Removing a non App Store application on Mac OS is not a direct / on-click task. We’ll show in depth how to do it manually. But before we are introducing AppCleaner. A lightweight application for Mac OS you can download to uninstall / remove any application on Mac that was not installed using App Store. It supports Mac OS X 10.4 – 10-11
- AppCleaner v3.3 for Mac OS X 10.10 and 10.11 here
- AppCleaner v2.3 for Mac OS X 10.6 to 10.10 here
- AppCleaner 1.2.2 for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5 here
How to Remove / Uninstall applications using AppCleaner
- Download and unzip AppCleaner.
- You’ll be prompted to this: “Check for updates automatically?“. We recommend you allow “Check automatically” so you don’t have to worry about compatibility with new Mac OS releases.
- Open Spotlight Search and find the app you want.
- Drag the app you want to window (check the image)
- Press “Remove”
- Enter you password
- You are done.
Here you have a video tutorial we’ve prepared:
Most of all this application is free and will work fine on Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra. We’ve tested some applications to remove / uninstall applications from Mac and we didn’t notice better features comparing with this. Excluding the fact of that some are paid.