6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 19, 2014 5:58 AM by Larry McJunkin
Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

In anticipation of Google killing off the Google Notifier (for Mac & Windows) on Jan 31, 2014, I uninstalled it today and replaced it with another notifier app (Notifier for Gmail).  Even though I used AppCleaner, the most touted uninstaller for Mac, one trace of Google Notifier remains and I can't figure out how to get rid of it.  I'm sure it's buried somewhere, but I can't find it anywhere.  If anyone has an idea where to look, I appreciate your help.  Following is a screenshot of what I'm trying to get rid of on the Mail.app default email reader list.

 

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    App Cleaner, like its rivals, fails to do what it claims to do fairly regularly. Consult Google regarding removal of Notifier files.

  • Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    Already posted in their forums...but don't expect much.  BTW, AppCleaner may not eradicate every trace of an app all the time, but in all the real-life tests it's the best of its rivals.  And CERTAINLY beats simply dragging an app from /Applications to the trash.  It's a shame we don't have true uninstaller that can keep track of every file installed when an app is installed and then remove them when it's uninstalled. 

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    We'll disagree on that, any app that fails regularly is untrustworthy all the time. As it has proved to be this time.

  • Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    It's good to disagree...I've found it helpful in my life.  However, as a retired geek and developer, I am curious as to what you use to uninstall an app that you've tried and decide to remove?  Surely you don't just drag it to the Trash.

  • Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (40,340 points)

    Whatever the developers instructions say.

  • Larry McJunkin Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    95% of the time they take the easy road and tell people to simply drag the app into the trash.  With normal apps having anywhere from 3-7 attached files, if one tries a lot of software, over time that leaves a lot of extraneous folders and files on their machines.  Some of them will send you complete instructions if you ask, though. 

     

    Still hopeful someone here might know a way to fix this in Terminal, similar to how we get rid of duplicate entrie for "Open with" on the right-click context menu for an app.  If the question gets answered in the Google product support forum I'll be sure to add it here.