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Black Hole is a powerful application that allows you to clear sensitive information from your Mac with a single click. Black Hole automates many operations such as quitting applications, removing recent items from application menus, emptying the Trash, and more. More time for you!

What's New

Version 1.3.1:
  • Retina graphics for the new MacBook Pros with Retina display.
  • Black Hole is signed for Gatekeeper support on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Added the ability to shut down, restart or put your Mac to sleep after cleanup.
  • The Recent Items cleaner can now clear Finder and Apple Menu recent items.
  • You can now use bash-like wildcard characters (*) in paths more...


  • Mac OS X 10.7 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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Timmyb Member IconComment+176

Why does this app send out netbios packets when it is launched??

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Version 1.2.1
Irradiated Binaries (Developer)

This is most probably due to the auto-update mechanism. Also, in some occasions if you have any connected Windows network share the app may try to test connectivity when it loads; this is standard behaviour.

Passanstoi Member IconComment+29

As a tester of this new app,i have to say that it doesn't contain many items to clean as i supposed,but it's very useful because you can actually choose the file(or path) if you are aware of what you want to clean.
Please consider to add other functions such as supporting cleaning logs etc.,it's quite useful and for me it's sensitive,and also,more built-in rules for common apps would be appreciated.

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Version 1.0
Irradiated Binaries (Developer)

Please contact me at featurerequest@irradiated.net with more details on specific logs and things you would like cleaned, and I'll take a look.

Also check out the help for a guide on how to add more rules to the Recent Items cleaner. I encourage you to submit those to me and I'll consider adding them to the default set of rules. I'm planning a much simpler method for adding rules in an upcoming update.

Irradiated Binaries (Developer)

As promised, a much simpler method was added in version 1.1 to create Recent Items rules. There are also a good bunch of new rules for the Recent Items and Files cleaners, check it out!


i made a Videotutorial about the App on my hoTodi YouTube Channel. Its in German so if you dont speak my language it might be hard :) But for all German Users: Schaut euch das Video an, es erklärt genau, was Black Hole so machen kann!

Hier geht es zum Video (Here you find the Tutorial) : http://youtu.be/FLGiEOkMhkQ?hd=1

Irradiated Binaries (Developer)

There is a new Logs cleaner in Black Hole 1.2 as well as many new features, if you're interested… :)

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Downloads 6,135
Version Downloads 1,174
License Free
Date 13 Aug 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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