• Home How to Install and Uninstall Programs in Mac?

How to Install and Uninstall Programs in Mac?

Install apps

To install apps from a disc is very easy, first insert the disc into your system optical drive (or an optical drive connected to the system). Installing programs on a Mac is different from installing program on Windows. There is no only one way to install programs on a Mac, also there are different ways to install application in Mac depending on the software which you use.

To install apps downloaded from the internet, double click on the disk image or package file (looks like an open file). If the provided installer doesn’t open automatically, open it, then follow the instruction.

Mac App Store

Recent versions of Mac OS X include the Mac App Store, stimulated by the iPhone and iPad App Store. Just open the Mac App Store application and you can search and install apps. Apps mechanically update through here, just as install on the iPhone and iPod.

The Mac App Store sound great, and can be very suitable. However, the new things you’ll maybe learn as a new Mac user trying to install application in Mac.

Uninstall apps

You can uninstall apps from the Mac App store, other websites or from discs. You can’t uninstall apps that are part of OS X, such as Safari and Mail. Uninstall Mac OS X application might be unknown process, who are using Windows operating system. As we know that Window giving only one way to uninstall application from control panel. But in Mac there is no option for control panel for remove apps on Mac running on OS X 10.10, Yosemite, Lion and Mavericks. So in the case of Mac we can uninstall Mac Application with different ways like Drag to Trash icon by using Launchpad. Here we will see two different ways, let’s we start with conventional method.

Apps download from the Mac App Store: Click the Launchpad icon in the Berth, hold down an app’s icon until all the icons begin to vibration, then click on apps delete button. If you want later the app, you can reinstall it from the Mac App Store. If an icon doesn’t have a delete option, it can’t be uninstalled in Launchpad. If you want to get more information, then visit this page.

Apps that have an uninstaller: In the Finder sidebar, click on Application. If an app is inside a bar, it might have an Uninstaller. Open the app’s folder. If you see Uninstall [App] or [App] Uninstaller, double-click it and follow the instructions.

Apps that don’t have an uninstaller: In the Finder sidebar, click on Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the Birth end), then choose option Finder > Empty Trash. If you change your decision, before emptying the Trash folder, select the app in the Trash folder, then choose File > Put Back.

Note: In the Mac, we can only uninstall apps which is downloaded or installed from Mac app store or as another third party application. We can’t uninstall official app like Mail, Safari, Messages, Pages, Keynotes and Numbers.