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How to uninstall apps in macOS

We’ve all been there: you downloaded Evernote or Gimp or Microsoft Office because you thought it might be fun — useful, even — but you didn’t end up using it, something better came out, or you’ve just gotten bored and it’s time for it to go. Never fear — uninstalling an app from macOS is a simple process that takes just a few seconds.

The process is slightly different for apps you downloaded from the internet and those you got from the App Store. Here’s how to clean out both.

To uninstall apps you got from the App Store, you’ll need to use Launchpad.

If the app you want to delete doesn’t have a delete button, then that app can’t be removed with LaunchPad. If that’s the case, follow the steps below.

If you installed an app from the internet (or if you’re old-school and used a disc), you’ll need to use Finder to get rid of it.

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