Because I’m also a road warrior my MacBook goes with me when I leave my sedentary life on the cubicle farm. And that, dear Mac user, means unplugging a whole bunch of crap before I can clamp down the lid and exit the building with my Mac. Here’s a way to speed up the exit.
Think of what a pain in the patootie this process can be when you’re in a hurry to get you and your Mac out the door.
First, find all the connected USB or FireWire or Thunderbolt devices in the Finder.
Then, one by one, click each one to unmount the device so it’s safe to unplug it from your Mac.
Seriously, life is just too short for such tedium. If that’s a problem you encounter, then add the free app Eject Everything to your Mac.
Now, based upon the app’s title, what do you suppose Eject Everything actually does to earn that monicker?
Yep. You nailed it.
Instead of trying to eject each connected item, one at a time, just so you can close up your Mac and leave the premises, click Eject Everything in the Mac’s Menubar and select Eject Everything.
Everything connected gets ejected.
Does it work? Well, yes. When parked on my desk my MBP also connects to a USB hub which has other devices– scanner, external disks, et al, plus a new Thunderbolt backup disk.
Eject Everything ejects everything. And it’s free.