Problem: I used to be a Windows user exclusively and came to like and rely on the â€œAdd Remove Programsâ€ feature in the control panel. Not perfect but it still gave me a starting point to cleaning up my workstation. With the Mac you can usually go to the Applications folder an delete what you need. But that doesnâ€™t necessarily uninstall it completely. Plus Iâ€™m lazy and donâ€™t want to search through the Application folder.
Solution: Found a program called AppCleaner and what it does is take an inventory of your Apps that are installed and then give you a list of Applications, Widgets and â€œothers.â€ Select the application you want to get rid of and it will show you where the files are and then you can delete them all. Very handy and quicker than searching through folders. For example, I removed a copy of Parallels years ago from my Mac Pro but AppCleaner found some files that I didnâ€™t know about. So now Iâ€™m certain that itâ€™s completely gone. Best of all, this is a free download.