CNET Editors' review
If you're looking for a Mac uninstaller with a little extra under the hood, CleanApp offers all the features you need to get rid of unwanted apps once and for all.
With CleanApp, you drag and drop apps to the interface, and then you can view them and their associated files before you decide what to do. But unlike other uninstall utilities for Mac, CleanApp offers a few extras across the top of the interface, so you can zero in on what you want to uninstall. The Applications button displays all installed apps; a System Accessories button lets you sift through files like plug-ins and screensavers; and under the More Features button you can quickly find and remove unused files, language packages, and old cache files.
One of our favorite features of CleanApp is its "Install Logging" option. It's a background task that records when you install new software, so you (and CleanApp) can be absolutely sure all associated files get the boot when you decide to uninstall them.
Overall, CleanApp has a nice feature set and does a thorough job of eradicating unwanted apps from your hard drive. With its drag-and-drop interface and added extras for getting rid of other junk files, it's easy to recommend CleanApp to any Mac user.
From Synium Software:
Why does Mac OS X need an Uninstaller?
Have you ever unsuccessfully tried to get rid of a program and all the files that came with it? Are logs, play lists and caches cluttering folders and volumes on your Mac? Don't you ask yourself from time to time where the multiple gigabytes of hard disk space continuously vanish to? Uninstall, archive, backup and analysis. CleanApp analyzes, archives and removes applications and on your Mac, complete with all relevant files.
Our brand-new version 3 of CleanApp now gained in power and efficiency: requiring less memory and CPU than the predecessor, CleanApp 3 reliably tracks the most complex installations and quickly presents the user with a comprehensive listing of all information gathered so far.
CleanApp's Logging-Service is our custom-designed mechanism to meticulously record all activities of applications on your Mac. This component has been updated, leveraging Apple's recommended programming architecture. CleanApp 3 is now completely Leopard-compliant and runs smoothly on Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6. To maintain backwards compatibility, we still fully support Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.
Our entirely new GUI design comprises much of the feedback and suggestions we received from our users. CleanApp 3 has become even easier to handle and configure thanks to this new graphical user interface.
What's new in this version:
- bug fixed which caused CleanApp to recognise phantom volumes while searching for applications
- system path protection updated
- problem fixed which occurred while contacting the CleanCommunity server
- miscellaneous bugs fixed
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All versions:4.2 stars
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"Nothing comes close; the most robust uninstaller"
Version: CleanApp 3.4.11
CleanApp Community is amazingly helpful
Logging in the background to find and discover all associated files with apps
Archiving apps has been hugely beneficial
Could go on, for this program is total.
I really don't have anything to say here.
"Shockingly efficient program."
Version: CleanApp 3.4.8
Very fast.. I love knowing that the whole program is GONE and not just parts
Will not empty the trash of items that don't want to go away.
Fantastic program... I am very pleased
"Does its job . . . and beyond. Love it."
Version: CleanApp 3.4.3
It has a wonderful interface that is simple, fairly intuitive, and works seamlessly without affecting other apps. I used Spring Cleaning for decades, and moved up!
I haven't found any yet.
"Does a good job of eliminating associated files"
Version: CleanApp 3.4.3
I don't have any files related to deleted applications left behind
Perhaps a bit aggressive. I usually end up with quite a few files in the list that have to be researched.
"Works every time"
Version: CleanApp 3.4.3
Never had a problem with this App.Have reccomended it to several friends.
It is fast & efficient,does the job it is designed to do.
"Kind of confusing to use"
Version: CleanApp 3.4.1
takes too long to do anything and the interface is confusing and difficult to understand
I can't say I would recommend this product, maybe someone with more computer savvy would find a use for it.
"Very useful utility!"
Version: CleanApp 3.3.5
This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
Very well designed application. Not only for uninstalling application but it has many more useful features.
"Does what it suppose to do..."
Version: CleanApp 3.3.2
Very effective and a good overall complete package
A little complicated when cleaning out apps. Sometimes it doesn't give you enough information and therefore confidence that what you are about to delete is safe to get rid of.
An app that doe deliver but one that also makes you think before you just start deleting associated files with the main app. Clearing out unneeded files associated with the main app. resulted in major gains of HD space. But, I took some guesses that it was safe for me to continue. Would be nicer if it was more through and instilled confidence that it was okay to continue.
Version: CleanApp 3.3.1
Very complete removel, therefore less scrap on the disk
It is easy to handle
"It works in 10.6.2"
Version: CleanApp 3.2.3
It works as advertised. It has a nice help file. It offers a widget, if you care to install it.
Nothing found so far.
I compared this to the AppZapper and chose this one, even though it was $2.05 more expensive. The additional features were worth it to me. I was wondering about the bank charging a surcharge for a foreign transaction since this company is in Germany, which did not happen because they use a stateside service. The company provides the registration number on the receipt so there is no misunderstanding or waiting. The extra language removal feature emptied almost 500MB of files that I will never use. I like this one and highly recommend it to anyone who does a lot of loading, evaluating, and removal of files.