WhatSize
WhatSize 5.3.2
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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
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 formatting when exporting as CSV.
  • Addressed file size calculations in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion.
  • Addressed issue with automatic graphics context switch to conserve battery time on laptops.
  • Added FileName column on TableView mode.
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.
  • more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later



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WhatSize User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 5.x:
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cernus reviewed on 04 Apr 2014
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...
[Version 5.3.2]

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cernus replied on 04 Apr 2014
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!
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Bruceb7110 reviewed on 13 Sep 2013
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.
[Version 5.3.2]

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solalfr replied on 15 Sep 2013
I have exactly the same issue. I just bought it today and I'm unable to know which "serial name" I could give.
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caj54 replied on 22 Sep 2013
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
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Ompilf commented on 29 Oct 2012
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!
[Version 5.3.2]


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Eltimbo reviewed on 01 Oct 2012
Generally, a nice piece of software that is easy to use.
[Version 5.3.2]


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Dejmac reviewed on 29 Aug 2012
Great app. Very helpful and very reliable. I use it to improve speed and stability of my MacBook Pro 17".
[Version 5.3.1]


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Joel H reviewed on 18 Mar 2012
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
[Version 5.2.1]


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GlendaDyoung reviewed on 25 Nov 2011
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.
[Version 5.1.1]

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Kdeda replied on 10 Jan 2012
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.
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Vkubalkova reviewed on 21 Nov 2011
it i a great tool particularly for somebody who is not a professional developer.
[Version 5.1.1]


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CueMac reviewed on 26 Oct 2011
I didn't see any benefits of the app. You can do it easily with Terminal.
[Version 5.0.6]

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Misha replied on 18 Nov 2011
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.
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Kdeda replied on 10 Jan 2012
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.
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Harristype replied on 13 Jan 2012
"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.
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Komtom replied on 02 Jun 2012
It's like saying: I don't like Pages or MSWord, I can do it better with a pencil...
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Asbjornu reviewed on 08 Sep 2011
Very simple to use application that does what it says on the tin and what you expect it to do.
[Version 5.0.2]


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Corpsecorps had trouble on 25 Feb 2010
I'm testing the trial version, but even if i pick a folder within the 20 GB limit, the PieChart shows as an empty white pane except for the size of the folder in black type.

If i hover the mouse over the center, i see a grey circle and a box showing the path and size, period. No pie chart. No drilling in or out.
[Version 4.9.1]

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Kdeda replied on 19 Mar 2010
The demo version should do everything the full version does. Except the sudo module and a limited 20 GB folder.
I admit, that once you measure a folder, you'd have to swich from browser view to pie chart to see the piechart.
So that seems like a minor bug.
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Eric-Woehler had trouble on 29 Aug 2009
confirming flaky/unpredictable behaviour under 10.6. suggest you dont use it until developer releases update for SL.
[Version 4.8]

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Fzappo commented on 30 Nov 2009
Under Snow Leopard--be careful if deleting files in Whatsize. It may try to delete the entire folder.
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JP2110 had trouble on 28 Aug 2009
Erratic behavior under Snow Leopard :(
[Version 4.8]


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twic had trouble on 12 Dec 2008
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I THINK I finally figured out the Problem with the "Serial Name"

I DID go back and found my invoice from MacUpdate.

I copy and pasted the Name as it was listed there...

I THINK (but have not proven) there MIGHT be an invisible "TAB" or two between my First and Last Names.

One way or another WhatSize is now working...

but after ALL that trouble, it doesn't really offer much as a Utility

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[Version 4.4.1]


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Thm19a had trouble on 07 Dec 2008
Abouth the program - WhatSize.
Serial name? I dont now that!
I have the serial number but the program ask for the serial name!
What shall I do?? Bought the program 7des08 together with 9 other programs from MacUpdate... In my e mail I get it says nothing abouth a serial name.. Is there someone who can help in this?
[Version 4.4.1]

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wickedwout commented on 08 Dec 2008
Same problem here...
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twic commented on 08 Dec 2008
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Me Three!

I've tried every variation of my name I can think of... even my company name!

Will someone (from WhatSize? or elsewhere) PLEASE solve this mystery?!?

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jose commented on 09 Dec 2008
I bought MACUPDATE bundle two days ago and the same problem. The only serial left to be received is WHATSIZE. I send an email to the developers so I am expecting for an answer
regards
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Thm19a replied on 09 Dec 2008
Hi folks..
I asked MacUpdate abouth the trouble too activate my WhatSize. The answer helps me - write your name EXACTLY as you write it when "you" ask for the "packet".
I did, and hurray - then it was registrated! This was my way too get it running.. Hope other can use same prosedyre.
Thanks..
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wickedwout commented on 09 Dec 2008
Using the exact name you used on the form to MacUpdate works indeed.
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ssrmpc replied on 12 Dec 2008
Thank you!!! Now it works for me as well.

Super!
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rampancy had trouble on 19 Aug 2008
Sadly, this version simply doesn't work on 10.4.11 (on a C2D MacBook 2 GB RAM/2 Ghz).

The main window can't be shown, all of the menus don't work, and bottom half WhatSize's application menu is completely blank (as in no text, just an empty menu).
[Version 4.3.1]


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onon had trouble on 28 Jan 2007
hi, can somebody tell me please the meaning of the colors after measure? red?green? lila? which color can I delete? which not?
thx!
[Version 10.3.91]

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scottycub commented on 04 Jun 2007
The color coding is used to identify the range of the file sizes. That is, a different color for 'GB', 'MB' and 'KB' sized items. I assume this is used so that the user can quickly and easily identify the range of file sizes for which you are looking and also gives you a clearly defined point where the file sizes change to a different range category.
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sjj_public had trouble on 31 Mar 2006
This program appears to be trying to sort the results by size, but it isn't working. I have a listing where there are numerous cases such as an 89 MB folder being listed before a 93 MB folder. Also it doesn't sort anything until after the sizing on the drive is completed entirely. That OmniDiskSweeper does do this, and gives a frequently updating total for folders as it sizes them, makes it easier to see the progress of the scan. I paid for OmniDiskSweeper a while ago, before this existed, so the cost is moot to me. OmniDiskSweeper works better, but this one is free and that's nothing to scoff at. Fix the bugs and improve the feedback and it would be hard to justify purchasing ODS, but ODS isn't expensive and it works great now. Lastly, the claim by another reviewer that WhatSize is faster is questionable - at least in my just done experiment, ODS finished the entire drive scan substantially faster than WhatSize did and, as I noted, ODS gave much better feedback as it progressed.
[Version 10.2.6]



Charlesjeremy rated on 06 Jun 2013

[Version 5.3.2]



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Howiemac rated on 12 Dec 2012

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Roes rated on 13 Nov 2012

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mwab rated on 22 Oct 2012

[Version 5.3.2]



jigbim rated on 31 Aug 2012

[Version 5.3.2]


Downloads:198,831
Version Downloads:10,488
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Demo
Date:29 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $12.99
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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. 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.


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