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WhatSize
WhatSize
3.8

Find out what files are taking up all your HD space.

$14.99
One-Time Purchase

WhatSize overview

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. Hidden files, cache files, directories will all show up with their corresponding size. This application is similar to the ancient NeXTSTEP, DarkForest.

Once the measuring of a folder has ended the user can also view the information by filtering for particular file sizes or types. The user can also move unwanted files and folder in the corresponding Trash bin similar to the Finder's Delete button.

What’s new in version 7.7.5

Updated on Mar 17 2022

  • Fixes to better handle Mounted volumes inside the /Volumes folder.
  • This bug was causing WhatSize to improperly count mounted volume sizes when measuring the Startup Disk.
View older WhatSize updates

Information

License

Shareware

Size

23 MB

Developer’s website

https://www.whatsizemac.com

Downloads

234766

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
  • You can request a trial license key here
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georgefogg
georgefogg
Mar 11 2022
7.7.4
0.0
Mar 11 2022
0.0
Version: 7.7.4
Bought a second license for my MacBook Air. With a small SSD I wanted to make sure I used my storage carefully. When I loaded the dropbox app I noticed a decrease in storage using Whatsize and quickly deleted the app to regain storage. Dropbox wasn't configured properly and Whatsize saved me a bit of agrevation.
Mmmac-Man
Mmmac-Man
Jun 11 2020
7.4.3
0.0
Jun 11 2020
0.0
Version: 7.4.3
I discovered this when it was freeware and loved it. The developer was prolific and generous. When he sold WhatSize and it became payware, I backed off until I saw a plea from the new guy about how rough it was for him, his wife and new baby to make it on the income from WhatSize, so I bought a license. I've used Daisy Disk since it came on the scene so don't know what's up with WhatSize except it doesn't do anything it didn't do when it was Peter's freeware. Freeware to $30 a pop. No, thank you.
Paulo Neto
Paulo Neto
Jun 24 2019
7.0.9
5.0
Jun 24 2019
5.0
Version: 7.0.9
I've been using WhatSize since version 5. It's great software to keep up with the usability, performance, and hence the life of your storage devices. I absolutely recommend it !!
chili4way
chili4way
Jun 24 2019
7.0.9
5.0
Jun 24 2019
5.0
Version: 7.0.9
It's my go-to app for finding out what is using up disk space. Glad it's been updated to work with Mohave!
Mcr
Mcr
Jun 11 2019
7.0.8
0.0
Jun 11 2019
0.0
Version: 7.0.8
$30 is, IMO, overpriced for a file/disk size utility. I used to use WhatSize, but then DaisyDisk appeared, which is only $9.99. The graphical display of Daisy Disk, IMO, superior, allows very quick understanding of what is taking up large space, and allows for very fast drill down. Granted Daisy Disk will not find duplicates, and if you prefer the Finder List View presentation of WhatSize, then fine, but is that worth $30.
Eric•Woehler
Eric•Woehler
Jun 10 2019
7.0.8
3.5
Jun 10 2019
3.5
Version: 7.0.8
Useful utility - have used it extensively in the past, but I can't justify USD$30 (about $48 Australian) for a one-trick pony, no matter how useful. I don't use it near enough to justify that when I use Pixelmator (same price) daily.
Paul-T-Johnson
Paul-T-Johnson
Jun 9 2019
6.6.3
0.0
Jun 9 2019
0.0
Version: 6.6.3
This app is incorrectly marked as discontinued. The active web site is here: https://www.whatsizemac.com. The current version is 7.0.8.
David8613
David8613
Jan 12 2019
6.6.3
1.0
Jan 12 2019
1.0
Version: 6.6.3
Hasn't been updated since 11/27/17. https://www.whatsizemac.com/release-notes/. Does not work with Mojave. Appears to be abandoned software.
wboweng10
wboweng10
Feb 27 2018
6.6.3
5.0
Feb 27 2018
5.0
Version: 6.6.3
Clever and useful utility. I occasionally use it, but when I do, it's always fun. The graphic imaging is so cool. It visualizes storage beautifully. No issues to report. It's just fun to use.
cbinckley
cbinckley
Jan 4 2018
6.6.3
4.0
Jan 4 2018
4.0
Version: 6.6.3
Download link downloads 6.6.2 - developer's site has actual 6.6.3.
Turquoise
Turquoise
Jun 20 2017
6.5.4
0.0
Jun 20 2017
0.0
Version: 6.5.4
Nice app, but sadly not actively developped anymore.
dave-70
dave-70
Mar 2 2017
6.5.4
5.0
Mar 2 2017
5.0
Version: 6.5.4
I love this app!
dedasilvio
dedasilvio
Feb 15 2017
6.5.4
5.0
Feb 15 2017
5.0
Version: 6.5.4
Best app ever, i love itt
bryanwhitefly
bryanwhitefly
Jul 25 2016
6.5.2
2.0
Jul 25 2016
2.0
Version: 6.5.2
It really too slow with el capitan. I think it's too expansive for only measuring of the folders. For example, other softwares for a liitle bigger price have a bundle of functions where you can optimize a mac work. So, my conslusion is 2 stars as the idea is not bad at all but needs some improvements.
RogerKatz
RogerKatz
Jul 19 2016
6.5.1
0.0
Jul 19 2016
0.0
Version: 6.5.1
The current version is 6.5.2
andrea-gino
andrea-gino
Mar 4 2016
6.4.3
1.0
Mar 4 2016
1.0
Version: 6.4.3
The app has become more and more useless after every new mac os x version. Now with el capitan it takes hours to measure my hard disk. After a measurement is done, hopefully the app doesn't crash (it happens half the times). When I try to remove some big sized file it crashes almost every time. A complete waste of money the last updates.
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Jun 26 2015
6.2.1
0.0
Jun 26 2015
0.0
Version: 6.2.1
To "quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it" I use the OS X command "Command + I". Why would anybody pay $30 to let a separate application do that (and thus have one more "useless file ... laying around")?
Fishboy
Fishboy
Apr 6 2015
6.1.8
0.0
Apr 6 2015
0.0
Version: 6.1.8
WhatSize is on sale - 50% Off - $14.99 @ MacUpdate Promo
Lenwhyte
Lenwhyte
Jan 13 2015
6.1.5
0.5
Jan 13 2015
0.5
Version: 6.1.5
This version 6.1.5 appears to have been distributed with debugging enabled. It is unusable as is.
Bousozoku
Bousozoku
Jan 10 2015
6.1.5
5.0
Jan 10 2015
5.0
Version: 6.1.5
After free upgrades and the initial US$4.99 years ago, I found the US$14.99 upgrade a surprise, but the software has always helped me find storage problems in a very direct way. This new version has gone much, much further to show the usage in different ways. I don't see any other utility offering as much as this one does. It stands beside Drive Genius, Data Rescue, and OnyX to keep my machine healthy.
$14.99
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