Un-needed apps

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by ddk121, Jul 16, 2006.

  1. ddk121 macrumors 6502

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    Hey!
    I am trying to free up space on my macbook. What apps do you think I should delete which are the most unuseful?
     
  2. mfacey macrumors 65816

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  3. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    Which apps are least useful? I've no idea – only you can answer that. ;)

    For starters, which apps don't you use? Apps like Garageband and iMovie can have several gigabytes worth of files and samples and stuff so they might be a good place to start. Of course, if you decide you fancy a dabble with them in the future you can always reinstall them off the install disks that came with your Mac.

    It might also be worthwhile looking at an app like Delocalizer – it'll remove any language localisations you don't need on your Mac. It's surprising how much space the various localisations take up, especially on a laptop where hard drive space is at a bit of a premium.
     
  4. ddk121 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If i did decide to remove Garageband, and delete some un-needed languages, would I always be able to re-install them? How easy would it be?
     
  5. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    You can reinstall it off the disks that came with your MacBook without any problems at all.

    Don't forget either that it's really the loops and themes in Garageband and iDVD that take up the space – so make sure that you don't forget to delete those either. ;)
     
  6. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Probably safe to get rid of Sherlock, if you don't use it. Of course it's not a big space waster either.
     

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