FileShredder Availability Notice and Mac App Store User Reviews Final Update

Posted by VoidTech on June 22, 2020 in FileShredder User Reviews

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 support@voidtech.net.

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.


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
Actually surprised at how well File Shredder worked.
I am NOT a computer nerd, but was able to download it and get it installed on my 2014 MacBook Pro’s “dock”.
Using its Drag-and-Drop feature, I was able to simply “feed” it folders of unwanted stuff, knowing that the entire folder was GONE.
Since Apple did away with “Secure Empty Trash” this is a great, and inexpensive, replacement.

Privacy Policy ★
by 123abcxyz123 (United States) – Version 2.1 – 10 July 2019
1) Why is there NO Privacy Policy in this Apple Store listing OR VoidTech’s website?

2) Why has my eMail to VoidTech asking for a link to or copy of VoidTech’s Privacy Policy go unanswered?

[ VT: Hi, we responded to your email but received “Undelivered Mail Returned to Sender”.
Privacy policy is here: https://voidtech.net/apps/fileshredder/privacy_policy
Terms of Use is Apple’s standard terms of use, available at: https://www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/]

by Roho18 (United States) – Version 2.1 – 2 May 2019
Great app to replace the missing secure empty trash in Mac OS. Reasonable price for the added security. I would recommend to other Mac users.

Easy to use does it’s job! ★★★★★
by Den hop (United States) – Version 2.1 – 21 February 2019
Good product. It does its job well

Great, consistently reliable app ★★★★★
by McLearner (United States) – Version 2.1 – 31 January 2019
…have had only consistent, reliable results with FileShredder. I couldn’t be more pleased. I highly recommend it, most particularly since Mac’s operating system doesn’t feature a comparable.

Works Great ★★★★★
by Usopp (United States) – Version 2.1 – 6 January 2019
Easy to use and script with Services

Does what it says ★★★★★
by DeBEAR Done It (United States) – Version 2.1 – 1 January 2019
I’ve had a good hacker try to recover something, and it COULD NOT be recovered. Not to say this person is the final aqnsewer, but the attempt at my request was enough for my peace of mind.

Very useful on external ★★★★★
by MaryLU23 (Germany) – Version 2.1 – 17 December 2018
Very useful on external devices for me.

Works very well ★★★★★
by Joe,M (United States) – Version 2.1 – 7 December 2018
I havent tested how effective it actually is but it is easy to use and I havent had any problems with it.

Love It ★★★★★
by TheLiving (United States) – Version 2.1 – 4 December 2018
Looked at a lot of secure shredding apps and read a lot of reviews before I picked this one. The things I love are the price and the fact that it has a progress icon so you can see where you are in the shredding process. I also like that I can choose different levels of security depending on what I’m getting rid of. Like others, I keep it on my dock next to the trash bin for easy access.

Great App! ★★★★
by Jflyy (United States) – Version 2.1 – 6 November 2018
No complaints! This app shows which docs are in queue for deletion and notifies you when it is completed. This is the first that I have tried & I have no need for any other!

just works ★★★★★
by Davidwalljones (United Kingdom) – Version 2.1 – 27 October 2018
love this little app

Brilliantly simple. ★★★★★
by Likeable Louie (United Kingdom) – Version 2.1 – 20 October 2018
Simply brilliant.

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FileShredder Mac App Store User Reviews Update

Posted by VoidTech on August 30, 2018 in FileShredder User Reviews

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 support@voidtech.net 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…..in 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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FileShredder Mac App Store User Reviews Update

Posted by VoidTech on June 20, 2016 in FileShredder User Reviews

Macbook Air ★★★★★
by Ezio Auditore_09 (Poland) – Version 1.1 – 25 May 2016
Great app to delate, destroy junk files from the recycle bin.

Great app ★★★★★
by trayNTP (United States) – Version 1.1 – 22 May 2016
To gauge progress, I recommend watching both the numerical countdown on the app’s icon AND the file size displayed in Finder for each individual file. It’s very satisfying to see a 500MB file, for example, shrink down to 400, 300, 200, 50MB, before it vanishes. Without a progress bar built into the app, that’s the best way to do it to satisfy your need to know if the app is actually performing, and how fast.

Muy útil!!! ★★★★★
by Altvisio (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 17 May 2016
Recomiendo a todo!
[ Google Translate:
Very useful!!! ★★★★★
by Altvisio (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 17 May 2016
I recommend to all! ]

It seems to work – Worth the price ★★★★
by DonnaDiane (United States) – Version 1.1 – 14 May 2016
It is easy to use and setup. I assume it’s doing what it says, theres no way to tell or even a little notice that the file was erased. I think it would “feel” more substantial if there was some animation that could be turned on.

Fast and efficient ★★★★★
by sethfromgb (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 26 April 2016
Have tried several file shredders. This one is easy and fast to use (simply drag files or folder over icon).

Works Great ★★★★★
by J-Chester12 (United States) – Version 1.1 – 17 April 2016
All I can say is it seems to work great. It’s an app that I’m sure is needed by most every one at such an affordable price!

Excellent app for deleting files! ★★★★★
by Eddie B68 (United States) – Version 1.1 – 11 April 2016
I don’t write many reviews but felt compelled to given how much use I have gotten out of this excellent app. The app is very simple and does exactly what it says. It is an essential app that I always make sure I have installed. If you want a more secure means to delete sensitive data then this app is for you.

Wonderful, but please remove App Store Log in for USB Drive Useage ★★★★★
by Iamautocrat (United States) – Version 1.1 – 19 March 2016
For what the application does, this application does it very well. I really recommend secure shredding files, though.
One suggestion I would add, though – Devs, make this app USB-useage without having to log in to the App Store. Annoying to have to log in every time I want to use it on another mac computer for personal use.
[ VT: Sorry, the log-in prompt is required for anti-piracy whenever running on a new computer. ]

Brilliant. ★★★★★
by Mewie47 (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 10 March 2016
Tried many different kinds of apps for gettting rid of my unwanted files permantely , and this one is the best by a very long run.
Was so glad to find it, would recommend it to anyone.

You Can Buy This App Without Any Doubts. ★★★★★
by Nuserpentus (United States) – Version 1.1 – 5 March 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.

