So many questions. So little time. As it turns out, there are a few free ways to get rid of Mac apps. The time honored way is to drag the old app to the Trash can and Empty the Trash. That seems to work except it does not do a good job of getting rid of files that apps leave behind.
Here’s the problem with just moving an app from the Applications folder to the Trash can. Apps leave behind preference files, plist files, support files, and other files and these are scattered hither an yon in Mac folders that never see the light of day.
Omni Remover removes those files. For free. Not only is Remover free, it optimizes your Mac’s memory, cleans the Mac’s disk drive up a bit, and even removes those stubborn and nefarious apps that just don’t want to be destroyed.
That looks simple enough, right?
One click does the deed. Omni Remover takes care of app cache files, cookies, and nearly a dozen Mac apps defined as junk– and it can purge a Mac of useless apps you don’t need anymore (and the files they leave behind).
What I like about Omni Remover is the so-called Smart Monitor feature. How would it know where all an app’s hidden files are unless it monitors where the files are stored? Yes, this nifty utility can remove Widgets, Preference Panes, and Plugins, but you have the option to toggle on or off.
There is one extra feature that can come in handy.
Omni Remover removes enough cruft and crumbs from leftover files that you get disk space back. It’s like cleaning out a closet. Once everything is gone, you get more storage back.
Uh, maybe. The app is free and free isn’t much of a business model, so I worry about a future price tag that scares, or an app that becomes abandonware and needs to be removed. Can a removal utility remove itself?
For now, Omni Remover is a bargain.