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Tidy Up Reviews5.3.7

09 July 2020

Find duplicate files and tidy up your hard drive.

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ShotBlocker
11 November 2019
Version: 5.3.0

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Tidy Up can plow through hundreds of thousands of files in minutes, comparing their content, and finding duplicates. It works. Five stars. . Is it expensive? Kind of, yeah. On the other hand, if anyone can find something less expensive that works as well, by all means let the rest of us know. . Is there a learning curve? Yes. Then again, it is capable of some very complex comparisons. If anyone knows of a simpler drag and drop (or other more "intuitive") interface, that can handle the same complexity as Tidy Up, by all means let the rest of us know. . And I wish MacUpdate allowed two rating scales: one for how the software works and another for pricing/upgrade policy. . It is ridiculous that Tidy Up gets an overall half-star rating. It FREAKING WORKS and it WORKS WELL. I understand people can be unhappy with upgrade policies -- heck, I'm one of them. . But it would be nice to differentiate between how a piece of software functions as opposed to the pricing and upgrading policies. . Mercy. . -SB
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sharman
12 May 2020
Version: 5.3.6
It doesn't work. I have put ten pairs of identical photos in a folder. Tidy up says there are no duplicates.
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xcoxco
16 January 2020
Version: 5.3.3
Why such bad reviews? I have used TidyUp! for many years, and remain satisfied. No, it's not a 5-star app. But surely it deserves 4-stars ... Admittedly I am what some term a "power" rather than casual Mac user.
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ShotBlocker
11 November 2019
Version: 5.3.0
Tidy Up can plow through hundreds of thousands of files in minutes, comparing their content, and finding duplicates. It works. Five stars. . Is it expensive? Kind of, yeah. On the other hand, if anyone can find something less expensive that works as well, by all means let the rest of us know. . Is there a learning curve? Yes. Then again, it is capable of some very complex comparisons. If anyone knows of a simpler drag and drop (or other more "intuitive") interface, that can handle the same complexity as Tidy Up, by all means let the rest of us know. . And I wish MacUpdate allowed two rating scales: one for how the software works and another for pricing/upgrade policy. . It is ridiculous that Tidy Up gets an overall half-star rating. It FREAKING WORKS and it WORKS WELL. I understand people can be unhappy with upgrade policies -- heck, I'm one of them. . But it would be nice to differentiate between how a piece of software functions as opposed to the pricing and upgrading policies. . Mercy. . -SB
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0.5
freddkj
15 August 2019
Version: 5.2.1
Their customer support is nonexistent. I completed two “Contact Us” requests which is the only way to contact them, and they have never responded. They also have no phone numbers and cannot find their address anywhere on the web. Don’t buy any of their products Incase you have any questions. Their tutorials are laughable.
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Vagabundo
10 March 2018
Version: 5.0.3
This application is not bad. However, I hate the tactics used by this company to force you to upgrade. I’m using version 4.1.25, and every time I open it, the stupid promo asking me to upgrade to version 5 pops up. It’s spam! I haven’t found a way to prevent it from showing up. In it, you are presented with only two options: download and buy now. My e-mail to customer support has gone without a reply. Yes, I know there is a version 5. Yes, I know I don’t want to upgrade. The on-your-face tactic has achieved one thing only …I am deleting it.
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Jimw
01 February 2018
Version: 5.0
I got this product last June and barely 6 months later their best offer is to give me a $5 credit towards a new version. Thanks but no thanks. I have other Apps that are just as effective. This marketing paradigm reminds me of some subscription apps where the subscription is marketed as an paid upgrade on a frequent basis.
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zlazkow
10 December 2017
Version: 4.1.24
anybody knows what's the difference from DupeZap(same developer) ?
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wrongdemographic
24 November 2017
Version: 4.1.23
These people are amazing, as is the s/w. Unlock some companies there's ALWAYS a response and help on hand - for I don't know how many years now.
