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How to Remove BetterZip for Mac without Hassle

  • George
  • Apr 16,2019
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As an file archiving software developed by Macitbetter, BetterZip for Mac allows users to view, modify, add and remove files from archives without having to unzip them. It provides trial version and the price for purchasing a lifetime license is $24.95.

No matter for what reason you choose to uninstall BetterZip on your Mac, make sure to take correct steps during the removal process. If you have no idea how to get rid of unwanted apps on Mac, take one of the methods below to carry out the uninstall.

Option 1. utilize Osx Uninstaller to quickly remove BetterZip

Desire to uninstall a bunch of unneeded, problematic or stubborn apps in the most effective way? Using a reputable, dedicated uninstall tool is definitely the answer. Optimized for the latest macOS, Osx Uninstaller can achieve the goal without trouble.

Here are the simple steps you need to take when using the tool to remove BetterZip:

  • Launch Osx Uninstaller after downloading and installing it on your Mac
  • Click the Register button in the interface, and follow prompts to activate it smoothly
  • Select the target app (BetterZip) in the interface and then click Run Analysis button

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  • After the scanning, click the Complete Uninstall button to activate the uninstall
  • Click Yes button in the confirmation window to perform the final removal

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  • Click Back to Interface button to re-scan your Mac, and then quit Osx Uninstaller

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Osx Uninstaller can be used to uninstall most third party apps as well as some built-in apps on macOS. If in extreme cases it encounters problems of uninstalling apps, the tech team behind this tool will provide 24/7 technical assistance via email.

Option 2. delete BetterZip in the /Applications folder & Trash

If you don’t want to use third party tool to remove apps, just follow the universal uninstall steps to delete any unwanted third party apps on macOS / Mac OS X.

  • Open up Finder from the Dock, and access to the Applications folder from sidebar (if it does not appear there, click the Go menu on the top bar and choose Applications)
  • Right click on BetterZip, and then choose Move to Trash option
  • If prompted, type your admin password and click OK button to allow the deletion

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If you are prompted that the app cannot be moved to Trash because it is in use, make sure to shut down this app prior to the uninstall. To deactivate an active app, just right click on its icon in the Dock, and choose Quit (or Force Quit if it stops responding).

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If BetterZip remains in Dock, right click it and choose Option > Remove from Dock.

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Option 3. uninstall BetterZip through Launchpad mechanism

Did you install BetterZip in the Mac App Store? If so, this option is available to use:

  • Head to Launchpad from the Dock, through Spotlight, or by gesture shortcut
  • Locate BetterZip , then press and hold the app icon until it starts to jiggle
  • Click the X icon on the upper left corner of the icon, and then click Delete button


Once you click the Delete button, BetterZip will be disappear instantly. To re-install it, you can still download this app in Mac App Store as long as the purchase is still valid.

If there is not X icon that shows up in the upper left corner of the app icon, this app is not the Mac App Store version and therefore it cannot be uninstalled by this way.

Now, have you remove all BetterZip components on your Mac? May not yet…

Well, if you apply the second or third option to uninstall BetterZip, it is likely that some of BetterZip-related files and folders still linger around your system, occupying certain disk space and making your Mac cluttered. Here’s how to clear them up:

  • In a Finder window, click Go from the Menu Bar, and choose Go to Folder
  • Type ~/Library in the box and hit Enter key (or click Go button) to open it up
  • Type BetterZip in the search bar, and click the Library below the bar
  • Select the files and folders whose names contain the search keyword, then right-click on one of them, and choose Move to Trash to delete all those items

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After throwing BetterZip-associated items into Trash, you can empty the Trash to permanently get rid of them (this is an irrevocable act so think twice before that).

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