Yasu

Licence: Shareware ($3.50)
Version 2.8.2 | Release Date: 2012-08-01 | Download
  • Fixed an issue clearing font caches on 10.4 and earlier systems introduced in 2.8.0 release.
Version 2.8.1 | Release Date: 2012-07-28 | Download
  • Rebuilt as a Universal binary for PPC users.
  • Fixed an issue where main window would not open for some Lion & Mountain Lion Users.
Version 2.8.0 | Release Date: 2012-07-27 | Download
  • OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion compatibility.
  • Add paths for Apple sandboxed app container cache files.
  • Prevent unexpected system reboot on blank password error.
  • Fix nag screen progress bar to redraw properly if displayed more than once in a launch.
  • Update copyright year in Info.plist.
Version 2.7.6 | Release Date: 2011-12-23 | Download
  • Addressed an issue where Yasu would not remove user cache files that had incorrect permissions.
  • Changed how Yasu logs errors so they're easier to find in the log file (at the very end now).
  • When Yasu does log errors, the application will perform the final steps (restart, shut down, etc.) after user has dismissed the error notification panel.
  • The Cancel button on the run panel now disables as tasks are being performed, and re-enables between tasks.
  • Other small code factoring.
Version 2.7.5 | Release Date: 2011-08-11 | Download
  • Fixed a bug introduced in the Lion release that prevented the app from quitting when the main window was closed.
Version 2.7.4 | Release Date: 2011-06-04 | Download
  • Excluded “~/Library/Safari/LocalStorage/” path from browser history cleaning for OS X 10.6 since Apple stores pertinent info there now.
  • Added additional system kernel cache cleaning routines.
  • Added additional Safari History cache cleaning.
  • Changed to Sparkle Update Engine v1.5
  • Other minor UI tweaks
Version 2.7.1 | Release Date: 2010-10-24 | Download

Version 2.7.1

  • Recompiled to run on OS X 10.4 PPC machines.

Version 2.7

  • Finally moved Firefox favicon removal to the favicon removal routines.
  • Removed the implied "Safari" only reference for favicon removal.
Version 2.7 | Release Date: 2010-10-24 | Download
  • Finally moved Firefox favicon removal to the favicon removal routines.
  • Removed the implied "Safari" only reference for favicon removal.
Version 2.6.8 | Release Date: 2010-07-01 | Download
  • Failure to clear all system & browser cache files if there were an overly large number of files to be removed.
  • Adding the “-r” (recursive) switch to the reset launch services option for Snow Leopard which was mistakenly omitted.
  • Fixed an issue where the maintenance preferences were not being written to disk when Yasu was quit.
  • Other minor UI fixes and code factoring.
Version 2.6.8 b2 | Release Date: 2010-06-30 | Download
  • Failure to clear all system & browser cache files if there were an overly large number of files to be removed.
  • Adding the “-r” (recursive) switch to the reset launch services option for Snow Leopard which was mistakenly omitted.
  • Fixed an issue where the maintenance preferences were not being written to disk when Yasu was quit.
Version 2.6.7 | Release Date: 2010-03-24 | Download
  • Added browser cache, history and cookie removal routines for Google Chrome.
  • Addressed a rare issue that caused the "Reset home permissions" option to fail on some systems.
Version 2.6.6 | Release Date: 2010-01-27 | Download
Version 2.6.6:
  • Fixed "error 2" issue some users have reported.
Version 2.6.5 | Release Date: 2010-01-04 | Download
  • Updated reset launch services for better Snow Leopard compatibility.
  • Rewrote cache removal routine. Allows removing large number of files, and logs exactly which files are being removed.
  • Added Flash Cookie removal as part of "Remove cookies" option.
Version 2.6.4 | Release Date: 2009-09-16 | Download
  • Updated system cache removal and other routines for Snow Leopard compatibility.
  • Other code optimizations for better performance on older machines.
Version 2.6.3 RC1 | Release Date: 2009-08-30 | Download

Updated for Snow Leopard (10.6) compatibility.

Version 2.6.2 | Release Date: 2009-07-20 | Download
  • Added Firefox 3.5 history removal.
  • Fixed bug that caused errors when trying to delete a large number of browser cache files for both Safari & Firefox.
Version 2.6.1 | Release Date: 2009-06-20 | Download

Fixed Tiger only bug introduced in changes made to "Clear system logs" routine.

Version 2.6.0 | Release Date: 2009-06-19 | Download
  • Updated Safari cache & history clearing for latest versions (3.2.x & 4.0.x).
  • Added back “lsregister” command as part of Reset Launch Services for appropriate systems (Tiger/Leopard).
  • Update/add new log file paths for Leopard.
  • Other small under-the-hood tweaks and fixes.
Version 2.5.8 | Release Date: 2008-07-28 | Download

Fixed problem with Traditional Chinese localization that would cause crash at application launch when trying to set Sparkle "Check for Update at Launch" preference.

