One of the great delights of Mac OS X on my MacBook Pro is how easy it is to install and uninstall applications and now AppZapper makes it even easier. For those of you who aren’t familiar with OS X, when installing an application, all you have to do (most of the time) is drag and drop in to your applications folder.
When uninstalling, you simply drag the application into the trash can. As with any program, however various leftovers remain on your hard drive which are hard to identify amongst the multitude of other files floating around. This is where AppZapper comes in!
It’s a simple application which allows you to drag any application in to a small window. AppZapper then finds all related files for you and groups them together ready to be ‘Zapped’ with the main application. The whole process is not only simple, but effectively manages to delete any related files and save space on your hard drive, in this sense it’s similar to the recently reviewed CleanMyMac software.
Oh, and did I mention the really addictive ‘zap’ sound you hear as well as the screen flashing every time an application is deleted? Don’t worry, you can choose for this not to happen, but it’s cool right?
As well as the standard drag and drop feature, a recently introduced feature, ‘Hit List’, allows you to visually browse all of the applications on your Mac. If you find one that you no longer want, simply hit Zap and the application along with all its related files will be gone!
AppZapper is shareware, free to try for 5 zaps before requiring a license which can be bought for $12.95 from the AppZapper site.
Hoping to study Computer Science at University in the near future, you’ll seldom see John without a computer in touching distance! His interests include building computers, reading all sorts of literature and of course writing for Zath to keep you updated on all the latest in the world of tech! You can follow John on Twitter as @british_geek.