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Remove-It
Remove-It
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Remove unwanted files when uninstalling apps.

4.3
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Remove-It 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 version 1.4.1

Updated on Feb 23 2024

  • Improved search algorithm
  • Faster searching large folders.
View older Remove-It updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

42.4 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.osxbytes.com/

Downloads

116544

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • OS X 10.11 or later
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DonkeyKong
DonkeyKong
Aug 24 2023
1.3.4
5.0
Aug 24 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.4
Been using this for many years. Always comes out as the winner in a comparison with the free Appcleaner. Remove it almost always finds more related files.
honestone33
honestone33
Jul 2 2023
1.3.3
0.0
Jul 2 2023
0.0
Version: 1.3.3
OK, seems we have 3 "similar" programs for performing these tasks: Remove-It, App Cleaner (note the space between the p and C, and AppCleaner). Here are links for AppCleaner and App Cleaner: AppCleaner: https://freemacsoft.net/appcleaner/ App Cleaner: https://nektony.com/mac-app-cleaner Each of them has their "fans" (I like and use AppCleaner). I wonder which one is the best. As I remarked in my post below in March 2023, while AppCleaner might not find every file associated with an application being removed/deleted, I then use EasyFind (another superior program) to find and remove the rest of those files that AppCleaner missed. I still am willing to bet that both Remove-It and App Cleaner also do not find every file. It would be beneficial if there was a comparison of the 3 programs. One significant difference, though, is that AppCleaner is free, but neither Remove0It or App Cleaner are.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jul 2 2023
1.3.3
5.0
Jul 2 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.3
One of 3 bests. Other are TrashMe and Donemax. Remove-It also one of the very few uninstallers that work on Silicon Mac. Superior software.
CloudB
CloudB
Jun 30 2023
1.3.3
5.0
Jun 30 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.3
Top notch app for removing leftover files when deleting apps. Highly recommended.
iMac Apps
iMac Apps
Apr 30 2023
1.3.2
5.0
Apr 30 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
As far as removing applications, this is nearly as good as CleanMyMac's uninstaller.
YHC
YHC
Apr 9 2023
1.3.2
1.0
Apr 9 2023
1.0
Version: 1.3.2
If there is an app in the Trash, after you did "Empty the Trash", you could usually see a "gmatevents" process is using a very high CPU usage for a while (a few minutes). The following is the same issue posted by other user in 2012. I can't believe this issue still exists for 11 years (2023): https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3852812
Polak
Polak
Mar 24 2023
1.3.2
5.0
Mar 24 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
Simple but very efficient to remove apps from your system. I did find a bug but it was quickly fixed by the developer. I can only recommend this.
honestone33
honestone33
Mar 18 2023
1.3.2
0.0
Mar 18 2023
0.0
Version: 1.3.2
I've been using the excellent freeware program AppCleaner for a number of years, and it has always worked well. The company (FreeMacSoft) keeps it up to date. It does not find every file associated with a program one is removing (I am just about certain that is true for other such software, including Remove-it), but that is not an issue with me, as I just then use another excellent free program, EasyFind, to locate the remaining files. AppCleaner and EasyFind, a definite winning combination!
Bart-Pans
Bart-Pans
Mar 10 2023
1.3.0
5.0
Mar 10 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.0
I have been using this for years and am very satisfied with it. Very easy to use and always finds the most linked files compared to the other tools. Also, the developer is very friendly and helpful. So I can warmly recommend this tool.
TomLoredo
TomLoredo
Feb 22 2023
1.3.0
0.0
Feb 22 2023
0.0
Version: 1.3.0
I moved to Remove-It from AppDelete, which always worked well but unfortunately was abandoned. It has a similar interface and methodology. However, I've grown increasingly unhappy with Remove-It. It never operated as well as AppDelete. It does not "package" its deleted content in the way AppDelete did (which made it easy to reverse a removal when necessary). In the last year or so, it has been finding increasingly many app components to delete that should *not* be deleted (because they actually belong to another app, or a newer version of the deleted app). And it has been leaving behind material that should be deleted. Just today, I used it to remove an app that installs components that cause Apple's osascript scripting engine to fail. It removed the app and several of its components, but it failed to identify the offending component as belonging to the app. I had to locate and delete it manually. My advice: Either look elsewhere, or be very cautious using Remove-It—inspect its file removal list very carefully. That will require that you know a bit about how apps work under-the-covers. That's the kind of knowledge that Remove-It should ideally *not* require its users to have.
