AppDelete
AppDelete
4.3.3

4.5

AppDelete free download for Mac

AppDelete

4.3.3
05 May 2017

Uninstall your unwanted apps and eliminate associated files.

Overview

AppDelete is an uninstaller 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. The items you delete will be moved to the trash and arranged in a folder so that you can see exactly what was deleted and you know exactly where it came from. The items will not be removed from your computer until you empty them from your trash. You can also undo the last delete if you choose. AppDelete technology is also integrated into MacUpdate Desktop. This allows you to delete apps right from within MacUpdate Desktop by right-clicking on it and asking AppDelete to delete it.

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
  • In MacUpdate Desktop, right click on any app and select "Delete with AppDelete"

There are several actions to take with AppDelete:

  • Delete the items
  • Log only the items
  • Archive the items to a .ZIP file for safekeeping or reinstallation at a later date.
  • Use Orphans feature to search and delete orphaned files

What's new in AppDelete

Version 4.3.3:
  • New float main window on top preference
  • Added Greek localization
  • Refinements to uninstall algorithm
  • Various localization updates and other improvements

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Blamanche
18 July 2019

Most helpful

My go to app for deletions. Does the best overall job in the least complicated way. Just came to check on the app because I needed a new copy after my computer is stolen...
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Version 4.3.3
Blamanche
18 July 2019
My go to app for deletions. Does the best overall job in the least complicated way. Just came to check on the app because I needed a new copy after my computer is stolen...
Like (2)
Version 4.3.3
2 answer(s)
Odysseus
Odysseus
18 September 2019
AppDelete hasn't been updated since May 2018
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Version 4.3.3
Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
10 October 2019
@Odysseus: Last update May 4, 2017.
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Version 4.3.3
Qoool
11 July 2018
It works great! And one of the best things for me: "AppDelete technology is also integrated into MacUpdate Desktop. This allows you to delete apps right from within MacUpdate Desktop by right-clicking on it and asking AppDelete to delete it."
Like (1)
Version 4.3.3
spinzore
31 May 2018
Misses on some of the leftover bits of programs, but all in all does a sufficient job with an easy to understand UI.
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Version 4.3.3
Dr-Sparks
15 May 2018
This was just announced: https://www.facebook.com/ReggieAshworthSoftware/posts/188229183848825 "Dear friends and customers of Reggie Ashworth. My name is Hans Tuchel, best friend of Reggie. I’m sad to inform you that Reggie passed away in a car accident last year. He left behind his common-law-wife and three kids. I will keep the support running for his successful Apps, VidConvert and AppDelete. Please contact me here if you have any questions. I’m working on the next update for the App."
Like (5)
Version 4.3.3
8 answer(s)
Dana_Nau
Dana_Nau
15 May 2018
Wonderful! Even though AppDelete hasn't been updated in a while, it still works better (in my experience, at least) than any of its competitors. It would be a shame to lose it.
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Funjoy
Funjoy
25 May 2018
WOW. Sad news.

I use this all the time. I just came here because I realized it hadn't been updated in 2018 and iTrash just got another update, and I wanted to make sure AppDelete was not defunct.

Just did a search on Reggie, didn't find any more info other than a Mac podcast host's April '18 report of his death.

https://www.podfeet.com/blog/2018/04/nc-674/
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Sixbillships
Sixbillships
07 June 2018
Just reading this now. So sorry to hear about Reggie. Condolences to his family and friends. What a shame.
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Ttoz
Ttoz
14 August 2018
wow RIP.. Was such a nice guy, always super fast with support.. Been a customer since the beginning..

