Uninstaller? Not many Mac apps come with an uninstaller, either, so that’s a no go. What about all those Mac uninstaller apps? Most of them suffer from the same problem. They don’t always know where an unwanted app has scattered files and preferences on your Mac. What you need is an uninstaller app that knows exactly what to uninstall.
CleanApp Cleans Apps From Macs
In a nutshell, here’s the problem with unwanted apps. They leave residue files on your Mac. Some are preference files. Some are hidden in the Mac’s Library folder.
In other words, simply dragging an unwanted or outdated app to the Trash doesn’t get rid of all those files implanted on your Mac.
Uninstaller apps often look for support files in the Library > Application Support folder. And, they’ll rummage through the Preferences folder in a vain attempt to track down all the unwanted app’s associated files.
There’s a better way and it involves the uninstaller CleanApp. What’s different about CleanApp? It installs a logging service that runs in the Mac’s background, monitoring every app and every file created by the app, so it knows exactly which app files to delete.
There’s nothing to setup or configure. Install CleanApp, then let it monitor all the apps you install and log which files they create or use. When you’re ready to delete an old or unwanted app, simply drag and drop onto CleanApp or send it to the Trash.
CleanApp then grabs the app’s file list from the log, and displays it onscreen, so you know which files will be deleted. If you drop an app into the Trash, CleanApp intercepts it and checks the log files.
There’s no easier, more efficient, faster, or comprehensive way to remove unwanted apps from your Mac. CleanApp also monitors and can remove Preference Panes, Plugins, system extensions, duplicates, and more. It removes cache files, history files, and can archive unwanted apps (just in case).
To ensure a thorough delete, CleanApp also relies on other CleanApp users and may list files the community usually deletes when a specific app is deleted. One of the reasons I use CleanApp is because it works transparently, in the background, and it’s thorough; seldom ever misses a file that should be deleted.
I keep a few hundred apps on my Mac, and review dozens more each month, so I collect and delete more apps than most Mac users. I’ve tried others, but CleanApp is the one that does the dirty work fastest.
There is a downside. Sometimes CleanApp will list so many different files that confusion sets in. It’s never deleted a critical file, but the number of files that are recommended to be deleted can be disconcerting.