Best Ways to Uninstall Apps on Mac

Uninstall Apps with App Cleaner

App Cleaner is an utility that allows you to uninstall apps in several clicks. Free version allows you to uninstall all service files and for $4.99  you will be able to uninstall app files too.

To uninstall app through App Cleaner you have to:

  1. Launch App Cleaner
  2. Wait until scanning will finish
  3. Find app you want to delete
  4. Select app and system files
  5. Press Remove button
  6. Close App Cleaner

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Pros: Easy and fast to use, fits to any app

Cons: 3rd-party uninstaller

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Uninstall apps with all system files manually

First of all you have to close application you want to delete if it’s running.
Then go to Applications folder and move app to the Trash.

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Than uninstall service files and folders. Most of them are stored in the following locations:

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library > Application Support

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library > Preferences

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library > Containers

Macintosh HD > Users > [current user] > ~Library > Caches

For easy navigation use ⌘+⇧+GGo to the folder

Reboot your Mac and an app will be uninstalled.

Cons: No additional software required;

Pros: There are a lot of apps with complicate uninstallation, takes much time.

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Uninstall apps with provided uninstaller

Apps downloaded from the Internet sometimes provide special uninstaller that will completely uninstall the app.

For example, Avast antivirus provides a special uninstall application packed in .dmg file downloaded from the official website.

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To uninstall app with a custom uninstaller you only have to find it, launch and follow simple intuitive steps.

Cons: Uninstaller is provided with app, easy to use.

Pros: Amount of apps with custom uninstallers is small, hard to find, some uninstaller leave files on your Mac for marketing purpose.

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