Remove-It
Remove-It
1.0.2

4.3

Remove-It free download for Mac

Remove-It

11 January 2021

Remove unwanted files when uninstalling apps.

Overview

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 1.0.2:
  • Remove-It 1.x is a free update for all registered iTrash 5.x users.
  • Totally rewritten search code.
  • Much improved search algorithm.
  • Faster searching files.
  • Added NSScrollView for the App Lister window.
  • Some GUI tweaks.
  • Improved Lost Files feature.
  • Fixed issue calculating folder size.
  • Fixed some issues when running on Apple Silicon.
  • Now optimised for macOS 11 Why did we change the name iTrash to Remove-It ?
  • There is another app named iTrash. Although we were first naming our app iTrash, it was confusing nevertheless.
  • A long time ago it was customary to give an app the prefix ‘i'. Apple has stopped doing this so we think it's a good idea to get rid of it too. :)
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5
Shallowp
20 April 2020
Version: 5.1.2

Most helpful

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 !
(2)
5
MichaelHaeusler
11 January 2021
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.
(0)
5
SpiessensMark
10 January 2021
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!
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5
VLtom
06 January 2021
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
(0)
5
Hanssen-P
05 January 2021
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.
(0)
1
thinkman
05 January 2021
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!
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5
Shallowp
20 April 2020
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 !
(2)
5
Gitte79
07 April 2020
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.
(1)
5
MaxWilders
06 April 2020
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
(1)
1
anonymous-lynx-5546
06 April 2020
Version: 5.1
It doesn't work right, sizes are not show correctly and it finds unrelated files. iGarbage would be a better name. Also developer abandoned older OS'es. Time to find something better.
(0)
TomJ2166
26 March 2020
Version: 5.0.3
Version 4.3.1 : Beter hands off . Freezes my computer several times. Tries to erase all kinds of files not related to what I want to delete. Better trash iTrash.
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11.0 or later
License: 
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