Macos – Uninstall on Mac OS X


How can I completely uninstall any given program from Mac OS X Leopard (10.5)?

I'm obviously new at Mac… I've installed programs only through .dmg installers. I haven't compiled anything myself. Everything is in the Applications folder.

Best Answer

There is no universal uninstaller in Mac OS X like there is on Windows. You can simply delete a program to "uninstall" it, but its preferences and other files are left behind when you do this, which is probably not what you want.

However, there are third-party applications that can do this. AppZapper is one such program that allows you to completely uninstall other applications, including all the crap that they leave behind. It's not free, but AppCleaner is a free equivalent that seems decent enough if you don't want to pay.