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AppTrap for Mac

By Markus Amalthea Magnuson Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

shelbybrown Nov 21, 2008

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.2.2

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


Release April 20, 2014
Date Added April 20, 2014
Version 1.2.2

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9
Additional Requirements None


Total Downloads 94,322
Downloads Last Week 2
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Developer's Description

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.
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