Mac App Store Makes Installs Easy; Uninstalls, Not So Much

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I’ve just spent some time poking around the shiny new Mac App Store and there’s only one feature I expected to see, but can’t: an official way to uninstall what you’ve installed.

The traditional way of removing apps does still work. Go to the Applications folder, select the app, and move it to the Trash.

With any other application, that’s it, job done. But with apps installed via the App Store, you are asked for your system password before the trashing can commence.

I’m not complaining, and I don’t think this is a particularly big deal. But I did expect to see some kind of Uninstall control available somewhere (perhaps on the page that lists all your purchases), and as far as I can see, there isn’t one. Not yet, anyway. I suspect this is something that will be fixed in a future update.

Got your App Store installed yet? What do you make of it? Is this the future?