Software Spotlight: AppDelete

appdeletelogo.jpgOne of the easiest things about the Mac is installing an application. You just drag it to your Applications folder (in most cases) and you’re done. Uninstalling an app, however, can sometimes be more complicated. All you HAVE to do is drag it to the Trash Can, but sometimes there are elements associated with an application that will hang around filling up useful space.

That’s where AppDelete comes in. There are flashier programs that will do what AppDelete does…but AppDelete has one thing over them that they can’t compete with…AppDelete is FREE.

All you have to do is drag the app that you want to delete to the AppDelete bucket in your Dock. It will then ask you if you want to uninstall that application and all files associated with it. You tell it yes, and it creates a folder in your Trash Can with all the files in it. You can even undo the process if you make a mistake.

I like AppDelete a great deal, and have made it a regular addition to my Dock.

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Take a look at it here.

Comments

  1. and i bought my appzapper license last week. grahhhh!

  2. Meh, I like AppZapper better.

  3. Richard – I’m curious…why?

  4. The one problem with this App is that it searches for all the files that have the applications name in their name. Like if you tried to delete Adium, it would search for Adium, and delete all the files and folders with this name.

    I had an Application named “Q” and when I tried using this app to delete it, it found all the files on my hard drive with the letter Q in the title, and moved them to a folder in the trash. It took me for ever to find out where the files went and restore them.

    It’s a good App, as long as you check and make sure you aren’t going to delete anything you need.

  5. Thanks Jim…that’s good to know.

  6. Hi this is Reggie the Developer for AppDelete. Just want to say thanks for recommeding my app. And I appreciate the comments regarding the Q app. Just to let you know there was a significant change in Version 1.0.2 to deal with that issue. And I have received good responses in return. Yes of course name association is part of how to find the related items. Currently I’m working on Version 1.1 which will be even more accurate in finding these items, plus will include some new features as well.

    Feel free to contact me anytime through my site and I appreciate the post! Thanks for using AppDelete! :)

    Reggie

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