AppCleaner for Mac

AppCleaner for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 46 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.1
  • Total Downloads:
    235,073
  • Date Added:
    July 16, 2012
  • File Size:
    2.01MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,997
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.6/10.7

Editors' Review

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App Cleaner for Mac is a simple application that uninstalls applications and all associated files. It is available from many download sites, although not from the App Store, and it installs easily. App Cleaner for Mac is a free download.

While most apps will uninstall from a Mac without a problem, there are a few apps that will not, and that leave orphan files or folders hanging around chewing up disk space. App Cleaner for Mac is a simple way to get rid of these applications and files. To use App Cleaner for Mac, you simply drag an app icon over the App Cleaner for Mac icon, and it will then search the filesystem for files created by the app and remove them. While it sounds simple, there are a couple of really nice capabilities built into App Cleaner for Mac. For example, if you've already tagged an app for deletion and then run App Cleaner for Mac, it will notice the app in the Trash and offer to help remove leftover files for you. App Cleaner for Mac can also clean up plug-ins, widgets, and anything else that has been installed.

We tested App Cleaner for Mac on a couple of Macs that had bloated software loads. On one machine we ran the normal deletion processes and on the other we used App Cleaner for Mac. The apps removed by App Cleaner for Mac were cleanly handled, while the standard Mac had two that would not uninstall cleanly and left a number of files hanging around. Since this is a free app, there's absolutely no reason not to install and depend on it.

 
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User Reviews
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  • 5 stars

    "Good app. Use the Custom Install to avoid problems."

    March 05, 2014   |   By coffeejunkie

    Version: AppCleaner 2.1

    Pros

    Have used this for about 2 years on OS X 10.6.8 and have not had any unwanted side effects after deleting an app with AppCleaner. Interface is simple. Works like a trash can for apps.

    Cons

    The Yahoo Search Bar and changing your browser home page to BING can be a nuisance if you picked the default install option.

    Summary

    CNET often offers multiple download packages for most free apps I want to sample. Once downloaded, it's getting more difficult to find the custom install option to opt out of unwanted freebies. This is a business needs issue that doesn't detract from the merit of this app.

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  • 1 stars

    "It installed evil Spigot adware and browser hijacker!"

    November 09, 2013   |   By JessPixels

    Version: AppCleaner 2.1

    Pros

    None! It didn't work at all, but worse, it installed loads of junk on my MacBook Pro. I haven't been this annoyed since I owned a PC.

    Cons

    It took me three hours to track down and destroy all the junk Spigot extensions (Searchme, Mybrowserbar.com, saEbay, saAmazon and savingsSlider) that installed themselves in all my browsers - FireFox, Chrome and Safari. Frankly, I still can't get rid of all the damage it did! It changed all my preferences in all three browsers - it changed my homepage and default search engine, among other things.

    To make matters worse, there's a Spigot employee troll visiting all the forums tricking people into visiting their page for "instructions" that will ultimately make it worse! Don't be fooled.

    Summary

    Pure evil!

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  • 5 stars

    "Quick and Easy"

    October 01, 2013   |   By Mid_Man

    Version: AppCleaner 2.1

    Pros

    Protects for removing apps that are running and default apps.

    Cons

    No cons for this satisfied user.

    Summary

    Simple and powerful enough for this user.

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  • 5 stars

    "I LOVE IT!!!"

    August 04, 2013   |   By alexhdxrdx

    Version: AppCleaner 2.1

    Pros

    SUPER USEFUL!

    Cons

    NONE SO FAR!

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  • 3 stars

    "App Cleaner for Mac"

    August 04, 2013   |   By 5-stringbass

    Version: AppCleaner 2.1

    Pros

    Still in the initial phase of evaluation and comparison.

    Cons

    None noted to date.

    Summary

    App is too new to me to give a valid opinion.

    Feel free to contact me when I've had time to compare it with similar apps.

    Frank Nash
    frankly@docnash.com
    412.999.2557

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  • 5 stars

    "A most have for any Mac newbie"

    July 23, 2013   |   By Q8DRGAON

    Version: AppCleaner 2.1

    Pros

    Easily uninstall downloaded apps with ease without using the conventional Mac method. Saves time and effort. A most have :)

    Cons

    Did not face any trouble with the app its still running with no problems.

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  • 5 stars

    "When something works, it's worth telling"

    January 10, 2013   |   By phylglad

    Version: AppCleaner 2.1

    Pros

    Love this app! It works like a dream and keeps you from accidentally trashing essential files when you try the do-it-yourself method. It's not enough to drag an application to the trash. AppCleaner finds the hidden stuff associated with applications for you. It's EASY to use. I have it on all of my computers... work, home, laptop.

    Cons

    No cons for me

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  • 4 stars

    "good job!!!!"

    September 04, 2012   |   By pearlie792

    Version: AppCleaner 2.1

    Pros

    good job!!!!

    Cons

    none against

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  • 3 stars

    "Good job done"

    August 10, 2012   |   By randy989

    Version: AppCleaner 2.1

    Pros

    Good job done

    Cons

    There are others better

    Summary

    Good jobs

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    General
    Publisher Free Mac Soft
    Publisher web site http://www.freemacsoft.net/
    Release Date July 16, 2012
    Date Added July 16, 2012
    Version 2.1
    Category
    Category Utilities & Operating Systems
    Subcategory File Management
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7, Mac OS X 10.6
    Additional Requirements None
    Download Information
    File Size 2.01MB
    File Name AppCleaner_2.1.zip
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 235,073
    Downloads Last Week 1,997
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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