Tag: uninstaller

Major update to TrashMe 3

Today, we’re very happy to announce a major update to our cleaner and uninstaller for macOS, TrashMe 3. This version 3.3 includes a new “Extensions” section, a completely redesigned Smart Mode and dozen of improvements and fixes.

Redesigned Smart Mode

The Smart Mode of TrashMe 3 is an extension located in the system menu bar, with three main features: automatically detect any app you put in the Trash, in order to uninstall it properly; display an alert when the Trash is full; monitor the health of your Mac, like processor activity, memory usage, battery and network status, or even disk available space.

With TrashMe 3.3, we’ve completely redesigned the Smart Mode with a gorgeous user interface that fits macOS Big Sur standard. We’ve also added more information in the Network and Memory sections and a new “Graphics” section to monitor the state of the graphic card in use. Last, you can now customize the shortcuts at the bottom of the menu, to launch your favorite apps.

Uninstall all your extensions

We’ve added a separate new section to list all extensions installed on your Mac: preference panes, plugins, screen savers, Safari extensions and widgets. Similarly to our app uninstaller feature, you can now easily remove any extension from your system.

Widgets for macOS Big Sur

Recently, we’ve introduced two widgets for macOS Big Sur. The first one will monitor your disk usage, memory usage and battery status. The other one will monitor the battery status of your Mac, bluetooth accessories and even your AirPods! The appearance of these widgets can be customized and macOS Dark mode is fully supported.

 
 
This update is free for all users of TrashMe 3.
To celebrate this release, we offer a 20% discount on the full edition, for a limited time only.

Read the full release notes
Download a Free Trial
Buy on the Mac App Store or on our webstore
Users of previous version 2 can upgrade with with a discounted price.

TrashMe 3 now available on the Mac App Store

We’re very proud to announce that TrashMe 3, our cleaner and uninstaller for macOS, is now available on the Mac App Store. Version 3 of TrashMe has been launched few months ago with a new modern user interface, an improved speed in all tasks and many new features like a duplicate finder, a disk overview and menubar extension to monitor the health of your Mac.

We promised a release of TrashMe 3 on the Mac App Store before the end of the year, and here it is. This version has the same set of features than the regular version available on our webstore. However, due to Apple restrictions, we’ve been forced to adapt the app a little bit (check the differences in our Frequently Asked Questions).

Along with this announcement, we offer a new version 3.1.1 for all our users. This new version adds an history of all cleaning actions and improves the speed of the uninstaller tool. We’ve also fixed several issues reported back.

To celebrate the release of TrashMe 3 on the Mac App Store, we offer a discount for a limited time!

Download a Free Trial
Buy on the Mac App Store or on our webstore
Users of previous version 2 can upgrade with with a discounted price.

How to uninstall apps on a Mac

Uninstalling apps on macOS is more than moving the app to the Trash. And we are going to explain why.

Each application creates many files in order to run properly: configuration files, temporary files, etc… When you just drag and drop an app into the Trash, those files are not removed from your Mac and they can waste a lot of space. For example, an app like Spotify stores the music you’re listening to in order to start playing your favorite songs faster; these files are called “caches” and they can represent several GB of wasted space if you decide to remove Spotify!

To completely uninstall an app on macOS, there are two ways:
– the manual way
– the easy way

Manual uninstall

In order to completely uninstall an app on macOS, you need to locate all files related to the app. First you need to identify the name of the app (should be easy) and the name of the editor. For example: “Photoshop” and “Abode”. This step is important because you should only delete files and folders matching this name and editor. If you remove other files, some apps could stop working and your system could become buggy.

We’re going to explain all the steps to find these files.

1. Open the Finder and go your Library folder (e.g. /Users/John/Library)

2. Look for files and folders related to the app in the following locations and move them to your Trash:

“Application Scripts”
“Application Support”
“Caches”
“Containers”
“Group Containers”
“Preferences”
“Saved Application State”

3. Move the app to the Trash

Keep in mind to verify that the files you’re going to remove are really related to the app: the filename contains the name of the app and the editor is the correct one. For example, a file called “com.abode.Photoshop.plist” is surely related to the app Photoshop from Adobe, but a file “com.microapp.Photoshop.plist” is not!

Finding all related files is something that can be sometimes painful, because there are a lot of locations to search in and you need to be very careful. That’s why there’s another way, safer and easier.

Easy and safe uninstall

Here at Jibapps, we’ve developed one of the best uninstallers for macOS: TrashMe 3. Our app will automatically search for all related files in just a few seconds and you’ll be able to move these files to the Trash with just one click.

