Trash X
Trash X
1.9.5

2.7

Trash X free download for Mac

Trash X1.9.5

21 October 2014

Add a desktop trash can to OS X.

Overview

Trash X is a fully functional trashcan for Mac OS X. Extremely simple to use, it functions just like the classic Mac OS Trashcan - files and folders dropped on it are moved to the trash, and disks dropped on it are ejected. In addition, it also features numerous functions for the power user. You can use it to instantly delete or shred file and folders without sending them to the trash. You can use it to empty or shred trash only on selected disks. And of course, you can use it just like the trashcan you've always had on your desktop. Trash X is completely safe and it requires no system hacks or Terminal command line voodoo. Place an alias or copy of it on your desktop, in your documents folder, or anywhere else you wish.

What's new in Trash X

Version 1.9.5:
  • Updated for OS X 10.10.
  • Minor optimizations and improvements.

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28 Reviews of Trash X

TomEck
17 November 2007
Version: 1.8.2

Most helpful

It's a joke, isn't it?
(7)
2
Polak
21 October 2014
Version: 1.9.5
Seriously? $10 for this? Something that is already available by default? No thank you.
(2)
anonymous-tapir-4715
22 July 2012
Version: 1.9.2
There's a newbie born every minute. And devs happy to sell apps to them. One hint: use any app here like HideSwitch to make your invisible files temporarily visible. You will see .Trash in your home (User) directory—I certainly hope you have Home in your sidebar. Drag that Trash into the Finder sidebar. It will stay there (at least in Lion & earlier) and, presto, a handy Trash, the contents of which are a cinch to view.
(1)
JamesHarrisPhoto
21 July 2012
Version: 1.9.2
I love Lion Cache Cleaner, but let me get this straight: Mountain Lion (10.8) is going to sell for $19.99, and this trash utility with a couple of extra bells and whistles is going to sell for half that?
(6)
GeogProf
21 July 2012
Version: 1.9.2
$10?
(4)
Jimw
20 July 2012
Version: 1.9.2
For those that want to have this without spending $10 for what in my opinion is abhorrent value, I found this article in my archives and have tested it in Lion. Unfortunately I do not know who wrote it so I can't give credit to the author. I used 'FileBuddy' to find the file as I already have it and it made the task easy. Here is the routine: If you want to add a Trash Can to your desktop, the following works in Panther. The .Trash file is hidden so you need to find it somehow; I used WhatSize to locate the folder and double clicked to open it. Drag the .Trash folder to the sidebar of your Finder. Now create a new folder on your desktop, and then create an alias of the brand new folder. Do a "Get info" on the alias folder and click on "Select New Original" and select the .Trash folder on the Finder sidebar. Job done! Now delete the original folder created on your desktop, and rename and give a swanky new icon to the alias folder. [robg adds: An easy way to get to the .Trash folder is to hit Shift-Command-G (Go to Folder) and then type /Users/your_username/.Trash and hit return; this should open the trash folder for your user in a Finder window. Personally, I just use Command-Delete so I don't miss the desktop trash in the least, but I've had a few requests for a Panther-compatible trash on desktop hack, so here's one solution.]
(3)
NotUsed
20 July 2012
Version: 1.9.2
$10!!!!! Really??!?!?! Wow, someone should file a police report for the robbery attempt.
(5)
EndoLab
18 August 2011
Version: 1.9.1
Your trash is very stinky man…
(0)
Ulyssesric
18 August 2011
Version: 1.9.1
It's 9 years after OS 9 died. Let it go, man.
(4)
Mediumofmeaning
18 November 2007
Version: 1.8.2
charging for a trash can alias? wow.
(5)
TomEck
17 November 2007
Version: 1.8.2
It's a joke, isn't it?
(7)
Akrobat
17 November 2007
Version: 1.8.2
I've got a trash can in my Dock and I can add a 'Delete' button to my Finder windows.... so the point of this is?
(6)
Jvhvr
21 June 2005
Version: 1.7.7
Does not work with Tiger ...
(0)
Anonymous
11 July 2004
Version: 1.7.5
So they're charging for trash, these days :-)
(2)
4.25
leo of BORG
10 July 2004
Version: 1.7.5
