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TrashMe will help you in uninstalling your applications by deleting all related files (preferences, temp files...).
  • Drag and drop an application to uninstall it
  • Choose application to uninstall in a list
  • Uninstall other components (widget, pref pane...)
  • Protect default apps, opened apps or any other app
  • Smart mode to auto-detect app moved to trash
  • Manage a list of favorite apps and store registration info
  • Clean OS X caches
  • Force-empty trash
  • Delete junk files (Desktop.ini, Thumbs.db...)
  • QuickLook feature to get preview of related files more...

What's New

Version 2.1.7:
  • Fixed graphic issues
  • Fixed crash when switching sidebar mode
  • Fixed debug messages appearing in Console
  • Fixed incorrect number of items returned when filtering apps
  • Fixed broken keyboard shortcut for filtering apps

Requirements

OS X 10.6.6 or later

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SHRIMPS Member IconReview+7
SHRIMPS
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I've tried many free and paid trash apps and compared them with TrashMe side by side. TrashMe was the one that I found to get rid of the most files. I love how it stays out of sight until I trash an app and then quickly disappears. It's very simple to use.

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Version 2.1.5
Steved Member IconReview+28
Steved
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Like the next commentator, I too don't have the latest version of TrashMe, but the older (free) version works just fine on SL.

Years ago I compared all the free or trial ware uninstaller apps at that time and found TrashMe and iTrash to find the greatest number of associated files with the least amount of error.

I already purchased iTrash and it works fine. I assume the newest version of TrashMe also works fine, and if I didn't already have a great uninstaller app, I would probably buy this one.

As far as all the whiners complaining about developers wanting to earn a few dollars, "Get a life." If you don't want to pay for anything besides free, then don't, but please stop whining and downgrading ratings just because you're a cheapskate.

Seems to me that most small developer app prices have dropped dramatically within the past few years, and I can remember when the best rated uninstaller app cost about $20, and gas was about $2 a gallon.

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Version 2.1.5
Rsmacupdate Member IconComment+48
Rsmacupdate
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I am not a TrashMe user. I am just looking at the various apps that perform this function.

I have an observation or two. There was to trial version to try it out. This made it impossible to compare with the other trials I was able to download. This preventing my further pursuit.

It also seems to not support Snow Leopard. There are, in some reports, more users on Snow Leopard than any other version. Even if this report is inaccurate, the users on SL are significant. Although I have both Lion and Mountain Lion, I prefer SL so this placed TrashMe out of the running for me.

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Version 2.1.4
BlackMacX Member IconReview+68
BlackMacX
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Great little app, cleans out files related to applications you want to trash as well as Preference Panes, Dashboard Widgets and more. For the price, I know people have and will complain; but honestly, it is a great application and one that is well worth the money. If you want a freeware app, go for it; but don't be surprised (though commercial ware also can succumb too) if the application dies after awhile due to either lack of developer ability (either due to cost of keeping the application updated vs time it takes them to do the updating or whatever reason really) or lack of general user base support. I have used other similar applications prior to using TrashMe, loved them and then moved to TrashMe when it was freeware. I paid for the v2 upgrade as it is a good application, hasn't ever pooched my system and has added features that help me do my maintaining of my Mac.

The only issue I have really ever had with TrashMe is the TrashMe Helper application that frequently crashes on me. But that's not a serious issue (for me).

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Version 2.1.3
Jibapps (developer)
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Thanks for your feedback. Are you sure the helper is crashing with latest version? This should not be the case anymore.

BlackMacX
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I will email you separately with log output; but yes, it still is crashing with the latest version.

BlackMacX
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I should clarify for both Jibapps and all users, that my crashing is likely due to the fact that I have my Saved Application State folder empty and locked so it isn't saved too. I don't like the folder's function/use and that is why I have it setup as it is. I have followed the safest, simplest method to keep it from being used.

EudoraBryant Member IconComment+69
EudoraBryant
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The free one no longer updates. I have changed to Appcleaner. Appcleaner is a very simple and useful application.

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Version 2.1.2
Max66 Member IconReview+15
Max66
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I got the App when it was free. Now I see it is not longer free and only available from the App Store :-(

Technically, it is a very good App. However, now that it is no longer free and the free version no longer updated, I give a lower rating.

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Version 2.1.1
Dana Sutton
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Couldn't agree more. Don't see why I ought to have to pay for a minor 0.0.X upgrade. Think I'll switch to another product.

Jib (developer)
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@Dana Sutton : as I may understand your point of view, TrashMe 2.X is not a minor upgrade. This is a different version from version 1.x that was free. Lot of improvements, new UI, new features.

BlackMacX
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@Dana Sutton and Max66, have either of you really tried the application in it's new version? If you don't like it (having purchased it from the AppStore, you can get a refund). As Jib (the developer) noted, this isn't a minor upgrade and also putting a lower rating due to it no longer being freeware and being only available via the App Store isn't a reason to lower the rating.
@Dana Sutton: The developer is allowed to make money from their efforts and if you don't like it, find something else to use; but don't use that as justification for lowering the rating (without real backup proof that the app isn't fit for purpose)
**I am not defending the developer here, just noting that as a user, I think the $6.99 for the app is well worth it (considering that I use it probably 2-3 times a month (or more) to help keep things clean (along with some other apps, like Onyx (there is an app with paying for; and CarbonCopy Cloner (another freeware moved to commercial ware, that is great and well worth the $$)).
Make the choice that is right for you; rating though based on going from freeware to paid and for being only available in the AppStore really aren't (IMO) valid.

