Mac OS X is very neat when it comes to uninstalling apps – Simply dragging an app icon to trash bin icon uninstalls the app. However, not all files related to an app are deleted or removed when you uninstall an app which results in waste of storage space and may reduce speed in some cases. In order to avoid these problems, it is recommended to uninstall apps from Mac OS X using app uninstallers. So here are the Top 3 Best Free Uninstaller apps for Mac OS X to uninstall all type of apps – .dmg, .pkg apps & remove them.
Top 3 Best Free Uninstaller apps for Mac OS X to uninstall apps & remove unnecessary files –
App Uninstaller for Mac # 1 – CCleaner App
CCleaner by Piriform is a very neat app to free-up storage space on your Mac OS X device by deleting and clearing cache & temp files.
CCleaner comes in with app uninstaller too, to remove an app via CCleaner –
- Navigate to “Tools” option from left hand menu pane.
- Select the “Uninstall” pane.
- Here select the name of Application which you want to install from the app list , and then click on the “Uninstall button”.
- That’s it you’re app will be uninstalled.
This is perhaps the most convenient way to clean up storage on your Mac OS X and uninstalling apps –
Click here to Download App (.dmg file) CCleaner Free Version for Mac OS X . Here’s an easy tutorial on How to install app from .dmg file on Mac OS X
App Uninstaller for Mac # 2 – App Cleaner (Free)
App Cleaner is perhaps the most oldest of mac uninstaller apps and is available for all Mac OS X versions 10.4 & later. It has been tested and found to be working on Mavericks, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion, El Capitan, as well as Sierra too.
To uninstall any app using App Cleaner – simply launch AppCleaner app and then drag & drop the icon of app you want to install into App Cleaner window to Uninstall app!.
That’s it! you’re app and all its traces of files will be uninstalled.
App Uninstaller for Mac # 3 – App Trap for Mac OS X
Instead of classifying as a stand-alone uninstaller , App Trap for Mac can be categorised into a useful uninstaller plugin.
App Trap attaches itself into “System Preferences” – > Users – > “Login Items” , and needs to be enabled.
When enabled from the settings , the next time you try uninstalling an app from Mac OS X by dragging app into Trash bin. It will ask you to delete additional trace files which are not necessary as shown in the alongside image.
Thus, effectively completely uninstalling the App from your Mac OS X device – MacBook Pro/Air / iMac (Mini) etc.
So, these are the Top 3 Best Free Mac Uninstaller apps which will help you to completely uninstall or remove an app from Mac OS X. If you know of any other such app or encounter any problems while using these feel free to comment.