Some people don't know how to read, either. At the NS web page, there is a -deal- where you can get TrashX + Panther Cache Cleaner for $9.90. _THIS_ deal gives them a 5 for value. PCC -is- worth that price alone, and getting an app that does multiple pass shredding?? Sheesh, that's icing on the cake. TrashX is not pretty, but what it does it does very well. Sure, TrashX is a one-trick pony, and the NS people know that. They add value where they can and then charge us the price of 3 Grande Lattes at Starbucks. Please keep this in perspective and don't gripe about developers who have clue.
(0)
1.25
Anonymous
10 July 2004
Version: 1.7.5
Completely a waste of money. The only feature it has is that you can "shred" a document, most homes don't need that feature, so save the $.
(3)
3.25
Anonymous
19 March 2004
Version: 1.7
What silly reviews these are! TrashX is not replacable by "a symlink to ~/.Trash" or similar, it has significant extra value, such as "empty things from the trash after they've been there for longer than XXX." Annoyingly, it always refuses to run after a system update. Updated versions that work in the new OS are always available immediately (by the time I update), but the necessity is tiresome.
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Anonymous
16 March 2004
Version: 1.7
$9 for something that's already to hand in the Dock, umreal... Do yourself a favourand spend your money on a decent utility like DragThing, forget this get-rich-quick loser.
(1)
Anonymous
11 November 2003
Version: 1.6.4
why pay for this when all you need is a symlink to "~/.Trash" ? its really easy to do this, simply open the terminal and type the following: ln -s ~/.Trash ~/Desktop/Trash that will create a folder named "Trash" on your desktop. This folder will point to your trash can. you can move this trash folder anywhere to your hard disk, and it will always point to your trash can.
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tom weber
31 October 2003
Version: 1.6.3
are you kidding me who wants a trash can that moves to a new spot with every application you open. trashx is great
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Anonymous
27 October 2003
Version: 1.6.3
It's a shame that the developer wastes his time creating apps such as this, which correctly pointed out by the posts below are superflous and pointless at best. And then have the audacity to charge for it!!! Go make a M$ WORD clone or something that people actually need!
(0)
Anonymous
23 October 2003
Version: 1.6.3
OS9 is over. Desktop trash cans and the apple menu are over. CMD-Backspace to delete and SHFT-CMD-Backspace to empty the trash.
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Anonymous
20 September 2003
Version: 1.6.2
Why would anyone waste their time and money on this thing or iCan? Please, go write the next great Killer App.
(0)
2.75
Anonymous
06 June 2003
Version: 1.6.1
>just go to your home folder, type >shift-g, then type .Trash. Badda bing! >Make aliases from that to wherever you want! Uhh. I think you mean command-shift-G! But it does work and this program is certainly not necessary. If you really want a nice configurable desktop trashcan with all the bells and whistles, including multiple choices of icon and optional secure delete, you might try iCan for $10. http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/10440
(0)
Anonymous
27 January 2003
Version: 1.5.5
Stupid, just go to your home folder, type shift-g, then type .Trash. Badda bing! Make aliases from that to wherever you want!
(0)
Anonymous
20 December 2002
Version: 1.5.4
Nice idea, but very slow and buggy. It would not let me change the preferences or register so I trashed it!
(0)
3.75
Anonymous
17 December 2002
Version: 1.5.3
Very easy to use and if you hate the dock as much as I do then this is just one more tool to help you get back to a better interface.
(0)
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Hanswerner Mackwitz
18 September 2002
Version: 1.5.1
Trash did not work with German Version of Mac OSX 10.2.1 It was saying aftter opening: "application cannot run on this system (1021)" Sorry for you and sorry for me...
(0)
Anonymous
24 July 2002
Version: 1.5
Kind of usless, I have the trash in my dock.... as do most people I'm assming.
(0)
$9.99

2.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.4.0 or later

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