This process is completely safe: first, we’ve perfected our algorithm for more than 10 years, to ensure that TrashMe is only revealing the correct files to you. Second, you keep control over what is deleted: each related file can be unselected if you prefer keeping it. Third, all files are only moved to your Trash instead of being permanently deleted.

To uninstall easily any app:
1. Download TrashMe 3 and open it
2. Choose “Uninstall” in the sidebar
3. Either select an app or click “List all apps”
4. Select the apps you want to uninstall, TrashMe 3 will immediately search for related files
5. Click the “Uninstall” button on the bottom right corner

Tip: you can also reset an app by clicking on the menu above the related files and choosing “Select for resetting”; all files except the app package will be deleted

As you can see, TrashMe 3 is for sure the best way to remove all files associated to an app on macOS. Your Mac deserves a pro app to reclaim space and delete all these junk apps you no longer need. Don’t wait, and download your free Trial Version now.

Announcing TrashMe 3

We’re very proud to annonce the release of TrashMe 3, a major version of our best-seller app for macOS. TrashMe 3 lets you clean your Mac and uninstall apps, with many new features and improvements.

Clean your Mac

TrashMe comes with advanced cleaning tools. You’ll be able to quickly identify junk files (large and old files, incomplete downloads, installer packages, Windows files…) and to clean system files like apps caches, Xcode files and orphaned files. Version 3 of TrashMe finds even more files than before, to let you recover more space on your Mac.

Manage your apps

TrashMe uninstaller algorithm has been perfected over the years to find almost all related files that need to be removed along with the app bundle. We’ve greatly improved speed and intuitiveness: TrashMe 3 will find related files 3 times faster than previous version and uninstall process is easier with less steps to remove an app. For apps you want to keep on your Mac, we added a “search for updates” feature, to regularly check for updates for all apps installed on your Mac, even those from the Mac App Store. And you can still manage a list of favorite apps to securely store registration information and documents.

Find duplicate files

It happens frequently that you duplicate documents or photos, without even modifying the copy. These versions pile up on your hard drive to the point that they sometimes take up a lot of space. TrashMe allows you to scan a folder for duplicates so that you can compare all versions and then decide which ones should be removed.

Get an overview of your disk usage

Another new feature of TrashMe 3 is an interactive map that lets you visually discover the space occupied by files and folders on your Mac. Navigate through the disk hierarchy, identify and select files and folders you don’t need anymore, and TrashMe will delete them for you.

Monitor your system

Our Smart Mode feature lets you monitor your system activity, like CPU load & temperature, memory usage, battery status, network configuration… right in your system menubar. Smart mode will also detect any app you put in the Trash to offer a clean uninstall, and will display an alert when your Trash is full.
 
 
TrashMe 3 is available today as a Free Download with a 15 days trial period.
People can buy it on our webstore with a special and limited launch price. It will also be available on the Mac App Store later this year. People having bought previous version of TrashMe can upgrade with a discounted price, whatever the version they own (Mac App Store or not).

TrashMe 2.1.13 released

Today, we’re pleased to release a new version 2.1.13 of our uninstaller TrashMe for Mac OS X. The update is available on the Mac App Store and is recommended for everyone as it fixes a crash occurring on some configuration when listing apps. This version also improves performance and overall stability of the app. We’re tracking every bug reported by user, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you noticed an issue.

More information: TrashMe page | Youtube channel

Uninstallers accuracy

We’ve started to develop our best-seller TrashMe in 2010. Since then, we’ve drastically improved the algorithm to be as accurate as possible when searching for related files to delete. Because our customers don’t want to remove critical files from their system. Because our customers want to rely on an accurate search engine.

Some uninstallers are not so accurate. For example, we compared TrashMe to iTrash when uninstalling CloudApp application (see picture below). At first glance, iTrash gives us more results: 10 files instead of 5 files for TrashMe. But look at the results: even with the “Expert mode” disabled, iTrash is inaccurate, listing some critical files used for Apple iCloud settings. 5 files among the 10 files founds are completely wrong.

We’ve tried uninstalling other applications and found similar issue: when uninstalling Adobe Illustrator, TrashMe is finding 5 related files where iTrash is finding 34 files offering us to remove all Adobe settings (Photoshop, Acrobat…) !

So, be careful, always choose an uninstaller with high accuracy.
TrahsMe is only 7.99 US$, available on the Mac App Store.