How to Trash Your Mac Apps

Since I am a new Mac user I couldn’t believe that all you had to do was drag an Application to the trash to uninstall it. For the most part this is true. But there are some applications that have preference files and stuff that don’t always go out with the trash. They stay behind, hidden away in the maze of systems folders. After doing a search I found two reviews about applications that find and delete the extra files for you.


This first article I found was “Showdown: AppZapper vs. AppDelete” by David Aviv. I have tried both of these programs. I do agree with David that AppZapper is better but I can’t see myself paying for something like this. From what I can tell AppDelete does just as good of a job and it’s free. So paying for AppZapper just doesn’t sit right with me.

I also found an article about an even better deletion tool, AppTrap. Steve Halford recently wrote a nice article about it called, “AppTrap – The Feature Apple Forgot”. After reading this I was excited to give this a try. Having to launch AppDelete every time I delete an app is a pain. This would eliminate that and it’s free!

So if you’re like me and are new to Macs, you have two good articles to read in your search for perfect app deletion. I know that they helped me in my decision. If you know of another app that does the same thing let me know and I will check it out.