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AppTrap for Mac

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Key Details of AppTrap

  • Uninstall apps by drag-and-drop to the trash on your Mac.
  • Last updated on 6/4/2018
  • There have been 4 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

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.

What's new in version 1.2.2

Fixed the documentation's uninstallation instructions to use the new preference file names.

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Full Specifications

April 20, 2014
Latest update
June 4, 2018
Operating System
OS X 10.9, OS X 10.8, Mac OS X
Additional Requirements
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

Uninstall apps by drag-and-drop to the trash on your Mac.
Moving an application to the trash is simple and easy. Shouldn't true uninstallation on the Mac be the same way? With AppTrap, when you move an application to the trash, you're automatically asked if you want to move the associated preference files as well. Now that's uninstallation, the Mac way.