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iCan is is a trashcan for OS X which sits on the desktop. It's interactive - it appears empty when it's empty, and full when it's full, just like the one in OS 9.

You can drag to it, unmount disks with it, click it to open the trash folder, and it responds to the Finder's command-delete.

If you like variation, you can switch to another trashcan, iCan is customizable using any of the included iCan Themes. If you wish to make your own themes, it's easy, and instructions are provided.

What's New

Version 3.0.5:
  • Fixed several problems introduced in the last three releases including:
  • Sometimes items would not be deleted when dragging them to the trash
  • Sometimes disks would not be ejected when dragging them to the trash.

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.2 or later

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Stevehhhhh Member IconComment+13
Stevehhhhh
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This, like a number of applications, does not work properly in Leopard. However, this developer appears to have disappeared as of about 2004, and there seems to be no way to contact him. It's a shame-it was a nice application!

Steve

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Version 3.0.5
F451
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Yes, it's shame as iCan was cool to use and see on the desktop.

larry2 Member IconComment+6
larry2
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Great app for desktop trash. However on macbook pro(intels) there is a serious memory leak. If your computer start running abnormally and you have this app running open your activity monitor and check the memory usage for this app. The virtual memory can reach as high as 1gb and real memory as high as 225mb. that is alot for a utility app. Not recommended for intels until it is updated. All that said - Stability - is the ONLY problem with this app.

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Version 3.0.5
Murilø Cinzentø Member IconComment+0
Murilø Cinzentø
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Kanzu-San...Where are you man???I try this way because in your page the "Info-Mail"dont work,i have an accindent in Lisboa an come back to Brasil,i lost many things in the fire,the serial number of ICan too,now i try to rebuild my studio, but i still thinking of the ICan the same thing,is the best for trsh stuff,but i REAL NEED the serial number,please man,see your "Info-Mail"i write so many times and you never take so much time to answer my letters.i have the new e-mail adress,please,see some way to send me again the serial number of the one best things what i find to my Mac.Thanks.
Murilø Cinzentø

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Version 3.0.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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I have a lot of items in my dock which makes my trash very small and i like to be able to drag. Nice feature set too... or so it appears.

I've noticed various quirks. I set it displays the # of items in the trash in vertically clipped text so i turned on the option to use a plain font and color of my choice. It displayed it at first, then disappeared.

It HOGS far more than it's share of CPU power. It never seems to show as completely idle, and sometimes takes as much as Activity Monitor itself!

It doesn't play very well with USB overdrive either.

Once upon a time i thought this looked good but i didn't need it because i was using DragThing. Now i could go back to Dragthing just for the desktop trash and use less CPU! Throughout the time i observed it, iCan had 6 threads and never dropped below 1.4% CPU on my ole G4. (OS 10.3.8) )8^(

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Version 3.0.5
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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Possibly because it's in RealBasic?

Arev Member IconReview+0
Arev
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This software is good and functional BUT it does not allow my desktop files to be dragged into their trash icon. Too bad!!
Hope developer can fix it.

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Version 3.0.5
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Like many of the other reviewers, I purchased version 3.0.4 of iCan, only to find that after a couple of weeks it started to do it's job unreliably. Now, I can only drag files to the trash successfully about 1/3 of the time.

It's always a smack in the face to support a software developer who develops bad software or who doesn't update it so that it will continue to work with the current version of the OS. It just seems like another bait and switch scheme to me.

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Version 3.0.4
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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sorry again, doesnt work (10.3.4) in many point: only sometimes (about 40%) dragging files on the trash does move them to trash. that sucks!
setting preferences to "Double click to : Open it" causes just opening of context menu.

I´ve paid for it, now I will delete it.
Maybee another update will work? Less options would be great in the preferences. It´s kind of overstuffed, might be a reason for failure.

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Version 3.0.4
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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OK, update seems to be working fine now, thanks!!!!

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Version 3.0.4
Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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poor! does not work with my 10.3.4. starting up an registation remark (i´ve just spent money on an early release :-(((( ) and nothing more happens.

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Version 3.0.4
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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the update is available now

Anonymous Member IconReview
Anonymous
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Author promised an update for 10.3.4 compatability before Monday May 31,2004.....well THAT came and went already......sure hope something is posted soon....

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Version 3.0
Anonymous Member Icon
Anonymous
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It's out if you go the site and I informed MacUpDate as well.

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Downloads 12,646
Version Downloads 3,015
Type Utilities / System
License Shareware
Date 09 Sep 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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