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Remove-It
Remove-It
1.0.9
4.3
0.0
Remove-It free download for Mac

Remove-It for Mac

05 June 2021

Remove unwanted files when uninstalling apps.

What is Remove-It for Mac

Remove-It 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
  • 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.
  • Scans inside folders for applications.
  • Protect default applications.
  • Protect custom applications and folders.
  • Protect related applications files (.plist, application support, ...)
  • Does not need Spotlight to be enabled.
  • Localized: English, Dutch, Polish, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Slovak, Turkish, Persian, and French.

What's new in Remove-It

Version 1.0.9:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
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ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Feb 10 2021
1.0.4
5.0
Feb 10 2021
5.0
Version: 1.0.4
This is kind of strange, but I'm almost positive that when I left my review on 1/24/21 (below) there were no other reviews posted. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered to note that Remove-It was the successor app to iTrash. (Which took me a while to figure out on my own.) Other reviewers (see MichaelHaeusler) had already made this clear. MacUpdate seems to have grafted the older reviews of iTrash onto Remove-It, which makes sense for the sake of continuity, and perhaps I left my review before that process was complete. Oddly enough, there is still nothing in Remove-It's description that mentions that is iTrash renamed. I just wonder if the developer was threatened with legal action for using the "iTrash" name, which evidently was used for a now long-gone and unsupported app by a different vendor. That vendor was "Circus Ponies," which I Googled, and which went out of business in 2016 after 13 years in operation. That original, now long defunct, "iTrash" still shows up in MacUpdate's search with a disclaimer saying it is no longer supported by its developer. (Really, MacUpdate, why bother keeping it here at all?) -SB
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Jan 24 2021
1.0.3
5.0
Jan 24 2021
5.0
Version: 1.0.3
In what must be the clumsiest rollout in history, Remove-It, version 1, has replaced the former iTrash, version 5, which has disappeared from MacUpdate -- except for an identically named ancient utility (from an evidently now defunct company called "Circus Ponies") last updated in 2013. If you open iTrash version 5 and click "Check for Updates," it tells you that version 6 is available. Nothing about Remove-It. The very name has been expunged from the developer's website -- no mention of the change in name and version. (Really guys? Is it that hard to send an email out to existing loyal customers and clue them in to the changes, instead of making them figure it out for themselves? At least it's a free update -- nothing to sneeze at.) The exception: if you attempt to download earlier versions of "Remove-It," they download as iTrash. Anyway, the good news (I hope) is that for its maiden run, the first app I had Remove-it remove was -- you guessed it -- iTrash 5. It found 9 files and dumped them. Not quite all, but that's why I also do a scan with Find Any File. I've always liked iTrash and I wish the developer, OsxBytes, of this program well. Four stars -- one knocked off for less than stellar customer communication on a major change like this. Next time, it'll be five stars. -SB
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jan 11 2021
1.0.2
5.0
Jan 11 2021
5.0
Version: 1.0.2
I was looking for a future-proof (i.e. arm64-ready) replacement for Synium's CleanApp, and Remove-It (formerly iTrash) is imho the best tool available. I also tested AppCleaner and AppDelete, but only Remove-It was able to match CleanApp's results. However, you need to be careful with Expert Mode… depending on the app you want to remove, some of the files in the results might not be associated with your app, and deleting those could cause problems. So you should use Expert Mode only if you really know the ins & outs of macOS, know what every file's role is etc. After deleting an app and its files with Remove-It, you should also consider manually searching your macOS volume for more remnants… I use Thomas Tempelmann's FindAnyFile, and I usually search for the app's bundle ID and display name, and sometimes FaF will detect additional files that Remove-It missed. Last, but not least, OSXBytes customer support is fantastic.
SpiessensMark
SpiessensMark
Jan 10 2021
1.0.1
5.0
Jan 10 2021
5.0
Version: 1.0.1
They did not only rename the app but made it even better. Ones in a while I test drive all uninstaller side by side and although iTrash already was on top of the game, this one reveals even more related filed in many occasions. Fantastic update and awesome app!
VLtom
VLtom
Jan 6 2021
1.0.0
5.0
Jan 6 2021
5.0
Version: 1.0.0
It is still incomprehensible that Apple does not build a decent way in macOS that when you delete an application, it automatically removes all related files as well. Anyway, as long as Apple does not provide this in its own OS, I highly recommend Remove-it! It is the only one that finds and removes almost every linked file. A really great tool
Hanssen-P
Hanssen-P
Jan 5 2021
1.0.0
5.0
Jan 5 2021
5.0
Version: 1.0.0
Nice to see the developer keeps this major update free. The devotion to keep it at its top level and friendly support is awesome to say the least. Best in its class and miles ahead to any comparable tool and competition. Thank you very much.
thinkman
thinkman
Jan 5 2021
1.0.0
1.0
Jan 5 2021
1.0
Version: 1.0.0
Bought this to replace AppDelete as it was running extremely slow under Catalina (10.15.7). Remove-it worked once until I clicked on "expert mode". That froze the App after the App notified me that Expert Mode might delete files unrelated to the App I'm trying to delete. I force-quite it, and when I opened it again, Remove-it took almost as long to collect the associated files as the defunct AppDelete. WTF!
Shallowp
Shallowp
Apr 20 2020
5.1.2
5.0
Apr 20 2020
5.0
Version: 5.1.2
I used App Cleaner in the past but recently this does not effectively removes the found files when running macOS 10.15 iTrash does find the same AND do remove the files. So jumped ship to iTrash. Great tool !
Gitte79
Gitte79
Apr 7 2020
5.1
5.0
Apr 7 2020
5.0
Version: 5.1
My go-to app for removing applications. v5.1 finally fixed the problem with not removing files in the temp folders. Kudos to the devs for keeping this uptodate for Catalina.
MaxWilders
MaxWilders
Apr 6 2020
5.1
5.0
Apr 6 2020
5.0
Version: 5.1
iTrash is by very far the best uninstaller and for Catalina the only that removes all related files of the application you want to remove. All others similar apps do not work right with Catalina. recommended
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • ARM
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
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