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RogerKatz
07 October 2017
Version: 4.1.22
The current version is 4.1.23
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geno
13 May 2017
Version: 4.1.21
always was good
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5
JSH56
23 September 2016
Version: 4.1.17
Kudos to Hyperbolic Software for working directly with me to resolve the issue. Changing my rating to Five Stars.
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1.5
JSH56
22 September 2016
Version: 4.1.16
Just dl'ed 4.1.16, running Sierra, and this version keeps launching with a Photos database error. I restarted both the app and the OS, but the problem persists. Going back to 4.1.15 which works fine.
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Forn
10 March 2016
Version: 4.1.10
30$ Holy Gwacamoly… one can do that for FREE. Use Terminal.
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Thomas1977
10 January 2016
Version: 4.1.9
After the update the app keeps crashing. Anyone else seeing this?
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Dellsuxx
28 December 2015
Version: 4.1.8
Great Application that works really well and finds many dupes that others miss. I just purchased version 4 through MacUpdate so I haven't used all the features yet but will update my experience In coming months.
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Thomas1977
04 October 2015
Version: 4.1.5
Good utility to check for dupes and works as expected. The only thing I would like to see is a modern GUI. Compared to 10.10 and 10.11 apps it looks extremely outdated.
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Wolpertinger
02 October 2015
Version: 4.1.4
They seem to have a mixup in their versions. Latest version claims to be 4.1.4, but according to the version info of the app, it still is 4.1.3.
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Sgginc
11 June 2015
Version: 4.1.0
This is a great and very complete dupe finder. I keep a clean machine and didn't expect to find many duplicates. This utility found hundreds of duplicates. 95% of these dupes where images inside saved HTML web pages. Many instruction manuals I have are HTML documents. Images used within these documents are duplicates with different names. To delete any of them would result in HTML pages rendered with missing pictures. This utility did alert me to some very old HTML documents I no longer needed but I had to manually locate them to see the dates. Thanks ... Ken
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Darius9
09 March 2015
Version: 4.0.5
Crash on OS X 10.10 3
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Darius9
09 March 2015
Version: 4.0.5
Crash on OS X 10.10.3
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Eric•Woehler
17 December 2014
Version: 4.0.2
Can recommend Fusio from the MAS - great utility for finding dupes in multiple folders and generating a single unified/'clean' folder or folders of files. Can generate hierarchical or flat folder structure and works perfectly to identify duplicates. Have been using for my image collection, highly recommended and worth a try.
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JamesHarrisPhoto
20 August 2014
Version: 3.0.15.0
Unfathomable in this day and age that to be able to use this on my desktop iMac, and also install on my laptop, that it won't let me unless I pay another $30 for an additional license. DELETED from both computers now.
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Andreagm
27 February 2014
Version: 3.0.11
Great tool. It worked well cleaning my hard disk. I accidentally deleted 2500 files, but thanks to its restore option, everything went back to its place. Excellent app!
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anonymous-rabbit-5199
24 February 2014
Version: 3.0.11
I've trusted this program with my Aperture library, to clean up some mess because I've gathered a lot of duplicates from bad backup regimes. Well I don't understand why they dare to ask $30 for this. The program is unclear: after a clean up, asking you if you really want to close a window, because 'a search wouldn't give the same result after closing'. Isn't that the whole point of a cleanup, getting a different result after cleaning up?! Than, I've started my Aperture and immediately saw some duplicates, and even encountered Aperture thinking some shitty jpg's are better than the original Tiffs. Horrible, keep away from this App.
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4.5
aglessi
07 February 2014
Version: 3.0.11
Among the many programs aimed to recover space into your hard drive, TidyUp stands out for its customization options which are often the only way to avoid the tedious manual work of choosing one by one all the files to be deleted or maintained.
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lalabethgmailcom4373
18 July 2013
Version: 3.0.7
I purchased Tidy Up and have yet to be able to delete one duplicate. When I try, I get an error message that I don't have the required permission. Could someone give me some insight, please.
