If you’re a regular Mac user, you definitely know the drill: when you want to delete Mac apps, you first need to move them to the Trash Can by selecting them and pressing the Command + Delete hotkey. Once the apps are in the trash folder, you have to empty it for OS X to start recovering the disk space. The process is quite time-consuming, isn’t it?
However, with the latest versions of MacOS, you don’t need to perform such tiresome process to remove large apps from your device. All you need is MacOS Sierra 10.12 or later version installed on your machine. Now, you can easily track down large applications, see when they were last used, as well as delete Mac apps – all from a unified Storage Management tool.
Delete Mac Apps to Free up Storage
Are you little confused about which apps are hogging your Mac’s storage space? Why not you sort the Application Manager list by size? Doing so will allow you to quickly locate the largest apps on your device. Also, you can pay attention to the Last Accessed list, which shows you when an app was last accessed, giving you an idea of how often the app is used.
Here’s the step-by-step guide on how to delete Mac apps that are eating up disk space.
Important Note: Don’t forget to backup your Mac before proceeding with deleting/removing any apps.
- Click on the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear. You need to choose the About This Mac option
- Navigate to the Storage tab and click on the Manage button
- Choose the Applications option from the left-side menu
- On the Applications window, click on the Size option. This will sort apps by size from largest to smallest. There’s also the Last Accessed list, which shows when a Mac app was last used
- Find an app you want to delete from your Mac and hover the mouse cursor over the name. Now, click on the little X button that appears next to app name
- A confirmation pop up will appear asking whether you really want to delete the Mac app or not. Simply, click on the Remove option to continue
- Repeat the same process with other Mac apps that you want to delete
And there you’re! In this way, you can delete Mac apps to free up storage space.
Although apps can be installed again from the Mac App Store, some apps may be more difficult to reinstall depending on where you’ve downloaded them from. So, make sure you know what apps you’re removing from your Mac. For sure, you can also delete Mac apps by trashing them in an old-fashioned way if you want. However, the unified Storage Management tool makes the process little easier. So, which method you’re going to use while deleting apps from your Mac? Share your thoughts with us via the comments section below.
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