Low-key macOS utility which enables you to force empty the trash, secure delete all the data in your Mac’s Trash bin and auto-empties the Trash on schedule
If you ever wanted of managing the macOS Trash easier, a utility such FireeBook’s Better Trash, an app specifically designed to help you force empty, secure delete and create a schedule to get it auto-emptied.
Better Trash is inconspicuous and simple to use utility which resides in your Mac’s status bar ready to help you empty or erase your trash with just a mouse click.
Force empty your Mac’s Trash and securely delete any document
Moreover, once launched on your Mac, Better Trash adds a status bar item with three options: force empty trash, secure delete, and auto empty trash.
The Force Empty Trash option allows you to erase any locked or in use files in the Trash rapidly, helping you get rid of any errors you might get trying to remove data from your Mac’s hard drive.
The Secure Delete feature makes it easy to completely and securely remove any document by overwriting it using US DOD’s 7-pass standard to make sure that nothing can be recovered using specialized recovery tools.
Time or size based automated Trash emptying
It’s critical to bring up the fact that, unlike Apple’s Disk Utility app, Better Trash does not shy away from securely deleting files using overwrite on SSD or SSHD (hybrid) hard drives. If macOS stores the Trash folder on an SSD drive, you might wear it down before time because such drives have a finite number of writes for each sector.
Even though macOS already allows you to set the Trash to delete items older than 30 days, Better Trash’s Auto Empty Trash goes even further by allowing you to customize the auto-empty frequency from daily to once every two months.
Furthermore, you can configure Better Trash to empty the Trash automatically once a pre-defined amount of erased data has been reached, as well as set the app to launch on login and show an alert whenever the Trash is being emptied.
Simple to use and low-key Trash management app for Macs
All in all, if you need an app to help you get rid of file deletion errors, securely wipe out your data or create a schedule for automated removal of deleted files, Better Trash is the way to go.
You should be careful though if your Mac has SSD or SSHD drives because Better Trash’s secure deletion feature might wear them down before their time.