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5.0.3
11 November 2019

Remove unwanted files when uninstalling apps.

Gary-box
05 October 2019

Most helpful

Very good uninstaller, in fact it's by far the best. Sadly it doesn't work in macOS Catalina. It does find the files but when you ask to delete them, some files aren't deleted at all without any warning. Hope the devs does fix this in the near future.
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Version 4.3.1

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Macinman
13 November 2019
This is a review of the Developer's Service, and a note to Macupdate. 5.0.2 had Ghost mode break this morning, and the dev gave me a beta to try which fixed the problem. Checking the site, while the info still says 5.0.2, the download, downloads the 5.0.3 version that fixes the problem. So, it appears it has been publicly released. thanks for the excellent service and response time.
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Version 5.0.2
1 answer(s)
Viktor MacUpdate
Viktor MacUpdate
14 November 2019
Thank you for letting us know about this! We updated this page in accordance with your comment. Your help is very much appreciated! If there are any other updates we did not catch up on yet, please let us know in the corresponding app's comment section or reach us out at support@macupdate.com.
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Version 5.0.3
Steven-Sky
13 November 2019
In my experience the best tool to remove applications.
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Version 5.0.2
Sigil
11 November 2019
I purchased this software 1/19 and now I have to pay for a paid upgrade 10 months later! No, thanks.
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Version 5.0.1
Steeps-Patrick
18 October 2019
I have been using this successfully for many many years and it always serves me well. Very useful app to delete unnecessary files when you delete an app.
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Version 5.0.0
Fariborz
18 October 2019
Has always been a faithful software for deleting all those bits and pieces left by deleted applications and now with the advent of Catalina it still remains the most trusted software for this purpose. I eagerly paid the small fee to upgrade to version 4 and have never been more pleased to do so. Thanks. Fariborz AMIRSHAHI - Verona (Italy)
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Version 5.0.0
Christa-1980
17 October 2019
Thank you very much for the new version. All the problems I reported regarding Catalina have all been solved. iTrash is back my favorite uninstall tool. Must have app.
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Version 5.0.0
Liam-
17 October 2019
Kudos to the devs for this update! Finally removes the selected files in Catalina.
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Version 5.0.0
Ozzymo
17 October 2019
Version 5.0 is out now that says it is compatible with Catalina. It was a 4 Euro upgrade to the old version. After upgrading it is still not 100% compatible with Catalina. Ghost mode will not stay enabled after closing the program. And it took a complete uninstall and reinstall before the registration would stick. Hopefully they can put out a true Catalina compatible update quick.
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Version 5.0.0
Gary-box
05 October 2019
Very good uninstaller, in fact it's by far the best. Sadly it doesn't work in macOS Catalina. It does find the files but when you ask to delete them, some files aren't deleted at all without any warning. Hope the devs does fix this in the near future.
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Version 4.3.1
1 answer(s)
Osxbytes
Osxbytes
05 October 2019
We are aware of the problem when running macOS 10.15 and are working on a solution. The problem is that macOS 10.15 has built in more safeguards to protect some files. As a result, we need to implement a different way of effectively erasing files on user request. We try to have a new major version ready when macOS 10.15 is available.
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Version 4.3.1
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.
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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.
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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.
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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
nnbbtar
25 November 2017
I was under the impression that I would be able to PERMANENTLY delete unwanted emails with ITrash, but obviously I was mistaken! All erased mails end up in my Archived mails! This is driving me crazy!
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Version 4.0.1
2 answer(s)
Osxbytes
Osxbytes
27 November 2017
Not sure what you meant with '... delete unwanted emails ..'
iTrash is for removing apps and local related files.
If you are referring to removing an app like Mail, it will remove the associated files, including mails, on your system. Of course it will not remove files on your server.
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iMacWare
iMacWare
29 December 2017
lol fail
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Herbert-Albrecht
12 November 2017
A great peace of software. It works very fine. I compared it with Clean May Mac and it seems iTrash just works better..
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Version 4.0.1
cliveH
08 November 2017
Hmmm -- just bought iTrash but got the message: 'There was a problem connecting to the server "name". The server may not exist or it is unavailable at this time. Check the server name or IP address, check your network connection, and then try again.' I'm investigating the cause, which I realise isn't initiated by iTrash. However, I can't find an iTrash Help facility, or a manual. Is it in front of me and I just can't see it?
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Version 4.0.1
IngeMortier
08 October 2017
Best in its class.
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Version 4.0.0.B9
VLtom
29 September 2017
Nice to see the developer keeps major updates completely free. The devotion to keep it at its top level and friendly support is awesome to say the least. Thank you very much.
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Version 4.0.0.B9
Big Johnson
27 September 2017
This isn't an endorsement for iTrash, but at least today it whooped ass on AppDelete and TrashMe.

