FileShredder Mac App Store User Reviews Update

Rev. Aaron Peters, OSB ★★★★★
by aaronosb (United States) – Version 2.1 – 8 August 2018
This is a wonderful little application for deleting files and anything else your little heart wants to get get rid of “File Shredder 2.1 does exactly what the creators say it will do. It is a jewel of an application. I feel much safer with its operation when deleting files or applications.” It’s the best thing on the market yet.

Fait le boulot ★★★★★
by Aalin (France) – Version 2.1 – 19 June 2018
Fait le boulot
[ Google Translate:
Does the job ★★★★★
by Aalin (France) – Version 2.1 – 19 June 2018
Does the job ]

Does what it sayes on the packet ★★★★★
by SIXPENCE569 (United Kingdom) – Version 2.1 – 30 May 2018
Good easy to use only issue was when it was awaiting the tedious Apple verification process but it gets there in the end

Great App only needs 1 thing ★★★★
by Pengy7777777 (United States) – Version 2.1 – 8 May 2018
shredding was NOT needed with my older OS system. So it was really annoying to have to BUY anything. However, despite that, this app is really great and seems to do what is is supposed to do with Style. Easy to use and convenient. Desperately needs ONE improvement – please upgrade this app to NOT delete ORIGINAL files if you accidentally SHRED an alias. Yes, I read the instructions and knew that but seriously, accidents happen. Why would you not treat them like the Apple OS trash can does? Luckily I am a cautious person and keep backups of anything really important. Other than this Fatal flaw that might bite you, it is a great app.

[ VT: Hi, thank you for your review. We would like to have aliases working properly with the drag-and-drop too, but unfortunately it is an OS limitation that we have no control of. While the OS can treat aliases specially for the Trash, Finder passes the target of the alias instead of the alias itself to all the other apps including built-in apps. We have reported this issue to Apple but have yet to come to a solution. ]

Secure Shred Is What Was Missing ★★★★★
by Johnorsue (United States) – Version 2.1 – 19 February 2018
Since Apple did away with their Secure Shred I’ve been looking for something that would fill the bill. This does a great job.

Very Simple Security ★★★★★
by jimmydoodlebug (United States) – Version 2.1 – 8 February 2018
I should say right off that whether or not this app really makes things impossible to recover requires an act of faith, because how do you really know? But it seems to do just that and it does it in a very easy to use way. You simply drag the icon onto your taskbar and leave it there and then drag your files and folders onto the icon. It doublechecks to see how securely you want to shred, how many passes to make, and then when you say to start it chews your files until they can no longer be recovered. It gives you the choice of how many passes to make, the more the better but also the longer it takes. If you choose to make no passes it seems to work like the trashcan you already have on your Mac, so don’t do that. It’s simple, effective, and inexpensive.

Good application – especially useful on external devices for me. ★★★★★
by I8what? (United States) – Version 2.1 – 9 January 2018
Would like to get a list of command line options. Perhaps they are documented somewhere, and I was able to script using application executable path followed by file path, but wondering if there is a flag to be able traverse folders, etc.

Peace of mind ★★★★★
by Furiou Furd (United States) – Version 2.1 – 15 December 2017
Works as advertised with the additional benfit of no clutter. Simple to use drag and drop or right click on what you want gone. Wish they would make one to clean and super clean cache and library folders, and shred the cookies on auto. App could be like an all in one eraser!! I would buy it!!

Great little app ★★★★★
by DOWmad (United Kingdom) – Version 2.1 – 15 December 2017
I am using this on high sierra and it works well.
The only gripe I have is that there is no “time til completed”. This would be very nice to have developers! :)

Great App ★★★★★
by fstle (United States) – Version 2.1 – 30 October 2017
This is a great stand-alone app for secure file deletion. I was using a another multipurpose application to do this until it caused numerous errors & false warnings after I updated to the latest iMac OS. I have not had any failures with this application to date. I really like the ease of use & the ability to control the number of over-writes. That is an option the previous app I was using didn’t have. Thanks VoidTech for a Great App!

Does not now work on Trashed Time Machine Backups ★★★★
by mangojooze (United Kingdom) – Version 2.1 – 18 October 2017
I’d mistakenly tried to remove Time Machine backups by trashing them. This did not work and I wasn’t able to empty the Trash so I tried FileShredder but the current version of FileShredder can no longer request the Admin privileges required to delete Time Machine backups. It does however get rid of other programs though. In conclusion, if your Time Machine reports ’No Room’ because it isn’t doing what it should be which is overwriting the oldest backups, just erase the disk and start your Time Machine backups again. Don’t do what I did and try to trash them or you’ll end up with downtime and a whole heap of problems.

