By E. Brown
My friend, Heath, introduced me to App Trap the other day and I do not know how I have lived with out. It is a great little app for the Mac and needs to be on every Mac computer (hear me Apple?).
I love trying new software. Yet, every time you download and install an application or trial version, files get placed in all kinds of places. Many apps come with an uninstall feature, but there are many that do not. Welcome App Trap. This free software (although you can make a PayPal donation, which I’d recommend) will save you all kinds of time hunting down pref files and other assorted library files.
Once you install App Trap it sits and watches what applications you download and delete. When you delete an app you will get a message asking you if you want App Trap to delete all the other associated files to that application. Once you say “yes” App Trap neatly rounds up all the files and plops them into your Trash. They are not gone until you empty your trash so you can easily retrieve them if you feel you’ve made a mistake. It is that simple.
Download a copy today and you’ll be singing it’s praises as I am. If you already have it or know of something better, comment below.
thanks for this. Was wondering about something like this being available. Will give it a try this evening
Thats the one thing I miss about OS 9.
Back then only Windows stuffed files here and there.
I wonder if the app can find all the files still left behind from trial software I already deleted…thats what I need. (Computer probably could use a fresh reinstall by now.) :)
@dAlen – yeah, and if you do not have the latest OSX you might wait for Snow Leopard. I cannot wait! :)