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Shredder Widget... You're familiar with them around the office - those loud devices that leave mountains of finely shredded paper in their wake. Now you can have the convenience and security of a digital document shredder right in your Dashboard; even better, its 100% silent and doesn't leave shredded bits about for you to clean up later. Its variable shred levels give you just the amount of protection you need.

  • Low: Bypass the trash can. Though this isn't as secure a deletion of your files, it is a quick way to get rid of those files you know you don't need, leaving the trash can for those things you just more...

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • Improved graphics and smoother animation
  • Faster shredding for smaller files
  • Optional sound effects (press 's' to toggle)
  • Shred actual document previews
  • Minor bug fixes


Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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BudoSpartan Member IconReview+0

Followed the instructions on the Dev's site, and still cannot get it to work. I am running Mavericks. Could that be the issue? I left-click hold the file or folder I want to delete and press F4 to bring up the Dashboard and drag the item onto the Shredder for, hopefully, deletion, and... nothing happens.
Can anyone kindly share some insight. Much appreciated.

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Version 2.0
Kenaroni Member IconComment+21

This is so fun! I want to delete files just to watch it shred and make that sound. Sure it takes longer than emptying the trash, but don't we all need a 1 minute break now & then?

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Version 1.1
macsterdam Member IconReview+98

Nothing short of amazing! 10 stars!!!!!

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Version 1.1
bridgeyman Member IconReview+2

This widget has been exactly what I was looking for. It has always bugged me that you can't delete a single item out of the Trash can without emptying the whole thing or using Terminal. This has been a nice alternative to keep my computer clean. That, and it looks really nice. One complaint, it seems to be trying to run away. Every time I restart my computer or just the Dashboard, its location jumps up a few inches.

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Version 1.0
Nymphe Member IconComment+76

very useful

with developer mode on, it can be used as a portable trash can on the desktop...

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Version 1.0
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Downloads 15,660
Version Downloads 9,250
License Free
Date 15 Dec 2009
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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