Essential ★★★★★
by KGagne (United States) – Version 2.1 – 5 September 2017
FileShredder restores essential functionality to macOS. I just wish there were a window I could drag files into, in addition to dragging them onto the FileShredder icon. Sometimes I double-click the FileShredder icon to open it, and it doesn’t result in any prompt or mechanism by which I can delete files.

Simple Security ★★★★★
by OverG (United States) – Version 2.1 – 27 August 2017
Great app. I leave it next to my Apple Trashcan Icon. Anything I want to delete without a trace goes it. Poof, it is GONE FOREVER IMMEDIATELY.

Anything I may want to get back again, goes into Apple Trash. I think Apple Trash eventually deletes without a trace, but it requires an extra step, so anything put in there is definitely retrievable until that step is taken.

Eases My Mind ★★★★★
by gothmig (United States) – Version 2.1 – 29 May 2017
I can’t speak to the effectiveness of the security of this program, but it works beautifully in terms of ease of operation. I have found that there are remnants which are not removed completely. This I found by shredding files showing in the Trash. After having done so the Trash comes up as not being empty. Although you can’t locate a file, there is obviously something left behind. Thus to conserve space it may be wise to dump all files to be deleted in the Trash then shred them from there, any remnant will be deleted when the Trash is dumped…

Tis a marvelous program in my opinion.

[ VT: Thank you for the great review!
Please note that FileShredder would not leave something behind in the trash. Most likely you had something else hidden in the trash to begin with besides the items you selected for shredding. If you encounter this again, feel free to contact us at and we will be happy to help figure out what is going on. ]

Works Great ★★★★★
by Bullwraith (United States) – Version 2.1 – 13 March 2017
It does what it is advertised to do and does it smoothly and unobtrusively. I highly recommend it. Beinf able to right-click and secure delete a file is so great!

Very User Friendly and As Described! ★★★★★
by deneseann (United States) – Version 2.1 – 10 February 2017
An extra bit of reassurance that things are truly deleted, Easy to use THANKS!!

Works great ★★★★★
by Jack2377 (United States) – Version 2.1 – 15 January 2017
Easy to use and works well. Does what it says it will and gets out of your way. Great for single file deletion without having to dump everything in your trash.

Easy & Fast ★★★★★
by BMW-KTM (Canada) – Version 2.1 – 13 January 2017
After seeing how fast this app was, I very quickly got into the habit of doing all my file deletions with it instead of using the trash bin.
I literally use it every time I delete a file.
I find it is actually faster than using the bin as no dragging across the desktop and finding the bin is required.
I simply hover over the file, right-click and select shred in the pop-up menu.
You can select mutiple files to shred at once.
You can select and whole Folder to shred and all of its contents, including sub-folders, are gone.

There is also a secure-shred option for those who are particularly sensitive about file deletions.
That option does require your administrator password though so it’s not as easy or quick.
For the person who is very adamant about the destruction of a file that should be a small price to pay.

Note: If you are the sort of person who deletes files without due consideration and then later needs to recover a file then this app is prolly not for you.
Continue using the trash bin.

Simply works ★★★★★
by jillsi48803 (United States) – Version 2.1 – 11 January 2017
I love this app as it’s simple and works every time. Would highly recommend this to anyone.

Great Product – Quick and Secure ★★★★★
by For_sure (United States) – Version 2.1 – 8 January 2017
This is a great product to remove sensitive files you no longer need. Its quick and easy and most important… “Secure from prying eyes”. I would recommend this APP if you have files you want permanently and securely removed from your macOS device.

A Great Masterpiece ★★★★★
by Lucamavi (Italy) – Version 2.1 – 2 January 2017
Never, like these times or , in other words, like this historical moment, we need something that can give to us, more and more protection against those
who aims to take what is our property: images, projects, softwares, notes, ebooks… few words: our life…….
With this Great FileShredder , a real “masterpiece”, a “state of the art” built , you really reach a complete peace of mind
especially when you need a so perfect functioning, effectiveness.

A must that you absolutely have, to own among your sw equipment.
So,do enjoy this purchase and stay secure !!

