Most of the Mac users usually drag an app to the Trash to get rid of it. This method is simple, but leaves numerous remnants across your computer.

The Uninstaller module finds applications with all their components (including those that aren’t in the Applications folder) and shows them grouped by developer and download source.

Also, it separates

  • Rarely used apps: those you haven’t opened for the last 6 months, and
  • Legacy apps: 32-bit apps that won’t be supported in macOS versions higher than Mojave.

Uninstall applications

To uninstall an application completely, select a checkbox next to it and click Uninstall at the bottom of the window. You can remove any number of applications at a time.

Alternatively, just drag one or several apps to either the CleanMyMac Dock icon or open CleanMyMac window.

Uninstaller doesn’t support removal of obligatory system applications due to macOS restrictions. For that reason, CleanMyMac adds them to its Ignore List and makes them invisible in Uninstaller.

These apps can’t be removed, but can be reset to their default state. However, you need to make them visible first like this:

  1. Go to CleanMyMac 3 → Preferences → Ignore List → Uninstaller.
  2. Deselect the Ignore system applications checkbox.

Reset applications

If you need to reset an application to the initial state to resolve some of its troubles or to make it run faster, click on the drop-down arrow next to the checkbox of the corresponding app and choose Application Reset.

This option smart-selects items that must be removed to reset the application. After the operation is completed, the application starts working with a clean state when you launch it next time.  

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