Written by: cynthia
AppZapper 1.8, an application that allows you to uninstall any application, widget, preference pane or plugin was released. When you drag and drop an application to be uninstalled onto AppZapper, it goes through the system to delete preferences, caches and support files that many applications generate when they are launched. This latest version runs on Mac OS X 10.4 and above.
The 1.8 version of AppZapper includes the new UnZap feature. If you accidentally zap an application you can use the UnZap feature to restore the application and its related files. In addition, there are improvements to the zapping engine, support for zapping on localized systems and authentication for non-admin users.
All current users of AppZapper can update for free.
You can buy AppZapper for the low price of USD$12.95. The Family Pack which registers all members of the same household sells for USD$18. A free shareware version that allows you to zap five times before you are required to purchase the software is also available. If you would like more information about AppZapper or would like to purchase it visit www.AppZapper.com
A word of advice, recently I lost my display setting from the system preferences tool. I’m not sure but I think that uninstalling an application with appzapper cause my display setting to be included in the items to delete. Verify every single item included, never delete without checking first what is to be deleted.
Just an advice.
Luis – the latest AppZapper includes an undelete function, and as well, all the Applications are in the trash and can be restored.
It’s best to do a backup before you go deleting anything from your system in the way of applications, .plist files, etc.
I just deleted a few Apps and found that I needed to restart because things were a little wonky. I’d advise restarting, and see if your system is stable, and everything as is should be. If so, you can go ahead and empty your trash : )
Whoa! Thanks for the hint! Lovely app!
I was looking for an app to do that for a long time… If I’m not wrong, in a maccast podcast they gave a tip for removing the depending files of an app that you will not use anymore… They said something about searching for the name of the aplication on spotlight, but in that way some files still there… So thanks! =)
After purchasing AppZapper family pack, I later found AppDelete to be better for the following reasons:
1) AppZapper didn’t delete all relevant files (like preference files). I wrote to AppZapper, they said it was strange and would look into it. Never heard back.
2) AppDelete puts all the deleted files into a folder in the Trash, so you know exactly what was deleted without having to go through the trash and guess.
3) It’s free!