Uninstaller
Uninstaller
1.15.1

4.3

Uninstaller free download for Mac

Uninstaller

1.15.1
16 November 2011

Auto-delete newly added files and folders.

Overview

Note: Uninstaller is no longer under development, and it is no longer available for sale.

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 in Uninstaller

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 for Uninstaller

  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

38 Uninstaller Reviews

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xXAkumuXx
23 March 2011

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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. ^_^
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Version 1.14
fiery12
21 April 2016
If the developer is reading this, please don't discontinue this great product. You may open source it and put on GitHub. Your app works on Yosemite and El Capitan and I'm sure that there are users who will need this app in the next OS X update (that may break something). I can't imagine installing anything without the MacMagna Uninstaller and there is no other Mac app that makes file system diffs.
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Version 1.15.1
3 answer(s)
Mousee
Mousee
08 August 2016
It's still working under Sierra beta 3, but I found out that when you are running "Save" or "Compare" you need to keep Uninstaller as the front application. If you click on the Desktop or another application while Uninstaller is running, then Uninstaller is slowing down before showing the beach ball. After a few seconds you cannot even force quit Uninstaller, you need to force shut down your computer and then restart your system.
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Gog4
Gog4
27 November 2017
Is there a way to turn this app in to 64-bi?. Now with High Sierra it will be impossible to run it.
Is there anything out there like this app so I can get a log of what I install?
Thank you.
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Gog4
Gog4
18 July 2019
Is there a new app that can do what this one does yet?
This is the top 5 most have mac apps.
I can't believe practically no one sees the importance of this method to keep the mac running healthy.
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Gog4
11 December 2015
Congratulations!
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Version 1.15.1
fiery12
11 January 2015
This is exactly the uninstaller app I was looking for. Comparing system snapshots is a very good approach and this app works very well so far (tested on latest OS X 10.10.1). However, as a long time user of Total Uninstall for Windows (with similar functionality and price $30-$40), I can compare both apps and this is what I think MacMagna needs to improve in their Uninstaller app:

1. A list of monitored applications ready for uninstall. That's the main purpose of the app. Saving all results in separate files somewhere in the Finder needs to be automatically organized inside the app. The Uninstaller even doesn't ask to save the results when quitting it.
2. There are a lot of confusing commands. For example all list, lists, saved/current states commands. At first glance user just can't find which of the save/export commands will just save the results for the installed app. Also, when quitting the app only the former state is saved instead of the state after the comparison.
3. A convenient command (including Toolbar button) to remove an item from the list (Cmd + -) is not very convenient. "Del" button would be fine.
4. I can't find how to save the options with directories excluded from scan. Uninstaller just starts with the default exclusion list.
5. Finally, lack of updates since 2011 and lack of info that this app works on Yosemite may discourage all those that want to try it. On top of that, app is not sold separately, but users are forced to purchase a bundle with another app (which may be a good one). Please, allow separate purchase of the Uninstaller.

Since I gave 4 starts for the app I should commend it that it works as expected and is the only Mac tool (which I found) that currently can find all leftovers of installed apps (I haven't tried CleanApp with its background service). I tried AppDelete and it can't even come close to a simple Finder search than to talk of any comparison with Uninstaller. Indeed, Uninstaller is for advanced users until MacMagna make something about the above points.
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Version 1.15.1
2 answer(s)
fiery12
fiery12
21 April 2016
This app works very well on El Capitan. I can't imagine installing any software without making system screenshots (before and after the installation) using MacMagna Uninstaller app. Just imagine if you want to uninstall VMWare Fusion with its dozens leftovers or some software that puts files here and there (i.e. app with some new system framework, MAS app, etc.).

It's a shame that developer discontinued this product and his site (macmagna.com) is no longer available. He may just open source his app and put it on GitHub for other developers to support this great software. I can even take the baton if the developer is willing.
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Gog4
Gog4
18 July 2019
Great review!
Please let me know if you come across anything like this!
Thank you so much
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WetNet
02 November 2014
I don't want FileFinder. I use another well trusted sandboxed version. How much just for the Uninstaller?
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Version 1.15.1
4 answer(s)
anonymous-rabbit-2521
anonymous-rabbit-2521
06 November 2014
The license is for all shareware, you can't just buy Uninstaller.
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WetNet
WetNet
06 November 2014
MacMagna < Then I'm sorry. FileFinder is crap compared to PathFinder. NO SALE. Too bad so sad. . .
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anonymous-rabbit-2521
anonymous-rabbit-2521
06 November 2014
WetNet < PathFinder is a Finder replacement software while FileFinder a file/picture cataloguer software, not the same kind of software. You're comparing pears and apples ;)
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WetNet
WetNet
08 November 2014
That may be so. . . but still no sale. . .
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GeogProf
20 January 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.
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Version 1.15.1
2 answer(s)
GeogProf
GeogProf
20 January 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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anonymous-rabbit-2521
anonymous-rabbit-2521
22 August 2014
The price includes the license for the other shareware FileFinder.
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bbw7
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.
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Version 1.15.1
Zx81
20 March 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...
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Version 1.15.1
Xenophile
12 October 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.
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Version 1.15.1
2 answer(s)
anonymous-rabbit-2521
anonymous-rabbit-2521
22 October 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
Xenophile
25 June 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-
27 November 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...
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Version 1.15.1
3 answer(s)
-titanium-
-titanium-
28 November 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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29 November 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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29 November 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
23 March 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. ^_^
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Version 1.14
$29.00

4.3

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