Handy and Efficient ★★★★★
by Macstever99 (United States) – Version 2.1 – 30 December 2016
I use this when I have just used a single file I want to delete and write over many times. I drag it to FileShredder. Apple Trash can delete and write over files, but it does it for all the files in the Trash. Sometimes I just want to delete and write over one or some of the to-be-deleted files in Apple Trash. But since it is “all or nothing” in Apple Trash, FileShredder fills this niche for me.

Love it!! ★★★★★
by WillMell (United States) – Version 2.1 – 23 December 2016
Fantastic App!! !I use it daily.

really good ★★★★★
by DethDance (United States) – Version 2.1 – 20 December 2016
I hesitated in giving 5 stars cause this app just does what it says it does. Nothing more – nothing less. Yet it does it seamlessly and efficiently. Strongly recommended

Läuft prima ★★★★★
by rwsaspo (Germany) – Version 2.1 – 15 December 2016
Den FileShredder habe ich schon seit Jahren in Benutzung. Nach dem Sierra-Update hat’s eine Zeit lang gehakt, jetzt funktioniert er wieder wie eh und je.

Sehr gute App!
[ Google Translate:
Runs great ★★★★★
by rwsaspo (Germany) – Version 2.1 – 15 December 2016
I’ve been using the FileShredder for years. It has been hooked for a while after the Sierra update, now it works as it has ever done.

Very good app! ]

by Veracampoli (Peru) – Version 2.1 – 14 December 2016
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by Veracampoli (Peru) – Version 2.1 – 14 December 2016

Nice bump in speed ★★★★★
by steve,cs (United States) – Version 2.1 – 6 December 2016
With the latest OS X upgrade my older version of this app was lagging a bit, but the latest update has made it faster than ever.

Excellent app! ★★★★★
by Tom Frenock (United States) – Version 2.1 – 5 December 2016
I use this app more than anything else on my Mac. It works great, and I prefer it to using the Mac trash. Hmmm, Its been years since I actually used the trash bin. I’ve been using this shredder. Don’t hesitate to buy it. It is well worth its price.

Perfect for my needs ★★★★★
by Amijohn (United States) – Version 2.1 – 4 December 2016
I keep this on my Dock – right next to the Trash icon, where it reminds me to drag private files to the shredder rather than to the trash can. Obliterates files efficiently and quickly. One of my favorite tools.

kullanışlı ★★★★★
by sipru74 (Turkey) – Version 2.1 – 27 November 2016
Uzun zamandır beğenerek kullanıyorum.
Son güncellemeden sonra sierradda da güzel çalışıyor.
[ Google Translate:
handy ★★★★★
by sipru74 (Turkey) – Version 2.1 – 27 November 2016
I like to use it for a long time.
After the last update, Sierra also works fine. ]

Now working with osx 10.9.5 ★★★★★
by fasi55 (Austria) – Version 2.1 – 26 November 2016
Hurray, runs now again under 10.9.5, it’s great, Thank you!

Nach Sierra Update wieder Top ★★★★★
by KeGes (Germany) – Version 2.1 – 23 November 2016
Nach dem Sierra Update läuft wieder wie vorher. Perfekt :-)
Alte Bewertung:
Knapp zwei Jahre war ich mit FileSchredder sehr zufrieden. Leider läuft er unter Sierra nicht mehr. Sollte das Problem behoben werden und es wieder wie früher arbeiten, dann bin sehr gerne bereits die 5 Sterne zu geben.
[ Google Translate:
Top again after Sierra Update ★★★★★
by KeGes (Germany) – Version 2.1 – 23 November 2016
After the Sierra Update runs again as before. Perfect :-)
Old Rating:
For almost two years, I was very satisfied with FileScredder. Unfortunately, he does not run any more under Sierra. If the problem is resolved and it works again as before, then I am very happy to give the 5 stars. ]

Ottima!!! ★★★★★
by QWERTY_32GB (Italy) – Version 2.1 – 21 November 2016
Funziona egregiamente e vale i soldi richiesti :-)
[ Google Translate:
Great!!! ★★★★★
by QWERTY_32GB (Italy) – Version 2.1 – 21 November 2016
It works brilliantly and is worth the money required :-) ]

Love it! ★★★★★
by TrueSnowMan (Canada) – Version 2.1 – 20 November 2016
Works great, super convenient to use and very quick.

Just the ticket ★★★★★
by wearefoals (United Kingdom) – Version 2.0 – 3 November 2016
Does exactly what I purchased it for, couldn’t be easier to use, fast and safe

Great App ★★★★★
by Jcasasm (United States) – Version 2.0 – 25 October 2016
Have used it for 3 years and have never had a problem. Great peace of mind for $5.

