How to uninstall apps on mac 2020


Removing programs from a Macintosh can be very easy. In many cases, all you have to do is drag the application's icon to the Trash. Sometimes, though, applications store the files they need to run in other locations on your computer's hard drive, and finding them can take some detective work. If you are used to the uninstall option in Windows, you have a little culture shock — macOS does not have this feature built in. Why would you want to uninstall a program?

For the same reason you occasionally tidy your office or clean your garage. Clutter breeds inefficiency. Applications take up space on your hard disk and can slow your computer. Also, a new version of a program may not work correctly unless you get rid of the old one

Every time that you install an app, it creates its own folder on your internal storage it is where it saves all of the information and actions that you did on that app and it is taking space on your hard drive and in the long run it can affect the speed of your Mac.

Also, you need to uninstall apps that you are no longer using because when an app has been discontinued by its developer its security updates will be gone as well, this might be a gateway of those hackers to get into your Mac.

Who would not want an app that is for free right? So, in order to generate some money from an app, it should be famous and should have a lot of users and positive feedbacks and developers will benefit from it thru ads or upgrades. Here are some reasons why people stop using an app.

Asking for a lot of Information
Another thing that a user will be turned off using an app if through the registration process it is asking for a lot of personal information like asking for the social media account to be linked and the number one trigger is asking for financial information or card information.

Lots of Buggs
If an app is frequently crashing, it has a lot of lag times and glitches can be really frustrating for the user.

How to Uninstall Apps on your Mac Manually

Uninstalling or Deleting apps is pretty easy, though there are some ways on how to uninstall an app and also the right way to eliminate them including its files and data

Uninstalling Applications in Mac OS X in a Classic Process

Method 1:

  • Go to Finder > Select Applications > Select the App that you want to uninstall
  • Drag the App icon to Trash or Point your cursor on the icon then Right-Click > Select Move to Trash on the list
  • Go to Trash > Right-Click on the icon of Trash > Select Empty Trash

Uninstalling Applications from the App Store via Launchpad

If you have Mac OS than is Lion and Mountain Lion and latest it has an easy way to uninstall an app, this can be used if the application is installed from the App Store.

Though please note that it will not work if you downloaded it from the web or other sources.

Method 1

  • Select Launchpad on your Dock
  • Click on the App icon for a couple of seconds, and once the icon moves > Select the “x” button at the top-right of the icon
  • A pop-up box will appear asking for confirmation if you would like to delete the app > Select Delete

Method 2

  • You can simply Drag the Application icon to Trash to uninstall > Empty Trash

Remember like what we have mentioned above that uninstalling only the app itself does not guarantee you that its related files are deleted as well, so you may need to delete those separately once you are finished uninstalling the app.

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