This same technique can be applied if you installed any software for your Mac. Usually, you just need to drag the App from the Application folder to the trash bin. But that does not guarantee to delete your preference file, configuration files, and any other files that was installed by the program. If the preference file or configuration file does not matter to you, especially if you decide to re-install the same app later, it would retain all your settings, then the best way is to just drag the file from the Application folder to the trash. That’s it. If you prefer to delete everything and forget about it, then you should do it differently.
There are plenty of uninstaller program for Mac OS-X, and it doesn’t matter if you are on OS-X Leopard 10.6.8 or OS-X Lion 10.7. The technique is the same. I have used other software to uninstall my unwanted apps, previously before the Mac App Store exist. Looking around in Google doesn’t help much, even though there was trial, I ended up not getting the software, because it was either too expensive, or the trial was so limited, that I wasn’t convinced what it says it could do. Down the trash it went, literally.
It shouldn’t be difficult to delete an app, it should be drop and good bye. So why is it hard for me to find a good one, maybe because I prefer to buy one good one, rather than buy multiple ones and ends up with using just one.
Even the inception of Mac App Store launched a few months ago, there wasn’t any Uninstaller App in the Mac App Store when I searched for it. Until now, the app is called TrashMe, but it doesn’t give you a trial. TrashMe is easy to use, open TrashMe app, then open up your Application Folder and drag the software you want to delete.
That’s pretty much it, unless if you have a stubborn app that requires your permission to delete. TrashMe will need to download another plug-in through their website. An dialog box will appear that will guide you to download the plug-in through TrashMe website which is on this location. If the dialog appears, it will not delete everything at first, the icon would still be in your Application Folder. After the TrashMe Plug-in is installed, just go back to your Application Folder and re-drag the software to TrashMe Trash bin and it will ask you to enter in your password for permission and that’s when it will delete everything.
Or you can install the Plug-in first after installing TrashMe so you won’t have to come across the permission dialog. For more info, go to TrashMe website at http://www.jibapps.com/
Enjoy Trashing Unwanted Apps.
[Mac App Store Link - TrashMe $4.99]