Shredder8 Version 2.1.0 brings 300% more speed

Version 2.1.0 of Shredder8, the most popular Windows-8 file shredder app, has just been published.

The new version has an optimized shredding and wiping functionality, which is up to 300% faster than in previous versions.

The calculation of the average speed and remaining time has also been modified, to be much more accurate.

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XXL Currency Calculator Update available

Version 1.3.0 of the popular XXL Currency Calculator is now available in the Windows Store.

The update introduces a settable precision from 0 to 6 digits, also new rates are only loaded if there is an internet connection. The online/offline status is shown in the application toolbar.

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Android file Shredder and Cleaner now available

The successful Windows-8 App Shredder8 is now also available for Android devices through Google Play.

Deleting a file or directory does not remove the contents.
Recovery tools can be used to restore the previous content.
AndroShredder allows you to destroy the file contents prior to deleting files and directories.

AndroShredder also allows you to clean the existing free space of a storage device,
where old file content may still exist.
Get it on Google Play
You can choose out of a variety of standard cleaning algorithms, like U.S DoD 5220.22-M, British HMG IS5 (Enhanced),
Russian GOST P50739-95, German VSITR or just do a quick shred,
which should be enough for most SSD based storage devices and USB flash drives.

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  • Select multiple files and directories to shred
  • Cleans nested folders and their content
  • Save selections for later re-use
  • U.S DoD 5220.22-M, British HMG IS5 (Enhanced), Russian GOST P50739-95, German VSITR and quick shred algorithms
  • Clean (wipe) free space on any writable storage device (SSD cards, Hard Disks, USB flash drives etc.)
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XXL Currency Converter Version 1.2.1 available

Update 1.2.1 of the XXL Currency Converter is available at the Microsoft store. It  fixes an occasional bug in the copy&paste function and in downloading new rates.

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Shredder8 Version 2.0.1 available

Version 2.0.1 of Shredder8 has just been published. It fixes a minor bug in the display of the storage space and some typos in the German localization.

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Shredder8 – Version 2.0 released

Version 2.0 of my very popular Shredder8 Windows 8 App has been published by Microsoft.

First feedback from users is great! Thank you very much for that!

It is a complete rewrite from scratch, based on the experiences with version 1.0.

have a look at it, I’m sure you will like it: Shredder8 in the Windows Store

The online documentation can be found here, at the Shredder8 page.

Thanks again for all the feedback and sorry that it took a bit longer than expected.

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Shredder8 – Version 2.0 sneak preview

I have been asked for updates on the Shredder8 application, as the current version has its problems with the latest Windows 8 updates, especially with Windows 8.1.

A complete rewrite of the application is currently in the works, with about 80% of it finished so far. Depending on my time (and health), I hope to finish it in the next 1-2 weeks.

Today, I purchased the licenses for some clip art that I will use in the new version, so I decided also to show some screenshot of the current work-in-progress. (Showing the screenshots without a proper licensing of the artwork, would have been a problem)

The user interface has been completely redesigned, this is how the initial start screen of the application now looks like:


The new start screen, click to enlarge.

From here, you can choose what you want to do: Clean the free storage space on a device, or shred files and folders. Simply click on the corresponding picture to go to the next screen.

The wipe function is pretty much finished, this is how the screen will look, when you choose the wipe function:


The wipe screen, click to enlarge.

As you can see, here I introduce a new major feature. The application now presents a list of all removable devices, that are connected to the system, plus the system device and the option to select a folder, as in the previous version. After selecting a folder, the free/used space and folder name is also displayed for that folder in the list.

The device information is shown in a scrollable horizontal list. After (or before) you selected a file or folder, you can select the algorithm. A short description of the algorithm is shown, when you select an option.

Finally, press the wipe icon. After a confirmation message, the wipe process will start:


A work in progress: The progress bar, click to enlarge.

The progress information is now much more accurate, the final version will also include an estimation of the time left and raw bytes written and left to write.

I have tested the wipe process with different computers, storage devices and especially possible error conditions. Apart of being much more responsive in updating the progress and being very stable, it is now very fast!

At the moment, the shred function is in the works. But it should be finished a bit faster, because it uses the new central wiping/shredding toolkit I implemented in this version.

I hope you will like the new version, stay tuned for the final release!

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