How do I uninstall programs on a Mac

Uninstall Programs - Mac (Macintosh)

Even if Mac OS, in contrast to Windows, does not have a registry database (and nothing analogous), once installed programs leave their traces with this operating system.
Some free freeware programs promise a remedy here (e.g. AppCleaner) and claim for themselves to track down and delete all file residues in the depths of the system. But here, too, the only reliable method to get rid of all program components is to reset (or of course rebuild) the operating system. See the instructions under Uninstalling programs completely.

Uninstall programs from Mac OS X.

To remove software that you have installed yourself (typically via a .dmg file). A simple guide with 6 steps.

  1. Navigate to the “Applications” folder
    1. Click the “Finder” icon in the lower left corner of the dock to open it.
    2. In the left pane, select the name of your Mac or MacBook.
    3. Click the computer's internal hard drive. Named “Macintosh HD” by default.
    4. Select the “Applications” subfolder. All installed programs are listed there, either as a single file or as a folder.
  2. Clear
    1. Drag and drop the item (file or folder) into the trash.
    2. Finished. The program is uninstalled.

Delete apps from Mac or MacBook

Delete apps from the Mac App Store. Works in a similar way to iOS via the launchpad. Dead easy!

  1. Open the “Launchpad” (F4 key or the icon in the Dock).
  2. Now click on the app that is to be deleted and hold the mouse button down for about 2 seconds (alternatively, hold down the “alt” key).
  3. The symbols now begin to wobble slightly and a small cross appears on the left, in the upper corner.
  4. Click on the cross with the mouse.
  5. In the next dialog, click on “Delete” to confirm that the app should be removed.
  6. Finished. The app is deleted and can be reinstalled from the AppStore if necessary.