By Software Ambience Corp.
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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.”
• 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
What's new in Version 4.4
- 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.
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.
I’ve had this application for years now: tried, tested and true
There are few applications in the macOS (or in the OS X) App Store that truly continue to be “eseential”, but this is definitely one of them. The real magic of this app is in the disk space visualization (see photos); it just makes sense to visualize disk space this way which comes in handy when your looking to maximize disk space or just figure out where things are and how your information is organized across the system. I've never given 5 stars, but this app has earned it.
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.
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- Mac App Store Price: $9.99
- Category: Utilities (Mac)
- Updated: Feb 18, 2017
- Version: 4.4
- Size: 2.8 MB
- Language: English, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Seller: Software Ambience Corp.
- © 2008-2017 Software Ambience Corp.
Requirements: OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor