What is eSellerate and inkling?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sebbesen, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. sebbesen macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2006
    Zurich, Switzerland
    I recently discovered two new folders in my Application Support folder:

    1. "eSellerate"
    2. "inkling"

    Usually programs create a folder with the name of the program it-self, which obviously makes it easy to figure out where the folder came from, however I have failed to figure out what created these two, and what the meaning of them are.

    Looking up eSellerate on the net, I discovered that eSellerate is some sort of marketing business. I honestly don't like the sound of that!


    1. How do I figure out exactly what program(s) installed these folders?
    2. What do they do?
    3. Can I erase them?

    Best regards,
  2. Apemanblues macrumors regular


    Jan 30, 2007
    As far as I know, the 'eSellarate Engine' has something to do with product registration for certain software apps (ones that happen to use it). Maybe some shareware app placed the folder there to store its registration details or something.

    You could test it by putting it in the trash (but not deleting it) and seeing if all your apps still work OK without it.

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