Semulov
Semulov
2.4.1

3.9

Semulov free download for Mac

Semulov

2.4.1
19 November 2018

Lists all mounted volumes in your menubar.

Overview

Semulov lists all mounted volumes in your menubar, categorized by type. Clicking on a volume menu will unmount/eject that volume. Semulov also supports Growl unmount and mount notifications.

What's new in Semulov

Version 2.4.1:
  • Fixed menu not being updated (oops!)
  • Don't show notifications for ignored volumes

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Vagator
18 June 2014

Most helpful

Or for free you can : 1/ Open Disk Utility, 2/ Choose the volume or disk you wish to unmount from the left index, 3/ Right Click on the icon you wish to unmount, 4/ Scroll down to 'Unmount' and click. And that's it! Works on all volumes including Mavericks. Should you wish to remount that volume, just do the same thing again and Right Click on the shown volume and click 'Mount'. Works great for applications like Disk Warrior, Drive Genius etc.
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Version 1.7
Aargl
23 March 2018
The last version asks for a password for all my volumes! Had to revert to v2.2.
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Version 2.3.1
4 answer(s)
Aargl
Aargl
26 March 2018
Tried to write the dev about the issue, my mail got rejected as "junk"... :-(
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Aargl
Aargl
20 November 2018
There's a bit of improvement with v2.4.1: one partition was properly ejected without asking for a password but another one said "Failed to unmount..." — where v2.2 has no issue.
Hey mister dev, if you ever read this, I'm on MacOS 10.9.5 if it's of any use to you.
Still remaining on v2.2 for the time being.
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Aargl
Aargl
11 December 2018
Great support from Kevin! He fixed those issues in a pre-release version of v2.5: https://github.com/kainjow/Semulov/releases
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Lvdoc
Lvdoc
24 August 2019
Thanks for that!
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Mcjf
24 April 2017
The most useful thing about Semulov to me is probably the menu bar indicator showing you how many external drives or volumes are mounted at present. And the most unreliable and disappointing feature I find is the unmount/eject function. We're at 10.12.5 now and the OS takes its sweet time before 'releasing' a mounted volume/drive. The problem with Semulov is that it errors out too quickly. Most of the time it works the second time around. The big question is then: why can't Semulov be a little more patient and try again after x seconds ignoring errors meanwhile? Even Applescript has routines for that. Seems to me, this can be fixed.
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Version 2.2
Frank-Martin
17 August 2015
Thank you for this useful app, and thanks for the maintenance update (2.1). I was seeing some crashes under 10.10.5, and I presume this update fixes that. If it is possible to suppress the alert that the startup disk wasn't unmounted when doing Eject All, that would improve the app.
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Version 2.1
1 answer(s)
jimixdnb
jimixdnb
05 March 2016
well, you could simply hide the startup volume in the preferences...
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Aargl
16 August 2015
On 10.9.5, no problem. it's really useful when you've got a lot partitions and don't want them mounted all the time. I use it in combination with TinkerTool System, which can easily prohibits partitions for mounting at login. In that way, I mount them only when I need. Thanks for this little but useful app! :-)
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Version 2.1
Mcjf
28 March 2015
I really liked this app, a lot. But it's become a pain to use with 10.10.x. Most of the time it reports some obscure unmount failure and (regardless of the error message) gives results like the lottery: sometimes it will unmount a volume, sometimes it won't. It seems to have issues with encrypted volumes/drives. And when you create an encrypted volume/drive they will sometimes appear twice in the list, in the mounted section and in the unmounted section. You better check again (in the Finder) if your (encrypted) volume/drive has actually been unmounted before disconnecting some device. It almost ruined an encrypted TimeMachine volume for me because I trusted Semulov showing it as unmounted when in fact it was still mounted when I disconnected the drive. In short: I really loved Semulov but it's unreliable now with 10.10.x. The developer may have abandoned it because I haven't heard back from him at all. Time to move on, I guess.
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Uncoy
Uncoy
16 April 2019
All of the sleep unmount apps seems to have issues with encrypted/filevault volumes.
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Mcjf
14 December 2014
Version 2.0 seems to have some problems with 10.10. Sometimes it shows 'Failed to unmount' messages for no obvious reason (even after the drive has already been ejected), at other times it will show the same volume as mounted and under the unmounted section. So basically, it works but has some quirks when running on 10.10 that become a bit more annoying with time. I hope the next update will resolve this. That being said, it's still a great and helpful piece of software I recommend.
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Version 2.0
1 answer(s)
Mcjf
Mcjf
19 January 2015
3 months have passed since Yosemite was released.
Unfortunately, there's been *no* update for Semulov to fix the problems it has with 10.10.

It seems to have big problems with my FileVault2 encrypted volumes / external HDDs. If you try to unmount an encrypted volume/disk, more often than not it won't do anything for a while, then sometimes unmount the volume/disk (if you're lucky) but almost always display a "failed to unmount" dialog.

Even worse, often encrypted volumes/disks that have been unmounted cannot be mounted again via the menu bar icon. This was one of Semulov's core tasks! Now you have to resort to the OSX disk utility to do that.
What's the point in installing Semulov then?

I contacted K. a couple of months ago but haven't heard back yet. I'll wait a little longer before dumping Semulov because in the past K. has always been known to fix problems and help Semulov users.

I'd really hate to use my mac without Semulov. It's always been a great help.
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Vagator
07 August 2014
Dear Kainjow, Thank you for your reply. I'm sorry for beginning my comment "for free" when what I really meant was that Disk Utility has its own built-in volume unmount application which some people maybe unaware. However, when one creates a comment or review on Macupdate, at least as far as I'm aware, it can't be later edited/altered. My apologies for my careless thread.
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Version 2.0
Vagator
18 June 2014
Or for free you can : 1/ Open Disk Utility, 2/ Choose the volume or disk you wish to unmount from the left index, 3/ Right Click on the icon you wish to unmount, 4/ Scroll down to 'Unmount' and click. And that's it! Works on all volumes including Mavericks. Should you wish to remount that volume, just do the same thing again and Right Click on the shown volume and click 'Mount'. Works great for applications like Disk Warrior, Drive Genius etc.
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Version 1.7
4 answer(s)
Maclover1-1
Maclover1-1
20 July 2014
Because this is not free ?
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Cattus-Thraex
Cattus-Thraex
20 July 2014
It is impolite, dear Vagator, to recommend something where people expect to read an evaluation. If you were the author of a given app, any, and I would write something like ‘well, you know, I have other solutions. e.g....’. It is so cheap to be polite. Aditionally, Semulov is a rock-solid app, works also in current Yosemite. Does you wife or your girl-friend use your method? I am curious. Mine would not.
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kumpta
kumpta
03 August 2014
Thanks for your great comment vagator. I never knew that one could unmount a volume so simply.
However, this is a nice application and I wish the developer well and to thank him for making his application now free.
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Kwojniak
Kwojniak
07 August 2014
Semulov has always been free and open source since ~2007. Maybe you're thinking of Mountain, which is not free, but offers different features.
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Aargl
25 May 2014
Indispensable app if you've got plenty of disks and partitions! I use it in combination with the fstab file (set to prohibit my partitions from mounting at login), so when I need one, Semulov is at hand. :-)
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Version 1.7
blm
25 May 2014
Crashes immediately on startup on two separate 10.6.8 machines.
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Version 1.7
1 answer(s)
Poetry
Poetry
03 August 2014
On 10.6.8 you need to use an older version of Semulov. Try 1.7.1.
It works for me.


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