AppDelete
AppDelete 4.1.2
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Delete your unwanted apps and eliminate associated files.   Shareware ($7.99)
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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:
    What's New
    Version 4.1.2:
    • Updated localization files and fixed various errors
    • Fixed issue in UI where Info/Reveal in Finder buttons might get misaligned
    • Fixed issue where AppDelete might crash when searching for Orphans
    • Fixed issue where AppDelete might crash when searching in log
    • Code optimizations for better all-around performance
    • Other miscellaneous optimizations
    Requirements
    • Intel, 64-bit processor
    • OS X 10.7 or later





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    AppDelete User Discussion (Write a Review)
    ver. 4.x:
    (38)
    Your rating: Now say why...
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    (208)

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    +2

    +86
    Markoh commented on 18 Mar 2014
    Excellent! I used AppDelete to get rid of CleanApp. Best mover ever.
    [Version 4.1.2]

    1 Reply

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    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 20 Mar 2014
    Thanks! :-)
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    +1

    +43

    Psychiatry reviewed on 25 Jan 2014
    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.
    [Version 4.1.1]

    3 Replies

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    +43
    Psychiatry replied on 25 Jan 2014
    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.
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    +1
    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 26 Jan 2014
    Thanks much appreciated! :-)
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    +266
    D9 replied on 28 Feb 2014
    Then again, that's probably why one is $8 and the other is free. The old cliche "you get what you pay for" applies.
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    +9

    Jude22 reviewed on 16 Dec 2013
    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.
    [Version 4.1.1]

    1 Reply

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    +61
    Reggie Ashworth replied on 23 Jan 2014
    Thanks for the feedback much appreciated!
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    +27

    Cornelius.a.h reviewed on 28 Oct 2013
    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
    [Version 4.1]

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    +27
    Cornelius.a.h replied on 28 Oct 2013
    sorry for miss type, the macupdate auto correction messed my comment
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    +61
    Reggie Ashworth replied on 28 Oct 2013
    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!
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    +27
    Cornelius.a.h replied on 29 Oct 2013
    I've sent you email about the details
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    +61
    Reggie Ashworth replied on 29 Oct 2013
    Great I'll be in touch via email thanks!
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    +3

    +61
    Reggie Ashworth commented on 07 Oct 2013
    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!
    [Version 4.1]


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    +2

    +1

    Raggatagg reviewed on 15 Aug 2013
    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!
    [Version 4.0.9]

    1 Reply

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    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 07 Oct 2013
    I appreciate it thanks!
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    +197
    GeoProf commented on 08 Jul 2013
    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.
    [Version 4.0.9]

    1 Reply

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    +2
    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 08 Jul 2013
    Hi there! You are correct, but Version 3 (mentioned above) does run on Snow Leopard. So there is a version for every OS...
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    +1

    -1

    4ywmu reviewed on 14 Jun 2013
    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.
    [Version 4.0.8]

    1 Reply

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    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 08 Jul 2013
    Thanks!
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    +4

    +604
    Fishscale commented on 03 Jun 2013
    Developer has done an amazing job with AppDelete, especially version 4. I had a license to v3 and never used it much, really ever, as I didn't find it too reliable and always had more thorough results with CleanApp v3.

    With the problems facing CleanApp 4, I decided I would give the demo of AppDelete a test and am VERY impressed with it's ability to quickly find related files without a background process logging activity. As accurate, many times more so than CleanApp v3. Makes AppDelete vs. CleanApp v4 seem like a high-school sports team playing a team in the majors. Kind of sad actually, for Synium that is.

    From what I have seen here and elsewhere the developer is very responsive to problems and feature requests, which is nice these days... especially with the emergence of the "absentee developer" which we can thank MAS for.

    On the subject of MAS I am glad this is being kept out of MAS and the developer is taking the stance that: a better product with faster bug fixes/access to newer version for his customer outweighs the benefits of the exposure that being on the store can bring. Customer's first approach is not dead, I had really lost hope until trying AD4 again!

    Summary: Although I would love to see an optional background daemon to catch all instances of created/modified files during an app's install I am thrilled to have a replacement for CleanApp 3 when Synium decides to pull the plug and not update it for newer OS versions.

    The price is a steal if you really think about it but better yet... give the app a try with the demo and then decide! Developer's such as Mr. Ashworth need to be emulated and supported so if your on the fence, give Reggie Ashworth's product a chance and I doubt you will be disappointed; plus he will probably implement whatever you believe is lacking if you ask (no I haven't asked about my request of a logging daemon...)

