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 #3 - Yank: Yet a third option is Yank ($19.95, www.matterform.com). Instead of just serving as an uninstaller used after the fact, the idea behind Yank is that once you install it, it keeps tabs on all new apps you install afterward, making uninstalling those apps later a lot easier. When you have Yank installed and then install a new app on your Mac, Yank creates a "Yank file," which is a list of all files associated with the app you're installing. It's a simple concept, but can definitely come in handy, especially if you're a shareware junkie. If you want to trash a program you installed pre-Yank, you can visit Yank's free file-sharing service, which very likely has the Yank file required to get the job done.

 

If you frequently install and try out shareware, but discover that you don't want to keep most of it, Yank can save you tons of time, headaches, and disk space.

 

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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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