AppZapper

Version: 2.0.1 || Release Date: 2010-01-08 || License: Shareware ($12.95) App Owner: arne

Everybody loves the drag and drop nature of OS X. Drag an app into your applications folder, and it's installed. You'd think it would be that easy to delete an app - just a matter of dragging it to the trash. But it's not. Applications install preferences, caches, and other support files throughout your computer that take up space and generate clutter. Deleting these by hand every time you delete an app is a pain.

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54 Opinions

Great to have!

Before this app came-out my OS would build-up lots of junk (application support files and prefs) from old apps, and I'd have to go through manually to clean them out every few months to a year to reclaim hard drive space.

It also makes uninstalling system "extensions" very easy too. No more digging around in the Library folder needed.

Huh, useless.

Lauching a program each time you want to delete another one OR leaving tiny files in folders you never open.
Which is more annoying ?

I bet this program weights more than the stuff it deletes.

Stop the geekness.

And who wouldn't want to remove all the extra stuff an app leaves on your system? Awesome app. 'nuff said.

You don't really need this application, unless you are really anal about removing all the files an app will leave on your system (like plists, pkg recipts etc).

OS X was designed so you can simply trash an app you no longer need, empty the trash, and go about your business.

If you're not admin it seems to get a little weird. I zapped a file in Applications and expected to get a prompt to enter the admin username and password. But instead it just zeroed the app and left it in the Applications folder, without icon or content... looked pretty weird.

I almost wanted to zap everything including appzapper itself just for fun!

I don't know what I did before this app. Oh, I remember, my mac had constipation! An app. you will never want to be without!

C'mon, Zap sound, screen effect, AND addictive?

great little app.

Great look! beautiful, and really useful if you are try every app that comes under your radar.

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