We all occasionally run low on disk space. Especially if we own a MacBook, where disk space is rather tight. Finding space hogs manually can be a real chore. With DaisyDisk, the cleanup routine becomes easy and enjoyable.
Even if you think that your files are really well organized, you will be surprised to find forgotten files in unexpected places and huge wasters you never even knew existed, such as logs and caches left over by some applications. In DaisyDisk, you just can’t help but notice them.
As a rule, DaisyDisk can free dozens of gigabytes. Contrast this with automatic disk cleaning programs, that usually free up only a few gigabytes. That’s because the automatic cleaners simply clear a predefined list of files, whereas with DaisyDisk you find and delete the biggest files most efficiently.
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What Reviewers Are Saying
TUAW: Daisy Disk is the perfect example of one of those tools that should be built right into OS X. [...] But, it’s the added features that turn this from basic to “Wow! Why didn’t Apple develop something like this?
AppStorm: With some fantastic interface features and speedy analysis, it’s certainly worth taking a closer look at.
About.com: DaisyDisk is simply one of the best disk utilities for finding out how a hard drive’s space is being used. [...] DaisyDisk is so easy to use, and its visual display so compelling, that I recommend all Mac users include it in their arsenal of system utilities.
MacFeed: It’s quick, it works, it has features that none of its competitors possess and it is without a doubt the best looking application out there.
I Love Mac Apps: Overall this app is brilliant to use. It really shows off the power of the Mac operating system and should be a gloating tool for anyone using a Windows machine. [...] It is a joy to use and I love playing with it.
Mac Tricks & Tips: Overall I really like this application. It is well put together the animations are smooth, most of all it is useful. The only think that I would like to see is the app slightly cheaper. [...] However it is really useful and I have found hundreds of large files that I didn’t know existed.
Softonic: Overall however, I much prefer the presentation and intuitiveness of Daisy Disk compared to many similar space searching apps I’ve used…
Macgasm: Seeing it in action is the only way you should see it. It’s phenomenal.
No question here. Just telling that I own Daisy Disk for more than 5 months and it has proved to be quite useful and very stable. Besides, it has one of the best IU I’ve ever seen. It’s a very well done app. At this price I’d say zotting is a no-brainer.
This is a well-designed app, and great if you find this kind of visuals and eye-candy the most informative way of seeing your disk. I have it and use it now and again, but when it comes to actual house-cleaning, find the regular list format of something like OmniDiskSweeper or WhatSize much clearer and more useful. A matter of taste, of course, and at this price the fun value alone makes this a good deal.
I bought this app a while back and it does work great. It has got to be the most beautiful GUI / colors / graphics I’ve ever seen in an app. Really stunning. I almost wanted to buy it for that alone just to stare at it, but bought it for what it does, which it does well. (plus to stare at) ;)
If I didn’t already have DaisyDisk I would definitely buy it – it has a beautiful interface, and has been really useful in identifying areas on my hard drive that need cleaning. I’ve never had any problems running it – it always recognizes my networked and external drives. I also have OmniDiskSweeper & Grand Perspective, but DaisyDisk is the one I always use.