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by Tom Nelson

AppCleaner from FreeMacSoft is a simple application that will help you find all of the files associated with an app you want to delete, and then delete the files for you.

AppCleaner

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Although you’ll often hear that all you need to do to uninstall an app on a Mac is drag it to the trash and then empty the trash, that’s not entirely true. A deleted app can leave a great deal of debris behind in the form of support files it installed, including preference files, startup items, and other support files.

Usually these app orphans will have little to no affect on your Mac, but having them around is like having dust bunnies under the couch; no one sees them, but you know they’re there. And given enough time, the file debris can get pretty large, so using an app like AppCleaner is a good idea.

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