Version: 4.2.7 || Release Date: 2016-07-11 || License: Shareware ($7.99) Developer: Reggie Ashworth | App Owner: reggie

Deletes apps and their associated files.

AppDelete is an application for Macs that will delete the application you choose and any associated items (files and folders) that belong to that applicatioAppDelete will delete the application you choose and any associated items (files and folders) that belong to that application. Now you will no longer have to hunt through your system to find these items and delete them manually. Or worse, just let them sit on your Mac forever even though the application is long gone!

To run AppDelete just drag the application or folder containing the application you want to delete onto the AppDelete icon. You can also select from the main menu, right-click an item in the Finder using the AppDelete Automator workflow, or just drop an app in the Trash. An easy way is to keep AppDelete in your dock so you can drag your app or folder containing the app onto the icon in your dock. After doing this AppDelete will search your system to find the associated items. After clicking on "Delete" these items will be moved inside of a folder in the trash named "AppDelete" with the name of the app you dragged onto the icon. You can inspect this folder if you like before emptying the trash.

AppDelete also has a "Undo" feature, the ability to "Log only" for reference, it can search for invisible or "hidden" items, and more! And AppDelete keeps a log of all processing that it does.

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Hi from Reggie the Developer for AppDelete! :-)

I want to thank all of you for your posts and I do apologize for any confusion regarding the "free" label for AppDelete 2.0. I am currently waiting for this site to update the listed info and I expect it will be done soon. As for the switch over to AppDelete 2.0 again I do apologize for any confusion as it was not meant to be misleading in any way. It's just simply the old version is being told a new one is available. You can read more about this on my site by clicking the Homepage link above, and please do email me from my site for any further questions. Also there is now a 2.0.1 update available for download. Thank you for you interest and for using AppDelete! :-)


Reggie Ashworth

AppDelete suddenly held up the tip jar after a few uses, and announced to me that it has turned shareware for this latest version. I don't have anything against the principles of paid software. I DO however find the way in which the software communicated this information rude and distasteful. The information should have been shown when I was about to update the software, not when I'm about to use it.

I just used AppDelete to remove AppCleaner from my computer.

I want to note that I just paid the $5 for this app, because it's a great one, and is worth $5 to me.
However (as it is currently labeled) it is NOT freeware and should NOT be labeled as such. It is 'shareware' at best, but I would call it '$5 + demo'.

It's interesting how some people are willing to spend $5 on something they're going to pour down their throat in less time than it will take me to finish this sentence, but they refuse to pay for good software that took untold hours to write and will save you invaluable system resources.

I compared this to AppCleaner and although it's not as user friendly it does a better job for what it's meant. For some applications it was finding MORE associations. So think about that the next time you scarf down $5 worth of coffee.

Agreed, since the "donation" demands stopped it working I'm no longer using this. Though if you use your smarts the previous version is pretty easy to find.

Otherwise: is free, and does the same job.

i stopped using this app when it asked me to pay 5$ for further use...

Hi this is Reggie the Developer for AppDelete. I just want to post saying that the all new Version 2.0 is out and available for download. This site has not been updated yet but in the meantime you can download it directly from my website by clicking on "Homepage" above. I hope you will all enjoy the new version and thank you for using AppDelete! :-)



I haven't tried the others but I find this one very handy - it fits in my dock next to the 'other' trash and I don't have to 'start an app' just to 'delete an app'. Great timesaver, and you can't beat the price!

I've tried the other "trashers," and they seem fine, but this one works very well for me and it's free. It's also inconspicuous, with a tidy drag-n-drop window - no flash or hype. It does not always get those pesky plists tucked away in strange places, though, but the same can be said of the other utilities like it. It's never tossed anything essential to my system or crashed, and leaves a nice folder in the Trash for review before flushing (my Trash icon & sound are the notorious toilet set snicker). Works fine on OS X 10.4.10. Give it a try.

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