I uninstalled the Monit app/widget.

AppDelete found 32 items, most of which were only listed because they include "monit" in their names.
Things like com.apple.ActivityMonitor, Activity Monitor.app and several Little Snitch Network Monitor files.


Next I used TrashMe, which found 23 files. It also listed many Little Snitch and other files, but omitted some of the Activity Monitor ones (it still listed Activity Monitor files in the /private/var folder).

Lastly I used iTrash, which found only 12 files. But four of those were not Monit-related either. It found "Little Snitch Network Monitor.log" and three Apple files in /private/var.


Heed this warning to closely inspect the files that any app-remover wants to delete.

And as you can see, not all removers are equal. It pays (well, YOU pay) to use more than one to compare results before removal.
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Version 4.0.0.B9
pettifogger0712
24 September 2017
The best "uninstaller" available for macOS by far and at a very reasonable price...the free upgrade to v.4 for v.3 users is the cherry on top :-)
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Version 4.0.0.B9
WetNet
17 September 2017
Download links to B9 but the "about" says B8. Get info says B9... Which is it Osxbytes?!
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Version 4.0.0.B9
Jason-Milles-76
16 September 2017
My go-to tool for removing applications. Always does a fine job in finding linked files and folders. A big thank you to the developers for making this a free upgrade. Great job.
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Version 4.0.0.B9
Bleech-Jef
01 August 2017
Using this for years and now a new major and it's a free upgrade ! Now that's what I call customer support. Thank you for this great app.
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Version 4.0.0.B5
Sixbillships
28 July 2017
I worked with the developer to help identify what might be causing the slowdown I experienced and the latest beta 5 is now working as fast as ever.
Kudos!
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Version 4.0.0.B5
Pat-Geerts
27 July 2017
I could spit outside and hit nine just like this but iTrash clearly is a winner among uninstaller tools. It’s simple to use, easy hidden as a background service and looks business.
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Version 4.0.0.B1
Sixbillships
25 July 2017
Not ready for public testing, IMHO. Extremely slow when searching - almost appears as if the app is hung. Then very slow to quit out of the app. Big step backward in performance. Reverted back to v. 3.X.X
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Version 4.0.0.B1
1 answer(s)
Osxbytes
Osxbytes
25 July 2017
Thank you for your feedback. v4 is in alpha and beta for about 6 months and feedback until now is very positive. The public beta is very stable, the main reason why we released it so users can already benefit from it.

It therefore surprises us the search was slower on your system. Can you please contact us at info@osxbytes.com so we can look into your issue in more detail.
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IroniMAC
12 March 2017
Excellent software and I appreciate the friendly support offered. Best uninstall app bar none.
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Version 3.6.7
Bleech-Jef
16 February 2017
Terrific app and great customer support. Recommended.
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Version 3.6.6
Hendricx
10 February 2017
An excellent uninstall app, automatic appears when you drop apps in the bin and removes all related files at the press of a button.
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Version 3.6.3
Osxbytes
08 February 2017
Dear Customers,

