In your Dec/06 issue you mentioned an uninstall utility called AppZapper. How does it work? Are there other utilities like it?

In your Dec/06 issue you mentioned an uninstall utility called AppZapper. How does it work? Are there other utilities like it?

Method #2 - SuperPop: And, since you asked, there are a couple of other utilities that perform similar tasks as AppZapper. SuperPop ($15, www.fecktory.com) isn't quite as drag-and-drop easy as AppZapper, but works in a similar way. When you install SuperPop and launch it, a list of your apps appears. You can also view all the apps on that Mac and a list of orphan files (although the app offers no clear direction on what to do with these orphan files).

To uninstall an app, select the software title in the list of your apps. A pane slides out of the right side of the window and provides information on the app - how large it is, where it's located, and when it was installed and used last. To uninstall it, click the black button with a picture of a gear (representing an app) with an arrow pointing to the trash can. SuperPop generates a list files associated with the app so you can pick and choose which ones to get rid of, then click Continue. One oddity we encountered when we tested SuperPop is the labels for file names and sizes: They appear to be in Portuguese.

 

You can opt to delete all associated files that SuperPop locates for a given app, or pick and choose only the ones you want to delete.

 

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Jake

Another alternative to AppZapper, CleanApp is affordable, fast, and easy to use. Also includes a logging feature similar to Yank.

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cannedbrain

There's a freeware similar to AppZapper called uApp. It's as simple but less effective than AppZapper as I tested it. It didn't find some files associated with the application I tried to uninstall.

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