Works Great ★★★★
by Ol Mukie (United States) – Version 1.1 – 23 February 2016
I did a little research before downloading this App. Reviews were good, so I’ve given it a try. It works just fine and seems to be fairly fast.

SUPER FILE ERASER!!!!!!!!!!!! ★★★★★
by Jettleggs (United States) – Version 1.1 – 7 February 2016
This app has all of the bells and whistles that you would expect of a superior file shredder. Have tried other products and found this app to be nothing but top level.
If you are looking for secure file deletion this is THE APP for you. Does everything in the app description effortlessly and thoroughly. I have found no downside to
this app, NO BUGS, NO PROBLEMS. VoidTech if I could give more than five stars, I would. This product is an absolute 5+ stars.

Bonne application ★★★★
by YvesTas (Canada) – Version 1.1 – 20 January 2016
Très bonne application et facile à utiliser. Vous n’avez qu’à glisser un ou plusieurs fichiers sur l’icône au bas (comme pour la corbeille) et tout est déchiqueté…
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Good application ★★★★
by YvesTas (Canada) – Version 1.1 – 20 January 2016
Very good application and easy to use. Simply drag one or more files on the icon at the bottom (like the trash) and everything is shredded … ]

Homer ★★★★★
by Ixion111 (Singapore) – Version 1.1 – 30 December 2015
Great app. does what it says.

Removed ‘recovered files’ brilliantly ★★★★★
by GPSurf (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 2 December 2015
Got into a real problem with ‘recovered files’ clogging up my trash and causing it to stall and become usable. I wasted several hours trying to sort this problem. Found and used this excellent app to delete the recovered files and now everything works well. Save time (and money) by spending £3.99!

Works Smoothly adn Quickly ★★★★★
by SeedeeWho (United States) – Version 1.1 – 25 November 2015
FileShredder works smoothly and conveniently. It shreds selected, or all, files from the folder where they are filed or from wastebasket. Works very quickly with my solid state drive. No complaints. It may be overkill on an encrypted drive, but I like knowing trashed financial files ate completely gone, even if someone gets hold of my computer account password. When I move a file to a backup drive and put that drive in the safe-deposit box, I want to know that is the only place it is at. I shred paper copies, why would I want to do otherwise with digital copies?

Works Great ★★★★★
by Bullwraith (United States) – Version 1.1 – 25 November 2015
It does what it is advertised to do and does it smoothly and unobtrusively. I highly recommend it.

Essential ★★★★★
by daedw (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 25 November 2015
Now that El Capitan has pretty well messed things up, including omitting ‘secure empty trash’ this gem of an app is essential for anyone concerned with the security of their files.

Simple et efficace ★★★★
by O-Russey (France) – Version 1.1 – 26 October 2015
Parfait pour un usage non professionnel.
[ Google Translate:
Simple and effective ★★★★
by O-Russey (France) – Version 1.1 – 26 October 2015
Perfect for non-professional use. ]

Does Exactly What it Says ★★★★★
by BicycleNut (Australia) – Version 1.1 – 18 October 2015
The native secure trash takes forever to empty the trash. File Shredder does it in moments. Very simple and easy, very happy user.

Fast and Final ★★★★★
by pbbob (United States) – Version 1.1 – 15 October 2015
Works like a champ in OS 10.10.4 – except after you right click on a file, Shred and Secure Shred are down the menue another step under Services. Possibility that is a function forced by Yosemite.

Most disappointing ★
by Gwgw45 (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 15 October 2015
Purchased this as I had some files I could not delete from Trash can. This, from its description appeared to fit the bill. Well it was useless, and just threw up an Error “An unexpected error occurred deleting the file(s). Please check the file permissions and ensure that the file(s) are not read-only or locked” Oh, an no the file was not read only or locked. Save your money, as this is not worth a place on my Mac even if it was free, let alone the cost I pad.
[ VT: Sounds like an OS bug, please contact us so we can help investigate. ]

Great, simple, effective app ★★★★★
by Kano383 (Switzerland) – Version 1.1 – 13 September 2015
Allows you to securely delete a file with several layers of over-write, in just a couple of clicks. Easy to use, simply great!

Superb app! ★★★★★
by TechnoLuva13! (United States) – Version 1.1 – 7 September 2015
Totally awesome app! I would highly recommend getting this! While the price could be a little cheaper, This is excellent!

Perfecta ★★★★★
by Juanquito (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 6 September 2015
Después de buscar aplicaciones similares que no cumplen, esta lo hace a la perfección. Archivos imposibles de borrar, se los ha cargado en segundos. Genial.
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Perfect ★★★★★
by Juanquito (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 6 September 2015
After searching similar applications that do not meet this makes it perfectly. Impossible to delete files, they have been loaded in seconds. Great. ]

Does exactly what it says on the tin ★★★★★
by Jim Kirkby (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 29 July 2015
Being responsible for ISO27001 in our office, I make a point of clearing down data my own machine. Can’t fault it.

good ★★★★
by eNriPc (United States) – Version 1.1 – 30 May 2015
it does what it said!

Excellent ★★★★★
by Chrissy 1224 (United States) – Version 1.1 – 23 February 2015
Easy to use and works great! :) Highly recommend.

by Miozzo Andrea (Italy) – Version 1.1 – 23 February 2015
Ottima app. per cancellare i file definitivamente! anche per svuotare il cestino quando è troppo pieno!
5 stelle
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by Miozzo Andrea (Italy) – Version 1.1 – 23 February 2015
Excellent app to delete files permanently! Also to empty the trash when it is too full!
5 stars ]

Aplicativo bom e essencial ★★★★
by XDellAMac (Brazil) – Version 1.1 – 12 February 2015
Aplicativo útil e bom. Recomendo.
Essencial para um rápido shredding.
[ Google Translate:
Application good and essential ★★★★
by XDellAMac (Brazil) – Version 1.1 – 12 February 2015
Useful application and good. I recommend.
Essential for a quick shredding. ]

good tool ★★★★
by onfield123 (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 31 January 2015
Very useful and easy to work with. Fills a gap in Mac trasher, which is less useful than Windows, in fact it does not exist.
May be a confirmation screen would help.

