CleanMyMac X was honored with the prestigious iF Design Award

Welcome the winner of the iF Design Award 2020, one of the world’s most celebrated and valued design competition. CleanMyMac X was selected among thousands of other products in the category Communication Design, and this is a great achievement for the company and the team. Hurray 🎉

“Design is one of the core values MacPaw is built on as a company. We pay attention to details in everything we do — whether it is building great products for our customers or creating an inspiring environment for our employees. It is amazing and humbling to see this passion for great design to be recognized by a prestigious award”, says Oleksandr Kosovan, MacPaw founder & CEO.

iF Design Award story in short

First introduced in 1954 in Hannover, the iF Design Award is the oldest independent design seal in the world. Each year, it welcomes more than 6,000 submissions from 70 countries, and honors design achievements in seven disciplines: 

  • Product
  • Packaging
  • Communication
  • Service Design
  • Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Professional Concept

In 2020, 78 design experts from more than 20 countries have selected the winners. Not an easy job to do — they had to evaluate 7,298 entries from 56 nations. During the judging session, they’ve chosen 1,453 lucky winners. Among them are Google Pixel 4 and 4XL, iPhone 11, iPad Pro, Apple Pencil 2 (2nd generation), and more. 

All the winners will be honored in Berlin on May 4. The awards ceremony will take place on the largest theater stage in the world — Friedrichstadt-Palast. 

What makes CleanMyMac X design unique

So, what’s the secret of the great design?  

CleanMyMac X places simplicity at the core of its design. It turns the tedious task of cleaning your Mac into an interactive process. Fluid animations, subtle shapes and sounds — everything keeps you glued to the screen while you’re optimizing your computer. 

“We put a lot of effort into the creation of UI, interactions, navigation, animations, and sound design. We wanted to make a Mac cleaning utility that would be simple and pleasant to use”, says Dmitriy Novikov, the designer and design service manager at MacPaw. 

See how we designed CleanMyMac X:

CleanMyMac X is constantly evolving, and we improve everything from the cleaning algorithms and scanning speed to stylish design solutions. And the new Space Lens feature (released last year) is proof of that. It allows you to dive deeper into space and build your storage map not only quickly, but also in a beautiful way. 

What other apps can transform the routine task of your Mac maintenance into a dynamic, visually compelling, and almost magical experience? CleanMyMac X is here to make your digital life simpler.

Did you know? 

In 2017, another MacPaw application, Gemini 2, got the Red Dot Award. Awards like these inspire the team to work harder and build great products for you.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned! 

Photos from the official awards ceremony are yet to come 😉