Best way to delete an Application ?

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  1. fab5freddy macrumors 65816

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    Does anyone know the best way to delete an application ?
    Should you just drag the App icon to the trash ?
    or are there other related files you should get rid of as well ?

    thanks!
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Just drag the app icon to the trash and delete. ...Yes, there will be some residual files, but they are often small and insignificant; you won't cause any harm by just leaving them behind.

    Or, you can install an app like AppZapper, which will locate and delete these files as well. http://www.appzapper.com/
     
  3. apple1loop macrumors newbie

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    AppDelete

    Personally, I prefer AppDelete, a freeware alternative to AppZapper. I've had great experiences with it, but you can use whichever you like.
     
  4. kalex macrumors 65816

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  6. fab5freddy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i tried AppZapper and that seems to work ok....
    I guess this is better than just deleting the App ?
     
  7. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    Not free anymore... It now requires a donation of $5+ after a few uses...
     
  8. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Yep that's why I switched to using this.
     
  9. pit29 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the suggestion - looks promising... Does the SmartDelete feature actually work? That'd be sweet!
     
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  11. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

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    i have appzapper.

    but some apps are not listed in the genie list in appzapper.

    and some apps are not even listed in the applicatons list.

    so how do i uninstall these??

    some are vsts.... some are kinda apps.......

    i have no idea how to uninstall them.....they are all over the place.

    any ideas? do i just go on a hunt using spotlight and manually delete files??
     
  12. gusious macrumors 65816

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    Apptrap all the way!:D
     
  13. gusious macrumors 65816

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    What kind of apps do you want to delete?
     
  14. bob2131 macrumors 6502a

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    from the top of my head:

    refx nexus
    stylus rmx
    rtas to vst adapter
     

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