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DiskWave is a free utility to help you determine where most of your hard drive space is consumed.

DiskWave was formerly known as WhichSize.

The program scans your hard drive to compute the size of all folders and sub folders. The results are stored in memory, which allows faster navigation than the built-in "compute all sizes" option in the Finder. You can easily identify useless directories and delete them.

What's New

Version 0.4.0:

New features:

  • Added support for scan complete Notifications on Mac OS X 10.8.
  • Removed some legacy code to support 10.5 and PowerPC and migrated to 10.6 SDK.
  • Removed support for WhichSize updates.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed AddressBook console warnings when opening the "Add Location" file panel. This is caused by a class name collision.
  • more...

Requirements

  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor

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Tbrizitsky Member IconReview+41
Tbrizitsky
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Not bad for a free tool, especially if you remember old good OmniDiskSweeper.
Doesn't look as good as paid competition, but does the job if you don't mind plain list look.

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Version 0.3.0.179
tfigs Member IconReview+6
tfigs
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Seems like a really good app for what it does and it is free. I had been using OmniDiskSweeper but it has not been updated in a while. This seems very similar. You can delete from within the app. Clearly shows your files and sizes. Nice interface and easy to use.

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Version 0.2.6.132
Drdul Member IconReview+448
Drdul
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I like this! It does everything I need it to do, it does it fast and without crashing, and it does it for free! It might not have the eye candy of other apps, but I don't need to scan my disks very often, so extra bells and whistles don't interest me that much. DiskWave offers what I need.

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Version 0.2.6.132
Craig42a Member IconReview+48
Craig42a
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Wow! What a great piece of software. Perfect for what it is. It helped me track down usage on my drive really quickly and locate folders where tons of data was being stored. More valuable than any visual pie chart in my opinion. Highly-recommeneded. Thank you to the developers.

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Version 0.2.6.132
Djefis Member IconReview+155
Djefis
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This is a great piece of software, Daisy is intuitive and evolving from a graphical point of view.

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Version 0.2.6.132
Mikebenda Member IconReview+313
Mikebenda
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It seems to be a decent application. Not much different from the rest.

Great icon though. I was hoping it reflected the UI.

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Version 0.2.6.132
Bedouin Member IconReview+95
Bedouin
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Looks like it's coming along great. When you hit the 1.0 stage I might be ready to dump WhatSize.

Yes, he's developing a free implementation of WhatSize. There's nothing wrong with that; the GNU utilities that come with Linux distributions were mere clones of commercial implementations too at one point. There's no ethical dilemma there.

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Version 0.2.5.124
Penguirl Member IconReview+1057
Penguirl
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I like the ability to choose a drive or folder from the left column, something OmniDiskSweeper lacks, but without a delete function I just end up going back to ODS. If/when DiskWave is able to delete files and folders directly from it's interface it will become my primary disk sizing app.

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Version 0.2.1.81
Doc-Renaud
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And also the possibility to open files/folders directly from it's window.

Aymeric Barthe (Developer)
+1

As of 0.2.5 there are a "move to trash" and a "reveal in finder" options in the toolbar.

Bruseth Member IconReview+203
Bruseth
+4

Thanks for this. Works just fine for me. And for free? Very nice of you. Thanks again.

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Version 0.2.0.61
Downtown Member IconComment+6
Downtown
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This looks a lot like a ripoff of WhatSize by id-design. If so, I'd say there was an ethical problem here.

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Version 0.2.0.61
Peachtreecity
+1

Couldn't agree more - complete ripoff of WhatSize - even the name. Crappy compared to it as well.

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Fabio Milocco
Version 0.3.0.179
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Losfly
Version 0.2.6.132
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mac-newworld
Version 0.2.6.132
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Version 0.2.6.132
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Version 0.2.1.81
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Downloads 20,633
Version Downloads 9,469
License Free
Date 10 Aug 2012
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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