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2.5
radnessofitall
29 May 2013
Version: 3.0.6
I am faced with a horrible situation as a result of using this program. I would like to know why - under miscellaneous - Email attachments - why my entire Creative Adobe Suite was deleted and cannot as of my knowledge by recovered. If there are any suggestions to help recover these vital programs, I would very much appreciate it. Thank you :)
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Toskie23
09 February 2013
Version: 3.0.5
I have been unable to activate this program with my valid license number. I have contacted the developer numerous times, both directly and thru his website, with screenshots of the error window that I receive when I input my license number - He does not bother to respond. I have generally had good responses from developers when I have issues like this (except for Macware), but this developer has been less than helpful. Buyer beware!
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0.5
smtips
22 December 2012
Version: 3.0.4
Not sure how this is getting such good reviews. Damn thing hangs for like 3 to 30 seconds every time I select the icon of a dupe in the window. Preview mode is off. Should not beach-ball me for that long. Does it on selecting a single file, not command-clicking multiples. 16 gigs of ram and a fast, well maintained Mac should never see things like this in any app. Especially running a SSD drive.
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Vinkri
04 November 2012
Version: 3.0.4
My mac is more than 4 years old. And it was cluttered with files. I knew there were duplicates, but I couldn't find the time to look into it. A bundle later, I got the opportunity to try TidyUp. It"s easy to use (no need of a manual) It's powerful (criterias to find duplicates are numerous and relevant) It works well. On my scale, that makes it a very good app, though $30 is a bit steep for a tool you'll use once a year.
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5
OsloX
27 September 2012
Version: 3.0.3
Very nice tool to find duplicates. Clean, uncluttered GUI. It really is helpful getting your files in order. Though the price is a bit steep I still can recommend this for everyone.
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Fingersmcginty
20 September 2012
Version: 3.0.2
Just purchased this today. 3.1GB of duplicates dumped in about 20 minutes consisting of three separate searches (images, pdf files, text files). My wife's side has even more, but I dare not dump her stuff until I convince her that she can have aliases, if she wants, to the files that are being deleted. A great application and one I"m sure I will use regularly. I can't report on the stability because I've only used it today, but I've given it five stars...of course I'd change my rating if it crashed or did something I wasn't happy with. I'd definitely recommend it and it gives me confidence that I am not dumping files I won't be able to locate--what I mean is, by choosing the option to have an alias replace a deleted file, I know that I'll always be able to find the original file. Good stuff.
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5
Simbasounds
28 July 2012
Version: 3.0.2
Great App.. I regularly use it to service client's machines.
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3.5
zx
14 May 2012
Version: 3.0.1
Good update but will you PLEASE remove this warnning: "The item at path "/Volumes/..." was not found! Remove it from the list using the "Remove from List" menu item from the "Result" menu" Thanks.
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5
Patrick-Sheehan
13 May 2012
Version: 3.0.1
I have used Tidy Up since its creation and its predecessor Doublet Scan before that and I can honestly say that there is no Shareware Mac program that I have been more satisfied with. Across a variety of Macs and more operating systems than I care to remember, Tidy Up has always helped me to keep my files in order with it's easy-to-use interface and outstanding developer support. The latest upgrade is well worth the cost and I'm looking forward to the continued development of this outstanding program for years to come.
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Espiridion
13 May 2012
Version: 3.0.1
For my needs it's not worth the $12 (soon to be $20) upgrade. I think I only used version 2 once, and went back to Araxis Find Duplicate Files. Araxis decreased its price, has very reasonable upgrade fees, and is the one that has outperformed every other duplicate finder I've tried. It needs bigger font sizes, but in terms of functionality it is superb. I won't rate version 3 since I have not tried it and don't intend to.
