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: