Black Hole
Black Hole
1.3.1

5.0

Black Hole free download for Mac

Black Hole

1.3.1
13 August 2012

Remove sensitive information from your Mac.

Overview

Black Hole is a powerful application that allows you to clear sensitive information from your Mac with a single click. Black Hole automates many operations such as quitting applications, removing recent items from application menus, emptying the Trash, and more. More time for you!

Quit and Force Quit Applications

Black Hole can quit any number of applications with a single click on the "Clean" button. If an application fails to quit after a set amount of time, Black Hole can force quit it for you.

Clear Recent Items in Your Apps

Using this option you can clear recent items from the File > Open Recent menu of most applications. Black Hole comes with a default set of rules, or you can create your own.

Empty the Trash

Emptying the trash is a matter of seconds, even if the files inside it are locked.

Unmount Volumes

Black Hole is able to unmount volumes from your Mac, be it a Mac or Windows share, a USB key, an external hard drive, or a mounted disk image file (.dmg and others). This is invaluable if you store confidential information in encrypted disk images, etc.

What's new in Black Hole

Version 1.3.1:
  • Retina graphics for the new MacBook Pros with Retina display.
  • Black Hole is signed for Gatekeeper support on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Added the ability to shut down, restart or put your Mac to sleep after cleanup.
  • The Recent Items cleaner can now clear Finder and Apple Menu recent items.
  • You can now use bash-like wildcard characters (*) in paths in the Files cleaner.
  • Added new Files cleaner rules for Firefox, Chrome and Opera (many of these use the new wildcards feature).
  • Added many additional rules submitted by users.
  • Black Hole now empties the trash on external volumes as well.
  • Occasional stall while the Volumes cleaner was running.
  • Fixed support links to redirect to the correct webpage.
  • Other small bug fixes.
  • Black Hole is now using ARC and is built using LLVM for better performance.

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2 Black Hole Reviews

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Passanstoi
05 July 2010

Most helpful

As a tester of this new app,i have to say that it doesn't contain many items to clean as i supposed,but it's very useful because you can actually choose the file(or path) if you are aware of what you want to clean. Please consider to add other functions such as supporting cleaning logs etc.,it's quite useful and for me it's sensitive,and also,more built-in rules for common apps would be appreciated.
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Version 1.0
Timmyb
11 March 2011
Why does this app send out netbios packets when it is launched??
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
Michael-Fortin
Michael-Fortin
19 May 2011
This is most probably due to the auto-update mechanism. Also, in some occasions if you have any connected Windows network share the app may try to test connectivity when it loads; this is standard behaviour.
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Passanstoi
05 July 2010
As a tester of this new app,i have to say that it doesn't contain many items to clean as i supposed,but it's very useful because you can actually choose the file(or path) if you are aware of what you want to clean. Please consider to add other functions such as supporting cleaning logs etc.,it's quite useful and for me it's sensitive,and also,more built-in rules for common apps would be appreciated.
Like (2)
Version 1.0
4 answer(s)
Michael-Fortin
Michael-Fortin
05 July 2010
Please contact me at featurerequest@irradiated.net with more details on specific logs and things you would like cleaned, and I'll take a look. Also check out the help for a guide on how to add more rules to the Recent Items cleaner. I encourage you to submit those to me and I'll consider adding them to the default set of rules. I'm planning a much simpler method for adding rules in an upcoming update.
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Version 1.0
Michael-Fortin
Michael-Fortin
19 July 2010
As promised, a much simpler method was added in version 1.1 to create Recent Items rules. There are also a good bunch of new rules for the Recent Items and Files cleaners, check it out!
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Version 1.1
Hotodi
Hotodi
25 September 2010
Hi, i made a Videotutorial about the App on my hoTodi YouTube Channel. Its in German so if you dont speak my language it might be hard :) But for all German Users: Schaut euch das Video an, es erklärt genau, was Black Hole so machen kann! Hier geht es zum Video (Here you find the Tutorial) : http://youtu.be/FLGiEOkMhkQ?hd=1
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Version 1.2
Michael-Fortin
Michael-Fortin
25 September 2010
There is a new Logs cleaner in Black Hole 1.2 as well as many new features, if you're interested… :)
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Version 1.2