AppZapper is a great program for all Mac users. Before AppZapper, people always complained that there was never enough room left on their hard drives. When deleting a program with AppZapper, the program is deleted along with its preference files.
AppCleaner runs as an application. The best part about the program is that it has four different modes. In the “Uninstall” section, by just dragging a file into the program’s window, it can be wiped forever. The “Applications”, “Widgets”, and “Others” sections all work the same. They list all of the files that go with the section’s name. The “Others” section finds all preference panes, plug-ins, screen savers, and components installed on the computer’s hard drive. The last three sections make finding and deleting an easy task.
Unlike AppCleaner, AppTrap is not an application, but a preference pane. Once activated, it will watch your trash for programs, finding its other associated files. The result is a complete uninstall of the program you are trying to delete. After dragging an application to the trash, you are greeted with AppTrap’s dialog window, which displays the files it has found. Leave the ones you want deleted checked and press “Move Files”. Additionally, if you want to keep all the files, there is a “Leave Files” button. AppTrap’s functionality is great for people who use the “Command-Delete” shortcut to delete files.