We highly recommend updating to iTrash 3.6.4 (MU listing hasn't updated to 3.6.4 yet).
This fixed an important issue that prevented to find related files that it did found in v3.5 (call it a serious regression bug). iTrash is now again on par or better then comparable apps. ;-)

Any questions? Please send us a mail to info@osxbytes.com
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Version 3.6.3
Greedyfranky
05 February 2017
I used Appcleaner for years and always thought it was the best free app to remove files. For some reason Appcleaner doesn’t always effectively removed the plist files although it was listed in Appcleaner and checked for removal. When rebooting sometimes plist files were still present. I Googled about this and found out that the latest Mac OS X versions caches the plist files in memory and rewrite them when they are physically removed. That explained the problem. I wanted to know if similar apps like Appcleaner had the same problem. Tried AppDelete, Apptrap, iTrash, and CleanMyMac. Only Apptrap, iTrash and CleanMyMac took care of the cache plist files too. After rebooting the plist files are gone, at least I could not find them anymore. I have to add an important note here: mostly plist files are removed in any case with any uninstaller. It’s just sometimes it doesn’t with Appcleaner and Appdelete. Although not 100% proof, I also figured out that when the files removed with the apps have the ‘Put Back’ option enabled are removed correctly. If this option is not enabled, it is a hit and miss for some reason. For the time being I have switched to iTrash because I like the small footprint UI it has. I’m considering to buy CleanMyMac too. It is a bit expensive but has many nice features like cleaning up the whole system.
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Version 3.6.1
3 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
06 February 2017
Last night I uninstalled some unneeded apps.

Hardware Monitor: iTrash found 5 files, AppDelete found 7.
Helium: iTrash found 3 files, AppDelete found 5.


To compare the two further, I dragged some random apps into iTrash and AppDelete just to see how many files were found in each.

Chrome: iTrash 8, AppDelete 6.
Drive Genius: 6 each.
SuperDuper!: 4 each.
ChronoSync: 8 each.
Bartender: iTrash 3, Appdelete 4.
TechTool Pro: iTrash 3, AppDelete 4.
AudioHijack: iTrash 5, AppDelete 6.
Little Snitch: iTrash 7, AppDelete 8.


In nearly every case AppDelete found the same or more files.
Only once did it find less.
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Osxbytes
Osxbytes
14 February 2017
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rogger100718
rogger100718
10 July 2018
[iCloud support number](https://iphonesupport.net/i-cloud-customer-support/)
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Big Johnson
30 January 2017
DO NOT under any circumstances even consider using the "expert" mode! It’s as much of an expert as I am at astrophysics.

I uninstalled an app today named M3 Drive Mounter (it sucks).
AppDelete found 6 files, iTrash found 5.

Just to see if it would find the missing file, I switched to expert mode.
This time the only file found relating to the app was the app itself - the other 4 files previously listed were MIA. But 17 other unrelated files were found.

Obviously the "expert" thinks that any file that includes any part of the app’s name must be related, because all the found files include the word "drive" somewhere in their name:

DriveDX
DriveGenius
USBOverdrive
com.apple.driver.AppleHIDMouse.plist
com.apple.driver.AppleIRController.plist
com.WirelessDriver.pkg.plist
fi.dungeon.SATSMARTDriver.bom
etc.
etc.
etc.


Simply calling yourself an expert does not make you one!
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Version 3.6.1
12 answer(s)
Big Johnson
Big Johnson
30 January 2017
I just removed another app installed earlier today.

Again AppDelete found 6 files and iTrash only found 5. It found one folder in private/var/folders but missed another.

AppDelete doesn’t ALWAYS find more files, but often does.
However, its Genius function is as useless as iTrash’s Expert mode.
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joe-exp
joe-exp
31 January 2017
Compulsive moaner!
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
01 February 2017
Another failure today.

I installed an app 20 minutes ago and gave it a whirl.
Didn’t like it so I dragged it into AppDelete and iTrash.

AppDelete found 7 files, iTrash found 5.

