AppZapper?

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  1. wayland1985 macrumors 6502

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    Is AppZapper worth the $13, or should I just stick with the Drag to the Trash Bin routine?


    I mean, I don't think I uninstall programs that much.... and a new OSx comes out every 2 years or so. Do you use AppZapper?
     
  2. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    Based on what you've stated, you don't need it. If you run into a program that doesn't uninstall properly, it really isn't that hard to find the files and delete them manually. Worst case scenario you have to use Time Machine or re-install OSX.
     
  3. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I use the freeware AppDelete. It looks for all files associated with an application and puts them in the trash.

    I think it's the same as AppZapper, only free.

    /Rupert
     
  4. mac2mac macrumors member

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  5. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    What's the second of all?

    Like I said, it's not that hard to find and delete the files yourself.

    BTW, do they make an app to delete the app deleter?
     
  6. mackindergarten macrumors 6502

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  7. MacFanBoyIIe macrumors 6502

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    This app will self-destruct in 5 seconds.....
     
  8. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    I like AppZapper, it came in the MacHeist bundle I purchased. I use it quite a bit. Now I don't have to manually search for all the files, AppZapper does that for me, which is easier. I like it.
     
  9. illjazz macrumors regular

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    I was just going to post about this.. good thing I clicked the "try searching first" link :D

    My AppZapper has become unstable for some reason.. it works great EXCEPT when I try to use the genie. When I do, it just sits there "processing" infinitely. I have to quit it to make it work again.. not sure what's up with that! Anyway.. seeing how AppZapper has not been updated in FOREVER (and I hate software that's just stagnant and feels un-maintained), I'm looking for an AppZapper replacement.

    I bumped into "Yank" recently, but the last time that was updated was over a year ago, so I'll assume that's a dead project.

    I'll have to try AppCleaner.. and, well, aside from that, anything else you can suggest?

    I'm big on uninstalling because I love trying out new apps all the time. I do a fair amount of installing and as a direct consequence of that, uninstalling.

    First post here.. woot :). Enjoy your long weekend, everyone!

    Whoa.. I just checked out AppCleaner and I'm blown away. It's EVEN sexier than AppZapper AND FREE. Holy crap I'm impressed..
     
  10. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    I use Appzapper quite often, and it's a pretty good application. Just dragging an application to the trash doesn't remove everything.
     
  11. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    cleanapp
     
  12. dirt farmer macrumors 6502

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    I used to use them all, until I found out that ALL of them would inevitably leave something behind.

    I now use EasyFind. In addition to it being my permanent Spotlight replacement, it is very easy to either move an app. and all it's files (visible or invisible) to the trash, or "destroy" them completely.
     
  13. illjazz macrumors regular

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    I remember demoing that at some point.. how does it stack up against the likes of AppZapper and AppClean in terms of uninstalling stuff? How much memory does its resident background process consume?
     
  14. mac2mac macrumors member

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    The reason AppZapper hasn't been updated is there is a new version coming.
    Its perfectly stable for me anyway.
     
  15. Neil321 macrumors 68040

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    I've found it to be the best of the bunch mentioned above,i cant check it's memory usage at present as a friend of mine managed to delete it & the email that contained the key was deleted ages ago,so im waiting for a new product key from synium
     
  16. Bonsai1214 macrumors 6502a

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    appzapper is a great app. no more hidden nuances that take up space and resources
     
  17. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    I also got AppZapper as part of the bundle deal - I use it all the time when I'm deleting programs and it works great.

    -Bryan
     
  18. illjazz macrumors regular

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    How do you know a new version is coming? I'd be excited if that's true ;)
     

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