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    AppBolish
    Version 1.0.3
    Thoroughly, safely, and securely remove unwanted apps and all of their related files.
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Ridiculously Meticulous

AppBolish is the ultimate solution for correctly uninstalling apps, plugins, widgets, and screen savers! Dragging these to the Trash can leave numerous caches, logs, and support files littered all over the hard drive. This clogs up valuable disk space!

Every app is analyzed, after-which AppBolish begins to deeply scan the computer for all related items and presents a final list for review before removal.


Not all apps are created equally and some definitely do not behave! We continually monitor user feedback and improve AppBolish's logic engine.
Our programming team actively downloads hundreds of the most popular apps and ensures every release of AppBolish removes them thoroughly!
AppBolish does a phenomenal job at removing apps already on the market. However, we've taken the initiative to develop relationships with several large developers and actively test AppBolish against pre-release titles as well! This ensures AppBolish will work far into the future and is ready when you need it to be.

App Overload

In a world where apps come cheap, information comes fast, and productivity is imperative, it can be common to download many demo versions of apps to determine which suits your needs the best.

When the decision has been made to buy, make sure to get rid of the other apps that didn't make the cut completely. Leaving the remnants of old apps behind can cost a lot of disk space, and can catch you off guard in a time when you need it the most!


Other Highlights

Caches

Caches are used by apps to help improve performance and are dynamically recreated as needed. However, they are seldom cleared and can take up gigabytes of storage!

Logs

Apps continually create debugging logs to output useful information to software developers in the event of a crash.

Saved States

Saved States are digital "snapshots" of an app while it is running so that it may be resumed more quickly when relaunching. They can be quite large.

Preferences

Preferences are settings stored on the disk that remember the configuration options in an app between launches. This is why apps will remember their settings and histories even after you delete them!

Leftovers

Find remnants of leftover apps that were uninstalled incorrectly long ago.

Unsupported

Scan for apps that are installed but are no longer supported on the current version of Mac OS.

Smart Engine

Automatically determines an apps' related files.

Secure Deletion

Optionally securely delete files in the app.

App Scanner

Deeply scan the computer for a list of all apps.

Optimized

Thoroughly optimized for maximum performance and accuracy.

Leftovers

Scan for files left behind by apps deleted in the past.

Unsupported Apps

Locate apps that will not run on the computer.

Customizability

Hand-pick which files to remove when uninstalling.

User Friendly

Everything just makes sense - no manual required!

For the full or trial version of our app, please use the download links below. After installation, the trial will automatically begin. For users owning a valid license, unlock the software via the "Unlock Product..." menu item if necessary.

Current Version

AppBolish will always have a place in my routine for as long as I continue to install and uninstall software.

Logan Yaciw

Far better than simply dragging old apps to the trash.

Mark Taft

I never knew how much unsupported software was still on my Mac until I ran AppBolish.

Bayley Anderson

All in all just a very well-rounded app. Lets you be specific with your files in the simplest way possible. Interface looks nice and is easy to figure out. Does exactly what it's told - and with the Untouchables feature, I also don't need to worry that I might be deleting something important. Always a good thing when it comes to apps like these!

Rebecca Truant

Doesn't just delete applications! You can use it to delete Dashboard widgets, screen savers, plugins, and more… and it's all right there in front of you. Extremely simple, user-friendly, and above and beyond useful. It covers everything. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone out there with a Mac.

Sam Rand

The easiest way to clean up the remains of "uninstalled" apps that I've seen so far.

Luke Ainsworth

Hands-down the most stable product I've tried!

Nick Gontez

I never knew so much garbage was left behind when deleting apps until I used AppBolish.

Ricky Hellwynd

I love this app! I was able to delete apps and widgets that I didn't even know I had that were taking up space. I also took comfort in knowing that once they were deleted, they were deleted thoroughly without leaving any residuals. A definite must for Mac users!

Cali Woodward

Cleared up lots of space than I can now use for more photos and music!

Jenny Ritter

All of our products come with a full set of licensing options: from single users and households to small businesses and larger corporations.


Personal Licenses

Student$5.00

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Household$15.00

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  • 1 household

Business Licenses

School$30.00

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  • 1 school

Corporate$99.00

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    Upgrade $50.00 pay as you go
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  • Unlimited

Our manual is always expanding! While we strongly believe our products as so intuitive you shouldn't need a manual, there are exceptions now and then. If you feel there is something missing from the documentation, please contact us.

For a single-page listing of all help entries, click here.

The Launch Services database is maintained by the operating syetem and contains a cached list of all installed applications, and the file types they support. This is useful in applications like the Finder and its "Open With..." menu item option, or a file is double clicked, the Launch Services database is consulted to determine which application is necessary to read it.

