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AppTrap Reviews1.2.3

01 January 2016

Delete all files associated with trashed applications.

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Dspencer3491
28 March 2010
Version: 1.1.5

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What makes this application so attractive is that you don't have to open up an application like AppDelete every time you want to delete a program making it very convenient to simply just move an application to the trash then ask you if you want to delete it's associated files. It feels like a feature built in to OS X rather than something secondary
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ashishcompuiting
20 July 2018
Version: 1.2.3
Dada
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ashishcompuiting
20 July 2018
Version: 1.2.3
needs improvements in UI
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cig0
13 September 2017
Version: 1.2.3
It's a trap! (Sorry, I had too)
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Sleek
18 May 2013
Version: 1.1.7
This AppTrap is one of those Mac's Lil Gem's that is a must for Mac User. AppTrap Does its job without Shining. Simple and easy and FREE.
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anonymous-tapir-4715
15 November 2012
Version: 1.1.7
This little Preferences Pane is still chugging along behind the scenes in Mountain Lion, OS X 10.8.2, working perfectly.
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the-ray-man
01 December 2011
Version: 1.1.7
I installed this on my iMac & laptop (both Snow Leopard)to uninstall older versions of Microsoft Office, and I never recieved the "delete associated files?" warning when I emptied the trash. I had App Trap on when I did it. Did I do something wrong?
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Libertyforall1776
15 August 2011
Version: 1.1.7
The developer's website is down, but there is a Google Group up for the app: http://groups.google.com/group/apptrap
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JacobsIvan
01 July 2011
Version: 1.1.7
It seems Apptrap has problems when a macbook goes to sleep. On recovery it uses an insanely amount of memory. Happens every time.
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4.5
Pripyat
01 July 2011
Version: 1.1.7
Great little application, saves me opening CleanMyMac. I am worried about its memory usage (390MB Virtual Memory), so the developer should look into this. Other than that, I am very satisfied with this software!
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Gary30
02 March 2011
Version: 1.1.6
I like this Preference Pane/App and hardly ever think about it. However, I have been thinking about adding memory and began studying the apps that are using memory. This one uses about 256MB. That seems like a lot to me. I don't think it needs to be open all the time, but I could be wrong. Is it accumulating data? I am going to try turning it off and just activating it when I delete an app, which is seldom.
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Macatak
04 January 2011
Version: 1.1.6
Great app, thank you. Since the update, the dialog box now says 'move button' and 'leave button' instead of 'leave files' and 'move files' and a bunch of other code gibberish. Anyone else seeing that?
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Dspencer3491
28 March 2010
Version: 1.1.5
What makes this application so attractive is that you don't have to open up an application like AppDelete every time you want to delete a program making it very convenient to simply just move an application to the trash then ask you if you want to delete it's associated files. It feels like a feature built in to OS X rather than something secondary
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Jazzyguy
19 February 2010
Version: 1.1.5
Formica and CreativeGuy: Thanks!!! AppCleaner does it with class! It is a great piece of Freeware!
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Graphic-Mac
16 February 2010
Version: 1.1.5
I like AppCleaner better. It's also free, works in the background, and is just as good at removing all those extra app files. But it also shows you what it's going to delete and offers you the ability to not delete selective files if you choose. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/25276/appcleaner
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Mahojas
15 February 2010
Version: 1.1.5
For me this has been the most dependable and easy to use utility of its kind for a long time now. Transparently it runs in the background as a preference pane. Its icon does not take up space in the dock nor in the menu bar. Kudos for the developer.
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Hi-ram
15 February 2010
Version: 1.1.5
Last version for 10.4 is 1.1 !
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Veryvito
06 January 2010
Version: 1.1.4
Been using this forever now, and can't understand why anyone would use anything else. Absolutely fantastic utility that requires zero effort on the user's part.
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Dspencer3491
02 January 2010
Version: 1.1.4
I find the whole concept of this utility to be much more attractive than other applications that delete associated files with the application. It's very convenient because all you have to do is delete the application and it asks you if you want to remove the files associated with the program which makes it more convenient and productive than having to open up an application like appzapper every time you want to remove something.
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Jozgta
27 December 2009
Version: 1.1.4
Excellent utility. I'm using it for a while now (6+ months) and it has always worked flawlessly. There are other good utilities out there (sometimes also free) that do more or less the same. Have tried a couple but prefer this one because it is simple (no unnecessary bells & whistles) and it runs in the background; I don't have to launch anything before I can safely drag an application to the waste bin. Big thanks to the developer!
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Locutisofbored
24 December 2009
Version: 1.1.4
Installed over older version using OSX 10.4.11. Now I get the Preferences Error "Could not load AppTrap preference pane." What a pane. Am I the only one experiencing this?
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GeogProf
06 August 2009
Version: 1.0.5
