AppZapper uninstalling another copy of itself.
|Developer(s)||AppZapper Collaborators, Austin Sarner and Brian Ball|
|Stable release||2.0.1 / January 6, 2009|
|Operating system||Mac OS X|
The software is an uninstall utility which extends the method of uninstalling in Mac OS X, which is dragging the application one wants to uninstall to the trash. By dragging and dropping an application to uninstall in AppZapper, the application searches for additional files residing in directories other than that of the original application, such as preference files and package receipts, the user is then able to select unwanted files and delete them.
Apart from the core functionality of AppZapper, other features of the application include a safety system which protects system files and user designated applications from being deleted and a log of uninstalled applications.
AppZapper is available as Shareware, which will block itself after "zapping" five applications. The current version 2.0 only supports Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later. The old version 1.8 of this software can run on Tiger and Leopard. However, AppZapper cannot uninstall itself from your Mac once you have installed it, and the only way to completely remove the software is to use a rival uninstall utility, such as the open-source AppTrap.
- 'Zap unwanted apps', Macworld, June 13, 2006
- Official site
- Interview: AppZapper developer Austin Sarner, Glenn Wolsey, July 26, 2006[dead link]
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