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This is the utility to have as dragging and dropping doesn't get rid of everything related to a program and some programs put their files in really weird places (the document folder has become a defect dumping ground despite there being n formal place to put those files).

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Because BulkCrapUninstaller doesn't exist for OSX

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Does exactly what it says it does

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Personally, I prefer to uninstall Mac apps simply by dragging them into the trash (strangely, this is actually one of my favorite parts of Mac OS X). However, on the off-occasion that I need to get rid of any extra files left behind, AppCleaner does the trick. There's no hassle to it, and the process is almost completely hands-free. Click twice, and you're done. AppCleaner doesn't have any extra features, but I don't need anything else anyways.

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Add/Remove Programs for Mac

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I just found AppCleaner, which is basically the Add/Remove Programs for Mac. I went through and deleted a bunch of software on my Mac (cleanly) that I wouldn't know how to get rid of otherwise.

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It's more like 'Revo Uninstaller for Mac' since the 'Add/Remove Programs' in Mac is simply trash the app.

Many users fall into thinking that uninstalling programs in Mac is complicated because you need an app that uninstalls apps, while in Windows you just double-click an app at Add/Remove Programs then uninstaller will do the job. Both Windows and Mac "Add/Remove Programs" will leave apps' remains. Even a Mac app that comes with its own uninstaller still leave some remains. In Windows, each app has its own uninstaller, so it depends on the uninstaller but most uninstaller executable deliberately leave remains.

Windows is real complicated when it comes to uninstalling apps. If you force-delete the folder app from Program Files (treating it like Mac), Add/Remove Programs keeps displaying the deleted app's uninstaller and if you double-click that it will show error of the uninstaller executable isn't there and Windows doesn't recognize if the app has been gone; the deleted app stays listed in Add/Remove Programs. You need to go to Registry Editor to remove it or use 3rd-party app that can delete uninstall entries and as far as I know it's only CCleaner that is able to do that.