DaisyDisk

Developer: Software Ambience Corp.

Current Version: 4.4

Last Updated: 10 days ago

Download Size: 2.8 MB - Download

Description:

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

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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.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
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
1/5
Version 3.0.1
Review by klane7272

Not as Easy as they say - I am not very computer savy and was hoping for an automated system. It basically gives me no directions or instructions as to what these programs are and if they are important. I was hoping it would read my computer see the stuff that is useless or not being used and give me the choice to delete it. I have to manually go through each program and see what it is that I am looking at and guess wether it is a good idea or not to delete it. It does not even open the programs up for you in the window. You have to find the program and look at it first then go back and decide if you want to delete it. I could have done that without this program and spending $10.00. I would not recommend this program at all and suggest you just go in an manually delete it yourself and save yourself money. My computer is not running any faster, has no extra memory and non of my problems have been fixed.

Found helpful by 10 out of 23 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 4.4
Review by BAR112

Wonderful way to visually represent your MacBook Hard Drive! - Haven’t tried to delete anything yet; however, what an awesome way to see everything on your MacBook—and I mean everything! I did take advantage of offer to download more thorough scanning version of app from their website (free). Love the way I can just hover over each segment to see exact breakdown of what is in that segment and space allotted. Kind of like peeling away layers to get to deeper and more hidden levels. For example, in Dropbox, it lists photo albums, then each photo taking up space on my hard drive. Looking forward to using app to clean out unwanted files. Had to write review right away though—extremely impressed with DaisyDisk!

Found helpful by 2 out of 2 people
5/5
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 2 out of 3 people
1/5
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 10 out of 15 people
5/5
Version 4.4
Review by BigPompi

Just cleaned up a world of problems in under 10 minutes - Really simple, really easy to use, really fast. Just buy it.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 4.4
Review by Jtolle889

This IS what you are looking for - Like many others, I’ve had an incredible experience using this product. Thank you for making this so easy.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
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