iTrash
iTrash
4.3

4.8

iTrash free download for Mac

iTrash

4.3
20 July 2019

Remove unwanted files when uninstalling apps.

Overview

iTrash is an uninstall utility that uses a special search algorithm (Levenshtein Distance algorithm) to find all related files and deletes them when asked.

Applications distribute several files throughout your system storage devices. Deleting an application itself is mostly not enough and will leave several files untouched.

Features:
  • Simple drag-and-drop
  • Enabled 'Put Back' feature in trash (OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard only)
  • QuickLook support (OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard only)
  • Ghost Mode: Background mode. Drop something into the trash and iTrash pops up. Works on all available volumes.
  • Expert mode: To find even more possible related files.
  • Application lister: shows all installed applications on all volumes (not just the Applications Folder)
  • Finds visible and hidden files.
  • Also removes Widgets and PrefPanes.
  • Scans inside folders for applications.
  • Protect default applications.
  • Protect custom applications and folders.
  • Protect related applications files (.plist, application support, ...)
  • Sparkplug to keep up-to-date.
  • Does not need Spotlight to be enabled.
  • Localized: English, Dutch, Polish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Slovak, Turkish, Persian, and French.

What's new in iTrash

Version 4.3:
Improved:
  • Search algorithm for macOS 10.14 and upcomming macOS 10.15
  • Expert Mode
Fixed:
  • Issue revealing files in the Finder
  • Memory leak
  • Severial issues when running the upcomming macOS 10.15
  • Issue when fast clicking on modes
Other:
  • ITrash is now notarized for macOS 10.15

Requirements for iTrash

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later

148 iTrash Reviews

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bowlerboy-jmb
25 February 2015

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I am always amused by the gushing "reviews" that glorify a certain application as one commenter did when describing a competitive product (AppCleaner): "This is absolutely the best bargain on MacUpdate.com," while never comparing their newly discovered "best bargain" with any of its competitors. If I were you, I would ignore such nonsense and do some comparison shopping. As it turns out, today I had occasion to do so, because I was bothered with a problem that involved Toast Titanium, versions 10 and 12 on one of my partitioned volumes. Every time that I tried to launch Toast 10, the application would unexpectedly quit. In making its hasty exit, I did spy a notice that it could not find a volume that no longer exists, but the program never launched so that I could examine my preferences or sharing path so that I make the correction, if indeed that was the cause of the crash. Similarly, when I attempted to install Toast 12, the installer went through the whole process, only to tell me at the end that the installation failed: contact Roxio tech support. The failure of version 10 to launch and for version 12 to be installed is a bug in Toast, which Roxio should fix. However, while the Toast application is great, I can't vouch for their tech support, so I had to figure out a way to solve the problem myself. All of my hard drive maintenance tools indicated that my drive was OK, that my volume structures were fine, and that my directory was intact. I ran TechTool Pro; Disk Warrior; and Disk Utility. Still, additional attempts to launch version 10 of Toast failed. So, I noodled that something must be wrong with the application. Nope, uninstalling and re-installing Toast 10 not fix the problem. OK, what next. How about the preference files? So, I checked out the list of available uninstall utilities. I upgraded my Hazel utility to version 3 and installed it, but I couldn't figure out how to easily uninstall an application. An inquiry to Noodlesoft for help was not immediate, and I was not about to wait, so I moved on to the free AppCleaner utility, the so-called "best bargain" on this MacUpdate website. Well, just because AppCleaner is free does not make it good! It found only 3 associated files. I deleted them all, but that did not solve the problem. A fresh install of Toast 10 still unexpectedly quit upon launch. So, I moved on to iTrash, which wisely allows for 3 free application deletions as its demo mode. I slid an icon of the Toast 10 application into its processing window, and it immediately discovered over a dozen files that it said were associated with the Toast application. I deleted them all. Upon re-installing Toast 10 and launching it, I was pleased to discover that iTrash succeeded in curing the problem. No unexpected quit upon launch. I went ahead to install Toast 12. No problem there, either. No dreaded "installation failed" at the end. I even installed Toast 11, so that I could have my choice of version, whenever I please. No problem there either. All the slices of Toast co-exist peacefully. The problem apparently was in some preference file, or setting, that iTrash located but which the "best bargain" on this website could not see. What are the lessons here? Don't be cheap. Free software is not always effective software. Pay for quality. Do comparison shopping. And, if you write reviews, do your damn homework, instead of naively and ignorantly praising a program without comparing to its competition. Engaging in behavior like that only serves to undermine your credibility on anything you write here.
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Version 3.1.2
larrymcj
27 July 2019
Has anyone done a comparison between iTrash and AppCleaner? Thanks!
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Version 4.3
3 answer(s)
Jason-Milles-76
Jason-Milles-76
01 August 2019
In my expirience Itrash always finds more files compared to Appcleaner. I ran them both for some time but now only use Itrash in favor of Appcleaner.
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larrymcj
larrymcj
16 August 2019
I just noticed this developer's website doesn't support https. I'm sorry, but I am not purchasing an app from someone who doesn't have a secure website in an age where 99.9% of the sites are secure.
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Greedyfranky
Greedyfranky
06 September 2019
https://www.osxbytes.com works fine here
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Version 4.3
Gazman
21 July 2019
I forget how long I've used iTrash for, several years at least, and it continues to be refined and updated without adding any bloat. This is a one trick pony, but it does it extremely well. Kudos to the developer.
Like (3)
Version 4.3
1 answer(s)
Fariborz
Fariborz
21 July 2019
I do agree with you. I’ve also been using it for ages and it has always functioned flawlessly. Can't think of a better way to remove those unwanted bits and pieces that the removed applications leave behind.
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Macinman
29 September 2018
I'll leave a comment first, then a review after I've used the app for a while. I decided to purchase iTrash today after being informed about a year or so ago that the developer of AppDelete passed away. While AppDelegte has been a faithful working app, and even now it was still working. I knew it would probably stop at some point. I've heard good things about iTrash, and I've used it a few times already, and it has worked well already. Will do a more complete review after I've used for a while, and can give a better comparison.
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Version 4.1.0
2 answer(s)
Richard in the Sun
Richard in the Sun
12 November 2018
I have both apps too.

