Smart Trash
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Enhances Mac OS X Trash functions.   Shareware ($10.00)
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Smart Trash enhances the functions of the Mac OS X Trash by adding several menu options including:
  • selective file deletion
  • extensive logging
  • the ability to empty the trash on specific volumes
  • and more!
What's New
Version 1.1.7:
  • Added full compatibility with OS X 10.7 Lion.
  • Various bug fixes.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later



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Id_Ego_SuperEgo reviewed on 16 Sep 2011
A request to the developer: please, do patch the current version. It causes removable media to automatically remount immediately after ejection.

When the mounted external drive is ejected, the menu items will refresh (ei.e., momentarily disappear and reappear), then a second or two later the disk in question will automount. This is a potentially perilous bug and needs a quick fix.
[Version 1.1.7]

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Boekmarc replied on 29 May 2012
I second that. app was ok in Mac OS 10.6. Bug appears in 10.7 for me.
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Jimw commented on 13 Aug 2011
I will no doubt pick up some negative hits for this but I have a basic problem with the developers paradigm of treating the Trash as a folder, The Trash is not meant to be a folder and should not be treated like one. Once something is placed in the Trash it should considered gone and for good. Apple provides recovery for accidental trashing in two ways. Things can be removed from the trash if placed there by accident before it is emptied. A alert can be given before the trash is emptied. This should be enough. If you want to selectively trash things are not sure you want to trash a file, you should be archiving or you can create a folder and call it something like "recycle bin". Things from various volumes could then be simply labeled using the contextual menu before being placed there.

The one outstanding feature for some may be the logging of trashed files, This is especially useful in work environments where file histories, such as for legal or security requirements are mandatory. However using this feature may give a false sense of documentation if the feature can be bypassed or turned off by the user.
[Version 1.1.7]

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James-D replied on 13 Aug 2011
I agree. While there's certainly nothing wrong with this app, it simply shouldn't be necessary. Keeping files in your trash is just stupid. Do you store food or mail you still need to read in your trash in your home? Of course not. Then why do it on your computer?
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Boekmarc replied on 29 May 2012
One can have his reasons for not empty his trash immediatly. I myself like to empy trash only after ending a job. Smart Trash gives me the opportunity to delete trash only for one specific disk. Very usefull since I've only about 4 internal and several external. And do not forget about usb sticks too! So very handy indeed. And very hard to solve in the way you mentioned. But if you know some other way or app, I realy would like to hear from you ;)
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Jimw replied on 29 May 2012
Years ago there was a movie made about a fad called Flatliners starring Julia Roberts that was about medical students stopping their hearts short period of time with their friends resuscitating them so that they could experience death. While interesting and satisfying the curiosity of the recipient it still was very dangerous thing to do. This is the same way I feel about Smart Trash. In your scenario I would suggest creating a 'recycle' bin on each of your drives that you could place in the left hand side of the Finder window. Then at the end of your project, trash the folder and make a new one after removing any desired contents. Flash drives are not an issue since trash on a volume can be emptied only when the drive is found.

Another another alliterative is to label files to be trashed with a color label (single right mouse click). Then at the end of your project use the 'Find 'command to find all the files with that label, remove the label from the files to save, then 'select all' and move the remaining to the trash.

The bottom line is that I still believe that using Trash as a storage receptacle is really a bad idea. The only reason I believe that Apple made its contents recoverable is to allow users to recover a file that was accidentally thrown away before it is gone for good.

However if using Trash as a temporary storage bin is 'what floats your boat' then go ahead. After all it is your boat. However I would strongly discourage others from following sail as they might find themselves 'rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic' when they accidentally hit an iceberg.
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Anonymous reviewed on 07 Oct 2004
How the hell do you remove smart trash from the menu bar after you have trashed this app ?????
[Version 1.1]

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Anonymous commented on 08 May 2005
rerun the installer and click uninstall.
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Anonymous reviewed on 27 Sep 2004
Tried this to no avail...maybe a conflict with FruitMenu?
[Version 1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Nov 2003
What *is* that icon?!
[Version 1.0.7]

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Anonymous commented on 02 Dec 2003
It's a rubber. Red for pencil, blue for pen...
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Anonymous commented on 27 Sep 2004
...or, in American, an eraser I believe.
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Jon & Karen Heal replied on 04 Sep 2009
A rubber's a johnny on this side of the pond, mate! ;-)
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JimW commented on 21 May 2003
This developer has an interesting marketing strategy. You don't know how much a product costs until you are ready to download. Also the cost seems to increase with each new version release.
[Version 1.0.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 30 Apr 2003
Good piece of software. Now I can erase my flash cards without touch the oters HDs. Doing this work whenever is much more better that using the terminal window!
[Version 1.0.1]


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Studio7 rated on 29 Aug 2013

[Version 1.1.7]



Ronald_eaa42816 rated on 13 May 2012

[Version 1.1.7]



Eggi_from_Hamburg rated on 25 Oct 2011

[Version 1.1.7]


Downloads:13,708
Version Downloads:1,532
Type:Utilities : System
License:Shareware
Date:13 Aug 2011
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $10.00
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Smart Trash enhances the functions of the Mac OS X Trash by adding several menu options including:
  • selective file deletion
  • extensive logging
  • the ability to empty the trash on specific volumes
  • and more!


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