The Launch Services database can become inaccurate due to the adding/removal of applications. Rarely you may need to rebuild the Launch Services database manually as Mac OS X's automatic function for doing this occasionally forgets to run.

Rebuilding the Launch Services Database
  1. Open Terminal.app using Spotlight in the menubar.
  2. Copy and paste the following and hit enter:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
  3. Restart your computer.

Use AppBolish to uninstall software by simply dragging the executable (.app, prefPane, .saver, etc.) from the Application folder to the window in the Uninstall tab. Alternatively, click the Apps tab for a complete list of installed apps. AppBolish will then automatically scan the hard drive for logs, caches, application support files, preferences, and other related files.

Verify the list of files AppBolish found, and uncheck any you would like to keep on the computer, then click "Uninstall". After entering the administrator username and password, the files will be completely eradicated. The "View Log" button will appear if there was anything to note.

Spotlight is likely still indexing the contents of your hard drive. Please wait until it completes and relaunch AppBolish.

By default, AppBolish removes files using the standard delete feature in Mac OS X. However, for added security we have added the ability to not just delete, but make recovery of the deleted file(s) nearly impossible. The disadvantage being, this may substantially increase the amount of time to remove software.

To do this, AppBolish will overwrite files before deleting them. Files are overwritten three times, first with the byte pattern 0xff, then 0x00, and then 0xff again.

Turning on Secure Deletion
  1. Open the Preferences window.
  2. Click on the "General" tab.
  3. Choose any option aside from "Normal erasure" under the Erasure Mode menu.
  4. Remove any software product.
  • Create an Installer app for apps removed by the program to restore deleted files.
  • VoiceOver support.
  • Move files to Trash/other folder instead of deleting.
  • Watch for apps in trash.
  • AppleScript commands.
  • Ability to scan across multiple volumes and external drives.
  • Option to filter shared files from scan.
  • Scan HD for saved documents.
  • Scan sub-folders dropped for applications.
  • Launch/find custom app Uninstallers.
  • Update conditions dB from web.
  • List unused applications after X date.

The Launch Services database is maintained by the operating syetem and contains a cached list of all installed applications, and the file types they support. This is useful in applications like the Finder and its "Open With..." menu item option, or a file is double clicked, the Launch Services database is consulted to determine which application is necessary to read it.

The Launch Services database can become inaccurate due to the adding/removal of applications. Rarely you may need to rebuild the Launch Services database manually as Mac OS X's automatic function for doing this occasionally forgets to run.

Rebuilding the Launch Services Database
  1. Open Terminal.app using Spotlight in the menubar.
  2. Copy and paste the following and hit enter:
    /System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support/lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user
  3. Restart your computer.

Spotlight is likely still indexing the contents of your hard drive. Please wait until it completes and relaunch AppBolish.

Use AppBolish to uninstall software by simply dragging the executable (.app, prefPane, .saver, etc.) from the Application folder to the window in the Uninstall tab. Alternatively, click the Apps tab for a complete list of installed apps. AppBolish will then automatically scan the hard drive for logs, caches, application support files, preferences, and other related files.

Verify the list of files AppBolish found, and uncheck any you would like to keep on the computer, then click "Uninstall". After entering the administrator username and password, the files will be completely eradicated. The "View Log" button will appear if there was anything to note.

By default, AppBolish removes files using the standard delete feature in Mac OS X. However, for added security we have added the ability to not just delete, but make recovery of the deleted file(s) nearly impossible. The disadvantage being, this may substantially increase the amount of time to remove software.

To do this, AppBolish will overwrite files before deleting them. Files are overwritten three times, first with the byte pattern 0xff, then 0x00, and then 0xff again.

Turning on Secure Deletion
  1. Open the Preferences window.
  2. Click on the "General" tab.
  3. Choose any option aside from "Normal erasure" under the Erasure Mode menu.
  4. Remove any software product.
  • Create an Installer app for apps removed by the program to restore deleted files.
  • VoiceOver support.
  • Move files to Trash/other folder instead of deleting.
  • Watch for apps in trash.
  • AppleScript commands.
  • Ability to scan across multiple volumes and external drives.
  • Option to filter shared files from scan.
  • Scan HD for saved documents.
  • Scan sub-folders dropped for applications.
  • Launch/find custom app Uninstallers.
  • Update conditions dB from web.
  • List unused applications after X date.
Version 1.0.3 – December 15, 2014
Bug Fix: Fixed issue with the main window not showing if the app was activated and it was previously closed. Also added a Window menu item to create a new one.