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Improvements in TrashMe 3.4

Today we are launching an important update for our cleaner and uninstaller for macOS, TrashMe 3, with many new features, improvements and bug fixes. This version 3.4 is free and recommended for all our users.

Duplicates

Instead of deleting the duplicates one by one, you can now apply the same deletion rule to all of the duplicates found. The selection of files to delete can be viewed at any time at the bottom right of the window.

System updates

The dashboard will now display a badge on the macOS icon to let you know how many system updates are available. This is the best way not to miss any important updates. A single click on the macOS icon will bring up System Preferences for updating.

Keyboard shortcuts

We’ve added the ability to assign a custom keyboard shortcut to quickly open the smart mode menu, and thus take a quick look at the health of your Mac. In addition, it is now possible to use the shortcut Cmd + F to search in a list of files and Cmd + I to display information about an app.

General improvements

We have improved the uninstallation of apps by improving the algorithm for detecting related files and highlighting potentially related files (these are unchecked by default). Other improvements include Smart Mode, app updates and orphans.

 
 
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Brand new dashboard in TrashMe 3

Our cleaner and uninstaller for macOS, TrashMe 3, has just been released with a brand new dashboard, many improvements and several bug fixes. This update 3.3.2 is free and recommended for all our users.

New dashboard

In this version, we’ve completely revamped the dashboard to show more information, like in our Smart Mode. Now you can get detailed information about your system Disk, your processor, battery, memory, network, accessories and macOS version. We feature two modes: basic information (default) with only some essential information, and Advanced information.

S.M.A.R.T information

We now display information about the health of your main disk. S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a monitoring system included in computer hard disk drives (HDDs), solid-state drives (SSDs) and eMMC drives. Its primary function is to detect and report various indicators of drive reliability with the intent of anticipating imminent hardware failures. In the new dashboard, advanced mode, we’re showing the S.M.A.R.T. status of your disk, its health and its temperature. You can get more information by clicking the “INFO” button.

Improvements and bug fixes

We’ve improved the function that searches for apps updates, to be more reliable. We’ve also fixed several bugs like Finder error messages, accent color on new iMac M1 and missing localization strings.

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Users of previous version 2 can upgrade with a discounted price.

Major update to TrashMe 3

Today, we’re very happy to announce a major update to our cleaner and uninstaller for macOS, TrashMe 3. This version 3.3 includes a new “Extensions” section, a completely redesigned Smart Mode and dozen of improvements and fixes.

Redesigned Smart Mode

The Smart Mode of TrashMe 3 is an extension located in the system menu bar, with three main features: automatically detect any app you put in the Trash, in order to uninstall it properly; display an alert when the Trash is full; monitor the health of your Mac, like processor activity, memory usage, battery and network status, or even disk available space.

With TrashMe 3.3, we’ve completely redesigned the Smart Mode with a gorgeous user interface that fits macOS Big Sur standard. We’ve also added more information in the Network and Memory sections and a new “Graphics” section to monitor the state of the graphic card in use. Last, you can now customize the shortcuts at the bottom of the menu, to launch your favorite apps.

Uninstall all your extensions

We’ve added a separate new section to list all extensions installed on your Mac: preference panes, plugins, screen savers, Safari extensions and widgets. Similarly to our app uninstaller feature, you can now easily remove any extension from your system.

Widgets for macOS Big Sur

Recently, we’ve introduced two widgets for macOS Big Sur. The first one will monitor your disk usage, memory usage and battery status. The other one will monitor the battery status of your Mac, bluetooth accessories and even your AirPods! The appearance of these widgets can be customized and macOS Dark mode is fully supported.

 
 
This update is free for all users of TrashMe 3.
To celebrate this release, we offer a 20% discount on the full edition, for a limited time only.

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Buy on the Mac App Store or on our webstore
Users of previous version 2 can upgrade with with a discounted price.