Fantastic App ★★★★★
by Hollerinpot (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 18 January 2015
I unwittingly moved a Time Machine Backup into my Trash & found I couldn’t delete it or anything else. This Folder containined over 400,000 folders & files and took up 69Mb of space.
I tried using the rm -rf command in Terminal but this didn’t work and Apple Tech Support said the only way to remove it was to do a factory reset of my iMac.
Before downloading this app I emailed the VoidTech Support Team who responded immediately & downloaded the app.
It took 2hrs but it removed it from my Trash folder completely!

Good App ★★★★
by Hazeus001 (Malaysia) – Version 1.1 – 23 December 2014
A competent app that does exactly as what it promises. Worth the buy.

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FileShredder Mac App Store User Reviews Update

Posted by VoidTech on December 20, 2014 in FileShredder User Reviews

Outstanding tool ★★★★★
by John Dubya (United States) – Version 1.1 – 18 December 2014

Anyone needing to store confidential data and delete it from time to time should have this.

It does what It’s supposed to do ★★★★★
by Picklepop (United States) – Version 1.1 – 3 December 2014

I bought and tried two other “similar” apps before finding FileShredder. Not only did they not work, they put me through irritating, unnecessary, and unproductive work. They wasted my time. FileShredder is different. It works, and I have no hesitation in rating it highly.

Try it you won’t be sorry. ★★★★★
by DanD (United States) – Version 1.1 – 4 November 2014

I got this app two weeks ago and I’m so happy to spend $4.99 for it help me so much which I was looking for this app. Thanks

This App Reminds me of a Sniper….Quick and Easy ★★★★★
by The Other Scribe….. (United States) – Version 1.1 – 7 October 2014

I recommend this app to anyone that want to destroy any unwanted files on their Mac. My trash bin wouldn’t empty and my computer kept re-booting….I got sick and tired of it and went to the app store….I saw this app…read some reviews…I don’t remember what i paid for it but it was worth it. I delete large files of unwanted audio ( I’m in the music industry ) Quick and easy…Love it….. 5 stars

Shred it….. ★★★★★
by SoggyLizard (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 4 October 2014

Very simple…..I had some large files that the mac system could not delete. Tried all sorts of delete options, but nothing. But then I tried this app and, BANG, job done. Fast, simple, the way an app should be. Happy days.

Great shredder luv it ★★★★★
by * Scotia * :) (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 31 August 2014

Yes its great luv it thanks

Best and easiest to use ★★★★★
by stolendreams (United States) – Version 1.1 – 26 August 2014

This app works great for me and all you have to do is secondary click on the file you want to shred, and the app opens itself “works like magic”. If you want to destroy files forever with the click of a button get this app !

Great app with 1 minor issue ★★★★
by scottqmarcus (United States) – Version 1.1 – 7 August 2014

I bought this app because I’m paranoid about emptying my trash. As sure as I do, I know there will be some document that I needed so, since I have a large hard drive, I tend to keep things in there virtually “forever.” (What can I say? I’m anal retentive I guess.)

However, for things I know I’ll never need again, I wanted to delete them from my drive without having to empty the entire trash. I bought this and it does the job great! When I don’t want something I drag it to the icon in my doc and it chomps away and makes the document disappear. It clears the drive and it’s satisfying to hear the sound. I’m a happy camper.

The only thing I don’t like is if I am “shredding” several documents from a folder that are not “next” to each other (in other words, to select them I have to use option-click rather than shift-click), it will delete them fine, but then it make the finder window look screwy after it’s done it and removes the horizontal scroll bar. It’s easy enough to fix. I shut down the window and reopen it later and the scroll bar is back.

Real minor issue; and if you’re not anal-retentive it probably won’t bother you at all.

[ VT: The Finder issue is a Mac OS bug. ]

Does just what it’s supposed to do ★★★★★
by John Dubya (United States) – Version 1.1 – 1 August 2014

Outstanding product and great value.

Works great ★★★★★
by Jack2377 (United States) – Version 1.1 – 27 July 2014

Easy to use and works well. Does what it says it will and gets out of your way. You don’t have to leave it running on the dock to use it. I’m using it on Mavericks 10.9.4 currently and it seems to run fine so far.

Does what it sayes on the packet ★★★★★
by SIXPENCE569 (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 24 July 2014

Only issue I would have is that the Secure Shred and shred options need to be easily accessed

[ VT: If your selected item(s) has/have more than 4 available services, then the Mac OS automatically groups all of them under a sub-menu called Services. To maximize the chance of Shred and Secure Shred appearing on the main pop-up, you can disable the services you do not use by unchecking them in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services. ]

Does the job ★★★★★
by nobby74 (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 24 July 2014

Does what it says it will do. It’s always nice when you find an app the does exactly what it claims. THank you.

Great Little Program ★★★★★
by Dash_Stig (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 30 June 2014

Covient little app, especially if you have lots of confidential files.
Well thought out and easy to use.
I am not an data retrieval expert but i haven’t found a way to reterive the files.

Does the job ★★★★★
by nobby74 (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 12 June 2014

Does what it says it will do. THank you

Great App ★★★★★
by Littlejazzbird (Singapore) – Version 1.1 – 6 June 2014

I use this app for most of my file deletes and it works a charm. Worth every penny!

It Works ★★★★
by lajkfsld;f (United States) – Version 1.1 – 3 May 2014

The app works as advertised. I deducted one star because it keeps pestering me with a popup to write a review. Hopefully, this will stop it from doing that.

Add language Russian Misters!!!! Good-❺ ★★★★★
by Bogdan4ik (Russia) – Version 1.1 – 24 April 2014

★★★★★ Набор из необходимых программ для новичков,удобно пользоваться перед продажей например Фотика или Камеры,так как есть в этой прграмме возможность удалять файлы без возможности восстановления,или например флешку другу-подруге даёте,перед этим запускаете эту програму и жмёте Secure-Shred (Полное уничтожение файлов ⚡︎☠) и отдаёте спокойно ему=) Рекомендую!!!! Правда чистое удаление-полное,флешки или с камер фоток видео,уходит более время чем обычно. Могла бы эта программы стоить дешевле! да и можно проще сделать просто забить файлы флешки так же и камеры, перед продажей,например фильмом не очень интересным до полного обьёма флешки))) и потом перезаписать несколько раз и всё))) ну конечно с этой программой удобней будет.

