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Stacer An Alternative To CCleaner And Bleachbit On Linux

Stacer An Alternative To CCleaner And Bleachbit On Linux

​See what I stumbled upon, a good looking open-source system optimizer for Linux called Stacer. And after using it for a while, it’s become one of my must-have apps on all my Linux desktops. So Stacer is like CCleaner for Linux. Previously, I have used Bleachbit on Ubuntu but then I found Stacer and I am not looking back. Stacer is developed on electron and once again it’s just pretty. The app is organized into 5 sections; the Dashboard, System Cleaner, Startup Apps, Services and Uninstaller. Let’s look at them one by one.

Stacer An Alternative To CCleaner And Bleachbit On Linux


​The Dashboard gives an overview of your system’s performance. It provides information like CPU usage in percentages, Memory Usage, and Disk Usage all in colorful semi-pie chart graph formats. There is also information on the system’s network usage showing download and upload speeds. You are also presented with a brief summary of your system information. Things like PC name, platform, Linux distro, installed RAM, CPU model, speed, and CPU cores.
stacer dashboard

System Cleaner

​The second section is the System Cleaner, and it is the main ‘Cleaner’ or ‘Bleachbit’ section of Stacer. Over here, you can scan the system for Apt cache, crash reports, system logs and App cache that will be lingering on your system. After scanning, you have the option of cleaning the logs or files you do not need from the system. Let me caution you on what you clean from here, especially the app cache as these can cause some of your applications to misbehave or you may lose some work.
stacer system cleaner

Startup Apps

​In the Startup Apps section, you are provided with the option of disabling or allowing an application to start during bootup. Just toggle off what you don’t want to load at startup and they will thus be prevented from loading while the others will continue to load at startup.
stacer system startup apps settings


​The services section works much like the Startup Apps section. You can easily turn on or turn off system services that may be running or not. Things like Bluetooth, network and other daemons. Again let me caution against turning off essential services as this can badly impact on your system’s performance and stability.
stacer system services


​Uninstaller does exactly what the name suggests. It allows you to uninstall applications from your system. There is search option that allows you to search for the application you want or you could scroll through to find what you want. After getting to the application you wish to remove, you can go ahead to uninstall it by clicking on the trash icon that will on the right. And once again let me caution against uninstalling applications you are not sure about as this can lead to instability of your system.
stacer uninstaller


​Stacer does exactly what it sets out to do without complexities. It is pretty and blends it quite well with my elementary desktop. Do you want to try Stacer for yourself, you can grab it from here. Have you tried Stacer or any other system optimizer? Share your thoughts and comments with us in the section below.


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4 Comments Text
  • When I use the sudo chown command like this:
    sudo chown nobody:nogroup /media/tomsomers/BACKUP
    I immediately get error
    “Operation not permitted”

    Any idea why?

  • Thanks for this useful alternative. Seems to work OK on my Debian.

    I had been using BleachBit for several years and noticing that it tends to contain some script bugs and maybe some design flaws. (odd differences in user mode vs admin mode; why two separate modes, if user mode can’t usually do that much??… type of thing).

    Occasionally, BleachBit would give an error saying “nothing to do”; even though other times it would work just fine. Overall, BleachBit got so much privacy publicity, that I think it’s a target for certain kinds of malware coming from either law enforcement, or just plain hackers.
    Since I don’t need to sanitize my system, but just keep the bloatware down, I will still keep using it since it’s useful for getting rid of unneeded locales and some browser junk.

    Anyways, Stacer is nice. Thanks.

    • Hello,

      Thanks for visiting. Yes, Stacer has a more modern design. Although your suspicion of bleachbit having some sort of malware is wrong. Bleachbit is an open-source tool, so none can put any malicious code in it.

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