best mac apps to install apps & uninstall them

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Sossity, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    Besides using mac os to install & uninstall apps, what are the best apps out there that can; dwonload from the internet & off a thumb drive all types of files like dmgs, zip files & other odd files types, & install them properly on my mac

    And a app that properly & completely uninstalls apps, without leaving thngs in the registry
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    There is no Registry in Mac OS X, thus seldom un-installers are required.

    Installing Applications
    Uninstalling Applications

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    Mac OS X Basics
    Switch 101 - guide with articles made by Apple on how to accustom yourself, after you switched to Mac OS X from Windows​

    Mac 101 - How to get started with Mac OS X​

    Find out how - tutorial videos made by Apple on how to do certain thing in Mac OS X​

    Pro tips - tips made available by Apple for easier ways of doing certain tasks​

    Mac OS X Keyboard Shortcuts - Learn about common Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts.​

    Mac OS X Beginner's Guide by MacRumors - learn about software, media players, shortcuts and some useful tips, tricks and hints​

    Mac Guides - tutorials, product guides and more​

    MRoogle - a very effective tool to search these fora using Google and made available by edesignuk, introductory threads: 1, 2 and 3

  3. rKunda macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2008
    Buy a copy of Hazel. While not primarily for this, it has a cool bonus part that scans for deleted apps and removed their prefs.
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a


    Aug 14, 2008
    Well apps install themselves, so that part is solved. For the uninstalling part, I use AppCleaner.
  5. Caleb531 macrumors 6502


    Oct 17, 2009
    I used to use AppCleaner, until I found a better Snow Leopard freebie called TrashMe.
  6. ahm macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2009
    I don't find application removers/uninstallers really necessary in Mac OS.

    Besides dragging the application to the trash, if you really want to remove the whopping 15kb an application leaves behind, you can go into 'home(your name)/Library' and check Application Support and Preferences

    Example: I have Gruml installed. Associated files are:

    users/me/Library/Application Support/Gruml

    Also, pay attention when you install applications. Sometimes there's an uninstaller in the DMG.
  7. Tomple macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2008
    New York, New York
    For uninstall I use TrashMe as well

    For searching my mac for trash-able files I use CleanMyMac

    Highly recommend both of these
  8. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    I use AppZapper for uninstalling apps. It does the job and has a quirky sound when you "zap" your apps :p
  9. richpjr macrumors 68030


    May 9, 2006

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