Anything like AppZap for free?

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

  1. Boca macrumors 6502

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    Feb 13, 2008
    #1
    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

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #3
    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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