DaisyDisk for Mac

DaisyDisk for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 1 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0.3
File Size:
6.63MB
Date Added:
June 20, 2014
Price:
Free to try (Fully functional demo, displays nag screens and overlays until registered); $9.99 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.7/10.8/10.9
Total Downloads:
5,379
Downloads Last Week:
33
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

With its appealing graphics and well-designed interface, DaisyDisk for Mac offers you an innovative way to view drive usage data. It analyzes any drive on your computer and returns the usage data in categories, which can be expanded and contracted to reveal more information. It's a premium app, but a free trial version is available.

After installation, DaisyDisk for Mac displays the drives on your computer. You can choose to analyze any of them by starting an analysis process; analyzing our hard drive with 34.3GB of data took less than a minute to complete, which was quite impressive. Once the analysis is done, an additional window appears showing the disk usage. The graphics are well rendered and display each category as a color on a wheel image that is separated by boxes. Clicking the boxes moves the graphic further down in detail. For example, clicking a Media area zooms in and shows the particular files on the disk, like movies, TV episodes, or music videos, as well as the exact size of each file. This visual report of disk usage data can help you get an idea which files take the most space, helping you with disk management. Speaking of which, one feature we really felt was missing was the ability to delete unwanted files from within the app.

If you want to view detailed disk data usage as graphics that are quick to generate and easy to read, you will like DaisyDisk for Mac. It's a small, well-designed application that can create graphs fairly quickly. Don't expect advanced disk management tools from it, though.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of DaisyDisk for Mac 3.0.

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  • 5 stars

    "Another of my essential tools..."

    August 09, 2013   |   By vg10steel

    Version: DaisyDisk 2.1.2

    Pros

    This one covers an area that is woefully lacking in the operating system itself. Quick to find the harddisk hogs and folders with big files which you never suspected.

    Cons

    Great app ... no complaints.

    Summary

    Must have if you're tight on disk space (who isn't), escpecially probably with SSDs.

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