Smart Trash
Smart Trash
2.1.0

4.1

Smart Trash free download for Mac

Smart Trash2.1.0

21 October 2019

Enhances Mac OS X Trash functions.

Overview

Smart Trash enhances the functions of the 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 in Smart Trash

Version 2.1.0:
  • Added the compatibility to macOS Catalina (10.15).
  • Important bug fixes

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How would you rate Smart Trash app?

12 Reviews of Smart Trash

5
Dr-Dave
22 June 2017
Version: 2.0.7

Most helpful

I found this app to be surprisingly useful, and the price was great in the Smart & Tidy bundle. For boring reasons I needed Tidy Up and found it really useful before, so Smart Trash was a nice addition that proved better than I thought. I accidentally updated a program that only told me after the fact that it was a paid upgrade, so now I only had it for a few days. While it was installing I deleted a program that I was pretty sure contained adware (yay for multi-tasking) so I wanted to delete that immediately while the installer was still running, but I wanted to leave the older version which the update had placed in the Trash so that I could restore it after deleting the update. Smart Trash worked just fine. Yeah, I could have called up the Terminal and deleted the file that way, but it's a lot more work for a simple operation. And yes, it's a rare situation but as a reviewer "rare" situations seem to popup a lot, not just that one. It might have been timing that I needed both apps that MacUpdate put in the mini-bundle, and often the bundles don't interest me, but when they come up with ones that I need right at the moment and the price is right, it makes my day. I know that it's easy to rack up a big bill buying "interesting" apps even at $10-15 each, but I've finally learned to sleep on it unless the software is a no-brainer like this one was for me at the time. I'm giving it 5 stars because it answered an immediate need and worked. I have NOT test the whole thing and I appreciate reading the other reviews that point out bugs. I will update this review if I find any later on.
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5
Dr-Dave
22 June 2017
Version: 2.0.7
I found this app to be surprisingly useful, and the price was great in the Smart & Tidy bundle. For boring reasons I needed Tidy Up and found it really useful before, so Smart Trash was a nice addition that proved better than I thought. I accidentally updated a program that only told me after the fact that it was a paid upgrade, so now I only had it for a few days. While it was installing I deleted a program that I was pretty sure contained adware (yay for multi-tasking) so I wanted to delete that immediately while the installer was still running, but I wanted to leave the older version which the update had placed in the Trash so that I could restore it after deleting the update. Smart Trash worked just fine. Yeah, I could have called up the Terminal and deleted the file that way, but it's a lot more work for a simple operation. And yes, it's a rare situation but as a reviewer "rare" situations seem to popup a lot, not just that one. It might have been timing that I needed both apps that MacUpdate put in the mini-bundle, and often the bundles don't interest me, but when they come up with ones that I need right at the moment and the price is right, it makes my day. I know that it's easy to rack up a big bill buying "interesting" apps even at $10-15 each, but I've finally learned to sleep on it unless the software is a no-brainer like this one was for me at the time. I'm giving it 5 stars because it answered an immediate need and worked. I have NOT test the whole thing and I appreciate reading the other reviews that point out bugs. I will update this review if I find any later on.
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4
josephjsam111
21 March 2017
Version: 2.0.7
Pretty good, been using it since it was created. Simple and does its job.
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5
Sgginc
11 July 2015
Version: 2.0.0
This is one of the best trash utilities. You are able to select individual files to delete (securely if wanted). You can also delete files individually on other volumes. Easy with a great UI. Registration is a little convoluted. No "biggy." Get the 2.0.0. (13) update (offered on first open) before trying to register. Also quit and restart for the registration to show in prefs.
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2.5
jack2001
08 July 2015
Version: 2.0.0
costa troppo per quello che vale. provare per credere.
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4
Id-Ego-SuperEgo
16 September 2011
Version: 1.1.7
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.
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Jimw
13 August 2011
Version: 1.1.7
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.
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2.5
Anonymous
07 October 2004
Version: 1.1
How the hell do you remove smart trash from the menu bar after you have trashed this app ?????
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Anonymous
27 September 2004
Version: 1.1
Tried this to no avail...maybe a conflict with FruitMenu?
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Anonymous
30 November 2003
Version: 1.0.7
What *is* that icon?!
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4
Peter
16 June 2003
Version: 1.0.3
Good program, price a little too high. I would buy it for around $8.
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Jimw
21 May 2003
Version: 1.0.2
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.
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4.75
Anonymous
30 April 2003
Version: 1.0.1
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!
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4.1

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later

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