Yes, friends, what we modern day Mac users truly miss about the Mac of the past is the trash can. And here’s a way to get the old trash can back, and customize the Trash with cool new themes.
The Mac Gift That Takes
What the world needs these days is a bit more frivolous levity in our Mac apps– and a healthy dose of the past. Why? So we’ll appreciate what we have today.
My weekend evenings are devoted to browsing the web, looking for useful utilities, a special app that gets no respect, and something, well, fun.
That’s Bin-it. Bin. Trash can. It’s a Desktop trash can with multiple themes, including one from the last century in classic Mac OS.
Bin-it is exceptional because it’s not just a trash can. In OS X, as the Trash fills up, you see trash (paper) inside. With Bin-it, the trash can actually grows in size as you stuff it with, well, trash.
The Preferences reveal a number of additional features.
Bin-it can set the trash can to float over the Desktop, display a Dock icon and an icon in the Menubar.
It can be set, too, to delete locked items, pop up a warning before deleting, and immediately delete a file when it’s dragged to the Bin-it trash can.
Wait. There’s more. Trash themes.
Let this be the coup de grâce to your boring Mac user life (if that’s the case).
Bin-it can reside on the Desktop or float on top. It also comes with options to change the size and transparency.
You can add your own artwork to a theme, and add sounds (when the trash can empties.
Double-click to open the trash (or, single-click) to reveal what’s inside. It even works like a true Mac should with hidden options.
Eject a mounted disk drive or CD/DVD by dragging it to the Bin-it trash can. This is just the kind of personalization that Apple frowns upon, and Mac users smile about (particularly if you’re old and remember Trash from classic Mac OS).