About the app: Mendeley is a free reference manager designed for managing and sharing research papers, discovering research data, and collaborating online. The Mac version supports macOS 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.12 (Sierra), 10.13 (High Sierra). To use this app you will need to create a new account and log in.
“I have been using Mendeley for a period, but today when I open it up, the app just crashes over and over again. What happens to my Mendeley? How can I fix this issue? Re-installing Mendeley does not make any change. Can anyone give a little help?”
Some Mendeley users run into problems when using this app and try to find a solution, while some may decide to switch to other alternatives and ditch this app. No matter for reasons you choose to uninstall Mendeley, make sure to follow the right way.
Hereby we list two different approaches to guide you through the uninstallation.
First of all we will talk about the manual steps to fully remove Mendeley from Mac.
Some beginners may neglect a point that an app won’t be uninstalled if it is currently in use. If Mendeley icon appears in the Dock, right click on it and choose Quit.
Besides, there are other options to quit an active application on macOS/Mac OS X:
(1) Find the app icon in the top menu bar, click on it and choose Quit [app name];
(2) Launch Activity Monitor in Dock, type the app name in the search box, select the process, click X button on the upper left corner, and click Quit in the pop-up dialog;
(3) Press Command – Option – ESC(Escape) to bring up the Force Quit Applications window, select the app you want to stop running, and click Force Quit button
If the icon remains in Dock, right click it and choose Options > Remove from Dock.
To truly uninstall a third-party app, delete it in both /Applications folder and Trash.
Simply deleting Mendeley in the Trash is to avoid the risk of emptying trash. The act of emptying trash is irrevocable, and all items in there will be permanently removed from your Mac, so don’t take this step unless you are pretty sure. If there is no item in Trash except Mendeley, then you can choose Empty Trash from Finder menu.
The next question is how to find out Mendeley remnants stored in the system folders. Well, you can utilize Finder’s Search feature to detect all associated files and folders:
After doing this step, you should have cleared out all Mendeley traces from your system. But if you have troubles in performing those steps, try the next option instead.
Thinking about how you can get rid of Mendeley painlessly? Why not use a professional tool to handle the task? Featured with streamlined removal process and user-friendly interface, Osx Uninstaller is a reputable, reliable removal tool for Mac.
The clip below shows the procedure about how you can easily remove Mendeley:
So, to be specific, you only need to take a few clicks to entirely uninstall Mendeley:
1.Launch Osx Uninstaller, select Mendeley and then click Run Analysis button
2.Click Complete Uninstall button, and then click Yes button to execute removal
3.Click Back to Interface button to re-scan your Mac for currently installed apps
How to get this tool for your Mac? Click the Download button in this post, and install it to the Applications folder. Note that the first time you launch Osx Uninstaller to remove an app, you will be asked to enter a valid license to complete the registration.
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