How to delete apps on a Mac, or uninstall them

When you set up a new Mac, dozens of apps are pre-installed on the computer. These include basic apps like Calendar, Contacts, and Notes, media apps like Music and TV, and Internet tools such as Mail and Safari. In addition, you can download, via the App Store app, Apple’s iWork suite: Pages, Numbers, and Keynote, and the “iLife” apps: iMovie and GarageBand. Your Mac running macOS Sonoma also comes with a couple dozen utilities.

In addition to all these apps, you might occasionally download apps from a third party. For example, you may use Microsoft 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, or other productivity and creativity apps. And you might occasionally try out free apps or trial versions of apps that you are curious about.

Over time, these apps can take up a lot of space, and you may need to clean out your Mac in order to have more room for your documents. Or you may want to uninstall Flash Player from your Mac (or other apps that are no longer supported).

For the most part, it’s relatively easy to uninstall apps on a Mac. There are several ways to do this, depending on the app. Here’s everything you need to know about how to remove apps from your Mac.

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.