4 Essential Ways To Uninstall Unwanted Applications On Mac

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Introduce to Uninstall Unwanted Applications On Mac

Uninstall Unwanted Applications On Mac , We have lots of programs installed on our Mac, but out of all those programs we only need few of them. And the rest of the applications just remain on our mac without any use just eating out the space on Mac. But do you really think that it is worth it to just keep the apps that we never use. Obviously, not.

Therefore, in this article we will discuss all the possible steps that will help you to remove applications from the Mac. We will first start with the manual methods for removing software from mac and then later discuss how to remove it with one of the best mac cleaners and more importantly why we need a mac cleaning software to remove an application. So without further ado let’s start our journey on how to remove an application from mac.

How to Remove Applications from Mac Using Trash

Uninstall Unwanted Applications On Mac , If you are looking for a simplest way on how to remove software from mac, then believe us it is via using Trash.

  1. Click on the Finder application (represented by a blue face icon) to open it.
  2. Now in the Finder window, click on the Applications folder which is located in the left panel.
    Remove Applications from Mac Using Trash
    Remove Applications from Mac Using Trash

     

  3. This will show you all the applications that are installed on your mac. Now first locate the program that you want to uninstall, once located click on the program icon. In case the program is inside a folder, open the folder by double clicking on it.
  4. Next, click on the program’s icon to select it.
  5. Now in the menu that is at the top-left corner of your screen click on the File option. This will show a drop-down menu.
  6. On the drop-down menu click on the Trash option. Alternatively, you can press the Command + Delete button on your keyboard to move the file to Trash.
  7. When prompt for a password appears enter the password of your Mac.(Yes, the same password that unlocks your mac).
  8. And finally click and hold the Trash icon located in the dock. This will show a pop up menu just above the Trash icon.
  9. On the menu, click on the Empty Trash option. This will delete all the content present in the trash that also include the program that you have sent to Trash.

    delete all the content present in the trash
    delete all the content present in the trash

Voila! The program is now no longer on your Mac.

How to Remove Applications from Mac Using Uninstaller

Uninstall Unwanted Applications On Mac , Some of the applications, basically the one that we download from the internet come with an inbuilt uninstaller. It is nothing else but a utility that is bundled by its developer along with the main application to remove the application from the mac. If you have formerly worked on Windows operating systems then you must be quite familiar with these uninstaller utilities that are bundled with the main program. Although you won’t find it with most of the applications however if it’s there then follow the instructions given below to uninstall an app.

  1. Click on the Finder application (represented by a blue face icon) to open it.
  2. Now in the Finder window, click on the Applications folder which is located in the left panel.
  3. This will show you all the applications that are installed on your mac. If in case the app looks like a folder unlike other regulation apps with their icon then probably it will have an uninstaller. And the name will be either like [App] Uninstaller or Uninstall [ App].
    Note: If you don’t find the uninstaller then remove it through Trash.
  4. Next, double click on the uninstaller application, this will open a new window.

    Remove Applications from Mac Using Uninstaller
    Remove Applications from Mac Using Uninstaller
  5. Now, since every app has different uninstall criteria, therefore, you have to follow the on-screen instruction to remove the application from mac.

How to Remove Software from Mac using Launchpad

Uninstall Unwanted Applications On Mac , Do you love the iOS interface of deleting an app? If your answer is yes, then you can also delete an mac app in the similar war by using Launchpad.

  1. On your Mac’s dock click on the Launchpad icon(a spaceship) to open it.

    Mac’s dock click on the Launchpad icon
    Mac’s dock click on the Launchpad icon
  2. This will open a list of all the currently available installed apps on your mac.
  3. Now look out for the app that you want to remove from your Mac.
  4. Next, click and hold the app, the app will start shaking and an ‘X icon’ will appear at the top left corner of the app icon. If in case you do not find the ‘X’ at the top left of the app icon then it means it can’t be uninstalled through Launchpad.
  5. Now click on the ‘X ’ and then on the Delete option when prompted.

    Delete option when prompted
    Delete option when prompted
  6. This will uninstall the app from your Mac.

How to Uninstall Mac Apps using a Third Party Tool

Uninstall Unwanted Applications On Mac , Are you just removing the apps from your mac, because they are no longer required or your motto is cleaning the Mac that starts with removing all the unneeded programs? If your motto is cleaning the Mac then we would like to bring to your attention that uninstalling an app many at times do not delete all its files and other data. This means although you will be able to delete an application by following the above steps however, you might not be able to clean the entire residue left behind. So, here comes handy, a Mac cleaning software that not only uninstalls an app but also cleans all the left behind data.

Uninstall Mac Apps using a Third Party Tool
Uninstall Mac Apps using a Third Party Tool

Now although there are several apps to clean mac, however, Smart Mac Cleaner and CleanMyMac are two of the best mac cleaners that delivers what they promise.

These apps dig deep in your Mac, and not only clean the leftover data of the uninstalled apps but also help you to clean apps and user cache including junk files and temporary files. This in turn performs a thorough cleaning of your Mac, which is quite tedious when you go through the manual process.

Wrapping Up

So, readers, this all on how to remove applications from Mac. We hope that the article has provided you with a better insight on managing your apps and removing the ones that are not required.

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