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GeogProf
01 May 2012
Version: 3.0.0
The new version (3.0) is nice, but it’s way too expensive. I’ve bought more than 30 shareware apps, and I don’t pirate anything. But I won’t buy shareware that’s overpriced if comparable but far cheaper and/or free apps are available — even apps that are considered far superior to their rivals. That is the case with Tidy Up, so I won’t be giving my Visa card number to Hyperbolic Software until they adjust its price in line with its very capable competition.
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jondam0083
14 March 2012
Version: 2.3.8
Just had to write and say what an awesome program Tidy Up! is. I've been dreading for months tackling the issue of deleting duplicates in my iPhoto collection. I had a little over 51,800 photos which I knew I could could not be possible I've tried many other duplicate annihilator programs and was to too afraid to delete the photos once the dupes were collected. In fact, I was afraid to delete them and would save them and re-merge over and over again. Well, your program is so easy to use and helped me eliminate, safely, over 15.000 dupes within 2 days so far. However, I still have more checking to do. I thought it would take forever. Thank you so much!
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THEE:LEE
05 January 2012
Version: 2.3.7
Great when you are starting to run out of space, it works great and has a very nice user interface. I will say however that it has crashed a few tmies for me in Lion.
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Priosantos-Jan
05 October 2011
Version: 2.3.6
Why isn't this by default a OS X tool? Highly useable and great UI. It just beats all other comparable apps. A bit steep price though.
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Eyeless
12 August 2011
Version: 2.3.5
Have only tried the Mail duplicate function a little in the latest version so not sure I should rate it. Apple Mail in Lion is keen on duplicating messages (and can itself find a few random (?) ones, but offers no (clear) method of deleting them). Anyway, TidyUp finds the duplicates (all of them, it seems like, - at least over 20000 in my message folders). Then I deleted 10 duplicates and was told to wait for this to be synced with Mail (which opened automatically). Then I tried to open the one single message that should be left in Mail, but even though Mail list the message in the mailbox, it cannot open it now. Alright, I guess one have to rebuild the mail folder and that helped. But next time TidyUp searched for duplicates it found more duplicates (which may be due to the rebuilding, but that did not happen when I tried the same procedure again, so maybe the duplicates that Mail creates upon rebuilding in Mail only happen the first time (in Lion)). Quick Look and preview stopped working in TidyUp, but it did not happen again. I had a look at TidyUp before, but found it too complicated (like SuperSync for iTunes) even for me who works with computers, but the language and options seems to have become less confusing now.
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462dave
20 April 2011
Version: 2.3.3
This program has serious flaws. It will identify duplicate files on my external drive. However, it does not allow me to delete any of the files. I can copy and move them to a different folder. That only makes the problem worse. The program says that I do not have the necessary permissions to delete the duplicate files. I have made sure to adjust the permission settings on my Macbook Pro and my external drive to allow such permissions. I even used another third-party program to make such adjustments. I have done everything that the support rep has suggested and the program doesn't work after hours of frustration. I don't recommend this program unless they can fix the bugs.
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Gary-box
26 March 2011
Version: 2.3.3
Great looking GUI. Makes it very pleasant to work with. A bit expensive though. A price tag of $10 would be fair.
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Pfrankl
13 November 2010
Version: 2.3.0
I downloaded this after weighing the choices of a few others. What I really like about this program is that the user-interface is so helpful. There are numerous ways of viewing the data, of comparing and contrasting folders to see exactly where the duplicates are. You then have quite a decision about what to delete and what to keep but at least you know what the parameters are. And there is a very useful option of deleting files but never deleting the last file in a group of duplicates. I have had no stability issues at all. I have a lot of duplicate files and I'm just beginning to learn the hang of this program but it promises to be very good. i'll post an update in a few days.
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Antollamh
20 October 2010
Version: 2.2.6
Further to my earlier comment, I got very speedy replies and help from the Tidy Up help line, and now find it works OK and helps find and delete repeated files very well.