10 best widgets for macOS Big Sur

At the end of 2020, Apple released a major new version of its operating system: macOS Big Sur. This version introduces new wigdgets, that are completely different from the ones you might see in previous versions of macOS. They are still located in the notification center, but they now come in 3 different sizes so that you can choose the layout that suits you best.

How to display your widgets

To view your widgets, simply click the date or time at the top right of the screen, or swipe left from the right edge of the trackpad with two fingers.

How to manage your widgets

Open the notification center (see above) then click on the “Edit widgets” button at the bottom. The list of available widgets will then be displayed in the center. On the left, you can filter widgets by app or even search for a widget.

To add a new widget, simply click on the preview of the relevant widget and it will be added to your notification center (or click on the button ). The small symbols allow to toggle the preview of the widget in its different sizes. Note that not all widgets offer different sizes and the information displayed may vary from size to size.

Some widgets can be customized: when you are in edit mode, just click on an existing widget to display the options. When you are simply viewing the notification center, right-click on the widget to display a menu that will give you the option to choose the size, remove the widget or even display customization options.
 
 
You now know everything about the new widgets. Now we are going to bring you a list of the 10 best widgets for macOS Big Sur.


Fantastical 3

Fantastical is the multiple award-winning calendar app with powerful features including an intuitive natural language parsing, a full calendar window with day, week, month, and year views, an ultra-quick access mini window, tasks, time zone support, and much, much more. It’s a very good replacement for the Calendar app. The app comes with 10 sorts of widgets, for a maximum flexibility! [Download the app]


Bear

Bear is flexible notes app with quick organisation, editing tools, and export options to help you write quickly and share anywhere and preserve your privacy with encryption. It’s available for macOS, iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch, all your notes are in sync. You can display 3 sorts of widgets: single note, list of recent notes and list filtered by a keyword. [Download the app]


TrashMe 3

TrashMe 3 is a powerful cleaner and uninstaller for macOS. You can easily uninstall any app with all its related files, search for duplicate files, clean system caches and find junk files. Latest version also offers two new widgets: one to monitor your disk usage, and another to monitor the battery status of your Mac, bluetooth accessories and even your AirPods! [Download the app]


Parcel

With this application you can promptly access tracking information for 300 delivery services, including UPS, USPS, FedEx, DHL, TNT, LaserShip, Aramex, OnTrac, China Post, SingPost and many other postal services. The macOS app comes with a beautiful widget which can show the tracking status of your parcel. [Download the app]


Things 3

The award-winning Things app helps you plan your day, manage your projects, and make real progress toward your goals. Things is tailored to the Mac with deep system integrations as well, and now offers customizable widgets for macOS Big Sur. [Download the app]


Orbit

Orbit will let you keep track of how you spend your time, get an overview of where your time is spent and create invoices based on your tracked time. Available on the Mac, iPad, and iPhone, Orbit offers two beautiful widgets for macOS Big Sur: one for your active timer and one for the details of the most recent timer. [Download the app]


GameTrack

GameTrack is a universal Mac / iPhone / iPad app that makes managing your video game collection easy and enjoyable. Use your GameTrack account to share your gaming activity with your friends. The app comes with two widgets to show upcoming releases and the game you’re actually playing. [Download the app]


LookUp

LookUp is an easy to use reference and learning app that helps you discover and learn a new english word everyday. The app has been completely redesigned to take advantage of macOS, and now offers a simple widget to learn a new word every day. [Download the app]


News Explorer

News Explorer is a full-featured yet easy-to-use RSS, JSON, Atom and Twitter newsreader with iCloud based synchronisation between Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV. The embedded widget can show your latest news and is fully customizable. [Download the app]


MoneyCoach

MoneyCoach creates healthy financial habits that reduce your financial stress, increase your financial knowledge, and develop your financial skills. The app comes with several widgets to show your goals and track your bills. [Download the app]

Welcome Apple Silicon M1

A few months ago, during the WWDC20 developer conference, Apple announced the arrival of new generation processors for Macs: Apple Silicon. These processors, derived from chips embedded in iPhone and iPad, then promise increased performance and reduced energy consumption.

