Amnesia
Amnesia 1.4.3
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Universal uninstaller; delete apps and all associated files.   Shareware ($19.95)
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Editor's Note: MacUpdate does not recommend apps from Koingo Software. Instead, you may want to consider these alternatives:
  • AppDelete ($7.99)
  • iTrash ($8)
  • AppCleaner (Free)
Amnesia lets you easily and thoroughly uninstall apps and more. Many software titles on Mac OS come with the uninstall directions of simply "Drag the application to the Trash and empty it". In reality, this often leaves many related files on the computer taking up valuable hard drive space. Amnesia performs a smart scan to determine all related files to be removed.
What's New
Version 1.4.3:
  • Bug Fix: Fix for OS X 10.7 Lion that would bring the app foremost if in the background when choosing a folder action in the Finder or if the opening folder had a Folder Action on it.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later

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Amnesia User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Oak commented on 26 Jan 2014
Just got an email from Koingo. They are dropping support for anything below 10.7, and this is one of the Apps scheduled to be sold in their 'reorganization'.
[Version 1.4.3]

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Misha replied on 12 Feb 2014
Yep, this is officially no longer a supported or sold title by Koingo. We're disabling the listing (as we do with all discontinued apps).
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+2

+97

lamontDakota reviewed on 05 Sep 2013
This is an EXCELLENT uninstaller!
[Version 1.4.3]


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+13
Arcarnat commented on 15 Aug 2013
See the fiasco with Koingo’s Data Guardian to understand why no one in their right mind would recommend this company's software.
[Version 1.4.3]

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lamontDakota replied on 05 Sep 2013
Totally UNFAIR! I've used Amnesia from the first public beta with not a single problem of any kind. I've never heard of "Data Guardian." So, whatever the supposed "fiasco" was, it clearly had no effect on me or on my use of Amnesia. Giving Amnesia a half-star on the basis of a problem that has nothing to do with Amnesia and attempting to drive away Koingo's business with an unnecessary, red-print "warning," combined with a list of alternatives and your gratuitous insult that anyone who doesn't agree with your asininity and recommends Koingo's software *anyway* is not in his right mind is disgusting. And yes, I own all three of the suggested alternatives and I *still* prefer Amnesia. Yet, you give Amnesia a half-star *not* because, in your opinion, it sucks, but for a completely unrelated reason having to do with your opinion of a *different* app.
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+4

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Jazzyguy commented on 24 Oct 2012
I don't know why soeone doesn't like my review. This is an EXCELLENT uninstaller!
[Version 1.3.8]

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+28
Imho replied on 26 Nov 2012
It wasn't me who disliked your opinion. But it would be better if you could explain why you think Amnesia excellent. Did you compare with other uninstallers? With which results? And what about the (lack of) speed?
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+2

+251
Jimblue replied on 02 Jun 2013
Jazzyguy,

I like every review you post. I often go to your macupdate page just to see what you are dling and to read your informative, helpful reviews.

Sometimes in this rush-rush world all you have the time to write is "Excellent," but not often.

Don't let one newbie who doesn't understand netiquette and hasn't taken the time to read your many and thoughtful reviews helping the mac community keep you from doing what you do so well.
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+1

+376
B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 20 Oct 2012
This time they got the App Store version and their own download version out the door at the same time. Kudos.
[Version 1.3.7]


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+4

+706

Jazzyguy reviewed on 19 Oct 2012
Excellent Uninstaller.
[Version 1.3.7]


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+6
Cmarkn commented on 05 Oct 2012
This page shows version 1.3.6, but when I download it the app describes itself as version 1.3.5 with a Modified date of 16 Feb 2012, not the 05 Oct 2012 I expect.
[Version 1.3.6]

1 Reply

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+37
Davidpabian replied on 05 Oct 2012
Seems that 1.3.6 is only the Apple Store version at another $19.99.
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+1

+153

Old_guy reviewed on 05 Oct 2012
From all uninstallers this is by far the worse uninstaller.
It has a dreadful slow GUI and operation.
Does not find 50% of the related files other uninstallers find.
The iTunes file-flow is not functional for this kind of app. Clearly put into the app for eye candy.

Avoid.
[Version 1.3.6]


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Imho reviewed on 21 May 2012
I bought Amnesia a long time ago, because I am using other Koingo software that I like. But I don't like Amnesia because it is terribly slow. All other deleters that I used are working much quicker.
[Version 1.3.5]


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+2

+767
Robotank commented on 15 Jan 2010
I've never experienced any of the issues that some posters have mentioned on here. In my experience, Amnesia works as well as or better than any other uninstaller I've tried (except for CleanApp with its logging service enabled, but I had problems with that). It has a full feature set, including the ability to list applications, preference panes, plug-ins, widgets, and screen savers, as well as the ability to delete items directly (without trashing them first) or securely. I might suggest to Koingo that they lower the price a little to be competitive with the new AppZapper release--it has a similar feature set for a lower price. Otherwise, I would recommend Amnesia without hesitation.
[Version 1.1.6]


