MiniBin

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.6
  • Total Downloads:
    7,767
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 12, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    247.83KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    15
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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MiniBin is a free recycling bin for your Windows system tray, also known as the notification area. It lets you open or empty the Recycle Bin from the system tray, or drag and drop items into it. It can serve as a Recycle Bin replacement if you're using a desktop environment that hides or disables the default bin. But it also makes a great little trash bin, sort of an ashtray for the system tray. It even includes some themes for changing the tray icon's look.

After we installed MiniBin, we clicked the system tray and selected Customize to open the Notification Area Icons tool in the Control Panel. We changed MiniBin's settings to show its icon all the time. This makes MiniBin much more useful by keeping it always visible in the system tray. A colored graph effect indicated items in the Recycle Bin. We right-clicked the program's icon and clicked Open, which opened the main Recycle Bin. Selecting Clean emptied the bin. Clicking Configuration let us confirm deletes, enable slow updates for slow systems, and similar options. Clicking themes let us change the shape of the MiniBin tray icon; we could also open the themes directory from the menu. Hovering the cursor over the tray icon popped up the program's name and Web site. Clicking Quit exited MiniBin with no ill effects on our default Recycle Bin.

That's all there is to MiniBin, but it's all you need. We think MiniBin is a great idea and a neat little tool. Since it's freeware, you have nothing to lose by trying it, except of course the stuff you want to delete!

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Handy and usefull"

February 24, 2013  |  By sobrmike

 |  Version: MiniBin 6.2

Pros

hides in task bar, so you don't have to go back to desktop to empty the trash.

Cons

forget it there, too uaed to desktop version. may uninstall because it serves me no value.

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4 stars

"A nice convenience for the system tray"

November 15, 2011  |  By blancheirving

 |  Version: MiniBin 3.2.1

Pros

This version and the previous have worked fine for me in Vista 32-bit.

Cons

Nothing important... though the assortment is OK, I'd prefer a bolder-looking "theme" (i.e., set of icon appearances in the tray). The ones included are all a little on the subtle side. Looking for something that stands out better, with more vivid color(s).

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5 stars

"Really cute and fun!"

November 12, 2011  |  By Sweet_Peaches

 |  Version: MiniBin 3.1.4

Pros

I love it! I have the older version where you can change the color of the tray icon of this application since on a laptop the icon almost pretty much resembles the battery icon.

Cons

None! It's useful! :)

Summary

Very easy to use!

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2 stars

"Could not get this to work on Win 7 Pro 64 bit."

July 29, 2011  |  By wrlangston

 |  Version: MiniBin 2.3

Pros

Do not know, appeared to be a useful application.

Cons

Did not work.

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2 stars

"It was good til it disappeared after a few days...."

June 22, 2011  |  By vivthegenius

 |  Version: MiniBin 2.2.0.0

Pros

Looks cute, empties well

Cons

I still had to drag files to my regular bin to delete them, the mini bin wouldn't accept them....

Summary

I'll let you know if it ever reappears! All in all, a little disappointing, though I really LIKE the concept. Maybe I did something wrong? Perhaps it just doesn't like me?

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5 stars

"It's really pretty neat!!!"

June 14, 2011  |  By hbsurfer

 |  Version: MiniBin 2.2.0.0

Pros

Just like the description says.....
very convenient!
easier!
kinda fun!
Neat!!!

Cons

hmm? are you serious!? LOL

Summary

It makes life a little bit easier! Already I've noticed when I'm busy with a full screen of other things that I don't want to minimize...it's made my life a little easier! It's quicker to use!
I Really do like it alot!
Get it now and see for yourself!!!
And no- i'm not getting paid for this....but....
wish i was!!! LOL

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Mike Edward Moras
Publisher web site http://www.e-sushi.net/
Release Date February 12, 2015
Date Added February 12, 2015
Version 6.6
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2008, Windows XP, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows 2003
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 247.83KB
File Name minibin.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 7,767
Downloads Last Week 15
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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