Keine optionale Bestätigungsabfrage ★★★
by carloperare (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 16 April 2014

Es ist eine einfache App zum drag-and-drop shreddern von Datein. Leider gibt es keine, wenigstens optionale, Warnung ob man die Daten wirklich unwiderruflich shreddern möchte. Als app für Drag and Drop finde ich das zu heikel, da man schnell mal etwas aus versehen auf das falsche Icon schiebt, besonders wenn man dieses in der Finder window Toolbar unterbringt.

[ Google Translate:
No optional confirmation query ★★★
by carloperare (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 16 April 2014

It’s a simple app for drag-and-drop shred of files. Unfortunately, there is no, at least optional warning if you really want to shred the data irrevocably. As app for drag and drop, I find the too sensitive because you fancy moves quickly provided to the wrong icon, especially if one takes this in the Finder window toolbar. ]

Účelný s možnostmi nastavení ★★★★★
by honzaBFU (Czech Republic) – Version 1.1 – 8 April 2014

Určen hlavně pro přetahování myší, ale přidává i položky do služeb, takže je dostupný např. i pro vybrané položky v koši. Dobrá investice.

[ Google Translate:
Purposeful settings options ★★★★★
by honzaBFU (Czech Republic) – Version 1.1 – 8 April 2014

Designed mainly for drag and drop, but also adds an item to the service, so it is available eg. For selected items in the trash. Good investment. ]

Excellent Utility ★★★★★
by @michaeloizakos (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 14 March 2014

In my opinion, the software is a fantastic utility to quickly remeove unwanted documents from your home folder without them cluttering up valueable space which could be used for other data, in order to not have to constantly acquire new external storage space. I would certainly recommend it to other Mac users.

Programm funktioniert und tut was es soll ★★★★★
by ARD. (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 24 February 2014

Dieses Programm funktioniert einwandfrei und ohne Probleme.
Wünschenswert wäre es, wenn man an der Optik etwas pfeilen würde.
( Als Anregung: Siehe Shredder auf „Dexters“ MacBook in der TV Serie Dexter [Staffel4] )

[ Google Translate:
Program works and does what it is supposed ★★★★★
by ARD. (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 24 February 2014

This program works fine with no problems.
It would be desirable if one were to look at the arrows would be something.
(As a suggestion: See Shredder on “Dexter” MacBook in the TV series Dexter [Staffel4]) ]

Keine Systembelastung, keine Abstürze ★★★★
by StefanStrecker (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 16 February 2014

Bislang keinerlei Probleme, bei mehreren GB geschreddertem Material. CPU-Auslastung bei 2%, d.h. der Rechner arbeitet ohne Leistungseinbuße. Fortschrittsbalken im Icon wäre wünschenswert.

[ Google Translate:
No system load, no crashes ★★★★
by StefanStrecker (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 16 February 2014

So far no problems, shredded at several GB material. CPU usage at 2%, that is, the computer works without performance degradation. Progress bar in the Icon would be desirable. ]

Does a good job and is reliable ★★★★★
by jnbindallas (United States) – Version 1.1 – 19 January 2014

This app does an excellent job of removing securely any file that I have fed it so far. It runs smoothly and disposes of file quicker than “secure empty” in Finder. It simply works as advertised and I would recommend it.

Useful ,Quick and tiny program for cleaning trash! ★★★★★
by Loukta07 (Thailand) – Version 1.1 – 12 December 2013

with this small program. I can secure empty trash very quickly.

Tut was es soll !! ★★★★★
by 22tigris (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 28 October 2013

So mag ich das! Die App belastet mein System überhaupt nicht! Andere Anwendungen laufen einwandfrei während im Hintergrund geschreddert wird :D ! Den unteren Kommentaren kann ich nur zustimmen !!!

[ Google Translate:
Does what it is supposed !! ★★★★★
by 22tigris (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 28 October 2013

So I like that! The app did not load my system! Other applications run properly over shredded in the background: D! The comments below I can only agree !!! ]

Excellent ★★★★★
by K.Ritik (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 16 October 2013

Five stars, what more do you need to know.

Convenient ★★★★★
by TharkunOlorin (United States) – Version 1.1 – 1 October 2013

Easy functionality. Gives you the shred option where you’d expect it to be.

great app ★★★★★
by travelerto (Taiwan) – Version 1.1 – 30 September 2013

it saved me. Sometimes the trash cannot be emptied. this app can do the job and save your life

Хорошая программа ★★★★★
by AKuz87 (Ukraine) – Version 1.1 – 8 September 2013

Анимация удаления файлов не помешала бы.

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A good program ★★★★★
by AKuz87 (Ukraine) – Version 1.1 – 8 September 2013

Animation deleting files would not stir. ]

Great little shredder ★★★★★
by Tom Frenock (United States) – Version 1.1 – 2 August 2013

This app is perfect! Inexpensive, works well, offers right-click menu option. What more can you want?

BTW, I use this app multiple times every day. I no longer use my Mac OS trash for routine deletions. Love it!

Works Great! ★★★★★
by Bsinky (United States) – Version 1.1 – 30 July 2013

Works great, I like that you can right click and send it to the shredder without having the app up and running. It would be cool with animation, but that is just cosmetic over functionality is perfect!

Golden shredder ★★★★
by Oneworlder (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 2 July 2013

Definitely worth the money. It does what I paid for and seems to do it well. My only complaint is that I can’t always find the ‘Shred’ and ‘Secure Shred’ commands in the contextual menu when I right-click on a file. Sometimes these are buried in the Services menu and sometimes they aren’t there at all. When this is the case I drag the file(s) I want to shred onto the app’s icon – and that works fine.

[ VT: If your selected item(s) has/have more than 4 available services, then the Mac OS automatically groups all of them under a sub-menu called Services. To maximize the chance of Shred and Secure Shred appearing on the main pop-up, you can disable the services you do not use by unchecking them in System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Services.

Secondly, if you have selected more than 1000 files or folders, the Finder Context Menu will not show any services at all. You can instead drag them onto the app’s dock icon, delete them in batches, or move them into a separate folder and shred the folder. ]

Awesome Shredder!!! ★★★★★
by Marilyn.j (United States) – Version 1.1 – 21 June 2013

Awesome, Easy to Use & Quick Access. I don’t have to worry about Security quite as much!

