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AppCleaner for Mac

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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 51 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.4
  • Total Downloads:
    319,716
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 23, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Note: Beta or prerelease software is not intended for inexperienced users, as the software may contain bugs or potentially damage your system. We strongly recommend that users exercise caution and save all mission-critical data before installing and/or using this software.

Editors' Review

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AppCleaner for Mac helps you quickly get rid of unwanted software and all associated files quickly, so you can keep things running smoothly. Since just moving apps to the Trash can leave a lot of extra files behind, it's nice to have software like this to ensure you clear out everything at once.

Pros

Fast and efficient: The interface is just a small window that you can drag and drop unwanted apps into. When you do that, the software locates any associated files and lists them as well, so you can delete them all at once. There are also tabs across the top of the window for Widgets and Others, and you can look through these to see if there's anything extra you need to remove. Everything you choose to delete is moved to the Trash, so you can review it before deleting it entirely.

Preferences: Under the Preferences menu, you can add any apps you want to protect from deletion, and you can also turn the Smart Delete feature on and off. Smart Delete detects when an app has been trashed and offers to remove any files associated with that software. This is an especially handy feature for inexperienced users.

Cons

No Help: While there is a Help link listed in the drop-down menu, it doesn't actually exist. The app is quite straightforward, so most users will have no trouble finding their way around, but it would be nice to have some sort of reference.

Bottom Line

AppCleaner for Mac works well to help you rid your computer of all unwanted apps and associated files. Its streamlined process makes it accessible to users of all experience levels, which minimizes the problems created by the lack of a Help reference.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"God how does this have good reviews?!! AWFUL"

December 25, 2015  |  By sgim4343

2015-12-25 10:53:28  |  By sgim4343

 |  Version: AppCleaner 3.2.1

Pros

Doesn't find cleanmymac which is still showing in my notifications and won't remove Rescuetime app either! Literally completely worthless for me as that's all I needed!

Cons

Downloaded adwear and hijacked settings! Yahoo was made my homepage and all of a sudden an app JustCloud was under my apps I've never seen before. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS. and the biggest kicker of appclearn?... there is NO UNINSTALL OPTION** !!! un-f**king believable.

Summary

DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS. Wasted my time, created problems, and did not perform a single positive/useful action. CNET you should be ashamed of yourself for giving this a 4/5

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1 stars

"Don't download, got adware in it!"

September 09, 2015  |  By bubjub69

2015-09-09 08:49:13  |  By bubjub69

 |  Version: AppCleaner 2.3

Pros

Got rid of apps

Cons

Downloaded Adware too, changed Safari settings! Terrible.

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1 stars

"Just tried to infect me with a virus!"

December 21, 2014  |  By MacDaill

2014-12-21 16:51:42  |  By MacDaill

 |  Version: AppCleaner 2.2.3

Pros

Just tried to infect me with a virus!

Cons

Just tried to infect me with a virus!

Summary

Just tried to infect me with a virus! It downloaded and Avast! spotted a virus.

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4 stars

"Reset Safari settings"

December 20, 2014  |  By Sibo10

2014-12-20 06:12:53  |  By Sibo10

 |  Version: AppCleaner 2.2.3

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

None so far

Summary

Dowloading and installing the App changed my Safari settings. Safari shut down automatically (losing my saved pages). On relaunching, my front page had been switched from BBC News to the Yahoo search engine without my permission (Is it hidden in The Agreement?). Wonder what else was installed with it. Naughty!

Updated on Dec 25, 2014

It installed a lot of cr*p along with the AppCleaner. Took me half-a-day to find all the Adware, Spyware, pop-up-ware. It switched my log-in homepage to Yahoo Search and goodness knows what else.
I don't understand why CNet allows all of this 'c' to be secretly attached to the downloa. Very irresponsible.

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5 stars

"The Best I've found bar none."

December 19, 2014  |  By Remag

2014-12-19 16:41:11  |  By Remag

 |  Version: AppCleaner 2.2.3

Pros

Simple, No brainer.

Cons

None that I could find.

Summary

All the other reviews say it all.

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5 stars

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

March 05, 2014  |  By coffeejunkie

2014-03-05 08:06:01  |  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

2013-11-09 18:30:10  |  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

2013-10-01 08:12:24  |  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

2013-08-04 23:07:29  |  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

2013-08-04 04:27:32  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.4
Support for macOS 10.12.
General
Publisher Free Mac Soft
Publisher web site http://www.freemacsoft.net/
Release Date September 23, 2016
Date Added September 23, 2016
Version 3.4
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.45MB
File Name AppCleaner_3.4.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 319,716
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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