AppBolish
AppBolish
1.5.2

2.4

AppBolish free download for Mac

AppBolish

1.5.2
23 December 2015

Thoroughly uninstall apps.

Overview

AppBolish is a thorough app uninstallation solution.

Dragging apps to the Trash can leave numerous caches, logs, and support files littered all over the hard drive. This clogs up valuable disk space! Every app is analyzed, after which AppBolish begins to deeply scan the computer for all related items and presents a final list for review before removal.

What's new in AppBolish

Version 1.5.2:
  • Minor bug fixes

4 AppBolish Reviews

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Big Johnson
24 September 2014

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I found a bug that users should be aware of. Because this is a critical bug that can delete your settings, and because AppBolish does a HORRIBLE job of uninstalling, I will only give 1/2 star. And IMO the $40 price is at least double what it should be IF it worked correctly, which it doesn't. BEWARE: I tried AppBolish because it says it can find leftovers from uninstalled apps. It found 43 plist files, one savedstate folder and one folder in Application Support. Almost ALL of the preference files it thought were leftovers actually belong to installed apps! In fact one of the apps I just installed a few hours ago and ran once to test. Good thing I didn't just allow AppBolish to clean everything indiscriminately! Then I tested the uninstaller by dragging several apps into it and also into AppDelete. I found the uninstaller does a VERY POOR job. For the first app, AppBolish found 3 files, AppDelete found 7. Then I dragged App Store into both apps. AppBolish found 6 files, AppDelete found 12 (five at root level in /private/var/). I don't want all that junk left behind when I uninstall! Then I dragged a simple app in (only the app and its pref file). AppBolish only found the app, AppDelete found both files. Then I dragged Cocktail into both, AppBolish found 4 files, AppDelete found 6. As you can see, AppBolish missed files in every instance. AppBolish also does not show file paths, so it's very difficult to go check or remove them on your own. One of the plist files that this app creates is named com.kallaxa.AppBoish.plist. Evidently the dev. decided to spell their own app's name wrong so it won't conflict with the other file it creates, named com.kallaxa.AppBolish.plist. They should have given it a unique name and spelled it right.
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Version 1.0
jack2001
07 December 2014
non ho avuto problemi con questa applicazione. l'ho confrontata con appdelete e itrash e la ritengo valida. il prezzo di $ 15 è comunque esagerato.
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Version 1.0
Big Johnson
24 September 2014
I found a bug that users should be aware of. Because this is a critical bug that can delete your settings, and because AppBolish does a HORRIBLE job of uninstalling, I will only give 1/2 star. And IMO the $40 price is at least double what it should be IF it worked correctly, which it doesn't. BEWARE: I tried AppBolish because it says it can find leftovers from uninstalled apps. It found 43 plist files, one savedstate folder and one folder in Application Support. Almost ALL of the preference files it thought were leftovers actually belong to installed apps! In fact one of the apps I just installed a few hours ago and ran once to test. Good thing I didn't just allow AppBolish to clean everything indiscriminately! Then I tested the uninstaller by dragging several apps into it and also into AppDelete. I found the uninstaller does a VERY POOR job. For the first app, AppBolish found 3 files, AppDelete found 7. Then I dragged App Store into both apps. AppBolish found 6 files, AppDelete found 12 (five at root level in /private/var/). I don't want all that junk left behind when I uninstall! Then I dragged a simple app in (only the app and its pref file). AppBolish only found the app, AppDelete found both files. Then I dragged Cocktail into both, AppBolish found 4 files, AppDelete found 6. As you can see, AppBolish missed files in every instance. AppBolish also does not show file paths, so it's very difficult to go check or remove them on your own. One of the plist files that this app creates is named com.kallaxa.AppBoish.plist. Evidently the dev. decided to spell their own app's name wrong so it won't conflict with the other file it creates, named com.kallaxa.AppBolish.plist. They should have given it a unique name and spelled it right.
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Version 1.0
9 answer(s)
Kallaxa-Software
Kallaxa-Software
03 October 2014
Please understand that we're still in 1.0 release. We're happy to address bug fixes and improve the product; however, we require additional feedback. Please provide a list of the exact file names & locations that AppBolish did not find that AppDelete did and we'll be sure to remedy this next release.
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Kallaxa-Software
Kallaxa-Software
03 October 2014
Oh, also I think you must've been looking at a different app. Ours is only $15 - not $40. Not sure where that number came from.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
03 October 2014
Yeah, and a 1.0 means you've tested it and found it worthy of release. I'd say you didn't test it very well before releasing it. Either that or it performs as well as it was designed to, but it was designed poorly.

