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How to Uninstall Applications on Mac

Most of the time, uninstalling applications on Mac is a very simple and intuitive procedure – you just drag the program icon to the Trash and empty it. However, this way of removing apps has two important drawbacks. First, it may leave behind some unwanted files that you are unlikely to need in the future. These files accumulate over time and eventually take up a lot of space on your hard drive, decreasing your Mac’s performance. Second, this method doesn’t work at all with some standard Mac OS X applications (Messages, Safari, etc.). To overcome these issues, you need a powerful app uninstaller for Mac like Movavi Mac Cleaner. It will completely remove applications, causing no harm to your computer and deleting the junk files so your Mac stays in shape.

Download Movavi Mac Cleaner and read the tutorial below to learn how to uninstall apps on Mac.

Step 1: Install the Software

Run the file you’ve downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions.

Step 2: Scan Your Mac

Movavi Mac Cleaner cares about the condition of your Mac. So, once you’ve launched the program, the junk remover will immediately scan the computer for unnecessary cache and log files that can be safely deleted. If you’d like to remove these files and free up some space on your hard disk, click Start Cleaning. If not, just move on to the next step.

Step 3: Completely Remove Applications

Open the Uninstaller menu on the left of the program window and wait until the program has found all the applications on your Mac. When it’s done, take a look at the three tabs above the apps list: User Apps, OS X Apps, and Leftovers.

For deleting applications that you’ve installed yourself or standard Mac OS X programs, click User Apps or OS X Apps respectively. Locate the apps you want to uninstall in the list, check the boxes next to their icons, and hit Remove.

Go to the Leftovers tab if you want to remove unnecessary files (for example, caches and preferences) left on your Mac by the programs you uninstalled earlier. The removal procedure is the same as described above – find an application, check the box, click Remove.

Movavi Mac Cleaner will help you keep your Mac clean and performing at its best!

See what else Movavi Mac Cleaner can do for you:

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  • Remove unwanted junk from your Mac
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