The promise was kept quickly. A few weeks ago, Apple announced the first processor in this range: Apple M1. The MacBook Air and MacBook Pro 13-inch are the first to benefit from these chips.

However, this change also implies the return of universal apps, capable of running both on an Intel processor and on an Apple Silicon processor. This situation is well known to older Mac users: when Apple abandoned the PowerPC architecture in favor of Intel, universal apps then appeared. Those that had not been updated could continue to work thanks to Rosetta, an engine that translated PowerPC code into Intel code.

Today, we are in the same situation: Apple offers Rosetta 2 for Macs with an Apple M1 processor. Rosetta 2 allows you to run apps that have not yet been adapted to Apple Silicon.

At Jibapps, we have of course decided to adapt all our apps to these new processors. Today, we are proud to release a new universal version of TrashMe 3, which therefore runs natively on both Intel processors and Apple M1 processors.

Our other apps will be updated in the coming weeks.

How to uninstall apps on a Mac

Uninstalling apps on macOS is more than moving the app to the Trash. And we are going to explain why.

Each application creates many files in order to run properly: configuration files, temporary files, etc… When you just drag and drop an app into the Trash, those files are not removed from your Mac and they can waste a lot of space. For example, an app like Spotify stores the music you’re listening to in order to start playing your favorite songs faster; these files are called “caches” and they can represent several GB of wasted space if you decide to remove Spotify!

To completely uninstall an app on macOS, there are two ways:
– the manual way
– the easy way

Manual uninstall

In order to completely uninstall an app on macOS, you need to locate all files related to the app. First you need to identify the name of the app (should be easy) and the name of the editor. For example: “Photoshop” and “Abode”. This step is important because you should only delete files and folders matching this name and editor. If you remove other files, some apps could stop working and your system could become buggy.

We’re going to explain all the steps to find these files.

1. Open the Finder and go your Library folder (e.g. /Users/John/Library)

2. Look for files and folders related to the app in the following locations and move them to your Trash:

“Application Scripts”
“Application Support”
“Caches”
“Containers”
“Group Containers”
“Preferences”
“Saved Application State”

3. Move the app to the Trash

Keep in mind to verify that the files you’re going to remove are really related to the app: the filename contains the name of the app and the editor is the correct one. For example, a file called “com.abode.Photoshop.plist” is surely related to the app Photoshop from Adobe, but a file “com.microapp.Photoshop.plist” is not!

Finding all related files is something that can be sometimes painful, because there are a lot of locations to search in and you need to be very careful. That’s why there’s another way, safer and easier.

Easy and safe uninstall

Here at Jibapps, we’ve developed one of the best uninstallers for macOS: TrashMe 3. Our app will automatically search for all related files in just a few seconds and you’ll be able to move these files to the Trash with just one click.

This process is completely safe: first, we’ve perfected our algorithm for more than 10 years, to ensure that TrashMe is only revealing the correct files to you. Second, you keep control over what is deleted: each related file can be unselected if you prefer keeping it. Third, all files are only moved to your Trash instead of being permanently deleted.

To uninstall easily any app:
1. Download TrashMe 3 and open it
2. Choose “Uninstall” in the sidebar
3. Either select an app or click “List all apps”
4. Select the apps you want to uninstall, TrashMe 3 will immediately search for related files
5. Click the “Uninstall” button on the bottom right corner

Tip: you can also reset an app by clicking on the menu above the related files and choosing “Select for resetting”; all files except the app package will be deleted

As you can see, TrashMe 3 is for sure the best way to remove all files associated to an app on macOS. Your Mac deserves a pro app to reclaim space and delete all these junk apps you no longer need. Don’t wait, and download your free Trial Version now.

Announcing TrashMe 3

We’re very proud to annonce the release of TrashMe 3, a major version of our best-seller app for macOS. TrashMe 3 lets you clean your Mac and uninstall apps, with many new features and improvements.