I previously named 2 of the apps I tested your uninstaller with - I don't remember which others I used. Didn't seem to matter because AppBolish missed files for every one I tried. Surely you have App Store, but you may not have AppDelete to compare with (it's only $8). http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23149/appdelete

This is definitely the correct app. I had mistakenly posted this review first under another app whose price was $39.95, so that's where I got that price from.
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Kallaxa-Software
Kallaxa-Software
03 October 2014
That's an incredibly negative standpoint. Version 1.0 is feature-complete and ready for public consumption. But, it's naive to assume that any product is perfect. In our testing, we found that AppBolish found all applicable files to remove that our competitors did as well. Now, I'm happy to have our team investigate specific conditions where this isn't the case so we can improve the product. However, it seems you're unwilling to help improve the product and are more concerned with flaming the review board.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
03 October 2014
Hey jerkoff, I ALREADY NAMED 2 APPS that your app FAILED to uninstall completely AND told you the root folder where several missed files were found, AND named two of the files!!! It missed HALF of App Store's files!

I'm not here to be your beta tester, nor am I flaming the board. I posted an honest review based on my experience with AppBolish. It's not MY fault that your app SUCKS at its job!

YOU'RE the one who said it was "ready for public consumption;" Obviously it wasn't.
Maybe spend less time monitoring this board (you replied within minutes of my posting) and more time working on your app.
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Kallaxa-Software
Kallaxa-Software
03 October 2014
Again, we're not able to reproduce it with those apps you mentioned. Which files AND --FULL-- paths (including file names) are not being caught? It's important that you're specific or we won't be able to isolate this issue and determine if it's system related, a problem inside the app, or a feature that should be implemented.
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RogerKatz
RogerKatz
11 December 2014
THANK YOU - BigJohnson!!! I simply want to comment that I have found BigJohnson's REVIEW to be thorough and excellent (despite the gripes given by the developer and another "reviewer" (i.e., cursory commenter). I wish all reviewers were as thorough as BigJohnson in giving a vigorous testing (like he did) and were as thoughtful (as he was) in sharing the details of his thorough methodology..
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
24 June 2015
Thanks for the support RogerKatz! It's not often I receive praise on this board.

I compared the two apps to find out which was better. If AppBolish had done a better job I would have said so, but it failed miserably.

I've also used AppCleaner and iTrash, but AppDelete has been the most consistent with finding the most amount of files. Its archive function is VERY helpful - press the Archive button and AppDelete will save the removed files to a folder of your choosing. If you later decide to re-install an app that was archived, simply select "Uninstall from Archive" from the menu and voilá!

Since the AppBolish dev's have shown themselves to be rather irksome and seemed to disbelieve my results, here's some more colossal failures from their app.

I just downloaded and installed AppBolish 1.0.4 to compare to AppDelete 4.2 and iTrash 3.2.


First app to uninstall = 1Password.

AppBolish found 6 files. http://s14.postimg.org/7ofs427n5/App_Bolish_1_Password.png

iTrash with Expert Mode off found 7 files. http://s17.postimg.org/xaazabqfz/i_Trash_1_Password_expert_mode_off.png

iTrash with Expert Mode on found 7 files. http://s16.postimg.org/wmhsk4fc5/i_Trash_1_Password_expert_mode_on.png

AppDelete found 11 files. http://s18.postimg.org/a5blfeoy1/App_Delete_1_Password.png

iTrash also had a very annoying quirk of it's window not being able to be captured by my screencapture app (SnagIt). So I couldn't just click the window to get a screenshot, I had to manually drag the selection tool over the window to outline it.