But just to update you, AppDelete is still being updated. The original developers friend has taken over its maintenance and development.
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Macinman
Macinman
12 November 2018
I saw that right after I purchased iTrash. So, I'll just wait and see how often AppDelete gets update since it's been taken over now.

Really love iTrash though, and while AppDelete didn't stop working, iTrash has been a nice new app to try.
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LeroyMorrison
08 May 2018
An awesome uninstaller that finds tons of leftover files when I need to uninstall an app! I love the ability to have it also search for other items such as: Widgets, PrefPanes, Plugins, lost files, and LaunchDaemons & agents. It truly does find everything and remove anything else that is associated with it.
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Version 4.0.5
1 answer(s)
rogger100718
rogger100718
10 July 2018
<a href="https://iphonesupport.net/i-cloud-customer-support/">iCloud support number</a>
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Michael-Sebrecht
28 April 2018
I used ITrash a long time ago and switched to Appdelete two years ago because it was better. Because Appdelete development ceased, I was looking for an alternative again. As time goes, I gave ITrash another swing and see if it had been improved. I ran Appdelete and ITrash when removing apps and compared results. ITrash found equally or more files. Especially more cache files were found, some very big in sized. Back to ITrash and my old serial still worked. Good stuff.
Like (1)
Version 4.0.5
Sandra S.
21 February 2018
Works pretty good. Anyone knows if it is better than free AppCleaner app?
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Version 4.0.3
1 answer(s)
WisdomL0RD
WisdomL0RD
25 February 2018
In my experience ITrash always finds more related files. Appcleaner only finds the basic obvious linked files.
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DonkeyKong
16 December 2017
The ultimate uninstaller packing into a great UI. Top notch.
Like (2)
Version 4.0.2
jamesnico1980
06 December 2017
Fantastic tool to get rid of everything that comes along with applications. Works perfectly and have had no issues to date. I'd go so far to say this is the best uninstaller for mac !
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Version 4.0.2
Melis
03 December 2017
Very good tool to completely remove your applications from your system.
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Version 4.0.2
Big Johnson
03 December 2017
iTrash 4.0.2 release info: - Improved search algorithm. - Fixed issue updating the application list after removing app. - Fixed issue retrieving app icons.
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Version 4.0.2
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