WhatSize for Mac

WhatSize for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.4
out of 36 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.1.2
  • Total Downloads:
    22,133
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 26, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try; $29.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    11.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    84
  • Platform:
    Mac
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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WhatSize for Mac provides a visual overview of what's on your machine and helps you clean out unnecessary items.

Pros

Multiple views, multiple tools: WhatSize offers browser, outline, table, and pie chart views. After deciding what you want to delete, you can utilize the cleaner, duplicate finder, and delocalizer.

Color coding: Folders greater than 1GB are colored red, greater than 1MB are colored purple, and greater than 1 byte are colored green. This makes it easy to see areas of concern at a glance.

Thorough documentation: A 30-page PDF provides plenty of information about WhatSize and how it works.

Cons

Not for novices: WhatSize was designed for users familiar with basic file management.

Bottom Line

WhatSize for Mac has a streamlined interface and offers a number of tools for quickly assessing the sizes of files on your machine and making decisions about what to do with them. However, if you're not knowledgeable about file types, you may want to seek an alternative solution.

Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of WhatSize for Mac 6.1.2.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 36

1 stars

"WARNING SPAM COMPANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

August 24, 2013  |  By msessler

 |  Version: WhatSize 5.3.2

Pros

After understanding what this program can do for you I decided to get myself a license. The first thing that made med react was the fact that it wanted my creditcard information within the application. Never seen this before... The second and more obvious big W A R N I N G is that it actually asked me to access my adress book. Why for any reason would it need it. Why whould I give it access to it? Reports of major spam from this company has been reported. Dont buy it! Dont give it access. Actually it should be banned from any serius download site! W A R N I N G!!!!!!!!! W A R N I N G!!!!! W A R N I N G!!!!!

Cons

After understanding what this program can do for you I decided to get myself a license. The first thing that made med react was the fact that it wanted my creditcard information within the application. Never seen this before... The second and more obvious big W A R N I N G is that it actually asked me to access my adress book. Why for any reason would it need it. Why whould I give it access to it? Reports of major spam from this company has been reported. Dont buy it! Dont give it access. Actually it should be banned from any serius download site! W A R N I N G!!!!!!!!! W A R N I N G!!!!! W A R N I N G!!!!!

Summary

After understanding what this program can do for you I decided to get myself a license. The first thing that made med react was the fact that it wanted my creditcard information within the application. Never seen this before... The second and more obvious big W A R N I N G is that it actually asked me to access my adress book. Why for any reason would it need it. Why whould I give it access to it? Reports of major spam from this company has been reported. Dont buy it! Dont give it access. Actually it should be banned from any serius download site! W A R N I N G!!!!!!!!! W A R N I N G!!!!! W A R N I N G!!!!!

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5 stars

"I love this program!"

June 09, 2013  |  By mikeamick1

 |  Version: WhatSize 5.3.2

Pros

It makes it really easy to see what's taking up the most room on your hard drive, so you can decide what to get rid of to give you more space. Very intuitive design.

Cons

Sometimes you have to select "open file or folder in finder" before you can move it to trash.

Summary

The best program I've used for figuring out what's taking up all your hard drive space. I don't know what the reviewer from April 2013 is talking about - I paid for my version, didn't get any spam.

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1 stars

"** WARNING ** You'll start receiving tons of SPAM!"

April 03, 2013  |  By billyant

 |  Version: WhatSize 5.3.2

Pros

Works okay, but...

Cons

I downloaded the free version and then went to upgrade to the unlimited version. The first clue was when their payment gateway asked for access to my address book. Immediately afterward, I started receiving tons of spam on an email account used to be spam free. They're all formatted similarly as images with links. I'm really PISSED!

WARNING - DON'T BUY!!!

Summary

WARNING - DON'T BUY!!!

You'll start receiving all sorts of SPAM!

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5 stars

"I saved 15 GB of storage space using WhatSize"

January 21, 2012  |  By jaykappmeier

 |  Version: WhatSize 5.2.1

Pros

It is easy to use. From launch it analyzed my boot drive and quickly sorted the files by size with colors for each size range. I can navigate to the files by double clicking on any file or folder. The column display allows for easy expansion into more detail down to the file level.

Cons

Nothing significant

Summary

If you are wondering why your hard drive storage space is disappearing WhatSize is a very good place to start. It provides an easy to understand breakdown of all the files on your hard drive. You can navigate to files from within the app saving time and effort.

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1 stars

"Not a good program to use for finding duplicates"

May 12, 2011  |  By mikbek66

 |  Version: WhatSize 4.9.10

Pros

Works well to determine sizes of files.

Cons

Find duplicate file function is almost totally useless. Requires user to manual review all duplicates and only provides one practical option, move to trash. When you have large numbers of duplicates like 175k, their program is functionally useless.

Summary

I use the program when in beta it find and size files. Great at that. When they went commercial they added find duplicates but it is functionally useless. User must manually review groups of duplicates and remove those not wanted manually to trash. No meaningful way to filter duplicates such as keep oldest or newest copy and delete rest. Also no way to move duplicates to anyplace but trash so you can use other programs that have better filters. Lastly, can only move 2000 duplicates to trash at a time. Not worth $12.50 unless you need to find size of files only.

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5 stars

"No nonsense utility"

April 23, 2011  |  By clandise

 |  Version: WhatSize 4.9.9

Pros

Does what it says.

Cons

None found yet.

Summary

It should be an Apple utility.

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5 stars

"Needs to be in the next OS X update, it's that good."

October 29, 2010  |  By clandise

 |  Version: WhatSize 4.9.8

Pros

Simple efficient

Cons

Could be faster, but that's probably an OSX limitation.

Summary

Great Utility

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5 stars

"Helps hard disk house-cleaning immeasurably."

October 14, 2010  |  By mundkur_dotmac

 |  Version: WhatSize 4.9.8

Pros

Works quickly, smoothly and unobtrusively.

Cons

None apparent.

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4 stars

"1234567890"

July 27, 2010  |  By mak58239

 |  Version: WhatSize 4.9.6

Pros

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Cons

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5 stars

"Great little app for cleaning up your hard drive"

March 02, 2010  |  By clandise

 |  Version: WhatSize 4.9.2

Pros

Very simple to use with a nice GUI.
Especially useful for revealing any space grabbing invisible volumes created by cloning software like CCC by Bombich.

Cons

It seems a little slow at times, but that could be just because it is often used on crammed drives.

Summary

A simple way to look thru your drive for useless files and delete them easily right from the app.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.1.2
Completely rewritten and supporting Yosemite.
General
Publisher ID-Design
Publisher web site http://www.id-design.com
Release Date October 26, 2014
Date Added October 26, 2014
Version 6.1.2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 11.03MB
File Name whatsize.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,133
Downloads Last Week 84
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price $29.99

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