TrashMe
TrashMe 2.1.6
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Uninstall your applications by deleting all related files.   Commercial ($6.99)
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TrashMe will help you in uninstalling your applications by deleting all related files (preferences, temp files...).
  • Drag and drop an application to uninstall it
  • Choose application to uninstall in a list
  • Uninstall other components (widget, pref pane...)
  • Protect default apps, opened apps or any other app
  • Smart mode to auto-detect app moved to trash
  • Manage a list of favorite apps and store registration info
  • Clean OS X caches
  • Force-empty trash
  • Delete junk files (Desktop.ini, Thumbs.db...)
  • QuickLook feature to get
What's New
Version 2.1.6:
  • Fixed issues occurring on OS X 10.9
  • Added a setting to auto-close TrashMe after deleting files
  • Improved algorithm for searching related files
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6.6 or later



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TrashMe User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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+5

SHRIMPS reviewed on 11 Dec 2012
I've tried many free and paid trash apps and compared them with TrashMe side by side. TrashMe was the one that I found to get rid of the most files. I love how it stays out of sight until I trash an app and then quickly disappears. It's very simple to use.
[Version 2.1.5]


burypromote
+2

+13

Steved reviewed on 10 Dec 2012
Like the next commentator, I too don't have the latest version of TrashMe, but the older (free) version works just fine on SL.

Years ago I compared all the free or trial ware uninstaller apps at that time and found TrashMe and iTrash to find the greatest number of associated files with the least amount of error.

I already purchased iTrash and it works fine. I assume the newest version of TrashMe also works fine, and if I didn't already have a great uninstaller app, I would probably buy this one.

As far as all the whiners complaining about developers wanting to earn a few dollars, "Get a life." If you don't want to pay for anything besides free, then don't, but please stop whining and downgrading ratings just because you're a cheapskate.

Seems to me that most small developer app prices have dropped dramatically within the past few years, and I can remember when the best rated uninstaller app cost about $20, and gas was about $2 a gallon.
[Version 2.1.5]


burypromote

+21
Rsmacupdate commented on 17 Nov 2012
I am not a TrashMe user. I am just looking at the various apps that perform this function.

I have an observation or two. There was to trial version to try it out. This made it impossible to compare with the other trials I was able to download. This preventing my further pursuit.

It also seems to not support Snow Leopard. There are, in some reports, more users on Snow Leopard than any other version. Even if this report is inaccurate, the users on SL are significant. Although I have both Lion and Mountain Lion, I prefer SL so this placed TrashMe out of the running for me.
[Version 2.1.4]


burypromote

+35

BlackMacX reviewed on 06 Aug 2012
Great little app, cleans out files related to applications you want to trash as well as Preference Panes, Dashboard Widgets and more. For the price, I know people have and will complain; but honestly, it is a great application and one that is well worth the money. If you want a freeware app, go for it; but don't be surprised (though commercial ware also can succumb too) if the application dies after awhile due to either lack of developer ability (either due to cost of keeping the application updated vs time it takes them to do the updating or whatever reason really) or lack of general user base support. I have used other similar applications prior to using TrashMe, loved them and then moved to TrashMe when it was freeware. I paid for the v2 upgrade as it is a good application, hasn't ever pooched my system and has added features that help me do my maintaining of my Mac.

The only issue I have really ever had with TrashMe is the TrashMe Helper application that frequently crashes on me. But that's not a serious issue (for me).
[Version 2.1.3]

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Jibapps (developer) replied on 07 Aug 2012
Thanks for your feedback. Are you sure the helper is crashing with latest version? This should not be the case anymore.
burypromote

+35
BlackMacX replied on 07 Aug 2012
I will email you separately with log output; but yes, it still is crashing with the latest version.
burypromote

+35
BlackMacX replied on 07 Aug 2012
I should clarify for both Jibapps and all users, that my crashing is likely due to the fact that I have my Saved Application State folder empty and locked so it isn't saved too. I don't like the folder's function/use and that is why I have it setup as it is. I have followed the safest, simplest method to keep it from being used.
burypromote
+3

+34
EudoraBryant commented on 01 Aug 2012
The free one no longer updates. I have changed to Appcleaner. Appcleaner is a very simple and useful application.
[Version 2.1.2]


burypromote
+2

+10

Max66 reviewed on 15 Apr 2012
I got the App when it was free. Now I see it is not longer free and only available from the App Store :-(

Technically, it is a very good App. However, now that it is no longer free and the free version no longer updated, I give a lower rating.
[Version 2.1.1]

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burypromote

+316
Dana Sutton replied on 01 Aug 2012
Couldn't agree more. Don't see why I ought to have to pay for a minor 0.0.X upgrade. Think I'll switch to another product.
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Jib (developer) replied on 06 Aug 2012
@Dana Sutton : as I may understand your point of view, TrashMe 2.X is not a minor upgrade. This is a different version from version 1.x that was free. Lot of improvements, new UI, new features.
burypromote

