How to Uninstall Apps on Mac Completely

There are several ways how to delete apps on Mac.

Way 1

Use App Cleaner & Uninstaller for macOS

App Cleaner is a free application that allows you to uninstall software in 5 clicks. Read by link how to uninstall software on Mac with App Cleaner.

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Way 2

Remove a program from Applications folder and delete remained system files

  1. Go to the Applications folder and move application you want to uninstall into the Trash.
  2. Check your system for apps’ remains. Here is list of the most common system file storages:
  • Macintosh HD > Users > [current user=””][/current] > ~Library > Application Support
  • Macintosh HD > Users > [current user=””][/current] > ~Library > Caches
  • Macintosh HD > Users > [current user=””][/current] > ~Library > Logs
  • Macintosh HD > Users > [current user=””][/current] > ~Library > Preferences
  • Macintosh HD > Users > [current user=””][/current] > ~Library > Containers
  • Macintosh HD > Users > [current user=””][/current] > ~Library > Cookies

P.S. Do not forget to clear Trash after uninstallation.

Way 3

Use provided uninstallers

Some developers provide special uninstallers for their app. Mostly if an app needs some special preferences and drivers. Uninstallers exist only for apps downloaded from the Internet.

Most of the applications store their uninstallers in Application folders (but they don’t appear in Launchpad) and DMG files from where you have installed the application. But you still can use spotlight to find them.


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