Macs007
Macs007
Apr 1 2022
1.2.0
5.0
Apr 1 2022
5.0
Version: 1.2.0
I have been using RemoveIT (formerly itrash) for more than 5 years now and I am still very satisfied. I often test other apps and if I don't like them, I can easily remove them. All linked files are easily and quickly removed. Definitely worth a try, if you haven't done so already.
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Mar 19 2022
1.2.0
0.0
Mar 19 2022
0.0
Version: 1.2.0
Now has this constantly repeating message when I try to uninstall an app: "This application uses unregistered plugins from Monkeybread Software. Please inform the developer of this application that they need to purchase a license from Monkeybread Software to remove this message. Thank you. (Picture: Icon, Version 21.4 from Sep 5 2021, Process ID: 12821)"
JamesHarrisPhoto
JamesHarrisPhoto
Nov 24 2021
1.1.2
0.0
Nov 24 2021
0.0
Version: 1.1.2
Since the tragic ending of AppDelete, Remove-It has been the best and most complete app deletion tool I've tested.
IroniMAC
IroniMAC
Sep 15 2021
1.1.1
5.0
Sep 15 2021
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
Best in its class.
Stephen-Fry
Stephen-Fry
Sep 11 2021
1.1.0
5.0
Sep 11 2021
5.0
Version: 1.1.0
Remove It (formerly known as iTrash) is for me still the best way to uninstall applications. Occasionally I use other uninstallers to see if there are better tools on the market, but Remove It almost always returns the most linked files. Happy with it for sure.
zlazkow
zlazkow
Aug 20 2021
1.0.9
5.0
Aug 20 2021
5.0
Version: 1.0.9
Before deleting a certain application using Remove-it, I also checked Trashme which I use most often. Trashme found 11 files 89.5 MB, Remove-it found 10 files 35.2 MB. Trashme found 4 files with 1 KB each, Remove-it found only one 1 KB file. 2 zero kb files with Trashme, one zero kb file found by Remove-it. Remove-it lists the biggest file as application file at 23 MB. Trashme lists the same file at 79 MB, which is the actual size shown in Finder. So, this is a question, not review. Why Remove-it lists the certain application file at 23 MB, and not 79 MB ? (Both list same one 10 MB file in Containers).
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!
fallenflower
fallenflower
Sep 21 2023
1.3.4
1.0
Sep 21 2023
1.0
Version: 1.3.4
iMac Apps
iMac Apps
Aug 28 2023
1.3.4
5.0
Aug 28 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.4
DonkeyKong
DonkeyKong
Aug 24 2023
1.3.4
5.0
Aug 24 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.4
zlazkow
zlazkow
Jul 2 2023
1.3.3
5.0
Jul 2 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.3
CloudB
CloudB
Jun 30 2023
1.3.3
5.0
Jun 30 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.3
YHC
YHC
Apr 8 2023
1.3.2
1.0
Apr 8 2023
1.0
Version: 1.3.2
Polak
Polak
Mar 24 2023
1.3.2
5.0
Mar 24 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.2
Bart-Pans
Bart-Pans
Mar 10 2023
1.3.0
5.0
Mar 10 2023
5.0
Version: 1.3.0
Dcannis
Dcannis
Nov 26 2022
1.3.0
5.0
Nov 26 2022
5.0
Version: 1.3.0
Macs007
Macs007
Apr 1 2022
1.2.0
5.0
Apr 1 2022
5.0
Version: 1.2.0
IroniMAC
IroniMAC
Sep 15 2021
1.1.1
5.0
Sep 15 2021
5.0
Version: 1.1.1
Stephen-Fry
Stephen-Fry
Sep 11 2021
1.1.0
5.0
Sep 11 2021
5.0
Version: 1.1.0
ShotBlocker
ShotBlocker
Feb 10 2021
5.0
Feb 10 2021
5.0
Version: null
MichaelHaeusler
MichaelHaeusler
Jan 11 2021
5.0
Jan 11 2021
5.0
Version: null
SpiessensMark
SpiessensMark
Jan 10 2021
5.0
Jan 10 2021
5.0
Version: null
VLtom
VLtom
Jan 6 2021
5.0
Jan 6 2021
5.0
Version: null
Hanssen-P
Hanssen-P
Jan 5 2021
5.0
Jan 5 2021
5.0
Version: null
thinkman
thinkman
Jan 5 2021
1.0
Jan 5 2021
1.0
Version: null
Shallowp
Shallowp
Apr 20 2020
5.0
Apr 20 2020
5.0
Version: null
Gitte79
Gitte79
Apr 7 2020
5.0
Apr 7 2020
5.0
Version: null
MaxWilders
MaxWilders
Apr 6 2020
5.0
Apr 6 2020
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-lynx-5546
anonymous-lynx-5546
Apr 6 2020
1.0
Apr 6 2020
1.0
Version: null
Macinman
Macinman
Nov 13 2019
5.0
Nov 13 2019
5.0
Version: null
Stuward
Stuward
Nov 13 2019
5.0
Nov 13 2019
5.0
Version: null
Sigil
Sigil
Nov 11 2019
1.0
Nov 11 2019
1.0
Version: null
StpsPatrick
StpsPatrick
Oct 18 2019
5.0
Oct 18 2019
5.0
Version: null
Fariborz
Fariborz
Oct 18 2019
5.0
Oct 18 2019
5.0
Version: null
Christa_Moal
Christa_Moal
Oct 17 2019
5.0
Oct 17 2019
5.0
Version: null
Liam-
Liam-
Oct 17 2019
5.0
Oct 17 2019
5.0
Version: null
Gary-box
Gary-box
Oct 5 2019
5.0
Oct 5 2019
5.0
Version: null
TDark555
TDark555
Jul 22 2019
5.0
Jul 22 2019
5.0
Version: null
Gazman
Gazman
Jul 21 2019
5.0
Jul 21 2019
5.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
May 27 2019
5.0
May 27 2019
5.0
Version: null
Screentom
Screentom
May 23 2019
4.5
May 23 2019
4.5
Version: null
bpelka
bpelka
Apr 26 2019
5.0
Apr 26 2019
5.0
Version: null
Greedyfranky
Greedyfranky
Dec 16 2018
5.0
Dec 16 2018
5.0
Version: null
F-John-Cianci
F-John-Cianci
Oct 1 2018
4.5
Oct 1 2018
4.5
Version: null
LeroyMorrison
LeroyMorrison
May 8 2018
5.0
May 8 2018
5.0
Version: null
Michael-Sebrecht
Michael-Sebrecht
Apr 28 2018
5.0
Apr 28 2018
5.0
Version: null
Edelheid
Edelheid
Mar 27 2018
0.5
Mar 27 2018
0.5
Version: null
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