Easy, works well ★★★★★
by Thrillerator (United States) – Version 1.1 – 2 May 2013

Easy to use, integrates well with Finder, very useful and unobtrusive.

Really Nice app ★★★★
by PCtech4u (United States) – Version 1.1 – 24 April 2013

I hardly ever give out a 5 star, I give this a 4 star which to me (MAC/PC certified Tech) is a high rating! The app has right click integration and simple works. It does one thing (one of two ways) and does it REALLY WELL Shred or Shred securly. That it Now the only things I throw in the trash are things I may want back Great APP!

Great app! ★★★★★
by Adriana Gaitan (United States) – Version 1.1 – 18 April 2013

Quick,simple and effective application. Easy to use,does exactly what it says.

Works! ★★★★
by Commcent (United States) – Version 1.1 – 12 April 2013

This includes a file menu option for both “shred” and “secure shred”. The former obviously doesn’t take more than a couple seconds but the latter can take longer, depending on the amount of wipes you use (LOL) or have set in the app’s Preferences, and the size of the file being wiped. :)

Seems to do what it says ★★★★
by Blackrose66 (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 10 April 2013

Seems fine, have had no problems and shreds everthing I tell it to. have not tried to get a file back, but all seems to work. One little thing and its just a cosmetic thing, I would love it to make a shredder noise when it does its thing, just cause I like the noise :) there is something satisfying about it, sad I know.

Easy to use and excellent for SDD drives. ★★★★★
by Eduard3 (Australia) – Version 1.1 – 10 April 2013

I always wanted to erase confidential documents I no longer need, without damaging the SDD drive unnessesarly – and not pay too much. With FileShredder in the dock.. it’s very easy to use. I set it so that it does a secure shred when dragging any file into it – and the option to ‘overwrite once’, so the SDD’s life isn’t reduced for no good reason.

Great app — great peace of mind ★★★★★
by auditd0rk (United States) – Version 1.1 – 4 April 2013

Works just as advertised. I placed it right on my dock and drag-and-drop files for fast, secure shredding. Definitely worth a few bucks to know that my private files are permanently erased from my harddrive.

A good nifty program ★★★★★
by Mat6712 (United States) – Version 1.1 – 25 March 2013

With the options of One, Seven and Thirty Five shredder passes; this is a nice little shredder program for the price. I mostly use it with the Thirty Five passes for very personal information and it performs the job well.

Great App ★★★★★
by lojar2 (United States) – Version 1.1 – 27 February 2013

This a great, easy app for securely deleting files.

Mouai ★★
by Max7775 (France) – Version 1.1 – 25 February 2013

Application pratique, mais pas d’animation comme dans la fameuse série “Dexter” ou l’on voit le document se couper en lambeaux…J’espère qu’une mise à jour sera disponible pour avoir cela!

[ Google Translate:
Yeah ★★
by Max7775 (France) – Version 1.1 – 25 February 2013

Practical application, but not animated as in the famous series “Dexter” where we see the document cut to shreds … I hope an update will be available for that! ]

Excellent App! ★★★★★
by gstuedler (United States) – Version 1.1 – 9 February 2013

…one of the very few I can highly recommend. It removes files quickly and completely in a very secure manner. The proof is in running a file retrieval program afterwards to see if they really were removed. And they were…

FileShredder ★★★★★
by Boricua1012 (United States) – Version 1.1 – 23 January 2013

It’s worth the money and its simple to use. I have a Recover Software and every time I use FileShrdder vs Trash… I’m able to recover the files I place on the Trash. The sensitive files I’ve shredded with File Shredder are permanently deleted. I feel secure using FielShredder and definitely will recommend it to others.

Great App ★★★★★
by liketodokateupton (United States) – Version 1.1 – 23 December 2012

I don’t need to talk about this app. This app sells itself. So much better then that stupid trash thing apple comes with.

Einfach, schnell & sicher ★★★★
by Mischa Göttinger (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 7 December 2012

Habe nach einem Tool gesucht um auf dem NAS hinterlegte Dateien zuverlässig zu löschen.

Bei gemounteten Laufwerken (intern, USB, etc.) ist das unter OS X problemlos ab Haus möglich. Wahlweise über Finder (->Einstellungen->Erweitert->Papierkorb sicher entleeren) oder im Festplattendienstprogramm freien Speicher mehrfach überschreiben lassen. Aber bei Netzwerklaufwerken war mir keine Ab-Werk-Lösung bekannt. Hier schafft File Shredder Abhilfe! Geht einfach, schnell und zuverlässig!

Wünschenswert wäre lediglich eine übersichtlichere Fortschrittsanzeige.

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Simple, fast ★★★★
by Mischa Göttinger (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 7 December 2012

Have for a wanted to delete files stored on the NAS reliable tool.

When mounted drives (internal, USB, etc.) is possible in OS X easily from the house. Alternatively via Finder (-> Settings-> Advanced-> Secure Empty Trash) or to overwrite multiple times in the Disk Utility free memory. But with network drives me no ex-solution was known. Here, File Shredder to the rescue! Is quick, easy and reliable!

It would be desirable merely a clearer progress bar. ]

Cumpre o que promete. ★★★★★
by Eduardo Faria rj (Brazil) – Version 1.1 – 13 November 2012

Eficiente e simples. Uso a muito tempo.

E com certeza vale muito mais a pena do que os outros por ai, pois são muito mais caros, para fazer a mesma coisa.

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Delivers what it promises. ★★★★★
by Eduardo Faria rj (Brazil) – Version 1.1 – 13 November 2012

Efficient and simple. Use a long time.

And certainly more worth than the others out there, they are much more expensive to do the same thing. ]

Petite application bien pratique ★★★★★
by Le Blog de Lise (France) – Version 1.1 – 10 November 2012

FileShredder est une application bien pratique qui permet de supprimer facilement des fichiers, de façon sécurisée ou non.
On peut l’utiliser avec un clic droit (ctrl + clic) sur le ou les fichiers à supprimer ou avec un glisser/déplacer vers l’icône de l’app.