There were times in the past when iTrash found more, but it seems to be consistently inferior to AD now.
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Osxbytes
Osxbytes
02 February 2017
@Big Johnson:
Thank you for your ongoing reports. Sadly, they do not help us to fix/improve things. So please get in touch with us at info@osxbytes.com so we can look into this in detail.

About Expert Mode:
When switch on Expert Mode the first time, it clearly warns users with a popup it can find unrelated files and you need to verify those. Thats why it is called Expert Mode - you need to check some files manually.

So again, contact us at info@osxbytes.com and we will help you asap.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
02 February 2017
But your "expert" mode is WORSE then the regular mode!
It often fails to find files that were found in regular mode.

If it were truly "expert," it would be much more accurate than regular mode and wouldn’t flag every file that contains part of the name of the app being removed.

BTW, every definition of "expert" I looked at defines it as being a HUMAN attribute, because it’s a special skill or knowledge derived from training or experience.
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Osxbytes
Osxbytes
02 February 2017
Please contact us at info@osxbytes.com if you really want to help.
Reason, we do not read MU daily/regularly nor is MU a helpdesk for OSXBytes products.
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Osxbytes
Osxbytes
08 February 2017
Please try iTrash 3.6.4 and do your 'tests' again. We fixed an important regression issue. iTrash should back be on track now.

If you have any question, please contact us at info@osxbytes. com
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
14 February 2017
Obviously you DIDN’T fix the regression in 3.6.4, because 3.6.5 was released which clams IT fixed it, along with fixing several other issues as well.

Didn’t you test it?

I tried v3.6.4 for removing one app, and AppDelete still beat it. No wonder if you never actually fixed the problem. How can I be assured it’s been fixed this time?

For now I’ll continue using AppDelete.
Maybe when you get to 4.0 you’ll have ironed out the kinks. Or maybe AppDelete will remain superior, time will tell.
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Osxbytes
Osxbytes
14 February 2017
Interesting, we did tests with all the apps you previously mentioned and iTrash always found the same or more files. We did fix an important issue with getting the Bundle ID that prevented to find some more files.

Which 'one' app did you try to remove that Appdelete gave more files?

Could you also explain why you did not contact us at info@osxbytes.com? As said, MU is not our helpdesk. It would be very highly appreciated if you contact us directly. We asked this very polite, not?
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
14 February 2017
Soulver.
iTrash 9, AppDelete 10.
I was shocked at the number of files installed for a calculator!

I didn’t contact you because I’m not asking for support.
Do you understand that this section is for user comments?

I’m posting about my experience using the software to help others make an informed decision.

There are many uninstallers available, and choosing one can be difficult.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
14 February 2017
"we did tests with all the apps you previously mentioned and iTrash always found the same or more files."

Seriously?

You actually installed and used all these apps?
Audio Hijack, Bartender, Chrome, ChronoSync, Drive Genius, Hardware Monitor, Helium, Little Snitch, M3 Drive Mounter, SuperDuper!, TechTool Pro

And you’re surprised you had different results?
You don’t even know which OS I’m using or which versions of the apps.

Your reply seems to indicate you’re unaware that apps may create more or fewer files depending on which features are used.
For example, TechTool can install an optional pane in System Preferences.
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Osxbytes
Osxbytes
14 February 2017
Yes, we did install about all of them (maybe skipped one that needs a payment - thats possible). We install a lot of apps (and I mean A LOT) on our test system to test iTrash which is obvious the only way to test drive iTrash. atm we use OSX10.8 and macOS 10.12 because there are differences between OS X (about nill between 10.6 and 10.9) and macOS.
As you found out, with 3.6.1 we also noticed iTrash missed mostly one file (Script) which was resolved in 3.6.3. On top if this, reading the Bundle ID of some apps was also broken and fixed in 3.6.4
3.6.5 fixed something not related to the search engine.

