AppCleaner is a software that has been developed and published by FreeMacSoft. It works as an uninstaller app that will keep your Mac working as if it were newly acquired. It is indispensable for keeping your computer working perfectly since there are lots of drawbacks when relying simply on the uninstall processes. When you delete a program or app on your Mac, either with its own uninstaller or by dragging it to the Trash, many files are left behind without being noticed. These files, folders and useless things accumulate, and finally, they slow down the performance of your device.
In order to remove and delete all traces of those unwanted programs, AppCleaner is a quick and effective solution. Taking into account that when you download some types of program, it does not only install the exe file on your computer, it also installs lots of files to make the program work. Sometimes, those files (setting data, cache, icons, preferences) are not deleted when you uninstall the program just by dragging them to the trash.
However, if you delete the app with AppCleaner, all the junk files will be removed, therefore allowing for the correct performance of your Mac. Thanks to its process of scanning, it will find all the related files of the program you want to remove, and it will give you the option to delete everything, or just those files you want.
Keep your computer as if recently purchased
The process of uninstalling is quite simple, effective and agile. This way, even beginners can use it without getting lost. This process does not take more than a minute, but if the program is quite big, it can take a bit more. However, this is not usual. The interface of AppCleaner displays several icons including Uninstall, Applications, Widgets and Others. To uninstall some program or app, you have to drag the icon of the app to the button "uninstall" and AppCleaner will do the rest. It will scan your computer to find related files of the unwanted program. All what it finds will be displayed, and you decide if you want to delete it all or just whatever you want. Just unmark the files you want to keep, and the app will remove the rest.
When you delete a program or app on your Mac, either with its own uninstaller or dragging it to the Trash, many files are left behind without being noticed
Widgets are another of the elements that can be uninstalled with AppCleaner. They accumulate many junk files on your computer, even though they look so innocent. AppCleaner provides you will a list of all the widgets you have on your Mac, and in that list you are free to choose between which widgets you keep and which ones you remove. It also shows the pre-installed ones, so just mark those that you do not want to stay on your computer and say goodbye.
Finally, the last, but not least important feature of AppCleaner is the option to protect those programs you do not want to uninstall for anything in the world. For this mission, this uninstaller software creates a "White List" in which you can include all those precious programs and even though you drag them to the trash, try to uninstall them or whatever; the programs will be there until you remove them from the list.
AppCleaner 1.11 Features
In this section, you can see the unique features of AppCleaner:
- While List option: you are protect the software you do not want to remove
- SmartDelete: with this option, you can drag the apps to the trash and AppCleaner will remove it along with all their related files
- Easy to use app: the simple and intuitive interface displays all the options
- You are free to see the log of all what you have done with this uninstaller software
- It also removes widgets and all their related files
If you want to know more about this app before you download it, you are free to visit the developers’ official website
Here, you can check out the minimum system requirements that your computer needs to correctly download and install AppCleaner:
- Operating System: Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger or later versions