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AppDelete is an uninstaller for Macs that will remove not only applications but also widgets, preference panes, plugins, and screensavers along with their associated files. Without AppDelete these associated items will be left behind to take up space and potentially cause issues.

There are several ways to activate AppDelete:

  • Drag items onto main window
  • Drag items onto dock
  • Select items through menu
  • Right-click to use AppDelete workflow
  • Throw items in trash
There are several actions to take with AppDelete:
  • Delete the items
  • Log only the items more...

What's New

Version 4.1.3:
  • Fixed a bug in the updater where it could ask for a password by mistake
  • Resolved issue where preference files might be cached after deleting in OS X 10.9 Mavericks
  • Improved search algorithm for finding more files than ever before
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

Requirements

  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Straight forward, easy to use and reliable. Neat little tool.

3 people found this review helpful
Version 4.0.6
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Ken Burns Effect Member IconReview+30
Ken Burns Effect
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Very nice app with fast and friendly support!

It has now replaced Clean My Mac 2 for all my uninstall needs. Small and lightweight it can be added to Login Items to have it always up and running when logged in to my maintenance account.

Will get five stars when some minor refinements are in place.

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Version 4.1.3
piquadratpi2 Member IconReview+112
piquadratpi2
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Even if I may repeat me: this is a real good program. And I never have had big problems with it. During the last month I used it very often because I had to test some prgrams and had to delete the associated files. AppDelete does its job excellent. I use 10.9.2 and before 10.8.5 and never have had crashes or unwanted results. A big 'thank you' again to the developers'

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Version 4.1.3
Reggie Ashworth (Developer)
+0

Thank you!

Markoh Member IconComment+187
Markoh
+2

Excellent! I used AppDelete to get rid of CleanApp. Best mover ever.

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Version 4.1.2
Reggie Ashworth (Developer)
+0

Thanks! :-)

Psychiatry Member IconReview+107
Psychiatry
+2

AppDelete simply does a much deepr, thorough and complete search of an app and its related files than any other utility.

For example, I wanted to delete the DockMod app from my Mac.

APPCLEANER FOUND 4 ITEMS:

1. DockMod
2. com.spyresoft.DockMod.plist
3. com.spyresoft.DockMod
4. DockMod folder

APPDELETE FOUND 9 ITEMS:
1. DockMod
2. com.spyresoft.DockMod.plist
3. com.spyresoft.DockMod
4. DockMod folder
5. DockMod alias in Favorites folder
6. http_www.dockmod.com_0.localstorage
7. com.spyresoft.dockmodhelper.plist
8. com.spyresoft.dockmodhelper
9. app.com.spyresoft.DockMod.playlist

AppDelete simply does a deeper and more thorough search for an apps related files.

There is simply no comparison.

AppDelete is clearly the best. It is superior to its competition.

Highly recommended.

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Version 4.1.1
Psychiatry
+0

Another huge advantage for AppDelete is that instead of deleting the app and its files, it can place them into an archive organized by what folders they came from.

This way, you can also manually reinstall an app if you want. This way, if there is data you want to save, can archive the files rather than lose them forever by deleting them.

Reggie Ashworth (Developer)
+1

Thanks much appreciated! :-)

D9
+0

Then again, that's probably why one is $8 and the other is free. The old cliche "you get what you pay for" applies.

Jude22 Member IconReview+14
Jude22
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With version 4.1.1, AppDelete joins the ranks of only a very few uninstallers like iTrash in being able to truly get rid of every last bit of an app you wish to uninstall. In general, almost every uninstaller, while claiming to remove every last traces of an app, completely ignores hidden folders like for instance the one called "private" which has many sub-folders with receipts (.bom and .plist files), tmp files and other app files which are systematically recorder under ~private/var/db/ .

So, unlike practically every other uninstaller, AppDelete is able to search out and remove all of these files when uninstalling an app you don't want any more or when you are checking out an app and decide not to keep it anymore.

Among other features of AppDelete is the capability to see hidden files which allows the user to remove files that AppDelete might miss. AppDelete keeps getting better and better.