Clean your Mac

TrashMe comes with advanced cleaning tools. You’ll be able to quickly identify junk files (large and old files, incomplete downloads, installer packages, Windows files…) and to clean system files like apps caches, Xcode files and orphaned files. Version 3 of TrashMe finds even more files than before, to let you recover more space on your Mac.

Manage your apps

TrashMe uninstaller algorithm has been perfected over the years to find almost all related files that need to be removed along with the app bundle. We’ve greatly improved speed and intuitiveness: TrashMe 3 will find related files 3 times faster than previous version and uninstall process is easier with less steps to remove an app. For apps you want to keep on your Mac, we added a “search for updates” feature, to regularly check for updates for all apps installed on your Mac, even those from the Mac App Store. And you can still manage a list of favorite apps to securely store registration information and documents.

Find duplicate files

It happens frequently that you duplicate documents or photos, without even modifying the copy. These versions pile up on your hard drive to the point that they sometimes take up a lot of space. TrashMe allows you to scan a folder for duplicates so that you can compare all versions and then decide which ones should be removed.

Get an overview of your disk usage

Another new feature of TrashMe 3 is an interactive map that lets you visually discover the space occupied by files and folders on your Mac. Navigate through the disk hierarchy, identify and select files and folders you don’t need anymore, and TrashMe will delete them for you.

Monitor your system

Our Smart Mode feature lets you monitor your system activity, like CPU load & temperature, memory usage, battery status, network configuration… right in your system menubar. Smart mode will also detect any app you put in the Trash to offer a clean uninstall, and will display an alert when your Trash is full.
 
 
TrashMe 3 is available today as a Free Download with a 15 days trial period.
People can buy it on our webstore with a special and limited launch price. It will also be available on the Mac App Store later this year. People having bought previous version of TrashMe can upgrade with a discounted price, whatever the version they own (Mac App Store or not).

Add new themes in TunesArt

One of our best-seller app is TunesArt, designed to add great features to iTunes and Spotify (and soon ‘Music’ app in macOS Catalina). Among those features, you can display a beautiful album artwork on your desktop. By default, TunesArt is shipped with 8 different themes to fit your needs and desires.

But maybe you did not know that you can add new themes to TunesArt? We offer 7 extra themes to download on our themes page. Most of these themes have been created by users we’d like to thank warmly. Krista has recently created a new theme, called “Scotch Tape Art” and it looks gorgeous! Visit her Devianart to discover more content.

To install a new theme, visit our TunesArt Themes page, download the zip file, double-click to unzip and then double-click on the ‘coverStyle’ file to install it. You can also try to create your first theme by reading the official documentation.

TunesArt is available as a Free Download with a 15 days trial period, so give it try!
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Preparing for macOS Catalina

Few weeks ago, Apple announced the new version of macOS coming this fall: Catalina. Since 2014, Apple names macOS after California locations and version 10.15 refers to Santa Catalina Island, located just 35 kilometers off the Southern California coast.

Catalina will offer some neat features:

  • New Music, TV and podcasts apps, replacing iTunes
  • Improved Notes and Reminders apps
  • Sidecar lets you extend your workspace by using your iPad as a second display
  • Screen Time is giving you greater insight into how you’re spending your time

And behind the scenes, macOS Catalina will come with enhanced security features to better protect macOS against tampering, help ensure that the apps you use are safe, and give you greater control over access to your data. This is what impacts our apps most.

We immediately started to test and adapt all ours apps to be fully compatible with Catalina when it will be released. New security features affect many functions in our apps, because you’re now requested to give new permissions in Catalina: accessing files in your Documents, Desktop and iCloud folders, capturing keyboard activity or a photo/video of your screen. For example, taking screenshots for the first time with our app Displays will pop-up a system dialog asking your permission to take screenshots. We’ve also reworked some functions to avoid unnecessary permission dialogs.

Our iTunes & Spotify companion, TunesArt, offers a different challenge: iTunes is not available anymore on macOS Catalina. But don’t worry, the new Music app is quite similar to iTunes and we’ve successfully adapted TunesArt to it.

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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 :