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Saturday, December 15, 2007

Tip # 1: ForkLift is an application deleter too!

I will post two tips today because both don't apply to everyone. The first one is about the application Fork Lift (included in the MacUpdate promo). The main function of Fork Lift is really to be an FTP application, but it is also so much more. One thing that I was surprised that it includes is an Application deleter. One thing about OS X is that it is usually so easy to erase an application, that Apple didn't include any system function for uninstalling apps. Some more complicated apps don't include an uninstaller however. You can most of the time simply throw away the folder of that app that is in the Applications folder. Some useless files remain and take up space however. Here is an example, I chose in Fork Lift to erase "Google SketchUp". Simply erasing its icon in the apps folder will erase 97MB, but using Fork Lift Application Deleter will clear up 115MB of space. Fork Lift application deleter is the icon at the right of the toolbar:

5 Comments:

Blogger jassinc said...

I use AppDelete which is free to do this task. However i will buying the MUPromo shortly so I look forward to how Forklift compares. I'd probably use it as an FTp anyway.

I look forward to trying it out!

December 14, 2007 at 11:06 PM  
Blogger walewa said...

I use AppCleaner. It works really well.

December 15, 2007 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger filicomp said...

i use http://appzapper.com/

December 15, 2007 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger DK said...

The main function of ForkLift is, of course, *not* an FTP application. FTP is just one of the features. ForkLift is an Orthodox File Manager (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthodox_file_manager)
, that is a two-panel file manager, one of many others available on any platform and all stemmed from Norton Commander, creation of John Socha who invented the best way to manage your files known to men. :)
You can get others on Mac for free, for example, muCommander. You can also get Mac uninstaller for free: AppDelete. It works nicely.

December 15, 2007 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

can someone comment on forklift's "uninstall" vs. dedicated programs like appzapper and cleanapp?

December 19, 2007 at 4:27 PM  

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