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AppCleaner for Mac

4.8/5 (28 reviews)
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Quick description

AppCleaner for Mac features, pros & cons

Key features

  • Drag-and-drop area
  • List search
  • Uninstalling unwanted apps.

Pros

  • Minimalist design
  • Search within list
  • Protects vital system software

Cons

  • Impossible to disable system software protection
  • Does not allow group selection
  • Uninformative bulletins
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AppCleaner for Mac
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  • List of installed software
  • Uninstall software
  • finding and deleting the related files
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Reviews 28

AppCleaner for Mac reviews 28

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Great Ap but needs improvement

Appcleaner works pretty well but I would prefer if it has some more comprehensive cleaning feature and maybe some extra maintaining utilities. But in general, AppCleaner seems to be pretty good.

Pros:

  • Easy to use

CONS:

  • Lack advance cleaning features
OVERALL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
ViVic, 2019-06-11 16:56:53

A very thorough and user -friendly app

I upgraded to the pro version immediately after I got it and used it to remove an app which it did perfectly well. It also notifies with a lot of warnings before deleting the app, to make sure you're deleting the intended app and not another. So, that was my first impression. I guess time will tell if the five stars i gave will remain, but so far so good, I love it.

Pros:

  • User-friendly

CONS:

  • None so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Alberto, 2019-06-06 22:56:03

An essential system tool for Mac users

I honestly dislike junk files in my Mac. AppCleaner is essential for those who are reliant on spotlight searches to bring back more useful results, as well as those who need to clear up memory for additional applications. Thanks.

Pros:

  • Easy system cleanup

CONS:

  • No issues
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Ernesto554, 2019-05-31 14:56:17

An applcation you can count on

Appcleaner is an excellent app that delivers as promised, an amazing result at no cost. For a couple of years since I've been using this app, it has always been able to search and find more related files in the system than Dr.Cleaner.

Pros:

  • Delivers excellent results at no cost

CONS:

  • none found
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Leoren, 2019-05-30 06:12:15

Most reliable Mac uninstaller and universally recommended

I was searching for a reliable uninstaller to get rid of an old Sony camera software. During my online search, I couldn't find any single app that was extensively recommended and reviewed. But to my surprise, I discovered AppCleaner on the Mac App Store. It was also the highest and most reviewed uninstaller I came across. The download process was clean, and it uninstalls apps from my Mac smoothly. I will say it is well worth every penny.

Pros:

  • Smooth and fast uninstallation process

CONS:

  • No negative feedback
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Goodappsgoodlife, 2019-05-28 07:34:11

Best utility that keeps your Mac tidy and free

If you are concern about keeping your Mac tidy and free of junk left over files uninstalled apps, you need AppCleaner. Period. Not sure where or what these negative reviews are, but I have been using AppCleaner for over two years now, and it has never crashed even once.

Pros:

  • Wipe-out junk files

CONS:

  • None so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
DomerNospmis, 2019-05-18 00:02:20

Great but limited

Would have been an excellent app if not for the fact that it can not override the lock status found especially in non-Apple apps. These apps seem to be untouchable and I really want to get rid of them! All Apps including Apple apps needs to be cleaned out from time to time. I once had a bug where the preview was corrupted and required reinstallation, but removing preferences with the help of AppCleaner seemed impossible. Most times the underlying files are the culprit that needs wiping out and not the app itself. So, instead of a 5 star, I'm giving just 4 for allowing third-party apps to be locked on the AppCleaner as it were a Native Apple app making then undeletable.

Pros:

  • Functions as intended

CONS:

  • Can't get rid of native apps
OVERALL
4
Quality
4
Ease of Use
4
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
4
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
4.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
Mikael-B, 2019-05-07 15:15:20

The best Mac system utility for every Mac user

After using AppCleaner/Uninstaller for a couple of years, I thought it is time to support the app developers. The app resides in your Mac computer and only responds when you delete an application from the system. In less than two a second after you remove the specific app, it returns with bringing up a dialog box that displays all the supported files related to the app you just deleted, even the .zpi and .dmg download file previously used by the application. It then gives you the choice of complete removal of everything or a selected few you'd like to keep. It is entirely a reliable and straightforward PC utility.

Pros:

  • Easy to use

CONS:

  • -
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
James, 2019-04-24 05:17:31

Satisfactory performance

I am delighted with AppCleaner's performance. It has a clear and straightforward interface that notifies you clearly of what it is about to delete, like files associated with the application you plan to remove. And it is very responsive.

Pros:

  • Intuitive user Interface

CONS:

  • No cons at the moment
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Crayfisk, 2019-04-15 22:32:34

The most relevant app for Mac PCs

For me, AppCleaner has always been my number one app unistaller, and I've been using it for a couple of years now with the absence of any issues. It's a very stable app, and it does almost 100% of the job. I tried CleanApp first, and then I switched to AppCleaner to get rid of apps from my Mac completely. Each of them locates different support files, libraries, plists,sfls, etc. I find the "Remains tab" particularly relevant, and I highly recommend AppCleaner.

