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How to Uninstall Applications on Mac

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With the increasing popularity of Apple Products, more people are switching to Apple Macbook. Although, Macbook is costly, but it offers good performance. Apple is always ahead of time with its costly but value for money products due to improved productivity. Macbook is also one those product which is usually preferred by professionals due to light weight and availability of applications for improved performance. As a new user, you may find Macbook hard to operate, but it comes with easy to use interface. You only need a walkthrough. At UseThisTip, I always try to help you with tips you can use. In this post, I am going to tell you how to uninstall applications on Mac. Yes, You may find it hard if you are new to Mac. Because there is no section to uninstall programs.
In Mac, you will have to perform tasks in different ways. If you are switching from Windows, you will have to learn few things. If you want to uninstall an application you installed, you have easy steps to do this on Mac computers.

How to Uninstall Programs or Applications on Mac

Follow these steps to uninstall programs or applications on Mac.
Step 1: Open Finder Window. If you are not sure, see the snapshot below. Arrow is pointing to the icon of Finder Window. Click on this icon to open the Finder Window.
How to Uninstall Applications on Mac
Step 2: Now navigate to Applications section. In Applications section, find the application which you want to uninstall and right click on this.
Step 3: To uninstall, select ‘Move to Trash’ option. You can also drag that icon to trash to perform the same operation. Once you empty trash, everything will be out of your system. Alternatively, you can also drag that application icon to the trash to uninstall.
Step 4: You are done with uninstalling the application from your Mac.
It is worth to mention that this process is only useful if you are trying to uninstall third-party applications in Mac. You cannot use these steps to uninstall system applications which come with Mac OSX.

Applications that don’t appear in Finder

Now you know how to uninstall applications on Mac. But what about applications which do not appear in Finder. These will not show in Applications section. You also do not have the control panel like thing in Mac to see the list of installed programs.
For these kinds of things, you can find different guides. You can search for “uninstall [program name] mac”.  Few applications for Mac also provide different uninstallers. So, you will have to download uninstallers to uninstall those applications from your Mac system.
There is also third-party apps like CleanMyMac. You can use this kind of app to easily uninstall any app from Mac.

Wrap Up

I decided to write this tutorial because I saw many people struggling in finding how to delete software from Mac. I saw many questions on StackOverflow and Quora. I hope, you found the solution of question you wanted to solve. I also wrote different guides for Mac on UseThisTip. You can explore other articles to read more and improve your knowledge.
If you have anything to ask, you can comment below. I will try to solve your queries as soon as possible.



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