Je la trouve juste un petit peu cher…

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Handy little app ★★★★★
by Le Blog de Lise (France) – Version 1.1 – 10 November 2012

FileShredder is a handy application that makes it easy to delete files, or securely non.
One can use it with a right click (ctrl click) on the file or files to delete or drag / move icon the app.

I just found a little expensive … ]

Does a great job completely and permanently deleting files. ★★★★★
by Cpt_Knobblesworth (United States) – Version 1.1 – 1 November 2012

This app does what it’s supposed to do. Completely removing a file and every aspect of it so it is 100% removed from your system and can’t be restored later. This is helpful for many reasons, from having multiple users on a computer, selling a computer, bringing it in for service where people might snoop, what have you. Just back everything up to disc or external hard drive and then permanently delete it from your system with this app. Note, that this app is only used for files and such, not for deleting apps. If you need to delete apps you should look up a different app for that, something like AppCleaner (which I believe is available as a web download), or something else available through the app store would suit your needs in that case.

Greay app ★★★★★
by Gary Parker (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 2 October 2012

It does what a file shredder should do. Easy to use.

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FileShredder Mac App Store User Reviews Update

Posted by VoidTech on September 28, 2012 in FileShredder User Reviews

Perfekt & Sicher ! ★★★★★
by Frankoxiamen (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 25 September 2012

Einmal eingestellt in den Präferenzen, funzt es. Drag ‘n drop, fertig. Selbst große Files werden so schneller gelöscht, als im Finder (secure mode).

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Perfect & Safe ! ★★★★★
by Frankoxiamen (Germany) – Version 1.1 – 25 September 2012

Once set in the preferences, it works. Drag ‘n drop, done. Even large files can be deleted faster than the Finder (secure mode). ]

Outstanding app and customer support ★★★★★
by Mason Evans (United States) – Version 1.1 – 20 September 2012

I like small, specialized apps that are really really good at what they do. FileShredder is fast, easy to use and does exactly what needs to be done – all at a very nice price. I had a question and got not just a fast response from tech support, but a thorough and very understandable answer.
I would give VoidTech 6 stars if I could.

çok kullanışlı ★★★★★
by sipru74 (Turkey) – Version 1.1 – 14 September 2012

Kolay kullanılan, isteğe göre değişik kademelerde silen, benim için önemlisi Mountain Lion da da çalışan bir app.
Şimdiye kadar kullandığım en iyi sheredder.Değerini hakkediyor.

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very useful ★★★★★
by sipru74 (Turkey) – Version 1.1 – 14 September 2012

Easy to use, optionally deletes various levels, most importantly for me, Mountain Lion or a working app.
Sheredder the best I’ve ever used. Ought to value. ]

Awesome APP ★★★★★
by Blasttur (United States) – Version 1.1 – 2 September 2012

It does the job extremely well.

Отличная прога! ★★★★★
by Vulcan@post (Russia) – Version 1.1 – 2 September 2012

Понравилась тем, что позволяет удалять файлы мимо корзины, которую, иногда ОЧЕНЬ долго чистить. Второй плюс, это можно делать из выпадающего по правой кнопке меню, а не удалять сначала в корзину, а потом ее очищать. Работает без сбоев, систему не тормозит. Третий плюс – есть возможность “безопасного удаления” файлов, что дает – я понимаю интуитивно, но проверить не умею. В целом, я очень доволен прогой, огромное спасибо разработчикам!

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Great program! ★★★★★
by Vulcan@post (Russia) – Version 1.1 – 2 September 2012

Liked that lets you delete files from the trash, which is sometimes very long time to clean. The second advantage is you can do from the drop down menu on right click, not first remove to trash and then it was cleaned. Running smoothly, the system does not slow down. The third advantage – it is possible to “safely remove” files, which makes it – I know intuitively, but do not know how to check. Overall, I am very pleased with the prog, many thanks to the developers! ]

Simple and effective ★★★★★
by de Oldphart (United States) – Version 1.1 – 2 September 2012

Used free PGP to encrypt and shred for years, but switched to a new encrypter and got this to do the shredding. Works just great. I have it on my Finder tool bar where I can just drag files into it, and my only wish-list suggestion would be to have it disappear from the dock when it is finished doing its job.

completely satisfied ★★★★★
by Adam Cloys (United States) – Version 1.1 – 24 August 2012

this works

Phenomenal App! ★★★★★
by gmgodwin (United States) – Version 1.1 – 8 August 2012

I’ve been using this app for a while now, and it’s extremely useful. I work with some sensitive data in my job, and I appreciate having a utility like this on my Mac. Oh, and it’s even better now that I’ve replaced the icon with a Dalek. There’s something very satisfying about dragging files and dropping them on the for extermination, er, I mean, deletion.

Works great ★★★★★
by Sin chi roca (United States) – Version 1.1 – 1 August 2012

Just what I needed. It is simple and it works!

Great file eraser! ★★★★★
by Deezel74 (United States) – Version 1.1 – 28 July 2012

I have looked around and tried different file “shredders” and this is one of the best. It handles most file sizes quickly which most do not. It also handles multiple files rather quickly as well. All around a great file shredder app. I recommend it highly.

The perfect little application ★★★★★
by Antony John (United States) – Version 1.1 – 25 July 2012

Does the job quietly! Appears when called to shred and quits after the job and disappears!! Just Perfect!!

The missing OSX file handler ★★★★★
by Larry Herz (United States) – Version 1.1 – 12 July 2012

This product is the perfect additon to any OSX installation, especially for us “switchers” who have been looking for the option to delete a file without sending it to the trash first. It sounds like such a trivial thing, but when using your machine as a middleman for extracting archives and transferring files between several others, this is the perfect little utility.