Pros:

  • Very effective and thorough

CONS:

  • No known issues
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
sbvd, 2019-04-11 03:42:06

A must have and true Mac lifesaver

In the Mac pc, it isn't necessary to try to take care of the system when you have the AppCleaner software. It takes care of that job. It is a real lifesaver, especially in rare cases, when you get malware applications in your Mac. For me, the ultra-fast response is a big bonus of having this app.

Pros:

  • Ultra-fast response

CONS:

  • Absent of faults
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Rampe ja Naukkis, 2019-04-04 16:28:58

Nothing special about it

Sadly, Appcleaner does miss a lot, and I mean a lot, of system's leftover It regularly searches and finds some of the obviously associated files like plist files and the app support folder. In my encounter, other uninstallers out there such as Appdelete always uncover larger amounts of leftover files. Though Appcleaner is free, however, I think there is no point using free software that doesn't work properly as intended.

Pros:

  • Free

CONS:

  • Low functionality
OVERALL
2.5
Quality
3
Ease of Use
2
Functionality
3
Ability
2
OVERALL
2.5
Quality
3.0
Ease of Use
2.0
Functionality
3.0
Ability
2.0
CloudB, 2019-03-24 14:02:09

Currently the best system cleaning tool

I was searching, and I found Appcleaner in the App store. After I tried it out in removing another software from my PC, it also located other remnants from previous software and helped to remove them as well. This result made me purchase the pro version so that i can have it as a handy tool. You should try it for yourself and not take my word for it.

Pros:

  • Scans for leftovers

CONS:

  • Nothing wrong with it
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Wizard06, 2019-03-17 04:55:21

A must-have free Mac application

I've made use of AppCleaner for over a year, and it works just as described. The best part of it is that the application is still free, but you need to check me on that fact first.

Pros:

  • Quick and easy uninstallation

CONS:

  • Might confuse files based on names and get rid of useful files
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
4
OVERALL
4.75
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
4.0
Steven, 2019-03-11 16:30:00

Seem like a simple and decent app

The App is not bad at all. It seems to do everything just fine. Easy to use and simple as well. But recently I tried to uninstall several of my apps with AppCleaner to increase disk space but it remained the same. So, I'm not totally sure about its effectiveness but being free makes it worth the try.

Pros:

  • Free of charge

CONS:

  • Questionable effectiveness
OVERALL
3.75
Quality
4
Ease of Use
3
Functionality
4
Ability
4
OVERALL
3.75
Quality
4.0
Ease of Use
3.0
Functionality
4.0
Ability
4.0
TecHpRo, 2019-03-11 09:06:27

AppCleaner is a PC lifesaver

I was searching and was unable to find the component files of a particular application I installed on my Mac about a year ago. These files are currently the cause of my camera and microphone malfunction. After installing AppCleaner into my PC, it helped to locate those specific files by the name of the developing company, and I was able to get rid of these malicious app files. Thanks to having the AppCleaner.

Pros:

  • Locate difficult program files

CONS:

  • None so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
jennyciao, 2019-02-17 10:11:34

A perfect replacement for AppDelete

I am recently found Appcleaner, And It's been a long time now since I've been using AppDelete, and I have been very satisfied with it. Well, until they updated it with a new version that changed the UX and made it a nightmare which got me to start looking for a replacement in which I found Appcleaner. I've been very satisfied ever since with what it does.

Pros:

  • Free and effective

CONS:

  • No issues so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Hugelshofer, 2019-02-15 18:59:31

A recommended hard drive cleaner

The one thing I really like about AppCleaner is that it removes documents etc, that you thought had been deleted when you originally deleted the app, but are still lurking on the hard drive; and as a result still using up memory. Therefore, it is well worth getting.

Pros:

  • Gets rid of leftover files

CONS:

  • No issues so far
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Antell1978, 2019-02-15 03:15:51

A great mac syste management tool

AppCleaner works perfectly well when uninstalling an App, And after the uninstallation process with AppCleaner I always do a scan search with Thomas Tempelmann's tool to see what was missed by Appcleaner, but it almost always doesn't find any leftovers.

Pros:

  • Thorough system cleaner

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
jputting, 2019-01-30 22:12:36

AppCleaner keeps you Mac in excellent condition

AppCleaner is a must-have for all Mac users. It brings the Add/Remove feature that Mac OS lacks. I agreed there is a way of getting rid of apps, which is the icon drag and uninstall. However, even after doing that, it works most of the time but doesn't work all of the time, and most importantly, it doesn't remove everything left behind by the app. AppCleaner does a complete job and gets all remnant out, keeping your MAC OS in excellent condition.

