Mac noob question...can I just delete an application?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Tom McMahon, Aug 7, 2007.

  1. Tom McMahon macrumors member

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    I want iWork 08' but I have the trial version of iWork 06'. According to Apple I can't purchase the 06' license then upgrade, I need to purchase the full 08' boxed version. That would leave me with two. Is deleting an app in OS X as simple as opening 'Macintosh HD' and dragging the app (in this case iWork 06') to the trash can? Deleting programs in Windows is a major PITA I figured it couldn't be as easy as dragging the app to the trash....could it?

    TIA
     
  2. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    yes you can delete an appciation. one of the best ways to do so is with an application called appzapper as it pulls all the associated preferences and other (not your documents, just the application support files) files with the application and then you trash them. Just sending to trash has a tendancy to leave old stuff behind.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    On some apps you can just drag the app to the trash and that will get rid of it. However on more advanced apps like the iWork apps you'll want to use something like uapp.
     
  4. Tom McMahon thread starter macrumors member

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    Does it matter if I haven't 'installed' the demo?

    The demos are there but I haven't actually ever used them.
     
  5. mick4394 macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't want to pay for appzapper, there's an app call app delete that does the same thing for free. The only thing appzapper has on app delete is the neato zapper sound effect.
     
  6. Aniej macrumors 68000

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    ummm and that is critical! Zzaaapppp ;)
     
  7. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    If you just dragged the app to the trash, it would delete 99% of the files. app delete will also delete the prefs for the app. All that means is that if you someday reinstalled iwork 06', you'd have your same prefs as before.
     
  8. hopejr macrumors 6502

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    If you haven't used them, then it should be safe to just delete them.
     

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