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  • Information Technology
  • Software
Founded 📆2008; 11 years ago
Founder 👔Oleksandr Kosovan
Headquarters 🏙️Kyiv, Ukraine
Area served 🗺️
Key people
Oleksandr Kosovan (CEO)
Products 📟 
  • CleanMyMac
  • Setapp
  • The Unarchiver
  • Gemini 2
Number of employees
📇 Address
📞 telephone

MacPaw is a software development company with headquarters in Kyiv, Ukraine that produces software cleaning tools and various apps for macOS and iOS. The company was founded in 2008.[1][2]


MacPaw was founded in 2008 by Oleksandr Kosovan, while he was still an undergraduate student at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Kosovan named the company "MacPaw" after Apple's operating systems Mac OS X 10.0 and Mac OS X Tiger (code named Cheetah and Tiger) at the time.[3] The company started out with the launch of CleanMyMac in 2008, a software cleaning tool for Apple's MacBook, which remains its main product until nowadays.[2][4] The company was bootstrapped and Kosovan wrote the first code himself.[5][2]

In January 2017, MacPaw launched its next product Setapp, a subscription service for apps.[6][7]

In 2016, the company released Gemini2, a space recovery and cleaning software program with the main function of searching and removing excessive files.[8][9][10][11]

The company merged software development and distribution tool DevMate into Paddle's e-commerce platform in May 2017.[12][13] The same year, MacPaw acquired The Unarchiver, a proprietary freeware for files unpacking, and Wallpaper Wizard, a desktop backgrounds app.[14][2][15]

Since 2016, MacPaw has published an annual survey of developers of Mac apps.[16][17]

MacPaw holds a private collection of working Apple computers and devices. The collection began when Kosovan purchased the Mac Museum from now defunct Tekserve and later expanded after Kosovan acquired another large collection from a Polish private collector.[2][18][19][20]


  • CleanMyDrive - external drive cleaner
  • CleanMyMac - Mac cleaner tool
  • CleanMyPC - Windows PC cleaner tool
  • ClearVPN - private VPN app
  • Encrypto - AES-256 encrytion tool
  • Gemini - duplicate file scanner
  • Gemini Photos - camera roll cleaner
  • Setapp - digital distribution platform for apps
  • The Unarchiver - data decompression utility
  • Wallpaper Wizard - Mac wallpapers tool


  1. "Ukraine Is The Best Kept Secret In California's Startup Scene". 2018-10-16. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Why Apple Evangelist Oleksandr Kosovan Is Competing With His Favorite Company". 2019-06-18. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  3. "MacPaw software for cleaning Macs earns worldwide affection". Kyiv Post. 2015-03-06. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  4. "Keep Your Apple Mac Sleek, Safe And Speedy With CleanMyMac X". Forbes.
  5. "Netflix for apps': Setapp's quest to build a better app store". Protokol.
  6. "Subscription service for Mac apps Setapp has 15,000 subscribers a year after its launch". TechCrunch. 2018-01-24. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  7. "MacPaw's Setapp service offers a suite of Mac software for a monthly fee". Macworld. 2017-01-25. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  8. "Indie developer wins prestigious Red Dot design award for Mac app". Cult of Mac. 2017-11-01. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  9. "The World's Most Innovative Companies 2019: Europe Honorees". Fast Company.
  10. "2019 SaaS Winners Cloud Computing & SaaS Awards".
  11. "MacPaw's Gemini 2 intelligently finds duplicates to free space on your Mac". 9To5Mac.
  12. "London-based e-commerce firm Paddle merges with software company DevMate". 2017-05-24. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  13. "Paddle, the software sales platform founded by a Thiel Fellow, raises $12.5M". TechCrunch. 2017-12-14. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  14. "MacPaw acquires The Unarchiver Mac app, will keep it updated & free". 9to5mac. 2017-07-27. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  15. "Wallpaper Wizard 2 makes it easy to use HD wallpapers on your Mac". 2017-08-29. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  16. "Mac App Store continues to bleed developers over analytics and trials". VentureBeat. 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  17. "The Mac App Store is now slightly less hated by developers". TheNextWeb. 2017-06-16. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  18. "This Ukrainian startup has its own Apple museum filled with rare gadgets — and we got a private tour". Business Insider. 2018-04-04. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  19. "Ukraine may soon have world's largest Apple museum, thanks to MacPaw founder's obsession". VentureBeat. 2017-12-29. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  20. "Tekserve's Apple artifacts wind up in Ukrainian museum". Cult of Mac. 2017-05-11. Retrieved 2019-10-03.

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