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This new Mac app uses animated flies to tell you when to take out the trash

An image of a macOS dock with the Trash icon surrounded by flies.
Buzz buzz. | Image: Bananbin

I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that not everyone agrees on the best way to handle their computer’s trash directory. Some folks like to let it go until their computer yells at them about storage, while others empty it every single day. I’m somewhere in the middle, but I do try not to let it go too far. And I think I found the best tool for that job a couple of days ago: Bananabin.

When the data kept in your Trash folder passes a certain threshold, Bananabin surrounds with buzzing, animated flies that you can shoo away with your mouse. That’s it. That’s the app.

GIF: Wes Davis / The Verge

I’m sure the novelty will wear off at some point.

You can configure the fly threshold from the app’s icon in…

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