Latest views on best APP cleaners please

Discussion in 'iMac' started by richest, Dec 12, 2013.

  1. richest macrumors regular

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    Jul 16, 2012
    #1
    So many old threads and conflicting views.

    Doesn't have to be free, but the best option.

    I have tried a few on trial and they left various bits and pieces on my Mac.

    Thanks guys.
     
  2. tbolt11 macrumors member

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    Jun 20, 2013
    #2
    Appcleaner has been great in my experience.

    http://www.freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    May 16, 2008
    #3
    If you elect to use such apps, be aware that in most cases, app removal software doesn't do a thorough job of finding and removing files/folders related to deleted apps. For more information, read this and this. If you just want to delete the app, drag the .app file to the trash. No other software needed. If you want to completely remove all associated files/folders, no removal apps will do the job.
    The most effective method for complete app removal is manual deletion:
     

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