Space Gremlin

Developer: Sean Christmann

Current Version: 2.0.1

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 1.5 MB - Download

Description:

Space Gremlin is a simple app to help you clean up your hard drive and recover wasted space. It provides you with a "big picture" treemap view of your file system and lets you quickly determine which files or folders are taking up too much room. Delete all those unwanted gremlins eating up space! Demo Available at http://www.spacegremlinapp.com

#4 on Mac App Store Top Paid
"The go-to app for cleaning up my trusty old Mac Pro." - TUAW.com
"Space Gremlin gets the job done." MacStories.net

Features include:
* Scan Bootcamp partitions and network drives
* Zoom in and out of folders
* Toggle hidden files and folders
* Ignore files and folders
* Full Screen support
* Open files in Finder and Quick View
* Compress files
* Move files to Trash
* Refresh folders without having to start a new scan

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Release Notes:

Fixed crash affecting Yosemite users.

Version 2.0 has finally landed. Space Gremlin has been rewritten from the ground up. New visuals let you easily find files and folders and navigation bar allows you to zoom in and out of folders quickly. New support for visualizing restricted files that were previously ignored. Better support added for Mavericks and Yosemite, but still backwards compatible with 10.6.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 2.0.1
Review by BornToSki

Stil My Favorite Disk Space Analyzer - There are other prettier disk space analyzers out there, but Space Gremlin remains my favorite. Why? It’s space usage view: rectangles within rectangles, is the most intuitive and easiest to graps in my opinion. The other apps use fancier radial views and other representations of usage, but they’re harder to understand and less obvious. With Space Gremlin, space usage just jumps out at you and it’s immediately obvious what you need to clean up. Also, this app is VERY FAST and reliable. I really like it. Good job developers! :-)

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
2/5
Version 1.2
Review by tedmills

Doesn't go deep enough - I am comparing this to the well loved (by me) and sadly never to be updated Disk Inventory X. When Space Gremlin scanned my Downloads folder, it just gives me the size of the folder, not the files within it. This is strange and unhelpful, because that's often where a lot of huge files hang out. Disk Inventory X showed the files within folders, etc. Is this a glitch? Or is this how Space Gremlin works?

Found helpful by 2 out of 4 people

More Reviews for Current Version

5/5
Version 2.0.1
Review by Aaron Artille

Really Great - Space Gremlin is an excellent utility at the right price. Things in the App Store lately seem to be overpriced, but this app in particular makes me happy to support the developer; I didn’t get robbed. Check out the demo on the app’s website, then toss the developer a few bucks. Kudos!

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 2.0.1
Review by max.123

great app - This is a great app to see where your hard drive or other disks are filling all the space.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 2.0.1
Review by Charles Halliday

Use it more than I ever thought I would - I bought a macbook pro with a 150gig hard drive. I quickly found that was NOT ENOUGH. This app has been a life saver. So easy to see what’s taking up all my space and then quickly deleting it if it’s useless. User of Space Gremlin for 2 years. Mac user for 4 years. Ocupation: web developer.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
5/5
Version 2.0.1
Review by BornToSki

Stil My Favorite Disk Space Analyzer - There are other prettier disk space analyzers out there, but Space Gremlin remains my favorite. Why? It’s space usage view: rectangles within rectangles, is the most intuitive and easiest to graps in my opinion. The other apps use fancier radial views and other representations of usage, but they’re harder to understand and less obvious. With Space Gremlin, space usage just jumps out at you and it’s immediately obvious what you need to clean up. Also, this app is VERY FAST and reliable. I really like it. Good job developers! :-)

Found helpful by 10 out of 10 people
5/5
Version 2.0.1
Review by sabr0sa

Best in Category - When comparing Space Gremlin with the leading competitor there’s really no competition. Space Gremlin lacks the frilly animations that make the competing program so popular, but Space Gremlin simply blows the competition out of the water when it comes to getting the job done. Space Gremlin quickly shows me everything I need to know about my file system in a thoughtful and organized way.

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
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