Corsec wrote: max wrote:
What if you don't want to secure-delete everything in the trash? you'd have to remove everything, put the one item you want securely deleted in, secure delete, then put everything else back. This app makes it way easier to secure delete a single file or folder. Not to mention the fact that it has other functions besides securely deleting things— it encrypts files in a sort of "safe." That is a very useful function, and one that is not available in the OS. (yes, you can make encrypted disk images, but they're a pain in the ass to make, and you have to mount and unmount them every time you want to access/hide the files.)
In short, this program makes it way more elegant and simple to encrypt and securely delete files and folders. And isn't that what the mac's all about, elegance and simplicity?
Out of curiosity are you leaving things in your trash for extended periods of time? Generally I throw things out then empty the trash.
Yes, integrated encryption is great, but this secure delete is nothing to write home about.
As a matter of fact, yes I do leave things in my trash for an extended period of time....what is trash today, might not be trash tomorrow...and as said, to secure delete one file in that bunch is a process.
You may think the app is useless, and to people who don't have a need to encrypt or protect files, it pretty much is. BUt to those of us that need encryption on some level (i work with files that are my eyes only, and have been creating encrypted dmg's to store such files in) this app will be an integrated part of my workflow.
Further to what you are saying, disco shouldn't of been made, because you can already burn discs through osx (disco added a feature that was personally needed by me, indexing).....rapidweaver and sandvox are pointless because there is iweb, lightroom is a waste because there is iphoto, adium is a waste because there is ichat....what you fail to realize is that developers put time and effort into making apps that may utilize an already existing feature/app but do so in a way that appeals to people for ease of use.
Nobody is making you use this app...if you don't like, or fail to understand why it might be important for people, than keep your snide comments to yourself.