One more win: CleanMyMac X received the UX Design Awards

Another trophy in our collection — CleanMyMac X was honored with the UX Design Awards in the Product category. The jury recognized our product for excellent user experience among more than 400 submissions from 50 countries. We’re so proud and can’t stop celebrating!

“At MacPaw, we create easy-to-use, aesthetically pleasing products that we continuously improve. We are extremely happy that along with millions of users, the jury appreciated CleanMyMac’s design”, says Oleksandr Pronsky, Design Lead at MacPaw.

The UX Design Awards story in short

The UX Design Awards is a global competition with a specific focus on experience design started in 2015. It is organized by the International Design Center Berlin (IDZ), a leading German institution promoting design as a driver of innovation in business and society.

The UX Design Awards jury consists of leading design and industry experts. Among all nominees, they select the winners in each competition category. There are two categories for professionals — Product (New products or services) and Concept (Prototypes, advanced design studies and research projects), and one category for young guns — New Talent. In addition, the UX community and the public vote for a Public Choice Award. 

As CleanMyMac X is widely presented on the German market and loved by so many customers, it’s important to us to be honored with this award.

Our secret sauce: What makes a unique design

We treat CleanMyMac X not as a utility but as a work of art. We care a lot about details and strive to build a product that is clear and pleasant to use. Thus, with complex algorithms under the hood, the application stays incredibly simple on the outside, allowing users to fix most system issues in just a few clicks.

CleanMyMac’s literally outstanding sidebar menu provides easy navigation through the app, and glass-like icons stand for its transparency and ease of use. Subtle parallax animations, interactive hover effects, and atmospheric sounds keep users glued to the screen and make the process of Mac optimization more fun and exciting.

CleanMyMac’s innovation also lies in continuous evolution. Guided by our users’ feedback, we roll out regular updates with great improvements and new features. To make the app more intuitive for users, we’ve recently redesigned CleanMyMac X from the ground up. And we’re extremely happy that the new design was recognized by design critics:

“CleanMyMac makes a complex, often non-transparent task easy for a broad range of users. It combines many functions and features in one coherent application. By giving just the right amount of visual feedback and information at the right time, it creates trust with the user. What really stands out is the app's state-of-the-art graphic design, which combines style with clear structures and intelligent data visualization. Additionally, CleanMyMac creates an immersive, atmospheric experience by playing with animation, sound, color, and more”, states Werner Spicka, the jury member.

Now let’s take a look at the CleanMyMac X design story:

Did you know?

The UX Design Award is the third well-deserved award for CleanMyMac X. Recently the application has got the prestigious Red Dot Award, and in 2020, CleanMyMac X won the iF Design Award. And we believe that’s just the beginning!

Kudos to our users and everyone who worked on CleanMyMac X

Huge thanks to you, our users, who inspire us to create great products that are simple and pleasant to use. We value your feedback and always strive to improve your user experience. You’re our best advisers and friends!

Congratulations to the CleanMyMac Team and every human and cat at MacPaw involved in bringing the new CleanMyMac’s design to life.

P.S. Here’s us at the official virtual awards ceremony 🙂