+35
BlackMacX replied on 06 Aug 2012
@Dana Sutton and Max66, have either of you really tried the application in it's new version? If you don't like it (having purchased it from the AppStore, you can get a refund). As Jib (the developer) noted, this isn't a minor upgrade and also putting a lower rating due to it no longer being freeware and being only available via the App Store isn't a reason to lower the rating.
@Dana Sutton: The developer is allowed to make money from their efforts and if you don't like it, find something else to use; but don't use that as justification for lowering the rating (without real backup proof that the app isn't fit for purpose)
**I am not defending the developer here, just noting that as a user, I think the $6.99 for the app is well worth it (considering that I use it probably 2-3 times a month (or more) to help keep things clean (along with some other apps, like Onyx (there is an app with paying for; and CarbonCopy Cloner (another freeware moved to commercial ware, that is great and well worth the $$)).
Make the choice that is right for you; rating though based on going from freeware to paid and for being only available in the AppStore really aren't (IMO) valid.
burypromote

+316
Dana Sutton replied on 06 Aug 2012
Jib, was Trashme renumbered from v. 1 to v. 2 at the same time it was moved to the Apple Store and made a paid app. If the answer is yes, then I apologize. If the answer is no, then I don't. There are a couple of other considerations here. First,as a consumer I am aware that because of Apple's sandboxing rules, it is possible that when an app. becomes distributed through the Store it will have LESS functionality, not more. Second, there are several freeware apps., not distributed through the store, that do essentially what this one does.
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Jibapps (developer) replied on 07 Aug 2012
@Dana Sutton : TrashMe 2 is not a renumbered version, but a new version, built from scratch. Many tools are now included (manage favorite apps, modify hidden system preferences, delete junk files, force empty Trash...), UI has been largely improved, and related files results too. And many other small improvements. Other competitors are more expensive (iTrash, AppZapper, AppDelete...).
burypromote

+48
Canisbos commented on 07 Nov 2011
Does TrashMe now find files in the following folders?

~/Library/Saved Application State
~/Library/Caches/com.apple.helpd/Generated"
~/Library/Preferences/SDMHelpData"

I used to use the old freeware version, and I noticed that these were the main areas where iTrash found files that TrashMe (freeware) did not.
[Version 2.1.1]


burypromote

+148
Hal2007 commented on 08 Aug 2011
Best of breed, hands down.

But, AppCleaner is free and good, too. I need an argument to buy it.

How about adding an archive feature, like AppDelete or CleanApp have? This killer feature would finally convince me to spend the money.
[Version 2.0.1]


burypromote

+14

GuerillaTech reviewed on 28 Jul 2011
TrashMe is my choice program when it comes to cleanly deleting apps. I upgraded to Lion, so I upgraded TrashMe as well. Overall, the app is a nice improvement. My only gripe is that it seems to have lost the ability to find and display orphaned files for deletion.
Is this feature truly gone, or am i missing it somewhere in the app?
If it is gone, are there any plans to add it back in the future?
[Version 2.0.1]

1 Reply

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Jib (developer) replied on 28 Jul 2011
The orphans feature will come back in future update, it was not fully ready for version 2.0. Thanks for your feedback and your patience!
burypromote
+2

+8

Cindi168 reviewed on 27 Jul 2011
I don't think it's fair to give this app a bad review based solely on its change of price. Developing an app is not cheap, if you want better support, frequent updates, that's the price you have to pay. Plus, the app is only under $10, it always amazes me how some people will spend thousands on a mac without thinking but will agaonize over spending $5 for an app.

So on with the review...

There's no shortage of uninstaller apps for mac, even with the ability to delete apps in launchpad, other files are leftover. I've used trashme since SL and it is in my opinion the best uninstaller for my needs. I've tried appzapper and appcleaner before using trashme on SL, the biggest problem i had with those apps was that they didn't find as many relevant files to delete as trashme. Not to mention appzapper is $13, unstable and crashes all the time, and hasn't received an update in over a year and a half. I did my research and wasn't interested in apps that ran in the background to monitor my trash because those tend to not play nice with apps that updated over sparkle, so I settled on trashme because it was free and it worked extremely well and received frequent updates.

Once I upgraded to Lion and found out trashme was updated to support it, I was happy but kind of bummed it is not free anymore. So I went back to the free appcleaner, but after using it, it kept finding extra and irrevelant files (i could just uncheck to not delete it but it was still annoying). Then I read the trashme developer's comment underneath and that convinced me to buy trashme (i paid the introductory price), and i'm glad i did.

