How hard can it be to delete files from your Mac? Grab the file, drag it to the Trash, click Empty Trash (right-click, or select from the Finder menu). That’s a time honored way for Mac users to get rid of files.
OS X also gives you an option to securely delete files (it’s in the Finder menu; select Secure Empty Trash…) which writes over a file many times making it unretrievable.
It’s not that our current Trash emptying method is in need of fixing. It’s fast and easy and simple. So is Trash Without. This very inexpensive app lets you delete files on your Mac and bypass the Trash can. And, it can delete files from connected hard disk drives or USB flash cards.
Trash Without resides in both the Dock and the Finder’s Toolbar. Grab the files you would normally drag and drop into the Trash, and instead drag and drop them onto Trash Without.
The app is smart enough not to let you delete critical Mac system files, or files for which you may not have correct permissions. And, for other files may ask for your administrator password before deletion.
Options are nominal. Ask before deleting. And play a sound upon delete. That’s pretty much it, but even at the low price of 99-cents it needs more.
I would like to see an option that would also delete whatever is in the Mac’s Trash. And, importantly, an option to secure delete files. Those two additional features would make it more useful.