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  • 4.0 stars

    "Good Trash Management utility and more..."

    April 25, 2010  |   By Eric van Beest

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    This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
    Hazel is a good piece of work. It not only manages your Trash - removing files which have been lurking there for too long - but also allows you to automatically process the content of folders you choose. For instance, it can keep your download folder clear of unfinished downloads or duplicates.

    Hazel's interface, once you try the more advanced features, may be a bit intimidating for newcomers. Automatically processing whatever may cause unintended behaviour, and yo uneed to think carefully about what you are doing.

    Hazel can also automatically remove the preference files other associated files of applications you delete from your hard drive. If you find yourself trying out a lot of software in the hunt for the item that fits you best, you will appreciate Hazel for sweeping out the Preferences folder.

    I used to use Compost because its options are more limited and direct, and it allows you to have different Trash strategies per disk. Unfortunately, it is not (yet) compatible with OS X 10.6. Hazel fits the bill just as well.

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