Preferred Application Uninstaller 2010

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mike31mets, Jul 17, 2010.

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What Application Uninstaller do you use?

Poll closed Aug 1, 2010.
  1. AppTrap ([url]http://onnati.net/apptrap/[/url] )

    4 vote(s)
    16.7%
  2. AppDelete ([url]http://www.reggieashworth.com/moreinfo[/url] )

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  3. iTrash ([url]http://www.osxbytes.com/[/url] )

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. TrashMe ([url]http://trashme.jibapps.com/[/url] )

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  5. Amnesia ([url]http://www.koingosw.com/products/amnesia.php[/url] )

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. AppZapper ([url]http://www.appzapper.com/[/url] )

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  7. AppCleaner ([url]http://www.freemacsoft.net/AppCleaner/[/url] )

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  8. Cleanapp ([url]http://www.syniumsoftware.com/cleanapp/[/url] )

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  9. Other

    3 vote(s)
    12.5%
  10. None

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. mike31mets macrumors member

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    Dec 30, 2007
    #1
    This is going to be a series of threads/polls with the main objective of finding out what applications the members of MacRumors use. These threads/polls are not meant for discussion on whether or not one application is better than another or to ask any questions about these particular applications. It's only purpose is to discuss what application you use (or don't use) as it pertains to the topic. The goal is to collect these series of threads in the end and compile a list of all the polls so that members can view what the members of MacRumors use most often. The applications listed in the poll are by no means definitive and/or complete. If you use another application, vote Other and post the name so others can look into it. Even if you don't use any of the applications listed, you can simply click None. I've tried to list as many applications as I could find for the particular topic. Some are paid, some are free. Some cover all versions of OS X, others only a few versions.

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    This particular thread focuses on Application Uninstallers for OS X. Generally it is safe to simply drag the application into the Trash, but that does not always work. Some applications leave files behind in the system which may cause issues if you're trying to re-install the application.

    What Application Uninstaller do you use?

    1. AppTrap (http://onnati.net/apptrap/ )
    2. AppDelete (http://www.reggieashworth.com/moreinfo )
    3. iTrash (http://www.osxbytes.com/ )
    4. TrashMe (http://trashme.jibapps.com/ )
    5. Amnesia (http://www.koingosw.com/products/amnesia.php )
    6. AppZapper (http://www.appzapper.com/ )
    7. AppCleaner (http://www.freemacsoft.net/AppCleaner/ )
    8. Cleanapp (http://www.syniumsoftware.com/cleanapp/ )
    9. Other
    10. None

    Note: Generally, it is advised to use Uninstallers provided by the developer of the application you want to remove. Many companies like Microsoft, Adobe include uninstallers for their products.
     
  2. celticpride678

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2009
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    #2
    AppCleaner is free, and it does the job. One of the best and easiest apps on my Mac.
     
  3. OpenLaszlo macrumors member

    OpenLaszlo

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    #3
    I've found Clean My Mac to be a great utility all around, and I've been using it for application uninstalls. It looks great and is quite good at what it does.
     
  4. mike31mets thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    #4
    I actually tried out AppTrap and it was pretty convenient. It did take a while to see initially to pick up other related files, but it worked in the end.
     
  5. mike31mets thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2007
    #5
    There's gotta be other people out there who use these types of programs. There's a week left of voting. The more votes, the better.
     
  6. MRiOS macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2010
    #6
    Tack another mark up for CleanMyMac, I used to use AppCleaner and Onyx to perform the same tasks, but for a mere $10 I was able to combine the two with CleanMyMac and have a great UI as well.
     
  7. Xavier macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2006
    Location:
    Columbus
    #7
    I use AppTrap for a few reasons.

    It is pretty transparent.
    It is in system pref.
    It asks me if I want to delete the files. Does not do it automatically.
     

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