I swear by this app, it gets so much of the left over junk.. However... Sadly the webpage has also disappeared now.. it would be great if Reggie's friend could at least make the latest version available for download.. I would so appreciate it.. Again, very sorry to read of Reggie's passing. All the best to his family and friends.
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Macinman
Macinman
29 September 2018
This is the first time I've heard any additional info to Reggie's passing. Didn't interact with him very much as a developer, but the software "AppDEelete" always worked well. I bought iTrash today thinking AppDelete would not have anymore updates, and therefore just stop working one day. Glad to hear eventually Updates will come based on this, and now I'll have two apps to use.
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Blamanche
Blamanche
18 July 2019
Sad to hear about Reggie. I did not know him but hope that proceeds of sales can support his children. Condolences to his family.
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Odysseus
Odysseus
18 September 2019
@Dana_Nau Have you tried AppCleaner?
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Version 4.3.3
Dana_Nau
Dana_Nau
28 September 2019
@Odysseus In answer to your question, I have copies of AppCleaner, iTrash, and AppDelete. For me, AppDelete has usually done the best job of finding all the relevant files without returning any false hits. However, AppCleaner has been nearly as good. In my experience, iTrash hasn't worked as well: it often has missed some files that the the other two apps found, and it has often returned a few false hits. But I keep it around anyway, because there have been a few times when it found relevant files that the other two missed.
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Version 4.3.3
Djefis
26 April 2018
Great little App ....
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Version 4.3.3
allendavis58
20 April 2018
I've tried a couple of other deletion apps and wasn't all that satisfied. After purchasing AppDelete, I set about getting rid of all the open source software I'd downloaded in my attempts to find suitable substitutes for Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The other apps I used still left various artifacts about, especially in my Library folders, where even angels fear to tread when it comes from deleting files. AppDelete seems to have scoured my system thoroughly and I recovered a substantial amount of hard drive space.
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Version 4.3.3
Picon
12 April 2018
Last week I had to find out which was the best Mac uninstaller for me. I read many many reviews and looked here at MacUpdate. The contenders: iTrash, AppCleaner, AppDelete, App Uninstaller (App Cleaner & Unistaller from Mac App Store... same developer), CleanMyMac, AppZapper, MacClense, CleanApp, MacRemover, & Osx Uninstaller. I could write a very long summary, but I think it best to just summarize my results. My testing methodology was simple. I chose 20 apps from quite a wide spectrum (Apple Apps, VPN's, games, Adobe products, photo editors, email programs, etc.) and then used each program to show me the related files that it found. I compared the results of my contenders. Very quickly, a "Top Tier" separated itself for the rest. They are: iTrash, AppDelete, App Uninstaller, and TrashMe. They consistently found more applicable files then the rest. Between these four, App Uninstaller and TrashMe took it by a nose at the finish line. Whats more, I preferred their UI quite a bit more than the other two, but obviously this is personal preference. I think any of these four should definitely be on your short list if you are looking for a Mac uninstaller. Just a couple more random thoughts: unless another developer takes over for Reggie (RIP), I would suspect updates to AppDelete are no more; MacRemover & Osx Uninstaller look to be from the same develper but definitely not worth $30; I chose App Unistaller over its Mac App Store version due to not being sandboxed, but also picked up TrashMe. TrashMe really surprised me. It sort of came out of nowhere but really proved itself over and over. Hope this helps some of you. Obviousl, YMMV. Cheers!
Like (2)
Version 4.3.3
1 answer(s)
Reggie Ashworth
Reggie Ashworth
03 October 2018
Hi, Picon,
this is Hans, the successor of Reggie. I can assure you that I will continue the support and the development of AppDelete and VidConvert.
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Rikyman
03 March 2018
AppDelete is a fantastic app, small and efficient it removes a lot of resident files on uninstall that other apps can’t.
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Version 4.3.3
SylvainLacroix
03 March 2018
Appdelete doesn't work right running macOS10.13.4 latest beta. It finds less related files in the macOS temporal folders. I tried to contact the developer a week ago but got no reply yet. Anyone else having this problem too?
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Version 4.3.3
5 answer(s)
Macinman
Macinman
20 March 2018
I haven't had any issues, but I was curious if it's still actively developed. Haven't seen an update in quite a few months. I'm on 10.13.3, don't really do point release betas.
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Bruce-y
Bruce-y
21 March 2018
Sadly, Reggie passed away in May 2017.
See: https://www.gofundme.com/in-memorial-of-reggie-ashworth
So unless another developer takes up the program project, there may not be further updates.
This AppDelete has been my favorite Mac application uninstaller tool for several years. And continues to work well for me, and v4.3.x was updated for 10.12 Sierra. I have not tested it on latest OS X 10.13 High Sierra.
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Macinman
Macinman
21 March 2018
Thanks Bruce? How did you find out? Nothing was ever mentioned by email or on Macupdate about this. Maybe I'll give iTrash a try. AppDelete works fine for now, but without updates problems may crop up as new versions of macOS come out.
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Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
15 May 2018
AppDelete will be updated, check this post:

https://www.facebook.com/ReggieAshworthSoftware/posts/1882291838488250
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Reggie Ashworth
Reggie Ashworth
03 October 2018
Hi, Sylvain,
kindly write me direct at hans@reggieashworth.com.
I would like to hear from you to make AppDelete better.
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GatorGrowl
01 March 2018
Does a thorough job quickly and quietly, and has so for years. Essential.
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Version 4.3.3
$7.99

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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