Dana Sutton
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Jib, was Trashme renumbered from v. 1 to v. 2 at the same time it was moved to the Apple Store and made a paid app. If the answer is yes, then I apologize. If the answer is no, then I don't. There are a couple of other considerations here. First,as a consumer I am aware that because of Apple's sandboxing rules, it is possible that when an app. becomes distributed through the Store it will have LESS functionality, not more. Second, there are several freeware apps., not distributed through the store, that do essentially what this one does.

Jibapps (developer)
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@Dana Sutton : TrashMe 2 is not a renumbered version, but a new version, built from scratch. Many tools are now included (manage favorite apps, modify hidden system preferences, delete junk files, force empty Trash...), UI has been largely improved, and related files results too. And many other small improvements. Other competitors are more expensive (iTrash, AppZapper, AppDelete...).

Canisbos Member IconComment+63
Canisbos
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Does TrashMe now find files in the following folders?

~/Library/Saved Application State
~/Library/Caches/com.apple.helpd/Generated"
~/Library/Preferences/SDMHelpData"

I used to use the old freeware version, and I noticed that these were the main areas where iTrash found files that TrashMe (freeware) did not.

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Version 2.1.1
Hal2007 Member IconComment+214
Hal2007
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Best of breed, hands down.

But, AppCleaner is free and good, too. I need an argument to buy it.

How about adding an archive feature, like AppDelete or CleanApp have? This killer feature would finally convince me to spend the money.

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Version 2.0.1
GuerillaTech Member IconReview+33
GuerillaTech
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TrashMe is my choice program when it comes to cleanly deleting apps. I upgraded to Lion, so I upgraded TrashMe as well. Overall, the app is a nice improvement. My only gripe is that it seems to have lost the ability to find and display orphaned files for deletion.
Is this feature truly gone, or am i missing it somewhere in the app?
If it is gone, are there any plans to add it back in the future?

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Version 2.0.1
Jib (developer)
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The orphans feature will come back in future update, it was not fully ready for version 2.0. Thanks for your feedback and your patience!

Cindi168 Member IconReview+18
Cindi168
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I don't think it's fair to give this app a bad review based solely on its change of price. Developing an app is not cheap, if you want better support, frequent updates, that's the price you have to pay. Plus, the app is only under $10, it always amazes me how some people will spend thousands on a mac without thinking but will agaonize over spending $5 for an app.

So on with the review...

There's no shortage of uninstaller apps for mac, even with the ability to delete apps in launchpad, other files are leftover. I've used trashme since SL and it is in my opinion the best uninstaller for my needs. I've tried appzapper and appcleaner before using trashme on SL, the biggest problem i had with those apps was that they didn't find as many relevant files to delete as trashme. Not to mention appzapper is $13, unstable and crashes all the time, and hasn't received an update in over a year and a half. I did my research and wasn't interested in apps that ran in the background to monitor my trash because those tend to not play nice with apps that updated over sparkle, so I settled on trashme because it was free and it worked extremely well and received frequent updates.

Once I upgraded to Lion and found out trashme was updated to support it, I was happy but kind of bummed it is not free anymore. So I went back to the free appcleaner, but after using it, it kept finding extra and irrevelant files (i could just uncheck to not delete it but it was still annoying). Then I read the trashme developer's comment underneath and that convinced me to buy trashme (i paid the introductory price), and i'm glad i did.

The new UI is beautiful and fits with lion seamlessly, but more impressive is its function... it really finds all the right files to delete! It's nice that it also protects your favorite apps, can delete widgets and also has a smart delete function that monitors your trash for deleted apps and also removes the leftover files. I also like how the app is updated regularly, and you pay once to receive lifetime updates. One thing I'd like to point out is that it would be nice if the developer included the previous version for download for people still on SL or leopard. I really hope this app has a long lifespan and the developers continue to make this app even better, so lets support them by purchasing this app.

If you think the price is too much then there's plenty of other alternatives, but I think trashme is the best and $7 is not too much to ask for such a polished app.

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Version 2.0.1
Jib (developer)
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Thanks for your feedback. Version 2.1 will be availale soon with some improvements and bug fixes. Major new features are on their way, so stay tuned! BTW, TrashMe 2.0 works on both Snow Leopard and Lion versions, as previous vesions.

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christopher Slevin
Version 2.1.5
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Roes
Version 2.1.4
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craigfin74
Version 1.5.2
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Version 1.5.2
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Version 1.5.2
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Jolly_joker
Version 1.5.1
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Version 1.5.1
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Version 1.5.1
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Version 1.5.1
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Version 1.5.1
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Details

Downloads 48,948
Version Downloads 336
License Commercial
Date 11 Jun 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X / Intel 32
Price $6.99