Anything like AppZap for free?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Boca, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Boca macrumors 6502

    Feb 13, 2008
    Want to delete the imedia mac app I just loaded. It opens PhotoShop every time I look at a picture. Didn't know that's how it works. Now want it off. Is there something that doesn't cost 12$? I must have used the free delete teaser before and have no zaps left.
    thank you.
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    AppZapper, AppCleaner, TrashMe, and similar apps do not do a thorough job of removing all files/folders related to deleted apps. I tested several of these, using Skype as the app to be removed. Of 17 items to be removed:
    AppZapper missed 13 items
    AppCleaner missed 11 items
    AppDelete missed 8 items
    Hazel missed 9 items​
    I also tested AppTrap, CleanMyMac and a few others, but don't recall how many items they missed. All left files/folders behind. In most cases, they remove .plist files and a few others, but leave behind much larger files and folders. (you will find a discussion of these tests in the thread linked below)

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

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