AppleOff
AppleOff 1.2.4
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Scanning
  • Automatically scans folders to remove the following files: .DS_Store, ._*, .Trashes.
  • Aside from adding a folder to the list, a folder can be dragged on the dock icon for a quick one-time erase.
  • If the option key is held down while the folder or drive is dragged on to the icon, the drive will be ejected after the cleaning is done.
  • Holding down the control key while clicking the "Clean Now' button will enable admin privileges. This will allow the deletion of certain locked files or folders.


Output
  • The actions of
What's New
Version 1.2.4

Security
  • For those not taking their medication: Additional warning dialog when selecting an Apple formatted drive.
10.4.3 Bugs
  • The bugs from 10.4.3 are resolved for good, that is until Apple decides to mess them up again.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later (PPC or Intel-based Mac)



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jstrait reviewed on 19 Apr 2006
First off I'm using this to solve the simplification of a task that I used to have with my PC (recently moved to mac.)

I used to be able to shove my CF card in the reader (a convenient window would open - wish I could get that back too as I've optioned not to show my drives on my desktop, I've got lots of them and don't want the clutter.) After copying the files I'd delete them from the CF card and yank it out of the reader. Didn't have to empty the trash or eject it, very simple and quick.

So basically I want to combine the delete, empty trash and eject into one button, keystroke or icon.

This may sound quite trivial but if you're doing it constantly it can be quite annoying. I also don't like completely emptying the trash all the time in case I might need to recover something.

This product came close to doing this, it basically did everything it said. Well done! I was even able to drag the application icon to the finder window so it's always handy.

Now if it just did two other simple things it would be perfect. 1. Delete files that are dragged into it from removable drives (not send them to the trash or create a trashes file.) 2. Close it's window once complete. Also if possible create the option to always eject removable drives once cleaned.

That would be perfect.
[Version 1.2.4]

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Vitalis commented on 02 Jun 2006
Try Apple's Automator.
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jstrait replied on 02 Jun 2006
The developers at "Compost" were kind enough to write me a program to do this.

Here's the script if anyones interested (just below text into script editor and save as an application.) (script is between the lines)
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on open inFiles
set theFirstFile to item 1 of inFiles
tell application "Finder" to set theVolume to the disk of theFirstFile
repeat with theFile in inFiles
set thePath to POSIX path of theFile
set theCommand to "rm -r " & quoted form of thePath
set theResult to do shell script theCommand
end repeat
tell application "Finder" to eject theVolume
end open
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Anonymous reviewed on 24 Nov 2005
Sloppy Programming!

- First of all, the requirements for this shouldn't be limitted to one OS X flavour, it's such a simple task that any Mac OS X could easily handle!!!

- Second, why in God's name was this compressed, you saved 190 BYTES and wasted time doing nothing virtualy! An Apple Disk Image contains only a data fork which is 'net friendly. I used DropDMG (2.74) and ended up with 120k file instead of 140!

Great idea for anyone that burn's non-Mac discs like DVD movies or Audio CD's and the rest.
[Version 1.2.4]

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Anndra replied on 25 May 2006
'Anonymous' has missedthe point by a very, very, very wide margin.
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Nov 2005
CLIX cleans out DS store files, plus about a gazillion other things.......
[Version 1.2.3]

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Anonymous commented on 23 Nov 2005
CLIX is dangerous!!!
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Nicecaman replied on 25 Nov 2005
What makes CLIX dangerous?
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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Nov 2005
This is an excellent application for removing these files. I work as a webmaster in a mostly Windows environment. My users are not all computer-literate, and when they use Contribute to edit their sections of the site, they see a list of files - half of which are not "real" files to them. For every web page, there is a ._ equivalent, and they are listed first. My users open those, do not get their expected page, and then call me to tell me something is wrong. Or, they complain that they have to see these files. In addition, DS_Store files present something of a security issue on a webserver, in that they can contain info about the directory structure.