Pros:

  • Very effective in removing apps thoroughly

CONS:

  • No issues
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
MAster Control Program Tron, 2019-01-17 04:17:23

Gets rid of unwanted remnants without a trace

I am incredibly excited about the outcome - A well-grounded understanding of all the components of the Mac infrastructure, application and intelligent scanner enable AppCleaner to do an excellent job at getting rid of unwanted system apps, without leaving any left behind. This utility helps to free up a ton of space while keeping things tidy. I have made use of many similar apps in the past for the same purposes, but AppCleaner easily supersedes all.

Pros:

  • Free up Hdd space

CONS:

  • None
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
ika, 2019-01-17 01:33:57

AppCleaner uninstaller is second to known

I was having difficulty installing an updated version of the Norton antivirus. The problem was that the old version, along with the Endpoint older version, prevented each other from being eradicated, which in turn made the new installation unsuccessful. I paid $5 to acquire APPClener, and even though I expected it to uninstall everything automatically, it didn't. But what it did is that it isolated the remaining locked elements and displayed their locations so I could finally trash or delete them on my own. After several minutes of click, find, trash, and repeat, I was finally able to install the new updated Norton, which is now working very well. AppCleaner functions far better than the Norton uninstaller. Awesome app!

Pros:

  • Simply identify hidden files

CONS:

  • Absent of any fault
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Thebusy, 2018-12-20 03:55:16

Decent piece of app although not the best

This software does a decent job and Safe to use. It doesn't do any harmful thing to your PC. Meanwhile, there are others out there that I know that can be of a real treat to your PC by threatening to extract files that should be left alone. I examined this by utilizing AppCleaner, immediately following it up with a spotlight search. In many cases, for example, with Microsoft apps, it performed excellently, but with music apps by native instruments or similar, it omitted a lot of files that eats memory. Notwithstanding, it's free. And it does automatically clean up leftovers after every uninstallation process. I think I will keep using it till something else is available that works better.

Pros:

  • Free

CONS:

  • Very limited functions
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
rriman, 2018-11-20 04:46:54

A must-have pc companion for Mac

AppCleaner is a must have application for all MacBook users. It is well worth every penny. AppCleaner locates and display all hidden installations within an app, and give me the ability to decided whether to remove or keep them.

Pros:

  • Displays hidden leftover files

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Ben10Nise, 2018-11-15 14:24:40

Excellent, thorough, and highly recommended

I needed an app for the uninstallation of another application that installed unnecessary things all over the system's registry folders. AppCleaner was able to capture the extraneous stuff and delete them. The UI was fairly easy to follow and has a feature for locating remnants installed previously, and deleting them. Additionally, it has an extensions tab for locating the compressed application installation files. it finds iOS installation files which are useful if one installs apps from OSX to the iOS device but if one doesn`t do this at all, it finds and remove these, it looks for unused screensavers and removes them, and has launch agents and login items tabs. However, I do not know what these files are and thus if I would be safe to remove them. Conclusively, AppCleaner seems to be excellent at doing a thorough uninstall than you otherwise might achieve in other ways. I therefore easily gives it five stars for exactly as promised, and because it appears the developer is maintaining his apps. I highly recommend getting the Pro upgrade.

Pros:

  • Easily gets rid of remnants

CONS:

  • No issues at all
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Nickname taken? I'm logged in, 2018-11-13 02:33:20

The Perfect and final solution for all Mac problems

I did everything to get rid of this particular printer extension that clogged my internet and made it impossible to use other apps. It became frustrating because I had to download new apps that promised to be able to get rid of this problem, but they either failed or displayed information in such a complicated way that even other programs would be required to find that kind of target. But AppCleaner was different. It not only found this problem, but it quickly deleted these annoying extensions and also some others that I previously gave up on finding. It is amazing! AppCleaner indeed works. And the information is presented clearly, organized, and easy to follow.

Pros:

  • Great system search feature

CONS:

  • Absent cons
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Kaiser Bruno, 2018-11-11 01:13:38

Great at removing apps and hidden files

After using AppCleaner for many years, so far so good, I will say that it definitely does what it was created to do - removing apps and its hidden files.

Pros:

  • Reviews file before removal

CONS:

  • Not all files are removed in 0.5% of cases
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Dmitry A., 2018-11-08 02:24:43

A very handy tool for Mac maintenance

The native uninstallation methods for getting rid of unwanted on the Mac book is futile. Uninstallation of apps always leaves behind a massive dump of "bits and bobs. AppCleaner always seems to tackle this problem properly by locating and removing all of these leftovers. Even though not 100% of the leftovers will inevitably be removed, it always seems like AppCleaner removed them 100%. This App is handy and worth its cost.

Pros:

  • Removes let over drolls

CONS:

  • none
OVERALL
5
Quality
5
Ease of Use
5
Functionality
5
Ability
5
OVERALL
5
Quality
5.0
Ease of Use
5.0
Functionality
5.0
Ability
5.0
Peter, 2018-11-04 20:42:57

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