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+7

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alas! had trouble on 03 Apr 2009
Amnesia does as poor a job of locating and deleting files as any of the others . After I used Amnesia, I ran EasyFind and discovered that often loads of files belonging to the software that I wanted deleted remained on my hard drive. Don't believe me? Then scan for leftover files using EasyFind after using any of the software deleters.
Appzapper, CleanApp, AppClean, AppDelete, Amnesia,.....non of them are totally reliable, in my experience.
If I want all files of an app located and deleted, I use EasyFind to do it. It may take a bit longer, but it works reliably.
[Version 1.0.1]

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+3
Koingo-Software replied on 03 Apr 2009
We're happy to add special conditions for applications like this one, and will have it in for the next version. It would be possible to create a comprehensive solution for every single application in the world, and will add special cases on an as-requested basis. As it stands, every remover app out there uses a set of logic to determine the most probable locations for installed files and goes from there.
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Koingo-Software replied on 03 Apr 2009
In addition, could you please let us know the set of applications that were not reporting their files in Amnesia? Thanks.
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Koingo-Software replied on 03 Apr 2009
* would not be possible
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+5

+311
alas! replied on 03 Apr 2009
OK, "Grammarian".....30 files remained after using Amnesia which Easy Find located.
"MUlab".....4 files remained, and "Just Translate".....6 files left behind.
I can come up with others, too.
Note, I'm not singling out Amnesia for being remiss. The other deletion apps have such shortcomings as well.
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+2
Koingo-Software replied on 03 Apr 2009
Please continue reporting applications which are not listing all the files, and we'll add them into future versions. However, if possible, please submit a ticket to our support form on our web site (koingosw.com/support) with the paths to all the files. This will benefit users in the future wishing to remove those programs.
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+1

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fishscale replied on 04 Apr 2009
You will never EVER be able to get rid of every file by every app. If you want to do that, get fseventer and watch what files an installed app makes in real time and then record those so if you want to delete the app, you can do it manually. Most of us are not going to spend days using easy find to find 4kb files ALL uninstaller's miss. Can't be perfect everytime but this app needs much improvement to even compete.
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+1
Koingo-Software replied on 04 Apr 2009
DOOBIEXX, what files are you finding Amnesia is *not* picking up on that its competitors are?
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alas! replied on 05 Apr 2009
DOOBIEXX-"EasyFind" takes days to find all 4kb files ? Cut the gross hyperbole!
It takes just several minutes to run an accurate scan.
There's also "Find any File" which is also very good.
If "fseventer" does it for you, then fine, use that. Whatever works.
The point is, NONE of the deletion apps are really reliable. They ALL perform mediocrely.
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+1
Koingo-Software replied on 07 Apr 2009
We've improved the logic in Amnesia 1.0.3 to handle the applications as requested, in addition, the change we made will improve the overall ability to find related files and folders for other applications as well.

David Baird rated on 23 Nov 2013

[Version 1.4.3]



+27

Rc62 rated on 13 Nov 2013

[Version 1.4.3]



+4

brfer rated on 14 Jul 2013

[Version 1.4.3]



-2

Tdubendorf rated on 02 Jan 2013

[Version 1.4.1]



+87

Masterminter rated on 27 Dec 2012

[Version 1.4.1]



+27

Rc62 rated on 05 Dec 2012

[Version 1.4]



Jozzzzz rated on 23 Feb 2012

[Version 1.3.5]



devonskye rated on 09 Feb 2012

[Version 1.3.5]



+4

brfer rated on 08 Feb 2012

[Version 1.3.3]



Jmulick01 rated on 03 May 2011

[Version 1.3.1]


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License:Shareware
Date:22 Mar 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Editor's Note: MacUpdate does not recommend apps from Koingo Software. Instead, you may want to consider these alternatives: Amnesia lets you easily and thoroughly uninstall apps and more. Many software titles on Mac OS come with the uninstall directions of simply "Drag the application to the Trash and empty it". In reality, this often leaves many related files on the computer taking up valuable hard drive space. Amnesia performs a smart scan to determine all related files to be removed.

Easily uninstall not just applications, but also Screen Savers, Dashboard Widgets, and Preference Panes. Amnesia will remove logs, caches, application support files, preferences, crash reports, and other application specific files. Take the frustration and time out of searching for all of these files manually. In addition, turn on a secure deletion option to prevent recovery of the removed files.

Scared to accidentally remove something you may need later? Amnesia comes with a built-in backup function which creates an archive of related files in case you wish to restore them at a later time. It will reinstall the pieces of the product exactly where they came from - even if you choose to restore to a different machine!

Another powerful feature Amnesia has to offer is the ability to create a list of Untouchables (in addition to the ones built-in). Untouchables are software products which Amnesia will warn you about incase a remove is attempted. This is handy incase a particular software product should be removed using a manufacturer-provided uninstaller instead.


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