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App Specs
File size:
2.29 MB
March 11, 2011
February 4, 2013

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Securely erase files, meaning that if they are ever recovered (by specialist software) their content will be useless. For added security, data can be overwritten up to 35 times and the name and date of the file/folder changed to random values.

Both files and folders can be added to the list to be shredded. Files will have their content overwritten and then the file will be deleted.

Any folders in the list will be searched and any files residing in them will be shredded. The folder will then be deleted.

For added security you can choose to randomly rename and re-date files/folders. This ensures that it is impossible to categorise/understand any 'deleted' files/folders which may later be recovered. Dates are changed to random up to the year 2040.

Folders can be excluded from being shredded, and only the files within them will be shredded.

  • Empty Trash feature have had to be removed to meet sandboxing requirements, it will be added again when I find a way around this. The auto login feature has also been removed but it is easy to set this up and is covered in the online manual available in the app via the help menu.

  • Please note: Issues posted to the reviews cannot be addressed. If a problem should arise with the application please use our support email.

  • What's New
  • Added an "above" feature to keep the window on top of others.
  • Redesigned the interface.
  • A dialog/message appears/disappears when emptying trash.

  • Shred (com.macappstuff.shred) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is Shred 1.06.

    Operating System: Mac

    Default Install Path: /Applications/

    Minimum OS version: 10.4.4

    Copyright: 2011 Jonathan Clark