empty for OS X

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Would you use empty for OS X

Poll closed Mar 23, 2017.
  1. Yes!

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    10.0%
  2. Maybe...

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. No.

    9 vote(s)
    90.0%
  1. 9fiftyfive, Apr 8, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2017
  2. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I don't really feel a need for it, personally. Good luck with it though.
     
  3. 9fiftyfive thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    Thanks!
     
  4. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

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    #4
    But you can empty the Trash through the Finder by pressing Shift + Cmd + Backspace anyway? :confused:
     
  5. 9fiftyfive thread starter macrumors member

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    True, but it's still a good solution if:
    1.) You're not in Finder
    2.) You're not good with shortcuts
    3.) You use the dock a lot

    It was my first AppleScript program, so, yeah, it's definitely pretty basic.
     
  6. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    I really don't see the point of this concept...
     
  7. 9fiftyfive thread starter macrumors member

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    An easier (and in some cases) a more efficient way to empty the trash on your Mac. Instead of having to navigate down to the Trash and then select "Empty Trash", you now have multiple alternative ways. It was my first time writing in AppleScript, so it was a simple program to get used to AppleScript.
     
  8. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    But you have to move down to the dock anyway, and you save one click with the mouse.

    A global hotkey would make more since IMO, even though I don't see why you need to empty the trash repeatedly.
     
  9. 9fiftyfive thread starter macrumors member

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    You can also now empty the trash via Spotlight, which is what I use empty for the most. Also, it depends from user to user, but I empty the trash daily (I work with images and videos, and once they're fully edited, I don't need them anymore).
     
  10. maflynn Moderator

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    I see no real benefit of this app. Right click the trash to empty it vs. opening an app. Right clicking wins out.
     
  11. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    I see two direct benefits for this app...
    1. It has streamlined your personal workflow and made you more efficient
    2. It has given you some valuable experience with AppleScript
    Both are positives as I see it
    I don't think I have a need for it, but that doesn't mean it wasn't valuable for you (and maybe some others)
     
  12. 9fiftyfive thread starter macrumors member

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    #12
    In defense of my app:
    1.) 1 click to open the app (assuming it's on your dock) vs 2 clicks to empty the trash (right-click and left-click)
    2.) This allows you to empty the trash without the mouse at all, and you can open it via Spotlight. This means you can empty the trash with just typing
    3.) With it being an application, you can mount it to the Finder toolbar, so if you work in Finder and delete a bunch of files, you can empty them right away (as seen in the video)

    However, if the app isn't for you, that's fine. It was just something that's convenient for me, so I thought I'd share.
     
  13. 9fiftyfive thread starter macrumors member

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    #13
    Thanks! :)
     
  14. maflynn Moderator

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    I wasn't trying to sound harsh, but as a user, the process of emptying the trash is fairly straight forward and at the very least I feel for me. The need for an app to do what a right click can do is not needed.
     
  15. 9fiftyfive thread starter macrumors member

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    No offense was taken. I understand this isn't for everyone. I do appreciate the feedback, even if it's not in favor of my app.
     

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