Deleting Apps

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by lovestruck, Nov 17, 2013.

  1. lovestruck macrumors member

    Jul 4, 2013
    Travelling the inland waterways of the UK
    New Mac user (13"rMBP late2013)..and I want to delete some Apps..including iBooks.
    Do I just drag them to the Trash ( or use 2 finger tap to get the context menu then send to trash )..will that get rid of the whole thing or does it need a separate uninstall as Windows software does?

    Probably a dumb question but have searched and not found the answer and don't want to leave bits and pieces of software hanging around.
  2. TheBacklash macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2013
    drag to trash, or delete like you are doing works.

    *shouldn't* be anything else left.. sometimes there is though.
    there are commercial/free apps that will "clean up" stuff that may be left, not really needed though.
    Appcleaner/appzapper etc. (I haven't used one in ages so I'm not even sure which ones work best)

    Apple Apps I don't think you can delete..
  3. Shrink macrumors G3


    Feb 26, 2011
    New England, USA
    Many "app cleaner" apps leave stuff behind.

    This is the best way to completely delete an app.
  4. xylitol, Nov 17, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2013

    xylitol macrumors regular

    Nov 2, 2013

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