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Discussion in 'macOS' started by memoteran, Mar 5, 2007.
my macbook just got here today and im wondering how to uninstall some software
Which software would that be? For most things, you can simply drag it from the Applications folder into the Trash.
Rule of thumb with Mac OS:
- if there is an uninstaller, use it.
- If there is no uninstaller, then drag the software or software folder from the Applications Folder on the HD to the trash. Then empty the trash.
However, before doing any of this, which software (application) do you want to uninstall?
Microsoft Office, I believe, comes with an uninstaller. I'd recommend running that instead of the uninstall method I'm about to suggest...
While this could very well incite a Delicious Generation-related riot, I really like apps like AppZapper, AppDelete or CleanApp for uninstalling programs. True, you don't TECHNICALLY need them, but for whatever reason, I just feel better after clearing out the preference files and caches apps leave behind.
These apps have simple drag-and-drop interfaces and couldn't be any easier to use.
http://www.appzapper.com/ (AppZapper - $13)
http://reggie.ashworth.googlepages.com/ (AppDelete - free)
http://synium.de/cleanapp/index.html (CleanApp - $10)
You could delete GarageBand (if you are not using it) and it will save you a lot of space on the harddrive.
To really save the space here, you'll need to delete GB's effects loops. I typically get rid of these by re-installing the OS first thing and just unchecking all the stuff I don't want (language translations, iDVD themes, GarageBand and its loops, etc).