The tech support is very attentive, conscientious and responsive to ideas for new features or needed fixes.

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Version 4.1.1
Reggie Ashworth
+0

Thanks for the feedback much appreciated!

Cornelius.a.h Member IconReview+37
Cornelius.a.h
+0

Just bought it to day after tried 3 uninstaller app (app delete, the free one, and the other with trash icon) and i found that appdelete usually found more files than 2 other app.

The free one alway find less files than other two. but the other paid app with trash icon some times find more file on some app but not may. in 20 apps, the appdelete found more files in 16 app than the other paid app.

Do for me the price is good and i hope can help the developers to make the app become better each day. For 4.5 stars only is because some time it found fewer files, hope app delete can do better.

But i'm recommend this app , than other two, if you don't believe me, just try all uninstaller app and you'll find that this app is better on average than the others, or just trust me and buy this app and hope the developer always improve this app.

Greeeting

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Version 4.1
Cornelius.a.h
+0

sorry for miss type, the macupdate auto correction messed my comment

Reggie Ashworth
+0

Thanks for the feedback and if you would like to give me the specifics about when it found fewer please do get in touch via my website reggieashworth.com and I'd be happy to look into this. Thanks!

Cornelius.a.h
+0

I've sent you email about the details

Reggie Ashworth
+0

Great I'll be in touch via email thanks!

Reggie Ashworth Member IconComment+106
Reggie Ashworth
+3

Hi this is Reggie the developer of AppDelete. Just a heads-up that Version 4.1 is out and fully Mavericks compatible and the most powerful AppDelete ever! Glad to be at your service throughout the years and for any questions, etc. just head on over to my site (reggieashworth.com) and email me thanks!

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Version 4.1
Raggatagg Member IconReview+5
Raggatagg
+2

Reggie Ashworth has single-handedly waved a magic app :) and that app has solved so many troublesome left-over hidden strings of obsolete apps, that my Macs are still humming along in in tune. i purchased AppDelete in 11/09 and still use it daily. Currently i'm on OS 10.6.8 and use AppDelete v 3.2.9. The App works just as easily and thoroughly - best things since sliced bread ~ and it really cuts through and drags out those 'hidden' supportive files buried in the pockets of libraries, etc. It sits right on my dock so i'm never tempted to just drag an obsolete app into the trash without the scrutiny of AppDelete. Thanks Reggie! kind regards, jan. If i were on 10.7.x, i'd not hesitate installing the upgrade!

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Version 4.0.9
Reggie Ashworth (Developer)
+0

I appreciate it thanks!

GeoProf Member IconComment+881
GeoProf
+1

Does not run on Snow Leopard.

iTrash does run on Snow Leopard, and it’s more thorough.

AppDelete and iTrash (in Normal Mode) are more or less equally effective. But perhaps 30-40% of the time, iTrash’s ‘Expert Mode’ finds more files associated with the target app than AppDelete. However, Expert Mode also identifies a lot of false positives, so you must put in a bit more effort to ensure you’re not erroneously trashing things.

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Version 4.0.9
Reggie Ashworth (Developer)
+2

Hi there! You are correct, but Version 3 (mentioned above) does run on Snow Leopard. So there is a version for every OS...

4ywmu Member IconReview+1
4ywmu
+1

Love this App. I used to spend a lot of time, chasing down and deleting all of the associated files, every time I removed an App (quite often, since I do quite a lot of testing of Apps for clients). AppDelete does a great job of rooting them all out for you, often more completely than I ever did manually, now keeping a clean system after deleting Apps is easy and Automatic. AppDelete even has an "Orphans" function that found many of the files I had missed, prior to getting the App.

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Version 4.0.8
Reggie Ashworth (Developer)
+0

Thanks!

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Version 4.1.3
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Version 4.1.3
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Version 4.1.2
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Version 4.1.2
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Version 4.1.1
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Version 4.1.1
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Downloads 303,692
Version Downloads 7,216
License Shareware
Date 12 May 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $7.99
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