If you don't understand what this is for, or don't know why someone would use it - don't download it. At the very least, please keep unproductive opinions to yourself. It clutters up the reviews with unnecessary garbage. This application does what it is supposed to do, and there are people like me who appreciate it, and use it.
[Version 1.2.3]


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Anonymous reviewed on 11 Nov 2005
why would you want to delete .DS_Store files anyways, who cares if it adds 1 lousy, tiny file to each directory. BIG DEAL! The .DS_Store file stores window settings like icon size etc. for your mac, so why would you want to delete it if you are going to be using the drive again? And if your not, why do you care anyways...??
PC users are used to seeing random files all over the place, and even if one happens not to, i think they can deal with it. I mean, GUI front-ends for terminal commands are great, but I really don't understand all the flaming going on in these comments.
[Version 1.2.3]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Nov 2005
For god sake, you are the one flaming. This app is not for use on a mac volume. Is it that hard to understand.
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Anonymous reviewed on 25 Oct 2005
Isn't it the rule of thumb with computer is,
"Don't make waves if there isn't anything wrong?"
Is there anyone going to the dentist's to have some teeth pulled out when there is is nothing wrong with his teeth?
[Version 1.2.2]

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Anonymous commented on 11 Nov 2005
Maybe you should learn why these apps are made. They are made for use on non-apple volumes like mp3-players. Always people keep nagging with this sort of apps that they are dangerous to use an not necessary. Well there is nothing dangerous about them, provided they are used by people with a brain.
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Anonymous reviewed on 02 Oct 2005
i didn't buy a mac to have to use command lines as if i were using one of those awful peecees - give me gui any day, especially if it's free
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Oct 2005
As usual this DS_Store remover is a useful GUI for anyone using devices that at some point choke on .DS_Store files. Deleting files beginning w/ a . isn't as important to me as files beginning with ._ (same filename as another file since these are metadata). It would be great to have it work on specific drives.

So here's the score (since I have devices that choke on .DS_Store files and metadata ones):

In order of things that cause problems:
1) .DS_Store
2) ._filename
Then the things that could be nice
3) Thumbnails/Previews. A lot of things won't use the embedded thumbnails or previews so you can reduce 20 megs of files to about 16 megs just stripping these q/ quickimage or something like that.

Sure, I fix the problem causers in the terminal; but that doesn't mean I like wasting my time doing it. This a useful application and it's not based on paranoia, but messages like 'the movie could not be deleted' on a psp or whatever.
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Oct 2005
I'm totally allergic to these terminal's hyeroglyphs and I refuse to type anything on my mac that is not in plain human language. So many thanks to all the nice people who make command lines accessible to people like me through a simple click...
[Version 1.2]


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Anonymous reviewed on 01 Oct 2005
To the previous two posters...

So, everytime I copy files to my PSP or mobile phone and the Mac OS copies loads of additional hidden files my PSP and mobile phone don't need, or understand, you think I should fire up the Terminal app, type in a bunch of geek-code I don't understand (risking making a mistake and doing something dangerous) instead of just double-clicking this apps icon and clicking "Clean Now"?

Two clicks versus multiple clicks and typing multiple characters into the potentially dangerous Terminal?

Sounds like some people just like making life hard for themselves. Perhaps you'd be better off using Windows and DOS!! Geeks!
[Version 1.2]


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marguis had trouble on 28 Feb 2009
ive been trying to download appleoff from every single website, including this, and when i click on the link it stays "contacting www.macupdate.com" and then goes to the "failed to open page - safari can't open the page “http://www.macupdate.com/download.php/18885/AppleOffv1.2.4.bin” because the server where this page is located isn't responding."

Ive tried holding another key while clicking on the link and still doesnt download to my downloads folder.
[Version 1.2.4]


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Ricardos had trouble on 25 Sep 2006
Came up with a syntax error while trying to add a folder with a '(' in the folder directory.
[Version 1.2.4]



Atlanx rated on 21 Dec 2010

[Version 1.2.4]


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Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:23 Nov 2005
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Scanning
  • Automatically scans folders to remove the following files: .DS_Store, ._*, .Trashes.
  • Aside from adding a folder to the list, a folder can be dragged on the dock icon for a quick one-time erase.
  • If the option key is held down while the folder or drive is dragged on to the icon, the drive will be ejected after the cleaning is done.
  • Holding down the control key while clicking the "Clean Now' button will enable admin privileges. This will allow the deletion of certain locked files or folders.


Output
  • The actions of the shell script is logged and displated on the output tab. The file can be located at '~/Library/Application Support/AppleOff/output.txt.'


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