    6/5 - well done sir, well done.
    [Version 4.0.8]

    1 Reply

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    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 08 Jul 2013
    Much appreciated thanks!
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    +2

    +227

    Eric-Woehler reviewed on 21 May 2013
    Long time user, highly recommend this app - good price, rock solid performance. I have several other apps with similar function but this one is top of the list by a long way.
    [Version 4.0.7]


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    +70
    hugelshofer had trouble on 03 Jul 2012
    on my G5 with Mac OS X 10.5.8 It crashes when I am not loged in as admin. even if I deselect files not in my home folder - spining ball of death and then crash. No mater which App.
    [Version 3.2.7]

    1 Reply

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    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 27 Aug 2012
    Hi there,

    My apologies for the delayed response. I was not aware of this troubleshooting post. Please do send me an email via my site and your issue will be handled ASAP! Thanks in advance...
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    bda10 had trouble on 13 Mar 2012
    Is there a way to remove AppDelete from the right-click menu when you right-click an item?

    Thanks!
    [Version 3.2.4]

    1 Reply

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    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 04 Jun 2012
    Sorry for the delayed response I unfortunately didn't notice this. To answer your question yes you can disable this in AppDelete Preferences. If you need further assistance just let me know thanks!
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    +1

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    phreak1 had trouble on 21 Feb 2009
    I went to delete an application made by Fluid, and AppDelete tried to delete my whole pictures folder (~/Pictures/).

    What gives?
    [Version 2.1.1]

    1 Reply

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    +3
    Reggie Ashworth replied on 21 Feb 2009
    Hi and thank you for your post. I would not expect for this to happen so I would like to hear more about your issue. If you would be willing to email me directly I would be happy to assist you further in finding out what went wrong. My apologies and thank you for your patience. Hope to hear from you...

    Sincerely,

    Reggie
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    mdmunoz had trouble on 28 Oct 2006
    Using the latest version on 10.4.8, I tried to uninstall Clip Show as a test:

    http://www.petermaurer.de/nasi.php?section=clipshow

    The application was copied to the trash, but the original item remained in the Applications folder. Also, the preferences property list was not moved (the preferences folder in the trash was empty).

    P.S. Thank you for making this software. It is really needed on OS X and the only free alternative that I can find.
    [Version 1.0.1]

    1 Reply

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    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 29 Oct 2006
    Hi mdmunoz!

    This is Reggie the Developer. Thank you for your feedback! You know I just downloaded and installed this app Clip Show and I have to say I didn't have any problems to remove it. I even removed the preference file. I would like to receive an email from you if you're willing so I could figure out why it did not work for you? You can email me from my site which is linked to More Information above. Hope to hear from you and sorry that you had this problem!

    Sincerely,

    Reggie Ashworth
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    +1

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    dropspace had trouble on 25 Oct 2006
    nice simple app, but if your hd is named anything other than "Macintosh HD" an error occurs when writing to the log file...

    you may want to make that relative and not rely on everyone leaving their HD named the default name.
    [Version 1.0]

    1 Reply

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    Reggie Ashworth (developer) replied on 25 Oct 2006
    Thank you Dropspace for that feedback! This is Reggie the Developer and I have just re-uploaded AppDelete with that problem fixed. To speed things up I did not issue a new version number at this time...but any downloads before number 575 would have this problem and should download again and re-install. Any downloads after 575 will be ok. Again thank you for the feedback and I apologize for the problem with writing the log file.

    Sincerely,

    Reggie Ashworth

    Tigger1958 rated on 14 Apr 2014

    [Version 4.1.2]



    -TiTAN- rated on 19 Mar 2014

    [Version 4.1.2]



    +29

    Screentom rated on 05 Mar 2014

    [Version 4.1.1]



    Chooch44 rated on 23 Jan 2014

    [Version 4.1.1]



    +2

    Viole rated on 26 Oct 2013

    [Version 4.1]



    Mickeymac rated on 07 Oct 2013

    [Version 4.1]



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    Ghostcat rated on 07 Oct 2013

    [Version 4.1]



    otsu rated on 27 Jul 2013

    [Version 4.0.9]



    HaingSea rated on 09 Jul 2013

    [Version 4.0.9]



    +70

    hugelshofer rated on 15 May 2013

    [Version 4.0.6]


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    Version Downloads:4,459
    Type:Utilities : File Management
    License:Shareware
    Date:18 Mar 2014
    Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
    Price: $7.99
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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
    • Archive the items to a .ZIP file for safekeeping or reinstallation at a later date.
    • Use Orphans feature to search and delete orphaned files
    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.


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