App for uninstalling other apps completely

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  1. r21hugo macrumors member

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    hi I recently swithed to mac and lately I have found my self installing lots of different apps to try them out. I want to know if there is a good app out there for uninstalling programs completely.
     
  2. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    More complete than dragging them to the trash?

    Mac software (except maybe for some Apple Pro stuff like Final Cut Studio) is generally self-contained - there are no DLLs or any extraneous stuff installed on your system. There is no registry.

    The only remnants most software leave behind is "preferences" - which take up whole kilobytes of space and don't actually do anything. They are in your Home Folder/Library/Preferences - simply drag the preferences associated with your app into the Trash and empty. It usually isn't worth the bother, though. I wouldn't worry yourself over it.
     
  3. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    He's looking for installing them, not uninstalling them, which confuses me slightly. I have a third party program for installing apps, but I can't remember what its called.
     
  4. dpaanlka macrumors 601

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    What's the point of that? How do you install something incompletely?

    That doesn't even make any sense :confused:

    EDIT: Aha! I was right in assuming he meant uninstall - note the changed thread title.
     
  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    If you are looking for a good uninstall utility I recommend AppZapper. It's not free, but does an excellent job. Since you state that you are installing several apps on a constant basis, this would probably be well worth your money. :cool:
     
  6. runplaysleeprun macrumors 6502a

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    D'Oh!
     
  7. r21hugo thread starter macrumors member

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    my mistake

    sorry guys I did mean uninstalling them... Apparently the auto correct on my iphone changed it to installing. I apologize for the confusion... Any one know any freeware alternatives to appzapp?
     
  8. JudasX macrumors newbie

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    yep...AppDelete by Reggie Ashworth. It is comparable to AppZapper
     
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