That means I find some gems, get to toss crummy apps, and every so often need to clean my Mac by uninstalling apps. For years my favorite Mac app uninstaller was CleanApp. Nothing worked better because CleanApp watched where every installer and every app placed their associated support files.
So, when it came time to uninstall an app, CleanApp knew where the files were that needed to be deleted. Unfortunately, CleanApp caught a disease known as Feature Creep, and the last version I upgraded to was junk slow and missed too many files it should have caught.
I switched to iTrash.
iTrash is simple. Open iTrash, drag an app that you want to uninstall to the Drop Apps here section, and iTrash finds all the associated support and preference files to delete and lists them so you can double check before hitting the Delete button.
There’s a background mode which pops up iTrash when you drag an app to the Trash. iTrash also protects specific apps and Mac system files. The App Lister displays everything iTrash can find about an app you want to delete, but it also keeps a log history of everything it does.
The Expert Mode adds another search algorithm to track down any additional files missed during the first search. Preferences are nominal. Elect to have iTrash displayed in the Mac’s Menubar to make it accessible from within any Mac app.
iTrash also deletes Preference Panes and Dashboard Widgets. Just drag and drop. Two other uninstaller apps you might like are AppDelete and AppCleaner. All three do a very good job for very little money.