There has never been a time when my Mac had so many apps. Hundreds of apps reside in the Applications folder? Why? App reviews and the Mac App Store. Not all apps are created equal so there needs to be yet another app that helps to delete apps and all the files they leave behind.
The AppTrap App Trap
Simple isn’t always better. Back in the day, all it took to delete a Mac app was drag and drop. Find the app, drag it to the Trash, empty the Trash, and the app was gone.
Mac OS X is a different beast. Most Mac apps go camping on your Mac. They’ll drop files into Preferences, files into Application Support, and sometimes elsewhere. How do you know which files to delete if you don’t know where they are.
AppTrap traps apps and deletes them from your Mac, including most of the app’s left over files. Startup AppTrap and make sure it’s active (so AppTrap can track where apps put their associated files).
After that, whenever you want to delete an app, just drag and drop it to the Trash. AppTrap springs into action.
It will ask if you want to delete associated preference files. You’re a click away from nearly complete deletion.
My favorite Mac deletion app is CleanApp, which also compares files to be deleted, gives you a list of what gets deleted, and even has a backup in case you do wrong. The difference is in the list of features, the safety net, and the price tag. AppTrap is free.