App Cleaner & Uninstaller is a special utility that serves to completely uninstall programs on a Mac, as well as remove their service files and extensions. The following document aims to bring to your attention the technical details of uninstalling apps and some of the app’s restrictions. Additionally, it provides valuable information for best results and performance when cleaning up your Mac.
System requirements for App Cleaner & Uninstaller
- macOS 10.10 or later
- 64-bit processor
- 30 MB free disk space
- 4 GB RAM
App Cleaner & Uninstaller supports Family Sharing. You can use one license on up to 2 Mac computers. Please note that when you make a purchase, you need to provide your valid email address. The license key will be sent to this address. If in any case you lose your key, you can restore your license by providing your email address to the Nektony support team.
The app’s scanning speed depends on the following factors:
- The number of applications installed on your Mac.
- The total size of your Applications folder.
- The number and size of service files and extensions your applications have.
- The scan speed of your Mac’s hard drive.
Features Available in Free Trial
A free trial of App Cleaner & Uninstaller allows you to use all the features of the app for three days with no restrictions.
After three days, the application will ask you to upgrade to Pro to continue using all the features. The Free version will be available with some features limits.
Price of App Cleaner & Uninstaller Pro
The cost of App Cleaner & Uninstaller is $19.90.
It is one-time-payment.
The license for App Cleaner & Uninstaller allows the user to use all the features of the purchased app version. Major upgrades and features come at an additional upgrade cost.
Uninstalling Apple Default Applications
It is prohibited to delete standard Apple applications, due to the fact that the removal of built-in applications may damage the viability of the system. Although you can download Safari or iTunes from the official Apple website, other important programs are not available for restoration. Apple doesn’t allow you to delete its necessary apps. For these reasons, App Cleaner & Uninstaller also does not allow the deletion of necessary apps.
Resolving Issues When Some Applications Cannot Be Uninstalled
Sometimes you may get a message that the app cannot remove an application’s files. There are several reasons for this:
- There are running processes in the background related to the app.
- The apps have kernel extensions.
- The files are protected from removal by System Integrity Protection (SIP).
- Some subfolders in the ~/Library are protected from changes.
Restoring Apps From the Trash
For your safety, by default App Cleaner & Uninstaller moves files to the Trash. You can check the status of this option in the Remove section of the Preferences window. Even if you uninstalled an app by mistake, you can always recover it from the Trash. It may happen that when you need to restore a removed file, you don’t see the Put Back option in the context menu. This is a well-known bug of the Finder, which has been discussed by Mac users for a long time on popular forums and blog platforms like mac-forums.com and CNET. Learn how to solve the issue with restoring apps from Trash.