BlueHarvest

The most powerful way to keep your disks clean of macOS metadata.

Last release for 10.10 to 10.14 Mojave Version 7.2.2
Versions of BlueHarvest for macOS before 10.10 Yosemite are no-longer supported and serial numbers cannot be supplied.

Version 8.0.12 (28-Jan-2022)

  • Fixes an issue where a temporary folder is left on server disks when cleaning Zip files.
  • Fixes an issue where progress information was incorrect.
  • Minor UI bug fixes for BigSur and Monterey.

Version 8.0.11 (23-Nov-2021)

  • Fixed a bug where Finder tags were sometimes deleted unexpectedly.

Version 8.0.10 (18-May-2021)

  • Fixes a bug where the preferences window would be shown on startup. (Non App Store version only)
  • Fixes a bug where the app wouldn't open at startup even if Open At Login was selected. (Non App Store version only)

Version 8.0.9 (29-April-2021)

  • Fixed a bug when configuring options for custom folders on the same disk.

Version 8.0.8 (29-December-2020)

  • Universal build for Apple Silicon.

Version 8.0.7 (19-November-2020)

  • macOS 11 Big Sur minor UI improvements.

Version 8.0.5 (9-November-2020)

  • Fixed a bug where custom settings for multiple folders on the same disk sometimes couldn't be added.

Version 8.0.4 (23-October-2020)

  • Fixed a bug where changing the ._ AppleDouble preference wasn't being saved.

Version 8.0.3 (20-October-2020)

  • Minor bug fixes.
  • Changes to preferences storage to improve performance.

Version 8.0.2 (22-September-2020)

  • Minor UI bug fixes. Non App Store only.

Version 8.0.0 (15-September-2020)

  • New! "Storage Cleanup" for cleaning of app caches and logs.
  • Blacklist items can now be deleted after a number of days.
  • Added "System Volume Information (Windows)" deletion.
  • Much reduced app size. Now requires macOS 10.15 or later. Older versions still available.

Version 7.2.2 (22-June-2020)

  • Fixed a bug where the BlueHarvest menu would sometimes not open if System Preferences/Login Items included an item on an inaccessible server. (non App Store only).

Version 7.2.1 (20-Jan-2020)

  • Updated download URL for updates (non App Store only).
  • This update needs to be manually downloaded and installed. Please Quit your old version before installing. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Version 7.2.0 (9-Oct-2019)

  • New Option: Keep custom icons and resources.
  • Updated for macOS 10.15 Catalina.

Version 7.1.2 (30-Oct-2018)

  • Fixed a bug affecting deletion of custom blacklist items.

Version 7.1.1 (15-Oct-2018)

  • Added back the ability to remove Spotlight folders under 10.14:
  • Grant BlueHarvest "Full Disk Access" under System Preferences -> Security and Privacy -> Privacy -> Full Disk Access to allow Spotlight folders to be deleted.
  • Better dark mode support.

Version 7.1.0 (24-Sep-2018)

  • Built for 10.14 Mojave.
  • Added support for the enhanced security features of 10.14.
  • Added warning that .Spotlight cannot be removed under 10.14 due to SIP.
  • Hides .Spotlight folder from UI under 10.14.
  • Support for 10.14 Dark Mode.

Version 7.0.7 (26-July-2018)

  • Feature: Added "Close Progress Window" to scheduled cleaning options.

Version 7.0.6 (2-July-2018)

  • Fixed a bug where the "Ask to clean" prompt could be shown repeatedly for the same disk.

Version 7.0.5 (19-June-2018)

  • Fixed a bug where BlueHarvest would ask for access to the boot disk too often (App Store version only).
  • Fixed a bug where preference changes sometimes weren't saved.
  • Fixed a bug where blacklist items wouldn't be added to new disks.

Version 7.0.4 (5-April-2018)

  • Fixed a bug where files including some extended characters in their names couldn't be deleted.

Version 7.0.3 (20-Mar-2018)

  • Fixed a bug which could cause BlueHarvest to unexpectedly quit.

Version 7.0.2 (7-Feb-2018)

  • Fix a bug with NFS servers.
  • Fixed a possible crash on startup.
  • Minor UI fixes.

Version 7.0.0/1 (25-Jan-2018)
BlueHarvest 7 is a free upgrade for v6 users. Simply re-enter your serial number if requested.

  • Requires macOS 10.10 or later.
  • Fixes an issue which stops more than one folder being added.
  • Added support for removing "Icon?" (Custom Icon) and ".com.apple.timemachine.donotpresent" files.
  • .AppleDouble folders can now be removed from any disk.
  • Scheduled cleaning can now be configured to clean everyday, weekdays or weekends.
  • Drag files to the "Items to delete" list to add blacklist items.
  • Individual blacklist items now be enabled/disabled in "Clean" -> "Items to delete"
  • New "Examine" feature can preview items which can be found and deleted (BlueHarvest menu -> Examine...).
  • Built-in Log viewer (BlueHarvest menu -> Preferences -> Cog -> Show Log).
  • Multiple folders/disks can now be cleaned simultaneously.
  • Remove metadata (extended attributes) from Mac folders (shift-clean).

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Supports macOS Catalina, Big Sur & Monterey
See release notes for older versions.

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