AppCleaner

Version: 2.2.3 || Release Date: 2014-02-27 || License: Freeware Developer: Julien Ramseier | App Owner: mt36000

Presentation
AppCleaner is a small application which allows you to completely and properly uninstall unwanted apps.
It isn't, in fact, sufficient to just delete an application. Installing an application distributes many files throughout your System using space of your Hard Drive unnecessarily.
AppCleaner can find all these small files and safely delete them.
The toolbar has the following useful features.
Drop an application onto the AppCleaner icon and AppCleaner searches for the related files and then by clicking the red cross it deletes them.
If you change your mind, just click on the green arrow back button.
The "Applications" button shows all the applications installed on your system. You can select them and then click on the magnifying glass search button. AppCleaner will search for the related files of the selected applications and delete them, too.
The "Widgets" button shows all the installed widgets and the "Others" button displays all the installed Preference Panes, Plugins and Screen Savers.

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13 Opinions

I use this at work (where I don't have an AppZapper license) and it seems to work well enough, but the visuals are obnoxious as hell. There seems to be no preference to turn them off.

hbokh asked "Can this freeware utility compete with AppZapper completely?"

In a word, easily! Although AppCleaner doesn't always find everything associated with an app, neither does AppZapper, despite all the hype that surrounds it!

At the moment, the freeware AppDelete consistently outperforms both and despite its lack of a flashy user interface is well worth a look. Hopefully development will continue with AppCleaner so that its performance improves to match that of AppDelete.

Can this freeware utility compete with AppZapper completely?

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