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25/04/2020
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Traditionally we are continuing the series of articles about how to uninstall programs and extensions on a Mac. Today, we are going to share the Grammarly uninstallation guide.

Contents:

  1. How to uninstall Grammarly from Mac Safari.
  2. How to uninstall Grammarly from Firefox.
  3. How to uninstall Grammarly from Chrome.
  4. How to uninstall Grammarly on a Mac manually.
  5. How to uninstall Grammarly on a Mac with a few clicks.
  6. How to deactivate Grammarly account.

How to uninstall Grammarly from Mac Safari

If you need to uninstall the Grammarly extension from the Safari browser, follow these steps:

  1. Open Safari and go to the Preferences from the Menu bar. 
  2. Choosing Safari Preferences in menu bar

  3. Switch to the Extensions section, select Grammarly from the list of installed extensions, and click the Uninstall button. 
  4. Grammarly Extension is selected in  Safari preferences


How to uninstall Grammarly from Firefox on Mac

If you are a Firefox browser user, please complete the following steps to disable the Grammarly extension:

  1. Open the Firefox browser.
  2. Click the Settings icon in the top-right corner and select Add-ons. 
    Firefox browser with Add-ons menu selected
  3. In the Extensions section, find Grammarly for Firefox and click the Remove button. 
    Grammarly for Firefox item in Firefox browser

How to uninstall Grammarly from Chrome

Google Chrome browser users should follow these steps to remove the Grammarly plugin:

  1. Open the Chrome browser, click the Grammarly icon from the toolbar, and select Manage Extensions
    The Manage Extensions menu command is selected in Chrome popup menu
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Remove Extension button. Then confirm its removal. 
    Removal confirmation window of Grammarly for Chrome extension

How to uninstall Grammarly on Mac manually

Now we come to the most important part of the article. If you use the desktop version of Grammarly on your Mac, here is the manual way to uninstall the program, completely and safely.

  1. First, quit Grammarly. 
    Choosing Quit Grammarly command in Dock
  2. Then go to the Applications folder and remove the app from there. 
    Finder window - removing Grammarly to Trash
  3. The third step is to find and remove the Grammarly service files. For this, go to the Library folder and check the following subfolders for them:
    • ~/Library/Application Support/Grammarly
    • ~/Library/Caches/com.grammarly…
    • ~/Library/Saved Application State/com.grammarly… 

Grammarly application support files selected in Finder

Also, we recommend that you search for Grammarly service files with the free application, Funter. Funter allows you to find any file, including hidden system files. You can download Funter using this link
Search results for Grammarly hidden files in Funter application

As soon as you find and remove all the files related to Grammarly, go to Trash and empty it.


How to uninstall Grammarly on Mac with a few clicks

The last method of the app removal will allow you to not only to uninstall Grammarly on your Mac, but also to uninstall Grammarly extensions from any of your browsers. This is possible, thanks to App Cleaner & Uninstaller. App Cleaner & Uninstaller is a special tool, which allows you to uninstall programs completely, find and remove apps leftovers, as well as to remove users extensions. Download App Cleaner and follow these instructions:

  1. Launch App Cleaner & Uninstaller. It will automatically scan your Mac for apps, their service files and installed extensions.
  2. App Cleaner & Uninstaller application - Overview window

  3. Select Grammarly from the list of applications and click the Remove button. 
  4. App Cleaner & Uninstaller application window with Grammarly selected for removal

  5. Then confirm the removal.
  6. App Cleaner & Uninstaller window Grammarly removal confirmation window

These three steps will remove Grammarly with all their service files, including extensions.
If you want to remove only extensions, just switch to the Extensions section, select unneeded extensions and click the Remove button.

App Cleaner & Uninstaller extensions window with Grammarly selected for removal

App Cleaner & Uninstaller finds and shows even the remains of already removed apps. So if you have deleted Grammarly manually, you can switch to the Remaining Files section and check for its leftovers.

App Cleaner & Uninstaller remaining files list with Grammarly service files selected for removal


How to deactivate Grammarly account

And finally, if you want to cancel your Grammarly account, follows these three steps:

  1. Log in to your account using any Internet browser.
  2. Go to the Profile section → Account and click to Delete Account in the bottom-right corner.
  3. It will require your password. Provide it and click the Confirm Deletion button.  
    Choosing Delete account option on Grammarly website in Profile tab

Conclusion

We hope that after this Grammarly full removal guide, you will be able to complete the task with ease. It’s up to you to decide which method to use. The one thing you should remember, however, is to find and remove the app’s leftovers as well. Otherwise, service files can clutter your disk space and cause slow Mac performance.


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