AppZapper ($12.95)is for people who want to confidently try new apps while knowing they can uninstall them easily.

In the UK there is a company called Ronseal that have a range of protective products for wood. They use the marketing line “It Does Exactly What It Says On The Tin”. AppZapper could say exactly the same thing. It removes applications as easily as you could wish.’ As they say on their web site “Everybody loves the drag and drop nature of OS X. Drag an application into your applications folder, and it’s installed. You’d think it would be that easy to delete an app — just a matter of dragging it to the trash. But it’s not. Applications install preferences, caches, and other support files throughout your computer that take up space and generate clutter. Deleting these by hand every time you delete an app is a pain.”

As a “Newbie” this is a Must Have application. I still have applications on my Windows PC that I just can’t seem to get rid of, and I was genuinely concerned when I first purchased my PowerBook that I was going to end up with a lot of applications left hanging around in various places – after all we are always adding new applications and playing around with them before we decide if we want to keep them. It is at the very heart of been a Mac user after all.

In many ways AppZapper captures the Mac “experience” totally – you open AppZapper, you get a neat box that you drag the application you want to remove into, you press OK and woosh – it has gone! A quick check on Spotlight and no residual files are lurking around in the depths of your system. It really is that easy, and I can’t recommend it enough.

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