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WhatSize allows you to quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. You would be surprised at how many useless files might be laying around on your hard disks. The files and folders are automatically sorted by size, with the biggest sizes first. WhatSize helps find out what files are taking up all of that space. Then it makes it really easy to remove or move those files. You'd be surprised how many useless files are lying around on your Mac's hard disk.

While the app is measuring a folder the user can browse the files within that folder and immediately see the size in bytes. more...

What's New

Version 5.3.2:
  • Dropped support for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.
  • The package installer and all binary products are now signed to conform with Apple's GateKeeper Technology.
  • Addressed issuse where the file names started with '.Trash'.
  • Addressed rare crash when moving duplicates into the Trash.
  • Addressed issue of incorrect Trash icon.
  • Addressed incorrect size more...

Requirements

Mac OS X 10.6 or later

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cernus Member IconReview+3
cernus
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I read a nice review of the app and I decided to purchase the app on the App Store and that was a mistake.
Actually the App Store version is a LIGHT version as it is not possible to run the scan with a sudo (eg like administrator).

It is written on the FAQ of the editor but not on the description of the application in the App Store.

From FAQ: "...we are not allowed to support any of the features that require Administrator(sudo) privileges such as Measure as Administrator or Find File Duplicates, Move to Trash as Administrator."

I sent an email to the editor to see if there is a way to get the FULL version instead but I did not get any response so far... still waiting Mr ID-Design...

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Version 5.3.2
cernus
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I have no idea how to change my review but I got an email from the editor with a license key. Now I have the FULL version, the one I was looking for. Thanks!

Bruceb7110 Member IconReview-1
Bruceb7110
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Just purchased rhe promoted app. There appears to be no way to activate the application, because the receipt only states a serial number, but not the "serial name", which activation requires. I'm dismayed MacUpdate hasn't vetted the application. Is this a recent change? There is no information about this on the developer's site, either.

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Version 5.3.2
solalfr
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I have exactly the same issue. I just bought it today and I'm unable to know which "serial name" I could give.

caj54
+1

I found this in my MacUpdate Purchase receipt for this app.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
Your "Serial Name" is simply your first and last name exactly as they appear on your MacUpdate account. If you have any trouble registering WhatSize, please email support@macupdate.com

Ompilf Member IconComment+2
Ompilf
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I've been searching for (but have't found yet) an app that finds and shows duplicate folders (according to their content) separately. I probably have many folders containing the same files, but I'd like to identify those folders in the first place, instead of going through an endless list of all duplicate files within those folders.

For some reason I thought that WhatSize does that job and I purchased it, but I had to find out that it doesn't (if I'm right).

Now it seems that singlemizer does exactly that (thanks, James), which I will try.

But I was wondering if this option might be available in WhatSize as well soon (or is it and am I blind?), because I actually like the app for the rest of it's features.

I'd appreciate a short reply, maybe directly from the developers :)
Thanks in advance!

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Version 5.3.2
Eltimbo Member IconReview+4
Eltimbo
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Generally, a nice piece of software that is easy to use.

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Version 5.3.2
Dejmac Member IconReview+62
Dejmac
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Great app. Very helpful and very reliable. I use it to improve speed and stability of my MacBook Pro 17".

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Version 5.3.1
Joel H Member IconReview+4
Joel H
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This is a great app! Well worth the $13. I have been using OmniDiskSweeper for years, but this is better. It has many more features. Most importantly, the basic features are better too. For example, WhatSize found 1.2 GB of files on my boot drive not shown by ODS. Also, it took ODS 45 seconds to measure by boot drive while WhatSize did it faster than I could look at my watch - less that 2 seconds. Joel

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Version 5.2.1
GlendaDyoung Member IconReview+1
GlendaDyoung
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I find that WhatSize is perfect only for finding large or small files but it is not so good in finding duplicates of files in the disk.

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Version 5.1.1
Kdeda
+2

not sure what the "not so good" exactly means. please define the issue more specifically or else we can't do nothing about it.

if it is the time consuming part, not much can be done, we HAVE TO crawl the disk and hash each file.

Vkubalkova Member IconReview+11
Vkubalkova
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it i a great tool particularly for somebody who is not a professional developer.

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Version 5.1.1
CueMac Member IconReview+1
CueMac
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I didn't see any benefits of the app. You can do it easily with Terminal.

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Version 5.0.6
Misha
+9

You can do a lot of things with the Terminal, you use an app with a nice GUI because it's faster or easier to do it that way instead. Can you configure the Terminal to show names in color based on file size? Can you quickly drill down to any directory without having to retype cd and ls commands all the time? If you can and that works for you, great. If you want a faster/easier solution and can spare 13 bucks, WhatSize is great.

Kdeda
+3

Well of course, Terminal gives you access to pretty much anything on Unix.
You could use vi to write your theses.
You don't even need Finder for that matter.

What WS gives you is value added, a view of the file system from a completely different angle.

Harristype
+4

"You can do it easily with Terminal". Are you serious? And you rated the app 2 stars base on this? Thank God there are developers out there making these cool apps like WhatSize so I don't have to be geek and use the Terminal for everything.

Komtom
+3

It's like saying: I don't like Pages or MSWord, I can do it better with a pencil...

Asbjornu Member IconReview+1
Asbjornu
+1

Very simple to use application that does what it says on the tin and what you expect it to do.

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Version 5.0.2
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Howiemac
Version 5.3.2
user icon+13
Roes
Version 5.3.2
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Haimich
Version 5.3.2
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Robertdchen
Version 5.3.2
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Version 5.3.2
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skeporg
Version 5.3.2
user icon+12
mwab
Version 5.3.2
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jigbim
Version 5.3.2
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Chris Chung
Version 5.2.1
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Mike Van Valey
Version 5.2.1
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Downloads 199,665
Version Downloads 11,235
License Demo
Date 29 Aug 2012
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $12.99
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