Great little shredder ★★★★★
by Tom Frenock (United States) – Version 1.1 – 6 July 2012

This app is perfect! Inexpensive, works well, offers right-click menu option. What more can you want?

je cherchais ce type d’outil depuis longtemps ★★★★★
by MacAnne (France) – Version 1.1 – 3 June 2012

J’aime bien le pricipe de la corbeille où je peux laisser des dichiers dont je ne suis pas sure d’avoir besoin de les détruire. Mais pour d’autres j’en suis certaine. Donc un grand merci d’autant qu’il est bien intégré dans les menus contextuels (bouton droit de la souris) il ne fonctionne pas dans l’application Disk order que j’utilise beacoup . sinon impeccable

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I was looking for this type of tool for a long time ★★★★★
by MacAnne (France) – Version 1.1 – 3 June 2012

I like the principle the trash where I can leave files I’m not sure of the need to destroy them. But for others I’m sure. So a big thank you to all that is well integrated into the context menus (right mouse button) it does not work in the application that I use Disk order beacoup. otherwise impeccable ]

Excelente ★★★★★
by ChemaManzano (Mexico) – Version 1.1 – 25 May 2012

Una excelente aplicación. Funciona perfectamente y por el costo considero es una aplicación imprescindible para cualquier usuario. Altamente recomendable.

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Excellent ★★★★★
by ChemaManzano (Mexico) – Version 1.1 – 25 May 2012

An excellent application. It works perfectly and considering the cost is an essential application for any user. Highly recommended. ]

Works great but… ★★★★★
by [NC17] (United States) – Version 1.1 – 21 May 2012

This app works great, just like it should. I MUST WARN YOU: If you have Filevault enabled on your Mac (disc encryption) then either log off and log back on or restart your Mac after deleting your files. For some reason if you have Filevault enabled even if you do the 35-pass deletion method then the files will still be fully recoverable until you log off/on or reboot.

Other than that minor problem the program works fine. Very easy to use.

[ VT: You do not need to log out or restart your Mac to ensure file deletion. After using FileShredder, if you attempt to use a file recovery utility, you may see that the file name listed and the utility will think the file is recoverable. However, if actually performing the recovery, the file data will be completely random. When using FileVault, after you log out, often the file names will no longer be recoverable, but the data was already erased prior to logout. ]

Get this app….. ★★★★★
by Byron Wimberly, JR. (United States) – Version 1.1 – 9 May 2012

Very fast into deleteing things!!!!

helped me on not deletable files on Xsan volume ★★★★
by 格 伊藤 (Japan) – Version 1.1 – 6 May 2012

I have to thank the file shredder to easily delete the locked files on Xsan volume so easily!

File shredder ★★★★★
by mikejean (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 1 May 2012

Great app. Secure shred Just the job.

Exactly what we were after. ★★★★★
by London City Graphics (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 16 April 2012

Does exactly what it says on the box, and after a full year of working on graphics and photography the hard disk needs a little bit of TLC.
Highly recommended.

Good app ★★★★
by Archie Archibald (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 7 April 2012

This app seems really good and I rated it a 4. I’ve never tested it to see if I can retrieve anything that’s been shredded/secure shredded so I can’t say for sure how good it really is. Some files take ages to shred but that could just be that it takes a long time to overwrite them (I think it rewrites all the binary code with zeros).

Perfecta ★★★★★
by Satorre (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 7 March 2012

Es imprescindible en el mac

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Perfect ★★★★★
by Satorre (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 7 March 2012

It is essential on the Mac ]

Love it!! ★★★★★
by Insolentink (United States) – Version 1.1 – 18 February 2012

Fantastic App!!!

FileShredder ★★★★★
by CYAorPAY (United States) – Version 1.1 – 3 February 2012

In todays growing concern of digital technology and online theifs, (no matter what OS you use!!!) it’s just another layer comfort…

Great app ! ★★★★
by Yves Van Hecke (Belgium) – Version 1.1 – 29 January 2012

I like the app very much. It’s efficient and simple. Where the normal imac bin tends to block with large contents, this one does the job. simple

Muy útil y rápida ★★★★
by borogo (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 1 January 2012

Funciona perfectamente, y elimina los archivos rapidamente. Muy eficaz.

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Very helpful and fast ★★★★
by borogo (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 1 January 2012

It works perfectly, and deletes files quickly. Very effective. ]

I’m lovin’ it… ★★★★★
by Procrastus (United States) – Version 1.1 – 26 December 2011

Terrific little app. Useful, efficient, unobtrusive.

Great app ★★★★★
by David Hernandez (United States) – Version 1.1 – 22 December 2011

Awesome app, works great!!!!!

It works everytime and it does what it’s suposed to do!!!!!

Does exactly what it says ★★★★★
by Patrick Ryan (United States) – Version 1.1 – 22 December 2011

Drag and drop with a low profile, what’s not to like?

by MoNeYpEnNyGu (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 14 December 2011

Intentaba liberar espacio de mi Mac trasladando mis archivos y documentos a un disco duro externo, envié todo a la papelera , un total de 300.000 archivos e intenté vaciar la papelera.
La operación iba lentísima , dejé toda la noche en iMac en marcha y tan solo conseguí borrar 30.000, tenía que buscar una solución . Ha sido instalar ésta APP y en pocos minutos tenía la papelera vacía !! … Genial ! Muy recomendable.

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by MoNeYpEnNyGu (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 14 December 2011

Trying to free up space on my Mac transferring my files and documents to an external hard drive, I sent everything to the trash, a total of 300,000 files and tried to empty the trash.
The operation was very slow, I stopped overnight in iMac up and delete only got 30,000, had to find a solution. It was installed this app and within minutes had emptied the trash! … Great! Highly recommended. ]

Simple and Effective ★★★★★
by Smokeshopp (United States) – Version 1.1 – 14 December 2011

FileShredder is quick, easy to use, and does its job incredibly well. I especially love the “Secure Shred” feature for sensitive data. Great App!

grandioso software. ★★★★★
by Leonida4ever (Italy) – Version 1.1 – 7 November 2011

Sebbene il sistema di cancelleazione sicuro del cestino nativo apple che con i suoi 25 passi è gia decisamente ottimo, file shredder è l’ideale qualora desideriate cancellare in modo ancora più sicuro dati sensibili o semplicemente files che lungo ad andare potrebbero causare un numero sempre più crescente di junk files. Sebbene è già un eccellente software dall’interfaccia molto intuitiva sarebbe ancora più performante se aumentasse i passaggi di cancellazione protetta fino a 50 passi o anche superiori.
Cmq è già un eccellente software che ho installato sia sui miei Mac consumer e professionali.
Inlotre costa poco e vale decisamente la pena di acquistarlo.
Ciao a tutti


