There are so many apps available on Apple App Store and Mac users always keep trying these apps from time to time. But there are only so many apps that you can install after which the Mac screen starts to look cluttered and dirty. We can surely arrange them using the Cleanup function available in Mac but when a better way to is to simply remove all the apps that we no longer use or are not really needed.
It is very easy to remove apps that you had previously installed on your Mac. Here is how you can proceed:
- Click on the Finder icon in the Dock. From the Finder menu bar select Go and then Applications.
- Find the app that you want to remove, right-click on it and select Move to Trash.
- Repeat the same for any shortcuts that app has created on the desktop and move them to Trash too.
- If it has created any shortcuts on the Dock, then right-click on those shortcuts and choose Options → Remove from Dock. If you fail to remove these shortcuts, they will turn into question marks later after the app has been removed.
- Finally, select the Finder and choose to Empty Trash from there. This step can wait for when you are ready to empty the contents of the Trash.
Another way to remove the apps is through the official uninstallers provided by some of the apps. These uninstallers are located in the same location where these apps have their files placed. For this to work, we have to find them through Finder first, find their folder and check if there is any official uninstaller available. We can then use this uninstaller to remove that app. However, if there is no official uninstaller available, we can use the previous method to remove that app easily.