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


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

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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 ★★★★


FileShredder Mac App Store User Reviews Update

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!

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Very useful!!! ★★★★★

by Altvisio (Spain) – Version 1.1 – 17 May 2016

I recommend to all! ]

It seems to work – Worth the price ★★★★


FileShredder Mac App Store User Reviews Update

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


FileShredder Topping the Charts

FileShredder climbs high on the Mac App Store in many countries this week. In particular, we are excited to see it has now risen to #4 on the US Top Paid Utilities charts and #53 on the US Top Paid overall charts, with US being one tough market!

[caption id="attachment_326" align="aligncenter" width="580"] FileShredder ranked #4 in US Mac App Store Top Paid Utilities chart.[/caption]