Works just they said it would ★★★★★
by eeetee20 (United States) – Version 2.0 – 25 October 2016
Wrote an email to the developers right after upgrading to macOS Sierra. They said they were working on it and it would be ready in a couple of weeks. Just like they said, it was and it works flawlessly. The only thing I would ask for is perhaps a “progress bar” to show how long the shredding is goint to take. Other than that I’m good.

Works just they said it would ★★★★★
by eeetee20 (United States) – Version 2.0 – 25 October 2016
Wrote an email to the developers right after upgrading to macOS Sierra. They said they were working on it and it would be ready in a couple of weeks. Just like they said, it was and it works flawlessly. The only thing I would ask for is perhaps a “progress bar” to show how long the shredding is goint to take. Other than that I’m good.

Schnelles Datei-Löschen ★★★★★
by Homesick Bob (Switzerland) – Version 2.0 – 25 October 2016
File Shredder ist sehr schnell und gründlich… aber mit Vorsicht zu geniessen, ich glaube, das Programm würde sich noch selbst löschen, so man es denn hiesse!
Kein umständliches Papierkorb-Managen, Datei auf’s Icon ziehen und gut ist’s… aber eben: VORSICHT!!!

Einige Verbesserungen beim 2.0, empfehlenswert alle mal!
[ Google Translate:
Fast file deletion ★★★★★
by Homesick Bob (Switzerland) – Version 2.0 – 25 October 2016
File Shredder is very fast and thorough … but with caution to enjoy, I think the program would still delete itself, so it would be called!
No awkward trash-manage, pull file on the icon and that’s good … but just: CAUTION!

Some improvements at 2.0, recommended all times! ]

Now works on Sierra ★★★★
by Capsfan16 (United States) – Version 2.0 – 19 October 2016
10/19/16 Latest update seems to have resolved the previously mentioned issues. Thank you for the update, the new app works great on Sierra.

This app was a great buy and it worked really well. However, since I upgraded to Sierra it has not worked. I waited to write this review because I wanted to give the company time to get the app upgraded. This has yet to happen, nor has have I been able to find any mention of an upgrade on their website. If you are not going to upgrade to Sierra the app is good otherwise do not waste your time.

Shredder is back and working again… ★★★★★
by Bob C77 (United States) – Version 2.0 – 19 October 2016
I have used this utility for sometime without any problems, up until the OS Sierra arrived and then the Shredder failed. But, now it’s updated to version-2, and working again…Nice utility for one important function, making sure your deleted files are truly deleted… glad it’s back….


You Can Buy This App Without Any Doubts. ★★★★★
by Nuserpentus (United States) – Version 2.0 – 19 October 2016
I had doubts, but I did read quite a few reviews here in the app store and elsewhere. I then took a chance on it, and I’ve been nothing but VERY satisfied with it. No glitches. No hangups. No bugs. No downsides whatsoever. It’s a splendidly elegant gadget which functions like a precision timepiece. VERY worth the price. You won’t regret the purchase. {note: My original review, which you just now read, was written on 03/05/16. As many other Mac users did, I updated to the Sierra OS in September of 2016. This FileShredder app then became incompatible on Macs with the Sierra OS. I had numerous communications with the FileShredder developer, and was always treated very kindly, with courteous reassurances that an update to the FileShredder was being worked on, for making FileShredder compatible with the most current Mac OS again. As you, the reader, can now see, that update by the FileShredder app developer is now completed and will be part of all FileShredder purchases from now on. DO NOT LISTEN TO the uninformed, pompous, ignorant, hot-headed blowhard who wrote the review which you see directly before mine. He calls himself “stolendreams”, and he titled his review: “Sh..t or get off the pot !!!” He complains that the “update is taking way too long !!!” He has absolutely no awareness or knowledge about the extensive, labor-intensive, time-intensive, complicated approval process which all app developers must go through, under the authority and control of Apple, for having an app update examined and authorized by Apple before the update can be provided to the previous and future purchasers of the app, such as myself. I am not bothered at all, by the time I’ve waited for the update making FileShredder compatible with Mac OS Sierra. Only dopes who have “Sh..t” on their minds (and evidently have “Sh..t” in their brains) would write a review like the review written on October 18th by someone calling himself “stolendreams”. His dream appears to be a fantasy in which there are no complex professional processes which app developers must submit to before their app updates are released. This app, FileShredder, is the best in it’s category. The Very Best!!!!! Buy it. You won’t regret the purchase. This app functions flawlessly and thoroughly, with exquisite simplicity. It is an app that you will truly love to have, and love to use. Buy it without any doubts. I had doubts before I bought it months ago, but its absolutely perfect performance has made all those doubts vanish without any lingering concerns. It truly is a perfect app. You are going to discover that for yourself, and then your general state of happiness is going to be increased accordingly, very enjoyably. You will be very glad to have relief from your search for the ideal file shredding app. This one is it. This one has earned the gold medal. This one is at the top of the ladder to file shredding excellence. It is MUCH MORE than worth the price!!!!!}

