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DriveGauge is a simple yet powerful, highly customizable utility designed to give you visual feedback on how full your hard drives are directly on each drive's icon. The Drive List lists all your volumes, including their name, location, current icon, and percent used. Highlighting a volume shows a live preview without altering the actual icon and you can choose which drives to add gauges to or which icons to restore or delete. DriveGauge also allows you to choose one of six default icons (Backup, Hard Drive, FireWire, iPod, iDisk, Custom) to use or you can use the current icon.

DriveGauge fully supports custom icons and backs these more...

What's New

Version 3.2:
  • Added support for customizable Growl (www.growl.info) powered notifications for drive usage
  • Added support for customizing the auto-updating interval (number of minutes or hours)
  • Completely rewritten Setup Assistant with Growl install support, authorization, and more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.3 or later

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Anon-Bud Member IconComment+599
Anon-Bud
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Guess what? It doesn't work! At least not on my PBG4 running 10.4.8

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Version 3.2
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Anonymous
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Shocking, says it supports custom icons when it does not!!! also is a pain to change your hard drive icon back!

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Version 3.2
Infinite Nexus (Developer)
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... that's a bit extreme a generalization to make.

1) Custom icons are supported. DriveGauge not only detects a custom icon already set but it will not overwrite that icon with a generic one but uses the one that is there already.

2) There are known issues listed on the site, in the ReadMe, and in the Help with selecting and setting custom icons. We are working on improving it.

3) Many icon authors do not distribute their icons as .icns files, they distribute them as they were in OS 9, a resource fork, which is not supported by DriveGauge.

For what it's worth, every icon seen at Infinite Nexus was set using DG, not via the Finder or other methods, so it does work. Your experience was obviously not what you wanted, but is that a reason to publicly tarnish a product when you did not even make the effort to get support? (we have not had any support e-mails within the past 4 days, thus I can safely make this statement)

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Anonymous
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I can see a nice potential in this app, but it didn't work for me: somehow the icons were mixed: when I activated a gauge for a local drive, my network drive got one. And the whole backup/restore/current mechanism is way more complicated than it needs to be. If it hadn't been such a pain to remove it, I guess I would try again when they release a new version.

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Version 3.2
Infinite Nexus (Developer)
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There is a built-in Uninstall mechanism in the Preferences that will handle everything automatically.

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Anonymous
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Running A Dual 2 G5 10.3.5
Been using this program for quite some time with no problems except the size update needing a little nudge but this new one is just crashing constantly. I hope it gets fixed but the updating is working so it isn't all that important, just playing in the pref's is not possible.

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Version 3.2
Infinite Nexus (Developer)
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We and our testers have not encountered any crashes when editing preferences but if you could e-mail us the crash logs I'd be more than happy to look into it.

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Ross Paffett
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Great concept, but repeatedly crashed (10.3.5, DP 1GHz G4).

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Version 3.2
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Anonymous
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I works perfectly for me, have you tried to restart your machine? relaunching the finder for 1st time use seems not to work, but afterwards finder relaunching works fine. So if it does not work, next time you restart your machine, you will see it in action. Cool litle too, and thanks for having Growl support.

Very helpful for my video HD, lets me know when I have it 75% filled

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Version 3.2
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Anonymous
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Couldn't get it to work. Specifically, it didn't recognize a "gaugestyle" I downloaded from the developer's site, and the setup assistant didn't do anything.

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Version 3.1
Infinite Nexus
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DriveGauge doesn't "recognize" styles, you must import them into the application for them to be used. The setup assistant's sole purpose to is remove the old compositing engine and to copy over the default Aqua.gaugeStyle if it's not already there. If you are having errors, please contact us so we can help.

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Anonymous
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Donalson is right, doesn't work....sorry infinite guys

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Version 3.1
Infinite Nexus
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DriveGauge doesn't automatically detect a medium's type and give it an icon, if it doesn't already have an icon set at the system-standard location (VolumeName/.VolumeIcon.icns) then DG will assign its default, an HD icon. If you are encountering errors, please contact us for assistance before posting, as we may be able to help you resolve them.

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Anonymous
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Crashed repeatedly. Did not work proparly at all.

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Version 3.0.1
Infinite Nexus Member IconComment+0
Infinite Nexus
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The below poster ("William Donalson") has posted inflammatory posts on several Mac sites to defame Infinite Nexus and DriveGauge. We do not feel it is appropriate to air personal matters in a public forum such as this or to embark on multi-site attack campaigns and will not respond in kind to these 'comments.'
If you are concerned over the matters posted by "William Donalson" please take a moment to contact us and we would be happy to provide insight into his comments and actions (as well as ours) with regard to the situation.

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Version 3.0.1
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Downloads 12,488
Version Downloads 3,055
Type Utilities / System
License Free
Date 08 Oct 2004
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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