I have tried AppTrap, and it's OK. However, when compared with AppCleaner 1.2.2, the difference is STRIKING. AppCleaner does most of the things that all of the reviewers below ask for, it finds ALL of the files associated with the main app you are deleting - EVEN FILES THAT ALL OTHER SUCH APPS OFTEN MISS - it is totally unobtrusive and doesn't impact your CPU or memory AT ALL as far as I can tell, IT WORKS AUTOMATICALLY when you maybe forget to startup AppCleaner and just toss an app into the trash ITS SmartDelete CATCHES IT AND ALSO AUTOMATICALLY CATCHES ALL ITS ASSOCIATED FILES AND OFFERS TO TRASH THEM FOR YOU! And perhaps most amazing is that it is so superior to all other such apps but it too is FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE, FREE! If you don't believe me, just check out the comments and reviews on AppCleaner's MacUpdate.com (http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/25276) and VersionTracker.com pages (http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/32740&mode=feedback). That level of user satisfaction is far, far higher than all other such apps, illustrating that people love it for all its capabilities and performance - not just its price (which, again, is FREE!). When you try AppCleaner, set the preferences to "Protect launched apps," "Protect default apps," and "Enable 3D transitions," don't forget to turn on SmartDelete, then one-by-one select the "Applications," "Widgets" and "Others" icons at the top of AppCleaner's main window, and with each one select the "Options" menu (in the Menubar) then "Select All" to instruct AppCleaner to protect all those apps, widgets and other resources from being accidentally deleted, then you can uncheck one-by-one all the ones that you don't want AppCleaner to protect. Trust me, you'll love this app with it set this way! Enjoy! (Oh, and BTW, I am in no way affiliated with the makers of AppCleaner - I don't even know them. I just LOVE IT when truly great software is made available for FREE, and I feel such magnanimous developers should be promoted whenever possible, even when it's a bit annoying (as this comment is because it's in another app's MacUpdate space).
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dajonel
13 January 2009
Version: 1.0.5
Developer, can we have an update?
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Rgmenke
25 November 2008
Version: 1.0.5
Like many OS X users, I've lamented the lack of a deinstaller built into the OS. From the beginning I've used Deinstaller to remove demo or no longer needed apps. The process worked as long as pkgs were installed, otherwise they don't appear on the list. Then I stumbled upon AppTrap. Wow! Apple should pay the developer for the code and implement it now. The program loads as a Preference Pane an that's it. Anytime you drag an application into the trash AppTrap locates the associated files and deletes them as well. What could be easier?
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Jeffne-Schelin
21 August 2008
Version: 1.0.5
The best uninstaller in my opinion. Doesn't requires me to launch it at all. Big up to the developers.
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garrych
16 August 2008
Version: 1.0.5
Nice tiny util. Very helpful
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Kzx72
15 August 2008
Version: 1.0.5
This program (not Cleanapp, Appzapper, Appdelete etc) is the uninstaller Apple forgot... Keep updating it!
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anonymous-tapir-4715
13 July 2008
Version: 1.0.5
This is definitely a 5 star utility - a pref pane, actually. But it functions perfectly: behind the scenes, catching most everything I delete, asking if I want associated files deleted too. 99% of the time, I do. What a time and work saver!
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Algos
30 June 2008
Version: 1.0.5
I love this little prefpane. Helps just a bit to keep your system somewhat more clean. As said before, it only sometimes misses out on the fact that it is a Sparkle update. I also would like something like an exception list, so that you never see the warning for specific apps.
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Tice
11 February 2008
Version: 1.0.5
Great little helper! Unless all others, this thingy ask to help, so you don't forget to get rid of that junk files when you trash an app.
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dajonel
11 February 2008
Version: 1.0.5
After upgrading to 1.0.5, System Preferences gives me an error: Could not load AppTrap Is this version for 10.5 only or something? I have 10.4.11.
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dajonel
27 January 2008
Version: 1.0.4
This app has saved me nearly an hour in total from searching for PLIST files and caches. It's truly amazing! Okay, there is one negative: it only SOMETIMES ignores Sparkle updates. About half the time I have to tell it "No".
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Tofi
20 January 2008
Version: 1.0.4
watch out. It put all my bookmarks and needed cookies and cache in trash, as I updated my browser.
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Etartakoff
11 January 2008
Version: 1.0.4
Is this at least as good as "cleanapp" because thats what I have been using and it seems to do a good job
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Mail21
17 November 2007
Version: 1.0.3
Actually it worked quite well for me under Tiger...! So are there any plans of bringing this back for Leopard...?!?
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Micware
31 August 2007
Version: 1.0.2
Do nothing for me on iMac 24" OX.4.10
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Maclover1-1
02 August 2007
Version: 1.0.1
IT WORKS FOR ME... However I send my app tot the tras.. by itself or within a folder structure.. by drag and drop or by keyboard keys.. AppTrap pops up a dialog asking me if I want to trash the associated files as well.
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Aljuk
11 July 2007
Version: 1.0.1
It doesn't work. Yet another app which claims to get rid of application associated files but doesn't do a thorough job. It left preference files behind on all the installations with which I tested it.
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Adi2
10 July 2007
Version: 1.0.1
if you Cmd+Delete an application, AppTrap doesnt do anything.
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Aggo
10 July 2007
Version: 1.0.1
It gives you the option to not having it running in the background. You can go to System Preferences to start/stop it.
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Doc-Renaud
08 July 2007
Version: 1.0
My question is: Do you need a background process that runs permanently on your computer (taking 15 Mb of memory) it's only purpose is to get rid of other apps ? How often do you need to trash apps ???
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Francola
07 July 2007
Version: 1.0
It worked on a couple of apps, but ironically, it did not find anything when I moved "AppDelete" to the trash. Maybe needs a little more work. Nice idea though.
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Adi2
07 July 2007
Version: 1.0
This is by far the best implementation of uninstalling application on osx. Using this app, you dont have to drag an app to the a window to uninstall it. You just have to drag it to the trash bin(just like the osx way!) and then you get a nice window warning that youre deleting/uninstalling an app and it asks you if you want to move the prefs files and other files also to the thrash. very nice! better than appcleaner
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Elegraphy
07 July 2007
Version: 1.0
I have try to test dump with some applications and see how AppTrap will respond. Nothing happend. How do you use this app, or did I miss something?
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