FileShredder Availability Notice and Mac App Store User Reviews Final Update

As many of you have noticed, FileShredder is no longer available on the Mac App Store. When we tried to update the app last year to fix a minor compatibility issue with macOS Catalina, Apple rejected the update and then took down the entire app. After months of back-and-forth with the App Store Review Team, we were told the final decision that “Applications that securely delete files are no longer viable for the Mac App Store.” While Apple likely has their reasons for this policy, we believe there is still value to FileShredder for ease of removal of unwanted files securely from Macs and external drives.

We hope to re-release FileShredder outside of the Mac App Store in the future. We will be looking into setting up our own storefront for selling the app, and updating it to work accordingly. Stay tuned for more information. If you would like to be notified of updates, please contact us at

Note that if you have previously purchased FileShredder, you may continue to download the old version on the Mac App Store from your purchase history. If you install the app on additional Macs, please choose to pay for additional licenses using the Support FileShredder menu in the app. Thanks.


I like it ★★★★★

by Aleesali (United States) – Version 2.1 – 23 August 2019

It does what it says…even big apps.

Very good so far ★★★★

by donbvs (United States) – Version 2.1 – 22 August 2019

I bought the app several weeks ago on the strength of reviews and reported ease of use. I’ve used it many times and it seems to work perfectly. But as others have stated, I really don’t know if it shreds to the extent it claims. I’m going on faith. If I could confirm its shred power, I’d give it five stars.

Bargain price but works like a luxury item ★★★★★

by ertyuiuytred (United States) – Version 2.1 – 11 July 2019