Do you consider that it is easy to uninstall an application on a Mac?
Normally, you could just drag the app’s icon from the Applications folder into the trash to get rid of an app. However, the problem with OS X is that even when you uninstall applications, a lot of stuff gets left behind, and there’s no built-in way to find all the supporting files and get rid of them.
This is a problem that people associate with Windows, but it’s actually a big OS X issue. To fix the problem, you could follow the applications uninstall guides as below.
How to completely uninstall Applications from your Mac?
Method 1: Delete applications in standard way
Mostly, it is not difficult to remove applications from a Mac. What you need to do is follow the steps as following. Open a Finder window, clicking “Applications” in the sidebar, Control-clicking or right-clicking the application’s icon, and selecting “Move to Trash.”
Meanwhile, you can drag-and-drop an application’s icon to the trash can icon on your dock. Or, open the Launchpad interface and drag-and-drop an application’s icon to the trash can from there. To completely uninstall applications, you could go straight to your trash, and you can then Control-click or right-click the trash can icon on your dock and select “Empty Trash” to get rid of that application and all the other files you’ve deleted.
However, some applications will prompt you for a password when you try to move them to the trash. These applications were installed using the Mac package installer. Uninstalling them will remove whatever system-wide changes they made.
Method 2: How to totally remove applications and its leftover files?
The above method doesn’t actually delete an application’s preferences. Erase an application and it will leave preference files left over in your Library folders. Usually, these files will use very little space and won’t cause a problem. The preferences will still be available on your Mac. It is convenience if you’re uninstalling an app only to replace it with a newer version of the same app, or if you reinstall the app later down the line. It’ll keep all your preferences from when you had it installed before.
Unfortunately, it is so difficult to uninstall applications that don’t appear in your applications folder. And there is no interface that lists all your installed software so it is hard to get rid of it. But you could follow the app uninstall tips as following to delete apps.
2.Install Combo Cleaner and run it.
3.Select “Uninstaller” option and select unwanted applications or programs
4.Click “Remove Selected Items” button
5.Click “Start Scan” button to remove all remnants of uninstalled apps.
6.Select all unwanted files that are shown up and click “Remove” button to totally delete apps related files.
Try to remove applications that you won’t delete? You could uninstall it with Combo Cleaner which is professional tool to totally delete applications or programs in Mac. Follow the apps removal instructions step by step in this post.