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Amnesia for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 5 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.1.6
  • Total Downloads:
    25,828
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 24, 2009
  • Price:
    Free to try (15-day trial.); $19.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    9.18MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    86
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in Uninstallers

Editors' Review

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Amnesia is a shareware utility that can help you completely uninstall applications from your Mac. Amnesia joins the ranks of similar apps that fill a functionality gap in Mac OS--the capability to completely delete software from your machine, not just the app file but also the many support files that apps often install in various places on your computer, including caches and log files.

The main interface of Amnesia lets you both search and browse through all your applications (as well as widgets, preference panes, screen savers, and plug-ins), and you can mark for removal any that you want to delete. Amnesia will then show you all the associated files it can find for the selected apps (your may mileage may vary here, as is common with this type of application) before performing the final uninstall. The app offers a nice extra feature at this point in the process, letting you backup software before you remove it, in case you change your mind later.

Overall, Amnesia is one of your better choices for this kind of app, with solid basic functionality and a lot of thoughtful extras (like Launch Services rebuild and the ability to omit Apple software from scans), all at a reasonable price.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"More expensive than the rest, but ultimately n..."

January 08, 2010  |  By Obee Juan

 |  Version: Amnesia 1.1.6

Summary

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This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
There are several applications out there that claim to do a more complete job of deleting apps from OS X along with the related support files that often get left behind if one merely moves an unwanted application to the trash. Amnesia, at $19.95, is the most expensive of these dedicated app "uninstallers". So what does it do that the other don't do? Well it has an "untouchables" list that will keep you from mistakenly deleting an app. It also has a couple other options like rebuilding the Launch Services after removal (a pretty good idea actually) that come in handy.

Ok, so aside from the extra options that may be handy, just how good is it at its core job... deleting apps and their support files? In a nutshell... it is no better than the rest. At all. Every app uninstaller I've tried has failed to delete some related files/folders found in /Library/Application Support. A folder created by Firefox named "Mozilla" is one example, but there are quite a few others. Additionally, most of these apps are incapable of deleting the support files for other users on your system if the files are in their user Library. Amnesia is equally incapable in all these respects. In fact, the only one I've found that will scrub all user Libraries is TinkerTool System, but even it misses the same files/folders in /Library that the others miss.

So bottom line... if you have a single user system; are possibly clumsy enough to accidentally select an app for deletion when you know you'd never ever ever want to do so, yet have the foresight to add it to the "untouchables" list; and are willing to pay more than double the cheapest alternative, then Amnesia may be for you.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.1.6
  • Bug Fix: Miscellaneous minor tweaks to the set of global classes that are in every Koingo application.
  • Bug Fix: Fixed memory leak when disposing of old window objects.
General
Publisher Koingo Software
Publisher web site http://www.koingosw.com/
Release Date December 24, 2009
Date Added December 24, 2009
Version 1.1.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 9.18MB
File Name amnesia.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 25,828
Downloads Last Week 86
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 15-day trial.
Price $19.95

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