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macOS App Review – AppDelete

Product Review – I posted a Product Announcement a few days back on AppDelete. After hearing good feedback from a couple of people I know at CapMac and needing a way to thoroughly clean out some of the Apps I have installed for testing and review, I went ahead and purchased a copy for myself.

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Installation was straight forward as was its use. When run it opens up a window on your desktop into which you drag any App you want deleted. Among the features of the product are:

  • Search filters to find items for deletion fast (including old PPC apps)
  • Finds associated items that are invisible or hidden
  •  Trash monitoring so that simply throwing an app in the trash triggers AppDelete
  • Archive/Install from Archive feature for safekeeping and transferring items to another Mac
  • Password requested only once if needed instead of multiple requests
  • Keeps a Log of all activities and has the ability to Undo a deletion
  • Moves items into an organized deleted package in your trash
  • Force Empty Trash for stubborn to remove items

Having used AppDelete today to clean out my Applications folder, I am very pleased with the $8 I spent on the product. Knowing that I will be installing many Apps in the future and wanting to remove most afterward, I think that this has been a good investment. It will certainly be included in my recommendations for anyone’s macOS Toolbox.

PROS

  • intuitive interface
  • reasonable price
  • ability to archive as well as delete Apps
  • ability to ‘undo’ a delete

 

CONS

  • It isn’t FOSS

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