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AppleJack Alternatives

AppleJack is described as 'user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if you can't load the GUI, or don't have a startup CD handy. AppleJack runs in Single User Mode and is menu-based for ease of use' and is a System Cleaner in the os & utilities category. There are more than 100 alternatives to AppleJack for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and Android. The best alternative is BleachBit, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AppleJack are CCleaner, Glary Utilities, MediCat USB and Hiren’s BootCD.

AppleJack alternatives are mainly System Cleaners but may also be Duplicate File Finders or File Recovery Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AppleJack.
This page was last updated May 2, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac

AppleJack is a user friendly troubleshooting assistant for Mac OS X. With AppleJack you can troubleshoot a computer even if...

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  1. BleachBit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Blackberry
    • PortableApps.com

    BleachBit deletes unnecessary files to free valuable disk space, maintain privacy, and remove junk.

  2. CCleaner

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    CCleaner is a system optimization/cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system, allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It can also clear your internet history and act as a fully featured registry cleaner.

    Bundleware

    The software tries to install Avast too - Spyware, runs in background and collects information to send to Avast. Background mode can be disabled, but gets re-enabled on each run - Shows pop-up system wide ads from time to time



  3. Glary Utilities offers numerous powerful and easy-to-use system tools and utilities to fix, speed up, maintain and protect your PC.

  4. MediCat USB

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A highly-customizable multiboot USB stick for modern PC Repair. Supports both Legacy BIOS and UEFI. Based on Ventoy.

  5. Not to be confused with the newer Hiren’s BootCD PE



  6. Czkawka is a simple, fast, written in Rust and easy to use app to remove unnecessary files from your computer.

  7. Duplicate Cleaner

    • Windows

    Duplicate Cleaner is a tool for finding and removing duplicate files from your computer or network drives; It is intended to be used on user content - documents, photos, images, music, but can be used to scan any type of files.

  8. SD Maid

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    File manager, search tool, removes orphaned files, freeze/reset/remove apps, optimize databases, find big files.

  9. Hiren’s BootCD PE (Preinstallation Environment) is a restored edition of Hiren’s BootCD based on Windows 10 PE x64. PE version is being developed by Hiren’s BootCD fans. it supports UEFI booting and requires minimum 2 GB RAM.

  10. PrivaZer is a free tool for cleaning and PC confidentiality, which cleans unnecessary tracks with deep and thorough scanning, it's worth it!

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