How to Delete an Application Downloaded from the Mac App Store

Tyler Tyler (304)
5 minutes

This guide will teach you how to quickly delete an application from your Mac that was downloaded from the Mac App Store. This method uses Launchpad.

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Click the Launchpad icon in the dock

If you don't still have the Launchpad icon in your dock, open Spotlight by pressing CMD-SPACE and then type "Launchpad" and press ENTER.

The apps you can delete will start to jiggle and show an x icon. If the app shows an x it can be deleted.

Confirm you want to delete the app

Confirm that you want to delete the app by click Delete or simply hitting enter.

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