How many ways can you take out the Trash? No, not the plastic garbage bag trash. The Trash on your Mac.
Files you don’t want can be dragged or deleted and sent right to the Trash can. When you’re ready, all that’s required is a right-click Empty Trash, or a Finder menu Empty Trash. Perfect, right? Not quite. There must be a better way to empty the Trash than perfect.
Yet Another Way To Complicate The Simple
Sometimes, the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason. Take your Mac’s Trash can. It’s where you put files you want to delete. Nothing gets deleted until you empty the trash.
You’re in control. That’s what you thought, of course. But not really.
The only real option to emptying the Trash is the Secure Empty Trash option, which simply overwrites files a bunch of times to make sure no one can find them again.
But that’s not enough for the paranoid, OCD-inflicted, Monk-like Mac users. OneTrash to the rescue. Empty the Trash? You just knew there would be an app for that, right?
OneTrash gives you options you never knew you needed. For example, selectively remove files from the Trash. It’s just like opening the Trash, and taking out the files you want to keep, and then deleting the rest. Except now it’s an app that does it. Automation is a wonderful thing, no?
As Mac apps go, OneTrash is simple enough to use. Instead of clicking the Finder’s Empty Trash in the Menubar menu, run OneTrash instead.
OneTrash claims to be safe to use and it is. Unless you accidentally (or, on purpose) delete files you want or need. It also claims your Mac will be more optimized and fast.
It won’t. How full the Trash is doesn’t have much to do with how well your Mac runs.
OneTrash is also 64-bit. That’s double better than 32-bit apps, but it won’t empty your Trash any differently.
For the life of me I cannot figure out the advantage of using OneTrash over simply checking your Trash before you empty it. This is an expensive solution looking for a problem.