These are so common we forget they’re built-in to OS X. Do you like Undo? Of course you do. Undo saves us from ourselves and it lives in almost every Mac app of note. What about the Trash can? Where we need undo the most it’s not there. Now it is.
Physician, Unblunder Thyself!
There’s probably a very good chance that all Mac users, at one time or another, have used an undo function in an app.
Command-Z is your friend, right? Undo is a fact of life because making mistakes while using a computer is also a fact of life.
Alright, that means there’s a good chance that each of us has also deleted a file in the Trash can only to regret it later, and scurry through the Finder trying to find a copy of what disappeared forever.
Oddly enough, Apple doesn’t build in an undo function on the Trash can. When you select Empty Trash from the Finder’s menu, and files are deleted in the Trash can, they’re almost deleted.
Almost? You’d need a retrieval utility to find it, and a miracle if you selected Secure Empty Trash instead.
Why not just add an undo function to the Trash can, Apple? Or, add Unblunder, the little Mac utility that puts a safety net under the Trash.
It is kind of set it and forget it. Until you need it. First, setup which storage to manage the undo feature.
Then, when you need to find what you thought got trashed, use Unblunder to undo your blunder.
Simply select from the Menubar to undo. Preferences are almost non-existent.
Any Mac user can use a little undo at the Trash can level.
What Unblunder does may seem simple, but there’s some extra special work going on behind the scenes.
Files that have been dropped into the Trash can are actually saved and stored when the Trash can is emptied.
It’s like having a Recently Deleted Menubar option– a list of all files that were trashed but easily recovered with a click.
Default settings allow you to change how long a deleted, trashed file sticks around in storage before Unblunder completes the blunder for good. And, of course, you need to have Unblunder installed before you accidentally delete something from the Trash.
Undo, meet Unblunder. Mac user, sleep better at night.