Uninstallers accuracy

We’ve started to develop our best-seller TrashMe in 2010. Since then, we’ve drastically improved the algorithm to be as accurate as possible when searching for related files to delete. Because our customers don’t want to remove critical files from their system. Because our customers want to rely on an accurate search engine.

Some uninstallers are not so accurate. For example, we compared TrashMe to iTrash when uninstalling CloudApp application (see picture below). At first glance, iTrash gives us more results: 10 files instead of 5 files for TrashMe. But look at the results: even with the “Expert mode” disabled, iTrash is inaccurate, listing some critical files used for Apple iCloud settings. 5 files among the 10 files founds are completely wrong.

We’ve tried uninstalling other applications and found similar issue: when uninstalling Adobe Illustrator, TrashMe is finding 5 related files where iTrash is finding 34 files offering us to remove all Adobe settings (Photoshop, Acrobat…) !

So, be careful, always choose an uninstaller with high accuracy.
TrahsMe is only 7.99 US$, available on the Mac App Store.

TrashMe 2.1.6 has been released

Today, we’re pleased to announce a new release for our uninstaller “TrashMe”. This new 2.1.6 version is mostly a bug-fixing release : all glitches occurring on 10.9 Mavericks are now fixed and we’ve improved scrollbars. In addition, we’ve also implemented a better algorithm to find related files (more files will be found) and a new setting is now available to auto-close TrashMe after uninstalling an application.

And don’t forget to download our free add-on in order to delete files requiring admin password.

More information : TrashMe product information.

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Licone will support color tagging

We’ve just added a new cool feature to Licone, our upcoming icon manager: you’ll be able to choose a color tag for any icon.

Let’s say you want to keep track of all your blue icons. Just tag them with the Blue Tag in contextual menu or system menu, then a small blue bullet will be added on the left side of icon name (you need to show icon names first). Now, create a search, and choose “Tag > Blue” as a criteria, and you’ll get all your tagged icons, no-matter what collection they belong to.

Licone is almost ready for final release. You can still sign-up for our Beta Test program here.

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Creating folder icon with Licone

Our upcoming application Licone entered beta test few weeks ago. Today, we’d like to show you a nice feature that will be available in upcoming beta release (don’t forget to sign-up for our beta test program).

We’ve added an “Engrave” mode when you’re creating a custom folder icon. Just drop any image (better is a black & white PNG image), and check the “Engrave” box. Then, you’ll be able to create beautiful folder icon, similar to OS X default icon.
 

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Licone is entering Beta

After several months of developement, we are proud to launch the offical Beta Test for our upcoming app. With Licone, you can create, customize, convert, organize and download icons. Beta Test is only opened to registered users: this is a full version, available both in English and French languages.

Licone is a powerful toolbox for all icons lovers. You’ll love creating customized icons for your folders, with just a few clicks. And if you don’t feel like an artist, don’t worry, just download icons from IconFinder.com directly from our app! Also, we added CloudApp support to upload your icons and share them and you’ll enjoy some other nice features (ZIP a collection, save an icon Quicklook to file…).

Major features are:

  • Create shinny icons for your folders, by adding text or image
  • Convert your icons in many formats (ICO, PNG, ICNS, PDF, iContainer)
  • Customize any folder or app’s icon
  • Organize your icons into collections and smart collection, with CloudApp support
  • Find and download icons from IconFinder.com

You can get more information and sign-up here.

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Black Friday discounts

To celebrate Thanksgiving, along with Apple Black Friday, Jibapps is proud to offer huge discounts on the Mac App Store. The one-day Jibapps shopping event 2012 is Friday, November 23.

Tomorrow, you’ll be able to buy TrashMe or TunesArt at the lowest price :

TunesArt 1.6 now available

After several weeks of active developement, we are proud to announce a new release of TunesArt on the Mac App Store. This version 1.6 is now sandboxed and fully optimized for OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) and Retina displays. It also adds some new features, revamped windows and a lot of bugs fixes. Check release notes on this page.

We’ve also put a small goodie for our Lyrics lover. Even if we can’t get back automatic lyrics fetching (check previous post), you can however download lyrics from LyricWiki in an easier way: press “Option” on your keyboard before clicking the “Show” button, and see what happens 😉

To celebrate this new release, you can buy TunesArt for just 2.99$ !

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TunesArt 1.6 is coming

We’ve just sent a new release of TunesArt to Apple. This new version 1.6 is a major release. First, we’ve implemented sandboxing as resquested by Apple. We’ve also optimized TunesArt for Mountain Lion 10.8 (bugs fixes, notification center support) and for Retina displays. You’ll also find many other improvements such as new customizable keyboard shortcut, new Brazilian localization and revamped UI. Last but not least, we’ve fixed many bugs in this version (Amazon and Twitter engines were not working anymore).

We really hope you’ll enjoy this new release, so stay tuned, it’s coming … as soon as Apple approves the update (hopefully quickier than for TrashMe). Until then, check TunesArt page.

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Why TrashMe does not uninstall some apps?

Many users are posting some comments on the Mac App Store about TrashMe being unable to uninstall apps. We also receive some emails about the same “issue”, so we think it’s time to clarify this restriction a little bit more.

First, you need to know that publishing an application on the Mac App Store is something quite difficult, especially for small developers. Apple has written very restrictive rules that developers must conform to. One of these rules is about privileges: an application must not ask for user’s password in any case.

But some applications installed on your Mac have special privileges, mostly applications installed through the Mac App Store. You can test by yourself: if you try to put one of those apps to the Trash, OS X will ask for your account’s password. The problem is that TrashMe can’t ask for your password due to Apple restrictions. This is why you can see a warning message when this situation occurs. Hopefully, we’ve developed a small add-on that will allow you to uninstall this sort of applications, by asking your password.

We think this is a balanced solution: being on the Mac App Store is a chance for us, because it’s very easy to buy and update application for end-users. We didn’t find any alternative, after many hours spent to discuss with Apple employees. So, we hope our customers will understand that this is not an issue, but “on-purpose”…

Check our Frequently Asked Questions to download this add-on.

TrashMe 2.1.4 is available

We’ve updated our application TrashMe, mostly to fix bugs. Smart detection was sometimes popping improperly, after you’ve restarted your computer. We’ve also fixed some cosmetic bugs and some issues with history (search was not working and sort order was ascending instead of descending). Among improvements, we’ve added spanish translation (thanks to Jose Manuel Calero) and related files results are now showing filesize.

More information on TrashMe page.

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