Service Scrubber
Service Scrubber
1.1.5

4.9

Service Scrubber free download for Mac

Service Scrubber1.1.5

19 June 2008

Manage your OS X Services Menu.

Overview

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 in Service Scrubber

Version 1.1.5:
  • [new] Icon by Lars Herrmann.
  • [improved] French localization by Ronald Leroux.
  • Available languages: Danish, English, French, German, Japanese, Traditional Chinese.

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How would you rate Service Scrubber app?

20 Reviews of Service Scrubber

Spartan
22 December 2008
Version: 1.1.5

Most helpful

It does not work with 10.5.5 to disable System services like the infamous ChineseTextConverter.
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4.5
Bidule
07 February 2011
Version: 1.1.5
Thanks ! Still useful on 10.6. I wanted to rate 5 stars, but I missed something.
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Zoidbert
08 December 2010
Version: 1.1.5
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."
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Bonobo
26 March 2010
Version: 1.1.5
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.
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markrfriedman
22 January 2010
Version: 1.1.5
Sadly, the site seems to have vanished. :(
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Spartan
22 December 2008
Version: 1.1.5
It does not work with 10.5.5 to disable System services like the infamous ChineseTextConverter.
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5
Uncoy
16 January 2008
Version: 1.1.4
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.
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5
hced
22 December 2006
Version: 1.1.3
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.
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5
macupdate-290
08 October 2006
Version: 1.1.3
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.
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4.75
Ca
12 June 2006
Version: 1.1.3
Brilliant and very useful. Well done!
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Burro
24 January 2006
Version: 1.1.2
Will this help change the e-mail app called upon by the "Mail->Send..." menu items?
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5
Orion-Mk-V
24 January 2006
Version: 1.1.2
Brilliant like all of Peter's gizmo apps.
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5
Alanr
19 January 2006
Version: 1.1.1
Very nice. I *finally* got rid of Chinese Text Convertor (and a few other duds). Thanks!
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4.5
Szabesz
22 December 2005
Version: 1.1
Seems to be working on 10.3.9, but there is a small interface glitch. The "Service Providers" text on the left side is overwritten with the first service. So they occupy the same place.
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5
Thomas-Hayward
22 December 2005
Version: 1.1
Awesome piece of software. Does precisely what it says on the tin, with applomb worthy of the Mac.
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5
Leoofborg
21 December 2005
Version: 1.0
Peter Maurer. My hero! First Butler. Then Textpander. Now this. Yes, as MacBeth said, the Service Manager PrefPane has been around forever, but it was always dicey with /System based services like System UIServer's 'Open URL...' and some non-compliant apps like RealPlayer's like 'Open URL in RealPlayer'. I couldn't change the key combos in one and could not get rid of the other! Service Scrubber changes that. Perfect access and administration of all services, wherever they may be. If you want Services to bend to your will and actually -use- the 'menu, you need this.
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5
Macbeth
21 December 2005
Version: 1.0
Butler, Witch, CalenderClock, TextPander, and now this ... Is Peter Maurer really one guy or is it the alias of a collective of very clever developers? Every time a new app gets released under that name, you can be sure that it's something so useful that it will become an essential part of your Mac. ServiceGrabber is no difference. It's not exactly a new invention (some years ago, the QuickSilver developer released a preference pane called Service Manager that did the same job), but it has a much better interface and a few extra features like customizable shortcuts and the option to restructure the Services menu. Two suggestions: - Like Witch and Textpander, this should be a preference pane, not an application. - ServiceScrabber examines and displays the services on every available system. If you have an emergency system on a backup drive, ServiceScrabber shows duplicate Service entries. It should limit itself to the startup drive (or at least make it a preference). Thanks for another great utility.
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5
anonymous-gopher-3788
21 December 2005
Version: 1.0
Freakin' awesome! I've always hated the way apps "plug into" services but offer no easy way to remove/reorganize them. With DevonThink's HotService and Service Scrubber I again have a lean, mean service using machine.
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4.75
Makai
21 December 2005
Version: 1.0
Brilliant indeed! Usage is straight-forward, and the revert feature makes it even fool-proof. I never could get myself around to use the Services -- too much clutter, hard to keep track what's available in what situation, and arbitrarily-predefined keyboard shortcuts that just don't fit with my way of structuring shortcuts system-wide. Hopefully my disinclination is going to change now that Service Scrubber helped me to re-organize the menu; after all, the Services idea is basically quite neat. So, only a cautious "4" rating in the "value" department. BTW, Service Scrubber works under 10.39 as well.
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5
Gaoshan
21 December 2005
Version: 1.0
Wow! Peter Maurer makes great Mac software. Like Peter's other products Service Scrubber is a gem. It makes getting rid of excessive service menu items a snap (and putting them back just as easy).
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5
Kofasetic
21 December 2005
Version: 1.0
Just another exceptional application for Mac!!! From the guy who brought you Butler and Witch, this is one of those apps that will become part of my Mac experience. Thanks!!!
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