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Trash It! for Mac

Free
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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
out of 58 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0.1
  • Total Downloads:
    72,290
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 28, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    554.25KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    172
  • Platform:
    Mac
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Editors' Review

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When emptying a Mac's trash can, some items may be locked, which prevents removal. Trash It! for Mac is a basic program that forces the trash can to completely empty, but has no additional features and is not a useful program.

Trash It! for Mac is available as a free application. The program downloaded quickly, but there was no installer for the program. Instead of having one program that worked with all Mac OS X versions, the download included two separate folders, one for version 10.8 and one for earlier versions. There were no technical support or user instructions available, but the program had no menu and was easy to use. After the user opens the folder for the appropriate operating system version, there is an icon in the folder to initiate the program. Double-clicking it brings up one menu that allows the user to perform the delete function quickly, or have the program complete it slowly for complete operation. Clicking the fast option during testing emptied the items in the trash can quickly, as the application advertised. Unfortunately, the program had no other function or purpose.

While the program may have some use for a small number of users with locked items in their computer trash, Trash It! for Mac offers no additional functions that would be of use to most Mac users.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Trash It works"

April 19, 2015  |  By LeonardConner

2015-04-19 05:02:40  |  By LeonardConner

 |  Version: Trash It! 5.2

Pros

I have no idea why my MacBook Pro takes so long to empty. I often trash video files so I know they're big. These aren't sensitive files that I need to "empty securely" but in Maverick, I seem to have no choice. Trash It works fast and the files seem to be gone.

Cons

Unsure what the program is actually doing so are the files still there are just the old pc version of "not really trashed and can be recovered" . I know, I have a Mac so who cares?

Summary

It simply works. I read a review that was critical because that's all it did. It solved my problem so for me, it's just fine.

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5 stars

"Just Download and Use It"

October 13, 2014  |  By justin_boston

2014-10-13 13:30:43  |  By justin_boston

 |  Version: Trash It! 5.2

Pros

First, the review missed a lot of things that even a newbie such as myself saw immediately. It doesn't have an installer because it's an AppleScript app, not an OSX or IOS app. It also has an extensive readme file. It:
Supports Drag 'n Drop for items you CAN'T move to the trash can;
The ReadMe file gives you detailed information for every scenario;
The developer has all the contact info you need in the readme file with step-by-step instructions;
This is an AppleScript application. If you don't know the difference between AppleScript apps and a regular Apple Store app, then read the readme;
The only reason the developer includes previous versions is that Apple makes deleting files/folders a chore in each version. The developer now has ONE app for 10.6 and higher. How do I know? I emailed him and asked.
It's FREE!
It's an Applescript App so it's got a tiny footprint and it's fast!

Cons

The only CON is CNET's review. If you don't know how to use drag 'n drop, or how to open a readme file, STOP using any and all programs and take your hands off the keyboard. Seriously, this was a personal attack on a very simple, useful program.

Summary

Did I mention it's free? And the developer actually responds to inquiries? And it works? It REALLY works. CNET needs to re-review this AppleScript app for what it actually is and not for what they think it is.

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5 stars

"Absolute necessity for me."

February 24, 2014  |  By namethatbone

2014-02-24 03:45:10  |  By namethatbone

 |  Version: Trash It! 5.2

Pros

So fassst.

Cons

Disappears sometimes.

Summary

This app has worked so effectively for me, I don't know anyone who isn't interested in saving time and using it in more constructive way somewhere else, waiting for the mac to erase the trash is tedious? The speed of this app. is commendable ...

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5 stars

"Fast and Easily"

December 27, 2013  |  By joseary15

2013-12-27 11:09:11  |  By joseary15

 |  Version: Trash It! 5.2

Pros

Does its job fast and easy, there is no need to fiddle around with different terminal commands until you finally get rid of an obnoxious and maybe malicious file in a thumb drive, mem card, external device and even your main HHD.

Cons

It force installs itself onto the desktop - Where it is convenient - but should give you options.

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5 stars

"Just what I needed"

November 09, 2013  |  By cstreatfield

2013-11-09 21:43:14  |  By cstreatfield

 |  Version: Trash It! 5.2

Pros

I wanted to empty iMac trash in order to free up a flash drive whose contents I had transferred to the iMac Trash. One item refused to delete until I downloaded and used Trash It. Problem solved immediately. A very good app to have up ones sleeve !

Cons

None that I know

Summary

Strongly recommend it.

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3 stars

"Unexpected side-effects."

October 26, 2013  |  By Stoneridge1050

2013-10-26 17:49:04  |  By Stoneridge1050

 |  Version: Trash It! 5.1

Pros

Emptied trash really fast.

Cons

Opened Safari, reset default browser to Yahoo, closed all open browser windows.

Summary

OK for a free program, but the side-effects are definitely odd.

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4 stars

"really good to use but one problem found..."

August 26, 2013  |  By Dragonkiller96

2013-08-26 03:23:28  |  By Dragonkiller96

 |  Version: Trash It! 5.1

Pros

i used it a lot it was really quick and was to delete files especially 14,000 files

Cons

had one problem and now can't use it
when i click "really stuck," "fast," or just drag an item on the icon i enter my password and then
it says done with the option done/cancel and donate. i pressed done/cancel button and a error shows up saying "sudo: /private/etc/sudoers is mode 0644, should be 0440" --- "sudo: no valid shudders found, quitting". and doesn't delete anything.

Summary

if anyone can find a solution plz help!!!!!!!!

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5 stars

"Tried stuff that didn't work. This was THE solution!"

January 10, 2013  |  By phylglad

2013-01-10 10:15:40  |  By phylglad

 |  Version: Trash It! 5.1

Pros

I trashed a lot of unnecessary files from a second user on my office machine and ran into permissions problems when trying to empty the trash. In short, the trash wouldn't empty ANYTHING. So I went online to research solutions. I finally found Trash It! Can't believe it was so easy to install and use. This outstanding product saved me hours of frustration and lost time.

Cons

I didn't experience any problems.

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5 stars

"Finally I was able to empty all the trash!"

November 16, 2012  |  By janesprando

2012-11-16 21:22:09  |  By janesprando

 |  Version: Trash It! 5.1

Pros

Fast and easy!

Cons

none that I found

Summary

A Utility I wouldn't be without and recommend!

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4 stars

"Of course it needs a p/w"

November 12, 2012  |  By vt154

2012-11-12 08:10:42  |  By vt154

 |  Version: Trash It! 4.1

Pros

Works when Trash does not

Cons

Not that I've found

Summary

Of course it needs a p/w - it is doing something that the system in its wilful moments says you should not be doing. I find Preview is the worst app for flagging files as open when the are not [but at least that can usually be fixed by quitting Preview].

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher NoName ScriptWare
Publisher web site http://www.nonamescriptware.com/
Release Date September 28, 2015
Date Added September 28, 2015
Version 6.0.1
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 554.25KB
File Name Trashit.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 72,290
Downloads Last Week 172
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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