I want to uninstall some recently installed software which I installed using the Mac App Store. Is is possible to uninstall those programs from inside the App Store?
You cannot uninstall apps from within the App Store.
How can I delete an application?
You can delete them like in iOS:
- Open Launchpad.
- Click and hold the app you want to delete (or hold ⌥)
- Delete by clicking on the X.
Note: The X appears only for apps which have been installed using the Mac App Store.
Locate the Applications folder where the app is located:
- Drag the application to the Trash.
Note: This will only remove the application - this will not remove some other files which may be related to the app (e.g. preferences). If you want to remove such files as well, you can use tools like AppCleaner which @james.garriss has mentioned.
Besides this, applications which have not been installed via the Mac App Store sometimes provide their own uninstaller in the installer
.dmg image. I usually keep them in a folder
Applications/Uninstaller which I created.
I recommend using AppCleaner from FreeMacSoft. You simply drag-and-drop the application you want to uninstall from your Application folder onto AppCleaner. It does the rest, including finding and deleting other related files on your system.