AppCleaner for Mac

AppCleaner for Mac

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.2.3
  • Total Downloads:
    247,971
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 17, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    2.06MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,295
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

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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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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4 stars

"Problem solved"

June 16, 2012  |  By Rails50

 |  Version: AppCleaner 2.0.5

Pros

Solved a problem getting rid of hanger-on files that even the app company could not help with.
Did it instantly

Cons

Can't find any way to get it into my applications. Must start it from downloads

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Free Mac Soft
Publisher web site http://www.freemacsoft.net/
Release Date November 17, 2014
Date Added November 17, 2014
Version 2.2.3
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.06MB
File Name AppCleaner_2.2.3.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 247,971
Downloads Last Week 1,295
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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