Developer: Software Ambience Corp.

Current Version: 4.4

Last Updated: 3 months ago

Download Size: 2.8 MB - Download


Get a visual breakdown of your disk space in form of an interactive map, reveal the biggest space wasters, and remove them with a simple drag and drop.
Discover what’s hiding inside the “Other” storage category and clear it up.
Recover disk space by finding and removing large useless files.

Featured in the “Essentials”, “Best of Mac App Store” in 2015, 2013 and 2011, “Get Productive”, “Get Stuff Done” and “Invaluable Utilities” editorials of the Mac App Store.

Over 450 reviews in the media including major titles like Forbes, TechRadar, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, MacRumors, 9to5mac, Macworld, TUAW, MacStories and many others.

Daring Fireball: “[…] Daisy Disk is my personal favorite for analyzing disk usage on the Mac. It’s a beautiful app. […]”

TechRadar: “[…] we recommend an easy-to-use utility called DaisyDisk. This app helps you easily find and remove unneeded files you may have forgotten about.”

LifeHacker: “DaisyDisk is a beautiful disk space analyzer. It’s the preference of many Mac users. […] DaisyDisk is very fast and very pretty.”

Gizmodo: “Deleting files and sorting out disk-space is one of those tasks most people dread, so I can definitely appreciate that DaisyDisk has tried making it as fun (and beautiful) as possible.”

MacRumors: “The new DaisyDisk 4 has a new, flatter design […], with bright colors, it’s able to scan drives up to 20 times as fast, and it consumes less memory when in use.”

9to5Mac: “DaisyDisk, chosen by Apple as a Mac App Store ‘essential’, provides a cleaner and more interactive circular interface for [visualizing Mac’s hard drive].”

Macworld: “For only ten bucks, DaisyDisk is a simple, convenient utility for every Mac owner, and it gets the job done well for less technically-inclined users.”

TUAW: “Daisy Disk is the perfect example of one of those tools that should be built right into OS X.”

MacStories: “While there are a few similar apps none of them even come close to matching the beautiful DaisyDisk interface.”

Beautiful Pixels: “DaisyDisk is a phenomenally helpful utility app for Mac. […] This is a really fascinating way to take a look at all the files and folders residing on your Mac.”

Notable features:
• Unique interface that makes it easier than ever to find and delete large useless files
• Unmatched speed of scanning – it typically takes only a few seconds to scan your entire startup disk (depends on your disk and CPU models)
• Integrated QuickLook for previewing file content
• Scanning multiple disks in parallel at maximum speed
• Real-time information about mounted disks
• In-app file deletion
• Fully supports Retina displays


Release Notes:

- Added Japanese language.
- Improved display of hidden disk space.
- Improved disk sorting order: first by physical device, then by alphabet.
- Optimized context menus and tweaked UI.
- Fixed a lot of bugs.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 3.0.2
Review by SamuriJack

Outstanding tool for making drive related decisions. - I don’t use DaisyDisk often, but when I am figuring out how to migrate to new drives and need to clear space on existing drives this app is simply fantastic. Case in point is the situation I am in right now. I have large external drives that are getting full. I have a comprehensive backup plan. I just got a new iMac. So, it’s time to clean house and figure out my storage and backup strategy that will carry me through the next 2 to 3 years. DaisyDisk allows me to drill into all the info I need. The interface is gorgeous as well.

Found helpful by 46 out of 54 people
Version 4.4
Review by mecarboy

how dare youy reduce functionality by locking out “hidden space" - What and AWFUL and poorly considered strattegy to take a fully functional piece of software and hobble it by blocking access to previously accessible file elements, now referred to as "hidden space" and then having the temerity to suggest one buy an additional copy directoy from you to restore that feature. How about BUZZ OFF? Does that register in your marketing VP’s brain. Refund via Apple requested. SUGGEST ALL USERS AVOID PRODUCT - VENDOR CANNOT BE TRUSTED TO NOT DOUBLE DEAL

Found helpful by 35 out of 62 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 4.4
Review by Murderizer9000

The best visual representation of a hard drive I’ve ever seen. - The developers of this app got really creative. The entire hard drive is represented by a compounding pie-chart that’s hard to understand at first, but once you get it, is far more efficient than hunting through Finder. Really love this app. Definitely worth the $5 ( I think) I spent on it. By far the best choice I’ve seen for managing the small-ish SSDs that come with the newer MBPs. Or data management in general.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 4.4
Review by QC Flava

A highly efficient timesaver! - I’m always skeptical of Apps that promise the world and don’t deliver. However, this one is the real deal. I kept pecking away at deleting files so that I had space on my startup disk, but wasn’t making much progress. Within 5 minutes of use, I found over 60GB that I could free up. I’m also diving into other areas, and it is amazing how quickly all of the stale/unused files had consumed my flash drive. Great app, thanks for developing!

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 4.4
Review by Squareman

Indespensible - I have to admit that the UI takes a little getting used to, but once you get the hang of it, it’s much faster to drill into and out of direcotories that eat up your disk space to see what the offending files are than it is to do in other disk audit apps I’ve used. Well worth the purchase.

Found helpful by 6 out of 7 people
Version 4.4
Review by cosmic_bandito

Few apps are perfect in this world. - DaisyDisk is one of them. Well, surely the developers would scoff and say “if only they knew the strange hacks we used,” because great developers are never satisfied. I am a developer and a researcher in visualization, so this is as much my field to criticize at it is to appreciate. I’ve used many similar tools, not just for storage analysis but for interactive data visualization in general. This stands out. This brings me hope. My hat is off to you, DaisyDisk developers.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 4.4
Review by insert_nifty_nickname

See Everything on Mac - Especially with the SSD bringing storage capacity down, Daisy Disk rocks! The disk scan take less than 30 seconds, and it charts everything on your Mac, showing what is taking up how much room. I run the scan at least once weekly to make sure I haven’t bogged down the system anywhere. Worth the money!

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people