What’s the best, most used feature on a Mac? After point and click, drag and drop, and copy and paste? I vote for undo. Almost every Mac app has an undo feature.
Maybe it’s only a single undo opportunity. Sometimes it’s 10 or 100 undos. But undo is a worthy, valuable feature. What if you could apply undo to emptying your Mac’s trash? Praise the digital overlords.
Why Isn’t Undo Built In To Trash?
That’s a worthy question. Sure, we’re responsible for our files; especially when it comes to deleting them. What’s wrong with a built-in feature that helps us get back what we deleted?
Hey, isn’t that why Apple gave us Time Machine? In a couple of clicks we get files back, right?
Not so fast. Time Machine is good, but it’s not really an undo feature.
Time Machine only backs up files once an hour, and only files that have been changed. A true Trash undo feature would empty the Trash but archive our files for later retrieval.
UnBlunder, Come On Down!
The price is right. Unblunder is the app that saves your trashed trash. It’s simple to setup, easier to use, and digs through your trash with a click.
There’s not much to setup. Turn Trash Protection on with a click. Select which Mac hard disk drive to enable protection. That’s it. UnBlunder sits behind the scenes and watches what you put into the trash and saves a copy.
If you want, set preferences to store items of a specific size for a period of time. When you want to recover a file, simply click the Recover icon button.
UnBlunder displays all the deleted trash items so you find the file you want, and get it back again with a couple of clicks.
What’s not to like? UnBlunder’s name, perhaps? I’d rather not call my accidental trash deletion of an important file a blunder. Yeah, it is. But I feel bad enough as it is when deleting a file I need without calling attention to the blunder by calling it a blunder.
How about using Savior as a name, instead? UnBlunder is inexpensive and mostly set it and forget it. But it’s not the only game in town.
For three times the price, you can sprinkle digital recovery magic dust over your Mac and use TrashMagic.
It, too, resides in the background, watches what you put into the Trash, saves it, and waits for you to retrieve it when necessary.
Why the difference in price? TrashMagic has a few different features, and, obviously, is more proud of itself. Everyone knows that magic costs more. Undoing blunders seems to cost less.