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February 16th, 2000

[6:00 AM] Clean Up Your Recent File Folder With One Click
by Staff

John Morrison has announced the release of an upgrade to the OneClick palette, Recent Cleanup. OneClick is a launcher/task management utility that allows expandability through additional palettes. Recent Cleanup allows users to "teach" the Recent Applications, Documents, and Servers folders what to include and not to include. According to Mr. Morrison:

What is Recent Cleanup?

The "Apple Menu Options" control panel sets up several folders with aliases to applications, documents, and servers which the user has accessed recently. This is very handy, as people will close a document (or quit an application) before they're really finished with it; instead of navigating through Finder windows or standard file dialogs all over again, the user need only pull down the Apple menu and select a file or application from the "Recent" folders.

But it adds everything-- even aliases to files which are of little value, or which we can easily find. The folders become cluttered with uninteresting aliases, and these can even crowd the useful ones out.

Recent Cleanup can help solve this problem. It lets the user clean up the Recent folders automatically, given a few examples. It can, for example, remove aliases to GIF and JPEG files which might be downloaded in volume by using a Web browser. It can remove aliases to Eudora mailbox files that are placed there when you open one, or the alias to SimpleText that's put into Recent Applications when you open a text document. It has other similar uses, which are detailed in the documentation.

New in this version

  • Any folder may be cleaned up-- not ust the Apple Menu Options folders. This was done specifically so that BeHeirarchic users could get their Recent folders cleaned up, but it also can be used with similar utilities. It can, in fact, be used to clean up unwanted files from an e-mail attachment folder if the user so desires. This is useful for all those ".vcf" files that some clients send.
  • It looks nicer. There are more icons. There's now a separate button for schedule manipulation.

Recent Cleanup is free, and requires OneClick from WestCode Software. You can find more information at the Recent Cleanup web site.

Recent Cleanup - WestCode Software



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