DaisyDisk scans your disks and presents their content as interactive maps where you can easily spot unusually large files and remove them to get more free space. The map gives you an overview of your data, so you always know what your hard disks are filled with.

Going to give this a try. They totally got me with the infographics.

(via daringfireball)

11 Comments leave a comment below

  1. I always use this, it’s pretty awesome

  2. you can find large files with the built in Finder search tool. Just add a size filter. Not as pretty – but free and already on your OS.

  3. This app is really similar to another called Baobab[1] (like the trees).

    [1] http://library.gnome.org/users/baobab/stable/index-info.html.en

  4. I always use disc inventory X – does the job pretty well.
    Can’t remember if it was free and it’s not that pretty, but would save you $20…

  5. i love it.

    Just the nice UI is worth the 20$.

  6. Grand Perspective is free on Sourceforge. And great. Info-graphicy, but as much as this. Still, it’s free and saves my butt on a regular basis.

  7. I love this app, it’s so geared for someone like me who comprehends things visually, great work!

  8. There are many pieces of freeware that will do this *exact* same thing, provided you’re on a PC.

  9. I have looking for something like this for ages. Where have all the smart developers been hiding?

  10. I second @Aki on Disk Inventory X (http://www.derlien.com/). It’s free and though treemaps (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treemapping) look weird at first, give your brain a few minutes to get used to it and you’ll see it’s precisely the right approach. I use it every time I need to free up disk space.

  11. And there’s another (free) one called Filelight (http://freshmeat.net/projects/macfilelight/)