a limited time.

    As a Mac Premium Bundle 2013 user, you can head over to this site and upgrade for free:

  • Dave

    Does Washing Machine 2014 perform a secure deletion of the files. This was an option with Washing Machine 2, but I can’t find it on WM 2014.

    • Intego

      Hi Dave, we appreciate your feedback on this. While the current version of Washing Machine 2014 does not include a secure delete option, I can assure you that we are considering re-adding it in a future update.

  • Intego

    Currently, we only sell the new Washing Machine at However, we are considering all customer feedback!

    That said, you can set NetUpdate to check for new versions of your software automatically. For more information about NetUpdate, see:

  • Fabio Gaiazzi

    Hello, Washing machine find in my hard disk 2.334 duplicate songs, is it possible to select it all and chose to keep earliest version. I try to do a multiple selection but is impossible…i try to select ” keep the earliest versione” but a can’t select it…Please Help 🙁

  • Carlos

    The new Washing Machine is nice, but I miss the ability of the Old Washing Machine to clean download histories, caches, browsing history, and cookies. Is it possible to have both the Old and the New Washing Machines?

    • Intego

      Keep an eye out for software updates throughout the year. We’re continuously improving Washing Machine and are working on adding new features.