Ever faced a problem where you tried to uninstall a program in your Mac and still it was not completely uninstalled as its folder was still present? Well this is a common problem which we have seen people facing in their daily life. Windows users find it comparatively easy because for them, uninstalling a program completely is very easy. They just have to go into control panel, select particular program and click uninstall. But in Mac, you will find unwanted traces of files left over after the common process of uninstallation.
That is why we will today focus on a process through which we would be able to completely uninstall a program. For this we would use AppCleaner which is a very simple and quite efficient application.
Using AppCleaner is pretty easy. You just have to drag and drop the application which you wish to remove, into dialogue box of appcleaner. As soon as you do it, a new window will pop up which will display the list of files which will be removed. Click Delete to continue the process and you will find that the application is removed from your Mac completely.
This is one method, in fact the primary one. AppCleaner can also clean stuff from your Mac by displaying different tabs like Applications, Widgets, etc. You just have to select an application, click search and press Delete.
Widget can also be removed with the help of AppCleaner. Widgets capture a lot of space on dashboard. By removing them you can not only conserve space but also get a chance to download the new versions or new widgets.
One of the tabs in AppCleaner is “Others” which includes different plugins like Flash Player, Quicktime, etc. If they are not working properly or if you need to upgrade the version then you can easily remove them from “Others” tab.
There is one more feature of AppCleaner which can help you in protecting your applications from deleted.
There is one feature in AppCleaner which works automatically for the Mac user. This one is “SmartDelete”. It detects related files automatically whenever an application is deleted. Keep this feature on and work freely.
So next time onwards if you are facing trouble in uninstalling or removing application from your Mac, try AppCleaner. You will definitely like the results.