AppDelete- Removing programs the right way

November 1st, 2009

Apple / Mac, Personal Rants

Recently, you may have noticed the new AppDelete ad we put up. AppDelete 3.0 was just recently redesigned to be lighter and faster, yet remove even more crap than ever before. For those of you who are completely clueless as to what AppDelete it is, allow me to quote (the designer’s site). “AppDelete is an uninstaller for Macs that will remove not only Applications but also Widgets, Preference Panes, Plugins and Screensavers along with their associated files. Without AppDelete these associated items will be left behind to take up space and potentially cause issues.”

When you drag an application to the trash, you’re only deleting the actual program. You’re not deleting any of the files that allow that program to run. In Windows terms, it’s like deleting a program yet leaving all the registry entries intact; it’s just not good for the longevity/speed of the Operating System. This is why AppDelete is so essential to the life of OS X.

Fortuntely, AppDelete is very reasonably priced at $7.99 for a new user and $3.99 to upgrade from a previous version of AppDelete. And if that’s not good enough, the makers are also offering a free trial of AppDelete so you can see how amazing the app really is before you purchase it. I tried it out and I absolutely love it; so much, infact, that I purchased it for my own system. So give the trial a shot and, if you like it, buy the damn program. It’ll be the best $8 you’ve ever spent.

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