AppTrap for Mac

AppTrap for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 26 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.2.2
  • Total Downloads:
    79,477
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 20, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    547.84KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    199
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in Uninstallers

Editors' Review

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Sometimes the best interface is no interface at all. Compared to other Mac uninstall programs, AppTrap is simplicity itself--and it really does seem to provide the uninstall functionality that Apple "forgot" in OS X.

AppTrap is not actually an app but rather a System Preference pane, which you install and then it runs in the background (and you can set AppTrap to automatically start at login). Whenever you drag an application to the Trash, AppTrap will prompt you to delete all the application's related files, including any files installed in that application's cache, library, or application support folders.

As with all uninstallers, your mileage may vary and AppTrap may occasionally miss some files--but for a well-designed piece of freeware with a seamless "interface," AppTrap does an excellent job.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 26

5 stars

"Best Apps Are Invisible"

August 17, 2011  |  By TeenageCrimeQueen

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.7

Pros

The best apps are invisible and unobstructive until you need to use it. Just drag to your trash can as you'd normally do and it simply prompts you if you want to delete all related files too. Delight to use.

Cons

None that I can think of.

Summary

Invisible Until Required = Good

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3 stars

"Seems to work as promised."

January 25, 2011  |  By profdifficile

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.6

Pros

It shows a list of proposed removals.

Cons

No particular cons, at this point.

Summary

I like it, so far.

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4 stars

"A great little piece of software."

January 16, 2011  |  By johnv.sf

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.6

Pros

It do what its does really well, not a bloatware, has very small footprint, and it FREE! Can't asked for anymore.

Cons

There is none.

Summary

This app help me hunt down those little system cluttering files that is often left behind after a regular uninstall or app delete. It will keep your system clean of unassociated files no longer in use by any apps.

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4 stars

"Installs easily and works well."

January 07, 2011  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.6

Pros

Removes excess files that are sometimes left behind when programs are uninstalled.

Cons

I have found none yet.

Summary

I would recommend this program to anyone who felt that they needed it.

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4 stars

"does what it says without being extensive"

December 27, 2010  |  By cassiopeianld

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.6

Pros

cleans over 80% of all apps-files

Cons

it doesn't clean every single file linked to any and every app. But it is free and is doing a decent job.

Summary

decent freeware product doing what its stated purpose is without being intrusive. Generally leaving only a few files of any deleted app.

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4 stars

"Installed easily."

December 23, 2010  |  By veldugo

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.5

Pros

Works well when it is needed.

Cons

I have found none yet.

Summary

Would recommend it to anyone looking for something similar.

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1 stars

"I have no idea how this app is supposed to work."

December 12, 2010  |  By kai29

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.5

Pros

see above comment

Cons

see above comment

Summary

This app is not visible; it is in the preference pane only. Is it an apple script of some sort or what?

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5 stars

"It is Brilliant...just works for me"

October 03, 2010  |  By ivanhorn

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.5

Pros

Works as it says

Cons

So far- none..I have jused it twice now

Summary

Works in the background and politely asks if it should clean up for you..nice

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5 stars

"zero problems here"

September 30, 2010  |  By plaintiger

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.5

Pros

great utility; couldn't be any easier to use

Cons

none whatsoever

Summary

i don't know why some people are having problems getting this pref pane to work; it's been working on my Mac Pro for probably a year or so with no difficulties, and i've just installed it on my new MacBook Pro and encountered no problems there either (both of these machines are running Snow Leopard). people who are getting errors and failures to load: have you gone to the developer's site to see if this is a known problem, or contacted the developer to ask what might be causing it? that's probably where i'd start. it's worth pursuing; this pref pane is a must-have, imho.

good luck!

Updated on Sep 30, 2010

i'm not sure how chucktr and thebubbasplace are installing this thing, but i installed it the way i install all prefs panes that don't come bundled in an installer package: i double-clicked it. and the fact that thebubbasplace is "hunting" for AppTrap in order to install it makes me think she or he may not be the most experienced user out there; removing a pref pane is very simple process that involves no hunting. you simply drag the pref pane out of your System Preferences window and it's uninstalled. and even if you want/need to take a more manual approach for some reason, all you need to do is search "apptrap" in Spotlight to find any of AppTrap's files and delete them; again, no hunting involved.

i can't be sure of course, but i'm thinking these "unable to load" problems might just be the product of some user error along the way.

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1 stars

"Same problem as chucktr. Error after loading."

September 13, 2010  |  By thebubbasplace

 |  Version: AppTrap 1.1.5

Pros

Obviously none.

Cons

Neither install (there are 2 choices) worked for me though it showed in the system preferences window. Then you've got to hunt for it to trash it and it can be in one of two pref pane folders, depending on how you installed it. Total waste of time.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.2.2
Fixed the documentation's uninstallation instructions to use the new preference file names.
General
Publisher Markus Amalthea Magnuson
Publisher web site http://konstochvanligasaker.se
Release Date April 20, 2014
Date Added April 20, 2014
Version 1.2.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Uninstallers
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 547.84KB
File Name AppTrap1-2-2.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 79,477
Downloads Last Week 199
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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