I just finished a fresh install of OS X 10.11 Yosemite.

One of the first things I did was install everyone's favorite simple, reliable, good-OS-citizen web browser: Google Chrome.

I then triggered Launchpad. Annoyingly, Chrome [Version 46.0.2490.80] now seems to additionally install the following apps: Gmail, Google Drive, Google Search, and Youtube.

Extra Google apps added to Launchpad

These aren't actually "apps"... they seem to only open the relevant website in Google Chrome.

I do not want these extra Google apps on my system. I did not want them to be installed when I downloaded Google Chrome.

How can I remove these apps from OS X?


Installing Chrome installs the extra Google apps in the user Applications directory:

~/Applications/Chrome Apps/

/Users/YOUR_USER/Applications/Chrome Apps/

Note that this is your user Applications directory, not the main system Applications directory.

Move the Chrome Apps folder to the Trash, and Empty the Trash. The extra Google apps will then be removed from your Launchpad.

Location of extra google apps.


Download Appcleaner install the app, open appcleaner, open Finder and go to applications and drag the apps to appcleaner to remove them. ***Do not remove native apps :)

you can also use CleanMyMac...

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