Uninstaller
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Auto-delete newly added files and folders.   Shareware ($29.00)
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Uninstaller is a Mac OS X native software that allows you to uninstall applications or just find changes made in a disk or folder by taking snapshots of file system hierarchy and comparing them between two dates.
What's New
Version 1.15.1
  • Bug fix about archive and restore features which fail with files embedding a resource fork when running Uninstaller on OS X 10.7 only.
  • Backward compatibility: in response to many user requests, Uninstaller 1.15.1 can be used with Mac OS X 10.6 or OS X 10.7.
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later





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Uninstaller User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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GeoProf commented on 20 Jan 2014
Utterly ridiculous price. Even if it worked ten times better than all the other apps in this category, like the FREE AppCleaner or the $8 best-in-class iTrash, this functionality is not worth more than $14.

This developer is both greedy and delusional.
[Version 1.15.1]

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GeoProf replied on 20 Jan 2014
And yes, I do recognize that Uninstaller offers a function that other such apps don’t — the ability to take snapshots of your file system hierarchy before you install a new app and thereby see afterward exactly what’s been installed, removed or modified on your system during the installation. But I still don’t think that’s worth $29.
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bbw7 commented on 27 May 2013
Has anyone else encountered this issue with this app?:

After unzipping the download file, the .app file has no icon. This is the case for both vers. 1.14 and 1.15.1. Getting info on the bundle file/folder also shows no icon. I am not having this problem with any other apps, so I don't think it is an issue with Finder.

Besides this the app seems to behave fine.
[Version 1.15.1]


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Zx81 reviewed on 20 Mar 2013
I had forgotten about this little app I had bought in 2006. Discovered that my license was still valid (Thanks dev!) and also found it runs fine under 10.7.5
One just has to be extra careful...
[Version 1.15.1]


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Xenophile commented on 12 Oct 2012
I hope this is not abandoned, because it's a unique uninstaller utility. I use this when I'm evaluating new software that features installers that spread files all over my system drive. Use uninstaller to take a snapshot of the file system before and after installing, and it provides a list of all the files installed. Beautiful.

Unfortunately the latest OS X version referenced on the developer's website is Snow Leopard.
[Version 1.15.1]

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Macmagna replied on 22 Oct 2012
The web site claims: "Requirements: An Intel Mac computer running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or better.", this means the software works on MacOS X 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8.
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Xenophile replied on 25 Jun 2013
Last update is 2011, long before Mountain Lion. I think it's safe to say the developer has moved on.
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-titanium- reviewed on 27 Nov 2011
I liked this app for many years. But installed in Lion, it seems to have issues.

Every time I use the app, Lion gets lost of several system preferences. For example, I prefer to set the menu bar to be not transparent (set in System Preferences -> Desktop), but after using Uninstaller, the bar is semi-transparent again. It happens every time...
[Version 1.15.1]

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-titanium- replied on 28 Nov 2011
I investigated the issue further. After using Uninstaller, the owner of the file ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist has become "root". Before, it was the username of the current user. Simply call

sudo chown PUTYOURUSERNAMEHERE ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist

in Terminal.app after every use of Uninstaller and all is well again. Magmana, could you please fix that annoyance? Thank you :-)
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(developer) replied on 29 Nov 2011
Just discovering your post, please email me directly in case of problem because i don't read this thread regularly...

You're the first to report this issue so i investigate and post an update. as soon as possible.
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(developer) replied on 29 Nov 2011
Can't reproduce the behavior you describe (running MacOS X 10.7.2). Using Uninstaller in user or root mode does not affect the ~/Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences.plist file on my system... Please email me to further investigations, probably something else affect the ownership of this file. Waiting your mail and other user complains about the problem.
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xXAkumuXx reviewed on 22 Mar 2011
Even though this is an older app, it's quite frankly... amazing. I wish the developer would continue development, but it still works in Snow Leopard. The only app that is similar to this is CleanApp, which has a monitoring daemon that lets you remove any modifications/files that a particular app has done. I use both, and I couldn't be happier. 5 stars. ^_^
[Version 1.14]


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Hauslendale commented on 03 Mar 2011
Love this app. The best at what it does. All other uninstaller apps just play around compared to this.

One thing that makes me nervous is we are now in 2011 and the developer has not made any updates from 2009. Root mode is still tweaky in Snow Leopard, and the app could use a fresh update just to polish up the functions. I just hope the developer stays with this app. I like many would hate to see this app fall away.
[Version 1.14]


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Designer reviewed on 27 Nov 2010
I don't like to think of Uninstaller as an Uninstaller per say. It's a magical app that can capture a snapshot of every file on your system and save it as a state. You can then install something or essentially do anything with your system and then run a state comparison. Uninstaller beautifully displays every new file, every modified file and every deleted file since your original snapshot. Sure, it can be used as an installer but I use it to monitor exactly what a software installation does to my system so I can then delete every last trace of it if I want - right down to the hidden core system level.

I can't give this app enough praise. I've used it for years and it's never let me down. Love it!
[Version 1.14]


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scotteg commented on 02 Sep 2009
Step 1 of the procedure to use Uninstaller is to, "Open Uninstaller in "Root mode." Yet the version 1.12.2 notes state, "10.6 limitation: the preferences option 'Make Uninstaller a root application' does not work under MacOS 10.6 and has been disabled for such systems. Note that except this, Uninstaller is fully functional under MacOS 10.6."

So is it necessary to, e.g., open Uninstaller via Terminal on Snow Leopard in order to achieve full functionality?:

sudo /Applications/Uninstaller &

Psuedo is an application that will allow drag-and-drop opening of an application as root, but it hasn't been developed since 2002 so I I don't know if it's compatible with 10.6.

Thanks
[Version 1.12.2]

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Borlox replied on 02 Sep 2009
"Make Uninstaller a root application" means setting the SUID bit on the executable, so that it always runs as root without the need for an administrator to authenticate. Apparently this doesn't work in 10.6, which is a good thing in my opinion.

The application can still run with root privileges after authentication.
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(developer) replied on 02 Sep 2009
As BORLOX said, under MacOS 10.6 you have to enter your admin password each time you want to launch Uninstaller in Admin mode. Once done, Uninstaller runs with root privileges as in previous versions.
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samadore reviewed on 07 Nov 2008
Uninstaller is the ONLY stable (am keeping my eye on CleanApp) app uninstaller that lets you ensure you see EVERYTHING that an application installation puts on your hard drive. Trust me. Use this, see the items it shows you were just installed by an app and you'll realize that all the other purported 'app cleaners' do nothing but drag the app from your application folder and maybe find the odd ~/Library/Preference file and on a really good day a User cache file. It's interesting and useful to see the plethora of files (and where they go) some of these application installations scatter all over our hard drives. Can also be used as a re-installer and has uses beyond simple application file management.
Plus you get to try the other products in the MacMagna stable.
[Version 1.12.1]


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+254

Zx81 rated on 20 Mar 2013

[Version 1.15.1]



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Vksvicky rated on 23 Mar 2011

[Version 1.14]


Downloads:98,962
Version Downloads:51,506
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:16 Nov 2011
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $29.00
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