Again thank you for your in-depth testing and thoughful friendly comments, it only made iTrash better. Please, keep your comments coming so we can improve it all the time. Kudos
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Thomas1977
01 January 2017
Kudos for adding the awesome ID-touch feature ! Miles ahead of any other uninstaller.
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Version 3.6
JacobsG
15 October 2016
In my experience iTrash is the uninstall master by far. Always finding more linked files compared to any equivalent tool. As far as I know it's the only supporting the macOS trash put back feature. Makes it very easy to replace files to its original location. Must have tool.
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Version 3.5.1
Staps Fanny
01 August 2016
Aha, the sweet question ‘Do you need an uninstaller’ for OSX? :) In my quest to find out if this is the case I used 3 popular apps for a couple of weeks: Appdelete, iTrash and Appcleaner. Whenever I removed an application, mostly after testing the application, I ran the above mentioned uninstallers. Noteworthy, I did not used iTrash background feature named Ghost mode and always manually dragged the apps into the uninstallers. After approx. one month I can already answer the main question: Yes, it is useful to have an uninstaller for OSX. To my surprise it found many files and sometimes huge folders with large amount of data. They are harmless but do take a bite on your storage size. Some apps also scatter launchagents and launchdemons. Removing those can have an effect on boot times. Now which tool is the best? I would say both Appdelete and iTrash did found equally amount of files. In some case iTrash did found more effectively related files and when switching to the expert mode it rarely found even more related files. But this mode needs to be used with caution. It was a surprise that the very popular Appcleaner always, yes always, found less files. On top, Appcleaner never found the related launchagents and launchdemons files. It is free though. Should you use an uninstaller? Well, if you don’t mind losing MBs or GBs of storage and don’t mind having unnessasary launchagents and launchdemons files, you don’t. If you want to maintain a clean system, you definitely need such tool. In that case I recommend trying out Appdelete or iTrash. They both offer a free trial period. The next sweet question: Why-o-why doesn’t Apple provides us such tool by default? :)
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Version 3.5
Dellsuxx
11 July 2016
iTrash is the most accurate and thorough app cleaner I have used on my mac but for last two years have been having trouble registering this app on old iMac as well as new iMac iTrash refuses to accept License key and I'm at wits end! Is anybody else having this problem?
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Version 3.4.3
Haliomaster
25 May 2016
Want to uninstall apps and catching all related files? iTrash is about your best bet. Of course there are free alternatives but not one comes close. It is on my 'Must_Install_App' list. Great app !
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Version 3.4.1
AlexHughy
04 April 2016
Two words: Best Uninstaller. 'nuff said. :-)
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Version 3.4.0
ben-stamp
31 March 2016
I gave all high rated uninstall utilities at Macupdate.com a run for several days side-by-side and see which one delivers. It was clear that the iTrash utility is miles ahead of the competition. It always found more program leftovers or at least equally the same amount. The tiny and simple layout is a bonus for me. Great tool !!
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Version 3.4.0
Thomas1977
10 January 2016
Well ahead of any other uninstall app. Always finds most linked files.
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Version 3.4.0
arcade.points
22 October 2015
Sleek and streamlined gui making iTrash a breeze to use. It finds the same and sometimes more related files than any other uninstaller. Very highly recommended tool.
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Version 3.3.2
salvatorereda6717
17 October 2015
dopo aver usato itrash ho controllato su easyfind e ho trovato molti residui non eliminati
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Version 3.3.2
1 answer(s)
Dellsuxx
Dellsuxx
11 July 2016
after using itrash easyfind I checked and I found many residues not eliminated. Translated from Italian to English.
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Thomas1977
04 October 2015
My all time fav uninstaller and as far as I know the only who capture the new caching files in El Capitan ! Works as advertised - highly recommended.
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Version 3.3.1
BobUN
05 September 2015
Hélas pas traduit en français
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Version 3.3.0
1 answer(s)
lurkingremlin
lurkingremlin
05 October 2015
Peuchère ;)
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