Where's iStat, handbrake, appdelete?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by jaxxx, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I search recently for some top,recommended apps online and I'm confused cause I can't find most of these apps in the AppStore ?,.


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    maflynn

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    App cleaners are not needed as you can trash the app, or use the provided installer. Unlike windows there's less cruft that hangs around and that stuff that does (usually in ~/Library) is easily found and removed.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    If only there was some other place to look for apps...
     
  4. jaxxx, Feb 22, 2013
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    thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where's iStat, handbrake, appdelete?

    cant find any of these apps in the app store???
     
  5. firedept, Feb 22, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013

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    Jessica Lares

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    Some of those apps use backend stuff that isn't allowed in apps you can get from the App Store. So that could be another reason.
     
  7. macrumors Westmere

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    In most cases, app removal software such as AppDelete doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.

    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     

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