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great software. ★★★★★
by Leonida4ever (Italy) – Version 1.1 – 7 November 2011

Although the system of secure deletion of native apple trash with its 25 passes is already very good, file shredder is ideal if you wish to erase sensitive data even more secure or just files that long to go could cause an increasing number growing junk files. Although it is already a great software very intuitive interface, would be even more powerful if it would increase the steps to delete protected up to 50 passes or even higher.
Anyway is already an excellent piece of software that I installed both on my Mac consumer and professional.
In total is cheap and it is definitely worth buying.
Hello to all ]

Muy útil ★★★★
by oteinstroc (Spain) – Version 1.0 – 31 October 2011

Muy útil para cuando la papelera queda bloqueada

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Very useful ★★★★
by oteinstroc (Spain) – Version 1.0 – 31 October 2011

Very useful when the trash is blocked ]

Very quick and very fast secure erase. ★★★★★
by Scott Kesler (United States) – Version 1.1 – 27 October 2011

This is just what I had been looking for. You can drag FileShredder into your Finder toolbar and have it there for any Finder window. It’s really really fast. I’ve used some other secure erase utilities and this is by far and away the fastest. I thought I would have to leave it on the 1-pass setting, but even the more secure 3-pass was shockingly fast (1-2 seconds for 1-5 MB files). Definitely worth the money I paid.

Exactamente lo prometido ★★★★★
by luisgasw (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 20 October 2011

Gran ahorro de tiempo al eliminararchivos. Ideal

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Exactly as promised ★★★★★
by luisgasw (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 20 October 2011

Saving time when deleting files. Ideal ]

Great app – did the job! ★★★★★
by AndyTheKeys (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 16 October 2011

Bought this app in the hope that it would be able to remove some files that Finder could not delete from my TimeCapsule drive (possibly because of a permissions issue). Happy to report that FileShredder did the job quickly and efficiently. Thank you!

Great app………. ★★★★★
by Mark McCullough (United States) – Version 1.1 – 9 October 2011

This app has been so helpfull for this point and click type guy. I just how you can drag and drop feature.

Best ★★★★★
by simonsaysali (United States) – Version 1.1 – 8 October 2011

Probably the simplest, fastest, most efficient way of getting rid of files that are just too hard to get rid of.
I had a problem with a program I tried deleting, and it was taking up an immense amount of hd space… an unjust amount.
I bought this program and it took care of it like it was the only thing missing.
I saw my hd space jump about 70 gigs after that.

I recommend it. Greatly.

Very handy ★★★★★
by Guest_App_User (United States) – Version 1.1 – 8 October 2011

I found this app to be extremely handy and easy to use. The right-click option to delete works great!

Great App! ★★★★★
by PietroviczDhk (Poland) – Version 1.1 – 1 October 2011

Customizable, easy to use and fast.

Great App ★★★★★
by denisest (United States) – Version 1.1 – 23 September 2011

I love this app. It sits on my dock quietly waiting for whatever file I feed it. Highly recommend it.

Muy útil ★★★★
by dariusman (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 7 September 2011

Hace exactamente lo que dice y lo hace muy bien. Permite eliminar archivos sin pasar por la Papelera, una funcionalidad que siempre he echado de falta en Mac OS, y se puede seleccionar tres niveles de seguridad/velocidad. Además se integra en el menú contextual, siendo ligera, rápida y nada intrusiva.

Sólo echo en falta un diálogo de confirmación para evitar accidentes. Cuando lo tenga, cinco estrellas.

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Very useful ★★★★
by dariusman (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 7 September 2011

It does exactly what it says and does it very well. Delete files bypassing the Trash, a feature I always miss kicked out of Mac OS, and you can select from three levels of security / speed. It also integrates the context menu, being light, fast and nothing intrusive.

I miss only a confirmation dialog to prevent accidents. When you have it, five stars. ]

Whitey ★★★★★
by Paul Whitehall (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 7 September 2011

Fab Little App That Just Deletes Those Hard To Remove Files.Just Right Click On Any File And Shred It,Job Done A++++++

Fa il suo sporco lavoro!! ★★★★
by Stevelion65 (Italy) – Version 1.1 – 1 September 2011

Dopo averla vista per caso al cinema utilizzata su un Powerbook, l’ho cercata, provata ed ora non ne potrei fare a meno!

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Does its dirty work!! ★★★★
by Stevelion65 (Italy) – Version 1.1 – 1 September 2011

After seeing it at the cinema if used on a Powerbook, I looked, and now I felt I could not do without! ]

Excelente Aplicacion Practica y Util.. ★★★★★
by Xeros 111 (Dominican Republic) – Version 1.1 – 31 August 2011

Estaba buscando este tipo de aplicacion para Mac..
Hasta que finalmente surgió App Store para Mac, debo que la tienda es en si misma es un gran avance, pero ya volviendo a esta aplicación es buena y muy útil y me ha siimplificado la vida,
Gracias a los creadores de la misma y App Store..

Sinceramente, Gracias..

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Excellent practical and useful .. ★★★★★
by Xeros 111 (Dominican Republic) – Version 1.1 – 31 August 2011

I was looking for this type of application for the Mac.
Until finally came to Mac App Store, the store is I itself is a breakthrough, but again this app is good and useful and it has simplified life
Thanks to the creators of it and App Store ..

Sincerely, Thanks .. ]

The best!! ★★★★★
by ParaTracker (United States) – Version 1.1 – 25 August 2011

This app is so easy and clean, I must say the best shredder for Mac.

Great app – does exactly what you want it to do easily ★★★★
by Mark Hanson (United Kingdom) – Version 1.1 – 19 August 2011

A really neat and simple app that makes it really easy to safely delete unwanted files and folders witout concern that they can be accessed later.

Good value for money and simple to use.

GUI could be enhanced slightly but apart from that no complaints

Nice shredder ★★★★★
by YONG SU (United States) – Version 1.1 – 15 August 2011

Will be cooler if animation on dock shows a file being shredded instead of a waiting bar.

I love it!! ★★★★★
by Christopher Hysell (United States) – Version 1.1 – 13 August 2011

Exactly what I was looking for. Works flawlessly..Thank you for creating this 35 pass trashcan :D

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