APPDELETE vs iTRASH vs CLEANMYMAC 3 which is best !
We all get to a point that makes us want a new program or utility to do the job. All software evolves in time, thus need replacement. This is where we need Uninstallers to perform the uninstall at best.
Its no good just deleting the app from your Application directory. Every software program uses several maps on your computer like ‘library’ and ‘preferences’ at least. Setting your desired preferences in any software package creates a ‘prefs / plist’ file. You need to get rid of all clutter, not because your Mac will run into trouble ( unlike windows ), but clutter will have some form of impact on your Mac’s speed at some point.
There are some Free and Paid Uninstallers on the market and they all seem to do the job well. However like in real life one picks up more garbage then another. To find out which of the tested Uninstallers is best, I simply ran four program uninstall sessions: Firefox , Little Snitch , Opera and Polymail.
Ghost Mode – Background mode. Drop something into the trash and iTrash pops up.
Expert Mode – Using the Levenshtein Distance search algorithm it can trace down more possible related files.
Simple drag&drop – Drag an application, widget, prefpane, .. onto the main window to reveal related files.
Lost Files – This enables you to find related files that are obsolete (Application is not present anymore).
Application Lister – Shows all installed applications, widgets, prefpanes .. on ALL available volumes.
File Protection – Protect default, custom and related applications files.
History Log – Keeps a log of all activities.
RUNNING iTRASH EXPERT MODE
UNINSTALL LITTLE SNITCH
This Uninstall session shows an extreme difference in ability to find related files and folders. iTRASH is far better then the competition.
There’s no need to show all other screen dumps, the results below show which of the Uninstallers is the TRUE WINNER !
The result is strong influenced by the uninstall of Little Snitch. If this is taken in account, iTrash still scores highest, but Appdelete is not far behind. Overall Appdelete and CleanMyMac score equal.
iTrash performed really well in every situation. Mind you iTrash also has an Expert Function which searches even deeper in your system files.
The interface of Appdelete and iTrash are similar, so is their find function. Again, iTrash has an Expert function. CleanMyMac Uninstall is integrated in a full system package, and performs well and features a great interface.
Best results and an overall win for iTrash. No questions asked. You may use the TryOut versions yourself and see which you prefer. For me there is just one winner ‘ iTRASH ‘.