Second app to uninstall = Google Chrome.

AppBolish found 4 files. http://s7.postimg.org/j62ir41cb/App_Bolish_Chrome.png

iTrash with Expert Mode off found 18 files. http://s14.postimg.org/b7am2sj01/i_Trash_Chrome_expert_mode_off.png

iTrash with Expert Mode on found 12 files. http://s27.postimg.org/xe9zms937/i_Trash_Chrome_expert_mode_on.png
(strange since the Expert Mode warning says "Expert Mode search more thoroughly and and can reveal more related files," yet it actually found LESS). But at least that warning box could be captured by SnagIt!
http://s8.postimg.org/xysewrz39/Expert_Mode_Warning.png

AppDelete found 8 files. http://s7.postimg.org/885hxixu3/App_Delete_Chrome.png

I think that's enough proof for today that AppBolish ROYALLY SUCKS and was not in fact "ready for public consumption" as declared.
I've now provided screenshots showing "a list of the exact file names & locations that AppBolish did not find that AppDelete did," so lets see if the dev's "remedy this next release" as promised.

Until the AppBolish dev's reimburse me for doing their testing for them, I'm done wasting my time with their crapware.
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hwgray
hwgray
24 June 2015
You've made me glad that I didn't take advantage of this offer, BigJ! I'm still using Amnesia with the second pre-release of El Capitan and Amnesia still works for me. I haven't tested it against AppDelete, so I have no idea how the two compare. IMO, Koingo has stepped on its dxck by killing Amnesia in favor of AppBolish, given what you say. But, business is business. You never know.

From an e-mail dated 5/27/14

Amnesia was purchased by Kallaxa Software; however, they only plan to use the product for internal research and will not be releasing a public version. In place, they have another app on the horizon called AppBolish which will accomplish much of the same. They are offering 50% off a pre-order of AppBolish with the promo code "amnesiakoingo" on their web store.
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Forn
18 September 2014
Even if 9$ is still to expensive, one can lift it up to 4*. (A lot of software developer still haven't seen how marketing works: Better sell 3 copies for 4$ instead of 1 copy for 9$.) @BigJohnson. Are you a priest? Or a teacher? With a certain mission to show the world how things have to run? For your peace of mind: this is a comment. :o).
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Version 1.0
Forn
13 September 2014
Quite a bit to expensive. There are very good cheaper or free solutions to clean an app or a programme.
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Version 1.0
4 answer(s)
Kallaxa-Software
Kallaxa-Software
13 September 2014
Thanks, after some consideration, we've reduced our price to $9.
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
13 September 2014
Pretty darn a-holish of you to leave a negative rating for an app you haven't used! No one's forcing you to buy it.

FYI: what you left was a comment, NOT a review. You need to learn how to post a comment! ALL of your comments, even questions, are posted as reviews. And in the USA we spell it program, not programme.

I give 'em credit for having a cool website, but the $9 price (which seems reasonable) hasn't been changed by MU staff yet.
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Forn
Forn
14 September 2014
Bigjohnson. Unfortunately you are wrong. I have used the PROGRAM. Do you have any other problems?
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Big Johnson
Big Johnson
14 September 2014
You didn't leave a REVIEW about the app - you didn't say a single word about how it functioned or why you only felt it worthy of 2.5 stars. A review is supposed to state your opinion of the product and help others make a decision. If price was the only issue, the dev.fixed that the same day you posted. Although MU hasn't yet fixed the price, it IS $9 on the dev's website.

In order to have knocked it down to 2.5 stars, there must have been something you really didn't like about it, but you didn't note a single problem with the app itself, just complained about the price, and that was promptly corrected, so you could now leave 5 stars if that's your only beef.
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$9.00

2.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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