Use App Uninstaller to uninstall applications on a Mac completely. Remove trace files that are left after simply moving the apps to Trash. Disable and remove unneeded startup items, widgets, preference panes and other Mac extensions.
Ultimate Software to Remove Mac Apps and Extensions
Uninstall Mac Apps
Correctly and safely uninstall applications with all service content
Find and remove leftovers of apps previously moved to Trash
Remove service files of apps; reset the apps to initial state
Remove or disable Mac Startup Items, LaunchAgents, Widgets
Uninstall Software in 3 Easy Steps with App Uninstaller
- Launch App Uninstaller to scan apps.
- Select unneeded applications from the list.
- Remove applications.
Note: if some executable files were not removed due to SIP rules, switch to Finder and move them manually to Trash.
Clean up Remains
Remove trace files and leftovers of apps which have been removed before in the regular way. Free up your disk space from unnecessary service files.
Clean up support files of apps. Find and remove:
- Application logs
- Autosave files
- Preferences, etc.
Manage Extensions – Uninstall or Disable them
Don’t let too many extensions enabled on your system slow down your Mac. Take a look at all the user and core extensions to hide or remove unneeded ones:
- Disable Mac startup items.
- Turn OFF Launch Agents.
- Remove macOS installation files.
- Remove iOS ipa files.
- Uninstall Screensavers.
- Manage System Preference Panels.
- Remove Internet Plugins.
- Remove Mac Widgets.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are Remains?
Remains are files that are left on the hard drive even though the applications that used them are no longer in the system (this occurs when apps are removed into Trash by dragging).
Why do I need a special app for uninstallation?
Applications on OS X can be deleted simply by putting them into Trash. Nevertheless, some service and temporary files from the deleted apps may still remain. Little by little these files can take up a huge amount of hard drive space.
What are service files and why are they needed?
Service files are created during an app’s operating process; they save information about app preferences, logs, error reports and supporting data.
Are there any usage restrictions on applications?
App Uninstaller does not allow you to delete apps from Apple. This is done to prevent any violations of system integrity or performance as many apps are required by the system and their removal is not desirable, e.g. Terminal app.