The new UI is beautiful and fits with lion seamlessly, but more impressive is its function... it really finds all the right files to delete! It's nice that it also protects your favorite apps, can delete widgets and also has a smart delete function that monitors your trash for deleted apps and also removes the leftover files. I also like how the app is updated regularly, and you pay once to receive lifetime updates. One thing I'd like to point out is that it would be nice if the developer included the previous version for download for people still on SL or leopard. I really hope this app has a long lifespan and the developers continue to make this app even better, so lets support them by purchasing this app.

If you think the price is too much then there's plenty of other alternatives, but I think trashme is the best and $7 is not too much to ask for such a polished app.
[Version 2.0.1]

1 Reply

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Jib (developer) replied on 28 Jul 2011
Thanks for your feedback. Version 2.1 will be availale soon with some improvements and bug fixes. Major new features are on their way, so stay tuned! BTW, TrashMe 2.0 works on both Snow Leopard and Lion versions, as previous vesions.
burypromote

+20
Jolly_joker had trouble on 12 Jun 2011
problems detecting trashed apps. please fix it
[Version 1.5.2]


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Roro01 had trouble on 05 May 2010
As I wrote in my previous comment - as long as this application would not be able to find ALL the items belonging to the application to be trashed it will continue to be useless. The changes the developer made are merely cosmetic.
[Version 1.2.1]

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+3

+44
Jib (developer) replied on 06 May 2010
"Useless" is maybe a strong word... And changes are not only "cosmetic" ones. What I discovered is that TrashMe finds related files without any problem for software designed for Mac (I mean, software developped using Xcode tools, and respecting apple standards). For other software, it's harder to find related files, but with each version I'm trying to improve the search algorythm.
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Roro01 replied on 06 May 2010
Many thanks for your efforts to improve the search algorithm - this is exactly what this application needs. All the best. Hopefully, one day I would be able to rate it as five stars.
burypromote
-3
Roro01 had trouble on 22 Apr 2010
It can only search for related items in the user's library Application Support and Preferences. It cannot find items in the main HD library, invisible items and even items elsewhere in the user's library. Therefore, it is only useful for trashing simple small applications. This application would have been perfect if it could have searching abilities like the application Find Any File i.e if it could find items related to an application anywhere on the machine and whether visible or not.
[Version 1.1]

4 Replies

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+1

+44
Jib (developer) replied on 23 Apr 2010
Could you give me some examples of applications where TrashMe does not find all related files ? I'll try to improve searching feature. But I can't search all you hard drive, because it would take few minutes to get results (and people would complain that TrashMe is slow compared to other applications). Otherwise, next version will have a different UI and new features asked by many people.
burypromote
-1
Roro01 replied on 23 Apr 2010
Google SketchUp, GraphicConverter, Hugin, iStatPro and Switch - all have items in HD>Library>Application Support. Cenon which has items in HD>Library. It doesn't take Find Any File too long to search all the HD - try it. I use it regularly for trashing applications as it finds all the items, including invisible ones, and then you can drag the items to the trash directly from it's search results window.
burypromote
+2

+148
Hal2007 replied on 03 May 2010
A very nice feature of iTrash and AppDelete is the removal of Growl tickets. Could you please implement that, too?

TrashMe is great software, BTW. Please keep up the good work! And thanks for making it free.
burypromote
+2

+44
Jib (developer) replied on 06 May 2010
I'll look at Growl tickets and see what I can do to remove them (don't know anything about those tickets though).

christopher Slevin rated on 29 Apr 2013

[Version 2.1.5]



+8

Roes rated on 05 Nov 2012

[Version 2.1.4]



+35

DirkTheMenace rated on 17 Jun 2012

[Version 2.1.1]



kenneth sterne rated on 27 Aug 2011

[Version 2.1.1]



+54

Jason_Milles_76 rated on 08 Aug 2011

[Version 2.0.1]



-3

craigfin74 rated on 12 Apr 2011

[Version 1.5.2]



+71

Kzx72 rated on 30 Mar 2011

[Version 1.5.2]



+35

zitronenmelissa rated on 27 Mar 2011

[Version 1.5.2]



Pokey rated on 12 Mar 2011

[Version 1.5.2]



+20

Jolly_joker rated on 01 Mar 2011

[Version 1.5.1]


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TrashMe will help you in uninstalling your applications by deleting all related files (preferences, temp files...).
  • Drag and drop an application to uninstall it
  • Choose application to uninstall in a list
  • Uninstall other components (widget, pref pane...)
  • Protect default apps, opened apps or any other app
  • Smart mode to auto-detect app moved to trash
  • Manage a list of favorite apps and store registration info
  • Clean OS X caches
  • Force-empty trash
  • Delete junk files (Desktop.ini, Thumbs.db...)
  • QuickLook feature to get preview of related files
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