Daisy Disk - Hard Drive Scanner

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  1. iphonewarrior

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    I recently realised that I had a large portion of my MBP's hard drive, I couldn't work out where all the space was being used up. After scanning my Mac with various free tools from the Mac App Store they didn't really do the job I wanted them to do i.e show me what was taking up all the space?!

    I stumbled across Daisy Disk and thought I'd give it a go. This app is awesome and it should really have an equivalent Mac OS X native app, built into Disk Utility. What Daisy Disk does is visually map your computers HD and/or attached HD's including Dropbox folders externel USB drives etc.

    Here is an overview once you've scanned a particular drive.

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    When you hover over the segments you get an overview of what that folder is and it's contents, obviously the bigger the segment the larger the file/folder. Really handy when trying to determine where large files or folders are quickly.

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    When you've selected a segment this is what you'll see (not my favourite choice of music...) this.

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    After spending roughly 50 minutes scanning and determining what I do and don't need I managed to clear over 100gb of unused crap.

    The app is currently on sale and totally worth the price.

    Link: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/daisydisk/id411643860?mt=12

    *I am in no way affiliated to this app or the developers.
     
  2. fury

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    This looks really, really nice. I've been using WinDirStat on PCs, and Disk Inventory X on Macs, they both look and function about the same as each other, which is to say...not particularly nice-looking, but functional.

    If I had to do disk usage analysis more often than once every few months or so, I'd probably want to do it in style with this one. Nice find
     
  3. iphonewarrior

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    It"s a great little app, really can't recommend it enough. It just makes life easier.
     

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