In this day and age we are more likely to have plenty of apps stored on our Macs, and we try new ones regularly. How do you get rid of Mac apps you don’t want to use any more? Just drag them to the Trash can? No. There’s a better way.
AppDelete Deletes Apps
Way back in the day of Mac Classic OS, all we needed to do to delete an unwanted or unloved or problematic app was to drag it to the trash can.
That wasn’t the perfect way to delete an app but it was about as easy as it could get. Not so with OS X apps.
Today’s Mac apps leave files scattered here and there. Preference files, application support files, even odds and ends files stuffed into the Documents folder.
How can you delete those apps and their associated files? Drag and drop to the Trash can only gets rid of the app.
Uninstaller apps like AppDelete grab those extra files, too. In fact, AppDelete even removes Dashboard Widgets, Preference Panes, Plugins, and Screensavers and most of their cruft of support files.
How? Drag and drop.
Once you’ve dropped the app you don’t want onto AppDelete it will find and list associated files, plist files, preference files, and pretty much anything else associated with the app, including the app itself.
You also get the option to Archive specific files, or simply click the Delete button and they’re deleted.
You can preview which files are selected to be deleted. Files that are deleted are actually moved to the Trash, so they’re not removed from your Mac immediately, but AppDelete also has an undo feature which puts files back where they belong if you have a change of heart.
It’s fast and sweet and there’s also a lower priced version called AppDelete Lite which is missing a few features from the standard version.