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AppDelete for Mac

$7.99
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Editors' Rating:
Good
Average User Rating:
out of 15 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.2.7
  • Total Downloads:
    24,267
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 12, 2016
  • Price:
    Free to try (5-delete trial); $7.99 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    5.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    19
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #3 in Uninstallers

Editors' Review

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Multiple applications and their stray files may present problems when you're trying to clear a computer. Offering a rather simple interface and operation, AppDelete for Mac cleans unwanted applications from your Mac with ease.

AppDelete for Mac is available as a free trial version with a limit of five deletions; access to the full version of requires a payment of $7.99. While small, the program takes a long time to download and there is no native installer, but it does start up cleanly and quickly. There are no instructions and support does not appear to be present, but the program's simple purpose and intuitive interface make it easy to use. A small window opens allowing the user to drag unwanted applications into the program. After a short analysis, AppDelete displays the application selected for deletion and any stray files. This allows the user to confirm the files to be deleted. Once they're selected, the program performs the delete operation quickly. Less intuitive operations, including manual selection, can be accessed by pressing small buttons at the top of the program box. Better labeling here by the developers would have been helpful. One of the more helpful additional features allows the user to search the computer for unused applications and files that may have been part of an incomplete uninstall. Beyond this, there are few features to the program, which is a disappointment since it is not freeware. It does perform its stated operations well.

For those users who install multiple applications on their Mac, AppDelete for Mac performs complete uninstalls easily with a simple interface.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of AppDelete for Mac 4.0.6.

 
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5 stars

"Probably the best uninstaller of its kind."

April 04, 2016  |  By judithborisoff

2016-04-04 22:21:19  |  By judithborisoff

 |  Version: AppDelete 4.2.4

Pros

Gets more "hits" safely and efficiently than other uninstallers because the algorithm is better.

Cons

None worth mentioning.

Summary

There are many place on the mac where remnant files reside when uninstalling an app you no longer want on your system. Virtually every uninstaller, even the very expensive ones, ignore certain hidden folders and their sub-folder which are loaded with remnants (.bom and .plist files, .playlist files and help files). I guess that if one doesn't see them because they can't normally be seen that they are considered not there! After trying out every possible uninstaller and using AppDelete, I happened upon a small utility called FindAnyFile by Thomas Templeton. After using earlier versions of AppDelete 4.xx which is pretty feature rich, I would alway use FindAnyFile, searching on a unique name of the app and/or its developer and see certain files over and over again that no uninstaller, not even AppDelete removed. I wrote Reggie Ashworth, the developer of AppDelete and sent tiff files to him of the paths to these remnant files and he carefully included all of them over time into AppDelete in a safe and conscientious way, making sure that his beefed up algorithm never removed files that would break another one of your apps. Now AppDelete is at version 4.2.5 and Reggie has been so thorough that is is seldom necessary for me to use FindAnyFile any more. There are some apps like Antivirus apps which put files in strange places or do not follow predictable app/developer naming. Except for these, AppDelete is better at removing more remnants than other uninstallers!

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5 stars

"Great app for complete removal"

January 25, 2013  |  By ALEZAK

2013-01-25 15:14:11  |  By ALEZAK

 |  Version: AppDelete 4.0.5

Pros

Very easy to use

Cons

I haven't encountered any

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5 stars

"Great program! Thanks"

October 16, 2012  |  By iicor5_15-versiontracker

2012-10-16 05:35:07  |  By iicor5_15-versiontracker

 |  Version: AppDelete 4.0.2

Pros

Easy to use, easy to see what you are deleting and what files, extensions and plugins are associated with the program you are wanting to delete.

Cons

I have had no issues or problems.

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5 stars

"Works as advertised"

July 30, 2012  |  By joe.mckenna

2012-07-30 05:25:00  |  By joe.mckenna

 |  Version: AppDelete 3.2.8

Pros

very efficient.

Cons

can not think of any.

Summary

Have used it since first applied.
Never had a problem

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4 stars

"works as advertised"

January 08, 2012  |  By Hugh_Mit

2012-01-08 13:57:17  |  By Hugh_Mit

 |  Version: AppDelete 3.2.2

Pros

reasonable price, worked perfectly

Cons

none come to mind

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5 stars

"Does what it says on the can!"

October 19, 2011  |  By harleyg98

2011-10-19 01:33:39  |  By harleyg98

 |  Version: AppDelete 3.2.2

Pros

What can you say about a very simple app that does just one thing - but does it perfectly?

It's perfect!

Cons

None that come to mind.

Summary

So far - it appears to be a perfect solution for a time-old problem

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5 stars

"Great product at great price with great service!!!"

March 27, 2011  |  By drajha

2011-03-27 16:59:52  |  By drajha

 |  Version: AppDelete 3.1.5

Pros

I've never written a review for any apps, but have to for this...Very easy to use, and very useful!!! I've only had 2 "issues" with this app and one was totally my fault...Each time, the developer had me up and running asap!!! I was very impressed!!!

Cons

None what-so-ever

Summary

Great app to have...Works VERY well, very easy, and very affordable!!!

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4 stars

"Excellent!"

February 28, 2011  |  By Ian Forsey

2011-02-28 08:41:07  |  By Ian Forsey

 |  Version: AppDelete 3.1.5

Pros

Works fine. The best.

Cons

None. This is a good application.

Summary

All good

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5 stars

"A must have uninstaller!"

December 07, 2010  |  By ilgaar

2010-12-07 03:12:22  |  By ilgaar

 |  Version: AppDelete 3.1.4

Pros

Gets rid of all the junk you remove from your application. you won't have to worry about left overs anymore.

Cons

none that I have found.

Summary

A must have tool for every mac user, the uninstaller Apple forgot to put on Mac, cleans file and folder left overs, it's smart and it has a fairly acceptable price. Good application.

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4 stars

"Great Product!"

May 08, 2010  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

2010-05-08 11:07:40  |  By VersionTrackerUserOpinion

 |  Version: AppDelete 3.1

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
I have been using AppDelete for close to a year. It does a thorough job of removing all of the files associated with any app that I want to delete.

As a 27-year DOS and Windows user, I was accustomed to having the ability to completely remove applications with an OS utility. It was still necessary at times to scour the registry. When I switched to a Mac and OS X two plus years ago, I realized that the ability to completely delete apps did not exist in this OS. Deleting the app did not remove all associated files, and locating them was sometimes tedious. I was very happy to find AppDelete, and have been using it successfully ever since.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.2.7
* Improved search algorithm to handle special cases
General
Publisher Reggie Ashworth
Publisher web site http://www.reggieashworth.com/
Release Date July 11, 2016
Date Added July 12, 2016
Version 4.2.7
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.10/10.11/10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.37MB
File Name AppDelete.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,267
Downloads Last Week 19
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 5-delete trial
Price $7.99

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