What is the best way to uninstall an app completely?

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Hi,

I was just wondering what is the best way or if there is an app to uninstall any otehr apps completely? Ive always been confused as to which is the correct way to uninstall apps.
 
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butters if the App has a uninstaller, its advisable to use that. If not there a plethora of other apps out there to help you on your way. I have 2 currently and both in unison dont miss a thing They are 1: AppCleaner. Just drag App to it and it does the rest.
2: AppTrap. And this sits in the preference pane and is out of site and un obtrusive. All you need to do is drag Apps to the trash and yep it trashes all associated file/folders ..

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Some confusion is understandable, because there's not one way that works for all apps. (Well, using the software TM suggests might.) Some apps are so simple to remove that all you need to do is find them and drag the application icon to the Trash and yer done.
 
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TattooedMac. How can you use 2 in unison?

I've never even thought about using an uninstaller app but of course I totally see the point now!
 
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As Tattooed points out, if you have the uninstaller run that, particularly for MS Office, Adobe software and antivirus software. There are a number of removal utilities but AppTrap is freeware.
 
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TattooedMac. How can you use 2 in unison?

I've never even thought about using an uninstaller app but of course I totally see the point now!

LOL I CANT :p Now realising after the fact DOH

When i wrote the post for some reason it sitting in preferences i though it was working with the other.
Minute misunderstanding on my part.
What i should of said was if im lazy ill just drag to trash and it works as if i dragged to AppCleaner .....

Thanks for the pick up :)
 
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Thanks TatooedMac. Decided to go with AppTrap (one's enough for me!)

(Your banner is a bit freaky BTW)
 
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Your most welcome.

@ the banner ...... Well im a bit out of it lol and really hate conforming ..... But thats just me.
Enjoy Apptrap
 
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Personally I have had the best results with AppZapper.
AppZapper - The uninstaller Apple forgot.
For me it's the best 3rd party uninstaller I have used.

And as a note it's best to check up on the uninstallers that come with Apps. Because some do not delete certian files on purpose.
 
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Personally I have had the best results with AppZapper.
AppZapper - The uninstaller Apple forgot.
For me it's the best 3rd party uninstaller I have used.

And as a note it's best to check up on the uninstallers that come with Apps. Because some do not delete certian files on purpose.

appzapper works amazing. well worth the 12.95(pretty sure thats what it is)
 

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