macOS Sierra ★★★★★
by Cutrambler (United Kingdom) – Version 2.0 – 19 October 2016
Good app that worked well and was easy to use until I switched to macOS Sierra. For a couple of weeks the macOS Sierra app update was in the authentication process with Apple. When eventually released by Apple the current (19 Oct 2016) app update works fine. Developer support team kept me well informed during the interim. Would buy again.

Awsome App-!! ★★★★★
by K-Drifter (United States) – Version 2.0 – 18 October 2016
If you like to work fast, this app allows you to seculely delete documents, on the spot, with a right click. No more dragging to the trash, then erasing by holding down the option key. This is a simple, easy to use utility that definately deservs a AAA+++. Thanks for the top notch customer service with the whole Sierra update thing. I thought it was toast when I updated to Sierra, here it is approx two weeks later, and back in business with the new update. Great job guy’s, again, another AAA+++

Great program ★★★★★
by Camp Ardoch (United States) – Version 2.0 – 18 October 2016
Works great … Would be lost without it …

Retired Marine Geophysicist ★★★★★
by Geophizel (Canada) – Version 2.0 – 18 October 2016
This is the most convient file destroyer in my experience available.
Even More important its Secure. A 32 pass secure shred of say photos on a flash drive
leaves nothing recoverable with a Phenix-Stellar recovery app.Clean as the day it was made.
Couldn’t ask more of a freebie.

Works great with Sierra ★★★★★
by YvesTas (Canada) – Version 2.0 – 18 October 2016
Very good App, esay to use. Good support from VoidTech. Highly recommended

File shredder ★★★★★
by mikejean (United Kingdom) – Version 2.0 – 18 October 2016
Great app. Secure shred Just the job.
Thanks Mike B

Great app, simple and effective ★★★★★
by joeketch (United States) – Version 1.1 – 3 October 2016
I love this app. i use the secure shred for all my financial files, but the quick simple shred is perfect to eliminate single files of low risk. I’ve used it for a couple years now and highly recommend it for ease of use and just doing the job. I see the dev team is updating it to work with Sierra – can hardly wait since I use it daily, and have already updated one of my Macs to Sierra and really miss it.

Great shredder luv it ★★★★★
by * Scotia * :) (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 4 September 2016
Yes its great luv it. can’t live without it a must have for all pc users

Another positive review ★★★★★
by Stéphanus (United States) – Version 1.1 – 17 August 2016
This app does what it says and does it well: securely and permanently delete files. Well worth five bucks.

Funktional, preiswert und leistungsfähig ★★★★
by Grabstein (Switzerland) – Version 1.1 – 24 July 2016
Sehr gutes Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis. Löschaufträge werden auch parallel durchgeführt, so dass der Vorgang für mehrere Dokumente gleichzeitig nicht wesentlich verzögert wird.
[ Google Translate:
Functional, inexpensive and efficient ★★★★
by Grabstein (Switzerland) – Version 1.1 – 24 July 2016
Very good price / performance ratio. Deletion requests are also executed in parallel, so that the process is not significantly delayed for several documents at the same time. ]

Excellent ★★★★★
by Letslucy (Brazil) – Version 1.1 – 4 July 2016
Since OS X El Capitan, my trash keeps getting bugged and refuses to empty itself or permanent delete any of its files. So, ever since, I downloaded the FileShreder to get rid of unwanted files. It’s been my savior app.
Desde que atualizei para El Capitan, minha Lixeira vive tendo problemas, e não deleta permanentemente/esvazia os arquivos. Desde entao, tenho usado o App FileShredder para “pular”a Lixeira, e deletar tudo permanentemente direto. Nunca mais usei minha lixeira. Virou meu app salvador da pátria!

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