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Antollamh
14 October 2010
Version: 2.2.6
I have just purchased Tidy Up 2, and struggling with the Quick Start instructions. While searching was easy, how to deal with the search results seems obscure, since when I tried to delete duplicates, I was informed that I am deleting all copies. I think that at least the Quick Start needs to be rewritten to make it intelligible. I have fired off some questions to support, hoping that his may help.
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Daniel-P-Gregory
11 September 2010
Version: 2.2.5
Tidy-up Trial very limited, it worked so I bot it; Now, it is not simple and I cannot get it to work. I have spent 4+ hours and it doesn't work. I am going to return the product and get a refund. Perhaps it's great, but i can't deal with paying for something that doesn't work quick, fast and simple as advertised, Note: If things do change and in the course of return a human points out to me what I am doing wrong and shows me how to make it work easy i will repost and retract the 4 thumbs down on this product..... Daniel G,
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Espiridion
09 July 2010
Version: 2.2.4
I'm often interested in trying this type of applications. There are quite a few things I did not like: 1. Demo is limited and nagging pop-ups are too frequent. 2. Price is expensive at $39, or $30 if I act now to save 25%. Reminded me of one of those cheesy TV infomercials. 3. Size seems a bit excessive at 25.2 MB. 4. It is a bit slow. My favorite application for finding duplicates is Find Duplicate Files. I always go back to it. Here's a brief comparison with Tidy Up! I created a Folder with 91 items, 190 MB total. I included a wide variety of files (e.g., URLs, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MP3, Images, Text, PDF, etc.). I duplicated 15 items. I changed their names and/or extension. I tried the Basic Mode originally, but I could not select multiple criteria so I switched to Advanced Mode. Results: Time: TU! 9 seconds, no items found. FDF About 2 seconds, 15 items found. The "best" result I got with Advanced Mode was when I only selected "Total item's size is same": TU! 10 seconds, 16 items found. TU! mistakenly identified one file as being a duplicate. The files are indeed different, so this is bad. As mentioned, I had only 15 duplicates. Although the list showed 16 duplicates, the top of the window displayed "Duplicate items 9" Including "Contents of Files Options" for this search: TU! 8 seconds, 6 items found. Although the list showed 6 duplicates, the top of the window displayed "Duplicate items 11" This was just a quick test, and when I use Find Duplicate Files I typically check multiple folders and hundreds of GBs of data. Speed and accuracy are VERY important. A second quick test using a 6.7 GB mostly with MP3 files. TU! 0 found using "All kinds" in Basic Mode TU! 0 found using "MP3 files" in Basic Mode TU! 1 found using "Item Size" in Advanced Mode. This was a text file. FDF found the text file AND a duplicate MP3 file TU1 checked 129 items in that folder, while FDF scanned 764 files. In spite of this, once again FDF was much faster than TU! If I had no other frame of reference I would think that TU! worked great. After all, it did find many duplicates. Unfortunately it also left out many other duplicates or identified files that were different as being identical. One thing I did like about TU! is the nice Preview that allows for a quick comparison in case of doubt. Particularly for audio and MIDI files the preview is better than that of FDF. For other files FDF does a great job, in some cases better than TU!
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Martinb
13 June 2010
Version: 2.2.3
All in all TidyUp is extremely helpful for me sorting out the "mess" of Duplicates, drag&drop--backups etc. on my hard drives. I recently installed the new version 2.2.3 and used it for scanning some large hard drives 100-300 GB (about 180.000 files were scanned). It happened several times to me that TidyUp suddenly crashed. (I'm sorry, I can't see a certain action when that happens - I'm searching for big folders containing duplicates, creating a new basket and move or trash the content). Does anyone else encounter this behaviour? :-(
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Beff
05 June 2010
Version: 2.2.3
Seems to me these actions could be obtained via Automator. Add functionality as you wish, just spend a few minutes to combine actions, and its free, home-brewed in a couple of minutes or so. Thats close to instant.
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