Take the Trash. Please. How many different ways can you empty the Trash can on your Mac? Right click on the can works OK, but it takes extra effort. There’s the Empty Trash menu selection in the Finder. Anything else?
The 99-cent Garbage Truck
Emptying your Mac’s trash usually isn’t high on the Reminders list, right? It’s too bad the Trash icon doesn’t grow in size proportional to the amount of discarded files inside.
Apple figures Trash isn’t difficult to delete so the ways to do it in OS X are nominal and time honored.
Trash that goes un-emptied is a security risk (OK, I just made that up but it sounds plausible, no?), and should be emptied out regularly.
Garbage Truck does just that. Think of it as a regular scheduled Trash can deleter, much like the garbage truck that trolls your neighborhood and takes your trash.
Trash can be emptied instantly, of course, but where’s the fun in that? Garbage Truck has an option to securely empty trash, but so does OS X.
What’s the gimmick?
No gimmick. Automation.
Choose exactly when or how often you want Garbage Truck to automatically delete what’s in the Trash can.
It can be every 10 minutes, once a day, only on the weekend, or even when your Mac wakes up from sleep. An option to empty the Trash can when the Mac quits would be useful.
Garbage Truck lets you see how much trash in the Trash can, and it even comes with sounds and alarms that tell you when the Trash can was automatically deleted (including a Notification Center alert).
There’s also a built-in option to check the empty history. That way you’ll know those valuable, sensitive, and important files that should never ever be deleted were, in fact, actually deleted by Garbage Truck.
There’s not much to this 99-cent app, because emptying the Trash can is every American’s right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but having it automagically empty is every trash man’s dream.
If trash is important to you remember that TrashMagic Recovers Emptied Trash Files, and The Blast From The Mac’s Past Is Back: Ancient Trash Cans For Today’s Modern Mac.