Mac apps are a bit different. Third party applications often install files hither and yon and deleting an app you don’t want is not as simple as dragging it to the Mac’s Trash. There are Preference files and Application Support files to contend with and often there’s no rhyme or reason as to where they are or what they’re called. Those apps need Nuke.
Need. More. Features.
For whatever the reason, OS X does not have a standard installation process. Some apps have their own installer. Other apps require you to drag and drop the app to the Applications folder. That means OS X doesn’t have a standard uninstaller, either, hence the little cottage industry of uninstaller apps for the Mac.
Enter Nuke, a Mac uninstaller app which does what others do, but has a few tricks that other uninstaller apps do not. For example, Nuke has uninstaller packages for Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud.
One speciality function that Nuke has over other uninstallers is the ability to uninstall the MacKeeper utility, a Mac app suite which many users think should be uninstalled immediately from every Mac as some consider it to be commercial malware.
Nuke has another option not found on most uninstaller apps. Not only does it remove Preferences and Application Support files for an app you want to delete, it can remove the app from the Dock and Startup Items in System Preferences (two steps that would normally be handled manually.
Another option I like is the ability to remove all preferences but save an app’s data; a good way to do troubleshooting on an app without completely removing all the app’s files.
Nuke isn’t free and it’s priced a few dollars more than most average Mac uninstaller utilities but it also does a bit more.