App Cleaner & Uninstaller

Developer: Nektony

Current Version: 4.1

Last Updated: 6 months ago

Download Size: 12.4 MB - Download


Preview Installed Applications and Remove Service Files to Complete Uninstall.
App Cleaner - The best app to remove applications service files on Mac OS X and uninstalling applications*.

Delete application's service files. Make sure they aren't eating up precious space on your Mac with this helpful app that does the legwork for you.
Disable unneeded login items to launch Mac faster.
Get PRO features and remove even System Extensions.

Main Gained Value - Speed up Your Mac by:
• deleting apps' files taking performance resources
• deleting debris of apps that were simply put into Trash
• managing all types of service files (caches, logs, preferences, etc.)
• removing unneeded System Extensions
• removing login items and disabling startup programs

Main Advantage: App Cleaner deletes Remains (or leftovers) - files of previously removed apps.
Thus, you uninstall applications completely.

Main Features:
• Scan the system and preview installed applications
• Remove all types of service files
• Remove remains of previously uninstalled apps
• Reset application to a first-launch state
• Preview launch agents and system daemons
• Preview login items
• Disable launch agents and login items
• Find and preview installed System Extensions
• Remove System Extensions

• Easy-to-use shortcuts
• Any file or app quick preview
• Specific app-associated file formats preview
• In-app help assistance
• Show unused applications
• Skip list option

How to Uninstall an application using App Cleaner:
1. Launch App Cleaner.
2. Scan all applications for service files.
3. Choose unneeded application (left view). In-app purchase required.
4. Select all its’ service files on right view.
5. Click Remove.
6. If some apps were not removed, due to access rights, switch to Finder and move them manually to Trash*.

*Some applications can not be removed because they require administrator privileges. In this case, switch to the Finder and delete the application file in usual way.

PRO mode required to:
• Remove executable part of applications
• Remove system extensions
• Disable ads

FREE mode allows to:
• Preview all installed apps
• Preview service files for apps
• Remove service files for apps
• Reset apps to first-run state
• Preview installed extensions and widgets
• Disable launch agents and startup items
• Remove Remains - broken service files

Nektony: that's a 5th year we put our efforts to produce Mac cleanup utilities that solve any problematic issue.

NOTE: If you have any comments, general or technical issues, please contact us directly at [email protected], we will respond within one business day.


Release Notes:

Extensions management added.
Applications uninstaller improved.
Disable Launch Agents feature added (free).


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.8.1
Review by Gochugogi

Got rid of Google updater under El Capitan! - My Mini i7 was overheating with fans spinning during photo and video editing. It got hot even during system sleep! I checked and found Google Updater was literally “calling home” thousands of times per minute. As a scrolled throug system activities it was obvious Google’s spyware had run amuck and was bogging down my Mac something terrible. I tried terminal commands in an attempt to nix Google Update but to no avail: Google updates it’s code automatically, keeping one step ahead of everybody. So the terminal command that worked last week no longer did a thing… Enter AppCleaner. A couple clicks and Google Updater was gone for good, nixing 300MB of spyware! Yes, AppCleaner is demo only until you pay $3.99 but is the best software investment I’ve made in a long time. I’m amazed some reviewers think this app should be free. I’m glad I was able to help support the app so gets updated regularly. Now my Mini sleeps cool as a cucumber and the fans no longer kick up!

Found helpful by 15 out of 16 people
Version 0
Review by Ryqeegee

Cannot Be Removed—BEWARE! - This offers a $3.99 option. You run it. It deletes part of the program, but not all of it. It then asks for $3.99 to remove the rest. What do they call it when someone forces to make you pay to finish a job? If you go to the website, this program is no longer listed. There is no support for it. There are no FAQs for it. Before this version, it worked quickly and well. I’d call this version ransomware—right in the middle of something you must pay. But the best part? You CANNOT REMOVE IT. It leaves traces all over that mess up your computer. Some processes can’t even be stopped using force quit in activity monitor. Other files are hidden away with innocent names. Apple, please either remove it or have it tested immediatly!!!

Found helpful by 7 out of 8 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.1
Review by mathieut

Far from finding/removing everything - I just downloaded this based on the glorious reviews it’s been receiving. Admittedly my goal was to locate application files in order to manually move them to my new Mac (as opposed to using Migration Assistant), but my comments still apply to the “cleaning” aspect of the app. It just doesn’t find everything. In particular, it occasionally leaves entire app-specific folders in Application Support (“occasionally” as in 3 of the 5 apps I actually needed it for — a small sample, granted). Which I suppose is okay once you figure it out (you can manually seek the folders), but 1) it made me wonder what else this App could be missing, and 2) it definitely doesn’t perform as well as it claims to. 3 stars because it still provides a decent start to an actually thorough cleanup.

Found helpful by 8 out of 14 people
Version 4.1
Review by MountainDogMama1

As good as or better than the more popular “app cleaner" - I almost downloaded and purchased what looks like the more popular App Cleaner in the App store. Always looking for the best apps in all categories, I rely heavily on reviews. Knowing some devs and companies pay for thier reviews or solicit them in other manipulative ways, that is not my only criteria. I had already used this app in the past and knew I liked it. The other app charges $9.99 for the “pro” version. All the free version does (for both apps) is scan the computer. If you want to actually remove the files, you have to pay for the “pro” version. While that is a little pricey for this type of tool, I have paid more for apps that do less, if I want them bad enough. Before I committed, I figured I would give this app one more try. I’m so glad I did!! Thefre is no possible way that the other app is any more thorough than this little work horse. It’s fast, has a small footprint, and not only scans the application folder, but also the system service files and removes them as well. Once I saw the much more affordable price tag of $3.99 for this pro version, I knew I was making the right choice and committed without hesitation. Thank you for not being a greed monster Sergiy Savenko @ Nektony!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 4.1
Review by LeisureSuitLarry9

Very good app - can’t accidentally remove programs - I have used another app remover program for several years but it is not sold in the app store which I find to be inconvenient so I searched for a replacement and install App Cleaner. One feature I really like is that you have to confirm you really want to remove a program. With the previous cleaner I used, it was possible to accidenttally drag the wrong app icon from finger onto it’s window and zzzzzapppp!!! it was gone! Did that once with the wrong program but much less likely with App Cleaner. The other nice touch is the way App Cleaner asks if it can do a scan for existing apps in case you have added a lot since the last time. My last comment is on the price. It’s a good program and a great value.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 4.1
Review by Master Control Program Tron

A must have. No exceptions. - This is a must have for all users. It is the Add / Remove programs that Mac OS does not have. Yes there is a way to drag an icon and uninstall an app without this. However, while that works most of the time, it does not work all of the time, and it does not get everything an app leaves behind. This gets it all and keeps your MAC OS in new shape.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
Version 4.1
Review by CD Wyte

Works Well, Instructions could be a bit clearer - The initial set up insttructions could be clearer. The app says to confirm authority to access applications folder or drop app to be deleted “here”. However, it does not work to drop “here” at all without giving access to applications folder and then to home folder. Frustrating, but a really small issue. In fact, the app has worked very well on quickly removing several apps. It shows you what specific items will be deleted before you give final approve for removal. Searching, I found no trace of the deleted apps and experienced no other problems of any kind.

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people