Version 2.5.7 | Release Date: 2008-07-11 | Download
  • changed "done" sound to aiff from wav since it was freaking out some machines
  • made "done" sound toggleable via "defaults write"...
    • Sound on: defaults write com.jimmitchelldesign.yasu PlaySound -int 1
    • Sound off: defaults write com.jimmitchelldesign.yasu PlaySound -int 0
  • changed doNSTask() routines to doShellScript() to fix spurious keychain corruption issues
  • fixed French localization (missing/incorrect strings)
  • added additional DARWIN cache paths
  • fixed archived log removal paths where applicable to Tiger/Leopard
  • changed references of "jimmitchell.org" to "jim mitchell design" in help
  • added routine to change name of "com.jmo.yasu.plist" to "com.jimmitchelldesign.yasu.plist"
  • changed links in software from "jimmitchell.org" to "jimmitchelldesign.com"
  • added Sparkle.framework for better update checks
  • removed "curl" based application update checking
  • disabled user preferences related to curl based update checks
Version 2.5.4 | Release Date: 2008-02-22 | Download
  • Update reset launch services option for Leopard.
  • Added/changed many cache paths that were Tiger/Leopard specific.
  • Locks all keychains before a restart/shutdown to prevent corruption.
  • Other code optimizations.
Version 2.5.2 | Release Date: 2007-11-30 | Download
  • Fixed Safari Favicon removal issue
  • Fixed Safari History index removal
  • Added new French translation (thanks to Ronald Leroux)
  • Added additional user font & cache cleaning specific to Leopard (thanks to Tom Neveu)
  • Added credit for Italian localization by Giovanni Gualeni to help files.
  • Removed unnecessary pages from help file.
Version 2.5 | Release Date: 2007-10-31 | Download
  • Updates periodic script routines to run properly under OS X 10.5.
  • No other changes needed for Leopard compatibility.
Version 2.5.1 | Release Date: 2007-10-30 | Download
  • Fixed a condition that would prevent the indeterminate progress indicator of the status window from animating in Leopard (10.5).
Version 2.1.1 | Release Date: 2007-10-25 | Download

Addressed an issue that would cause an error when a user had their home directory stored on a separate partition from the system, and the partition had a space in the name, and the home directory was protected by FileVault.

Version 2.1 | Release Date: 2007-09-17 | Download
  • Many under the hood optimizations for faster and more reliable performance.
  • Update prebinding no longer requires a restart.
  • Added cache paths for Firefox, and fixed a couple of paths pertaining to Safari.
Version 2.0.7 | Release Date: 2007-04-07 | Download
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent registration information from being stored when that information contained non-standard characters.
Version 2.0.6 | Release Date: 2007-04-02 | Download
  • A time-out to version checking if a user isn’t online.
  • Better validation for improperly entered registration information.
  • Donate menu now gets disabled once the application is registered.
  • Other minor under-the-hood (code) tweaks.
Version 2.0.4 | Release Date: 2006-11-02 | Download

This release fixes a potential AppleScript error when the application quits while still trying to write to the preference file.

Version 2.0.3 | Release Date: 2006-09-22 | Download

- Addressed an issue related to swap file removal while a "Previous System" was still on the machine. Also corrected a path related to Reset Launch Services which was causing the task to not do anything.

Version 2.0.2 | Release Date: 2006-09-21 | Download

- Removed all keychain related functions in response to a potential bug that could corrupt a user's login keychain.

Version 2.0.1 | Release Date: 2006-09-18 | Download

-Fixed a keychain retrieval performance issue.

-Addressed a log directory missing error for new accounts.

-Added Italian localization.

Version 2.0 | Release Date: 2006-09-14 | Download

- A brand new icon designed by Yoram Blumenberg.
- It's shareware now. The cost is a whopping $3.50 (payments through Paypal).
- Several new task options, and one returning.
- A new "Finish" menu for better control over what Yasu does when it's done.
- Application version checking.
- Administrators can authenticate while Yasu is running under a regular user account.
- Administrator accounts can store their password in the Keychain for hassle-free use.
- The option to quit other running applications while Yasu performs tasks.
- The ability to securely delete internet related files.
- Several other enhancements that make using the application much easier and more stable.

Version 1.3.9 | Release Date: 2006-08-10 | Download

Fixes an issue with Intel based machines where certain PPC apps (Rosetta) would no longer launch after clearing the System caches using Yasu.

Version 1.3.6 | Release Date: 2006-07-15 | Download
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Version 2.0.5 | Release Date: 1970-01-01 | Download
  • Fixed authorization window UI issue that would allow it to be closed and cause Yasu to get stuck
  • Fixed a bug in the "Reset home permissions" option that would pop up if the User Cache folder was already empty, or didn't exist
  • Changed the version checking option to default to off on new installations for those who still use dial-up
Version 2.0.5 | Release Date: 1970-01-01 | Download
  • Fixed authorization window UI issue that would allow it to be closed and cause Yasu to get stuck
  • Fixed a bug in the "Reset home permissions" option that would pop up if the User Cache folder was already empty, or didn't exist
  • Changed the version checking option to default to off on new installations for those who still use dial-up