DaisyDisk

Developer: Software Ambience Corp.

Current Version: 4.11

Last Updated: 2 months ago

Download Size: 3.1 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 500 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:

- Fixed some compatibility issues with the new operating system.
- Improved hidden space discovery by including more hidden volumes into the scan.
- Minor bug fixes and tweaks.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 4.4
Review by MWJump

Actually Perfect - I've been using DaisyDisk for a pretty long time now (> 3 years) and honestly its the best disk space visualisation tool i've used ever. It scans quickly and the results are clear and very well presented. I can't really think of a way it could be improved. I usually wouldn't bother to review it but did a scan today to clean some stuff up and noticed a large amount of 'hidden' files. DaisyDisk showed a notice that it couldn't show what the files were, however, because, as an app store app, it couldn't request the appropriate permissions and directed me to download the standalone version. A lot of developers would take the opportunity here and double dip and charge you again but just took a download and it automatically transferred my license for free.. that is just a stand-up way of doing business. It is a fast beautiful app that I consider to be fairly essential and cant recommend highly enough.

Found helpful by 61 out of 64 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 36 out of 63 people

More Reviews for Current Version

1/5
Version 4.11
Review by Robb737

Total Waste - Does not look for duplicated files! You can see files but this app does Not say what the file is use is. Daiey displays file names of photos but does not show the photo. How is a user supposed to know whether or not to delete a photo file "ScreenShot 8-32-19" if he cannot see it? Better to Open Finder, Click Edit, Click Sort by, click Size, then delete large files. Daisey does not know which system files are not necessary. Finding a tutorial is like going on a snipe hunt. However, at daisydiskapp.com you'll be given the opportunity to an even "better" app for $29.59.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
5/5
Version 4.11
Review by JamieMcKenzie70

DaisyDisk saved the day - My Mac had a massive 185 GB “Other” files area that I couldn’t touch no matter what I did. I ended up trying DaisyDisk to try and get control of my HDD back. I had to download a fully licensed version vs the App Store version but just a few minutes after applying the license and running the app I had my HDD space back. Thank You DaisyDisk!

Found helpful by 1 out of 1 people
5/5
Version 4.11
Review by Matt Munson

Essential - As a Red DP I deal with hundreds of terabytes of data this program makes navitaging that a breeze. Thank you DaisyDisk for everything you have done.

Found helpful by 0 out of 0 people
5/5
Version 4.11
Review by Yale stark

the app is amazing - the app is great but i got the website verison after the app store version because it has more features

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5/5
Version 4.11
Review by mellow0324

Must-have Utility - I remember when this app first dropped years ago. It was very helpful but it was slow. Like 30 min to an hour to scan. Then they optimized it and now it can't be beat. Very useful for cleaning up drives and dealing with media. Finder STILL won't show the size of folders and this helps you know graphical what is taking up all your space on your internal/external drives. I just wish you could have two windows going or have more than 1 scan going at a time.

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