Service Scrubber
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Manage your OS X Services Menu.   Free
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Service Scrubber... Wouldn't the services menu be much more useful if it weren't overcrowded by services you never even thought of using? With Service Scrubber, you can:
  • restructure the services menu
  • change service keyboard shortcuts
  • disable services
What's New
Version 1.1.5:
  • [new] Icon by Lars Herrmann.
  • [improved] French localization by Ronald Leroux.
  • Available languages: Danish, English, French, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later



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Service Scrubber User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Bidule reviewed on 07 Feb 2011
Thanks ! Still useful on 10.6. I wanted to rate 5 stars, but I missed something.
[Version 1.1.5]


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Zoidbert commented on 08 Dec 2010
Great program when it was needed -- but, FWIW, the following text is viewable at manytricks.com's website for Service Scrubber:

"Apple has improved services and their menu representation dramatically in Mac OS X 10.6, rendering Service Scrubber obsolete, in our humble opinion.

We'll leave this online for those who need to stay with Mac OS X 10.5 or earlier."
[Version 1.1.5]

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bbw7 replied on 23 Oct 2013
Here's what the dev's site says now:

"Apple has significantly revised Services in Mac OS X 10.6 and newer. As a result for these changes, Service Scrubber may cause unpredictable results if used in Mac OS X 10.6 or 10.7.
We've left this online for those who need to stay with Mac OS X 10.5 or earlier."
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Bonobo commented on 26 Mar 2010
I'M HAPPY to witness that Many Tricks is back online, with the great communicator Rob Griffiths (of MacOSXHints fame) joining the company.

There have been RECENT UPDATES, they have an ACTIVE BLOG now, and I definitely know they ARE ACTIVELY WORKING on cool new stuff as well as on more updates to their existing software.

See http://www.manytricks.com and http://www.manytricks.com/blog for more information.

And no, I'm not married to Peter or Rob or Alex, and I'm not affiliated with Many Tricks, I'm just a happy user of some of their stuff, and I'm in contact w/ them over their blog.
[Version 1.1.5]


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Offline commented on 22 Jan 2010
Sadly, the site seems to have vanished.
:(
[Version 1.1.5]

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Offline replied on 24 Feb 2010
They're back on-line again.
Great! Looking forward to more good work.
This is a very helpful utility that runs under 10.6.2 and is unique in it's functionality.
burypromote

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uncoy reviewed on 16 Jan 2008
Makes the service menu usable again. Only one of the service menu editors which actually works. Check out Butler and Witch also.

Peter Mauer and Marcel Brink (Tinker Tool and Hardware Monitor) are two of very few programmers whom I trust with system level utilities. Rock solid.

I've donated to almost every product they write and recommend you consider making a donation as well.

Any of their code is better and more useful than 90% of the $30+ shareware apps out there.
[Version 1.1.4]


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hced reviewed on 22 Dec 2006
This is just great. It doesn't do much, but for what it does, it performs great. It's fascinating how Apple wouldn't implement such a feature within Finder, right off the bat.

I've never had any problems with Service Scrubber and it will continue to be part of my most essential apps collection.

5 stars, all cathegories.
[Version 1.1.3]


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minimal design reviewed on 08 Oct 2006
Everything created by Peter Maurer is a must have...

I wouldn't know how to use OS X without Butler and this is yet another super useful and perfectly designed app.
[Version 1.1.3]


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CA reviewed on 12 Jun 2006
Brilliant and very useful. Well done!
[Version 1.1.3]


burypromote

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Burro commented on 24 Jan 2006
Will this help change the e-mail app called upon by the "Mail->Send..." menu items?
[Version 1.1.2]

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Peter Maurer (developer) replied on 24 Jan 2006
No. Sorry. Service Scrubber lets you change the structure of your services menu, but you can't change what a given service actually does.

If you want your (non-Mail.app) e-mail client to provide a service for sending e-mails, you'll have to contact the developers of that e-mail client.
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Orion-Mk.-V reviewed on 24 Jan 2006
Brilliant like all of Peter's gizmo apps.
[Version 1.1.2]


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SPARTAN had trouble on 22 Dec 2008
It does not work with 10.5.5 to disable System services like the infamous ChineseTextConverter.
[Version 1.1.5]

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Bepe commented on 19 Feb 2009
idem …
I dont have access to the system services (Chinese Textconverter, Finder, …), so I can't disable them :-((

Suggestion : It can be useful to sort the services by type : system / external providers, disable / enable.

Great work

PS : is there a possible way to have the services menu into a contextual menu (under right clic) ??
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Robert commented on 17 Aug 2010
@BEPE, if you are running 10.5, you can install ICeCoffEE.

Mithoo rated on 18 Feb 2011

[Version 1.1.5]



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Bidule rated on 07 Feb 2011

[Version 1.1.5]


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Version Downloads:23,711
Type:Utilities : System
License:Free
Date:19 Jun 2008
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Service Scrubber... Wouldn't the services menu be much more useful if it weren't overcrowded by services you never even thought of using? With Service Scrubber, you can:
  • restructure the services menu
  • change service keyboard shortcuts
  • disable services


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