Sunday, July 8, 2012

Uninstalling an application in Mac OS X

The standard way that people uninstall an application in Mac OS X is to simply drag an application from the applications folder into the trash.

This however can leave preference files used by the application behind. These file are generally stored in Library/Preferences  folder (since Mac OS X does not have a concept of a registry).

To ensure that these files are also removed when you delete an application take a look at a neat little free application called AppTrap : http://onnati.net/apptrap/