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1.5.3
06 August 2009

Tells you what files are taking up your disk space.

Macmaria
29 February 2008

Most helpful

Very stable and when I tested it with other applications like WhatSize and OmniSweeper I found Baselines faster. I enjoy the possibility of comparing the changes between the last measures (saved baselines) and the current one. Very handy. The 20$ is a little bit too steep. I bought is during a promo and paied half price.
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Version 1.1.1

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Tbrizitsky
17 May 2011
OK, it looks like the project is completely dead :|
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Version 1.5.3
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Thyx
Thyx
22 June 2011
Argh… It worked most of my Snow Leopard time until some months ago.
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Bigboysdad
25 August 2010
Oops - forgot to rate it (see below).
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Version 1.5.3
Bigboysdad
25 August 2010
Baseline's 'tree map' view is terrible. However, its the option to identify duplicate files, delete or compress same and identify files that have been added to your HD since Baseline's last scan (all of which is done through it's 'Finder') that demonstrates this application's power and differentiates it from the free alternatives out there. Generally speaking, if your HD is small by today's standards and at least 70% full, saving disk space wherever possible is a necessary chore. In that regard, this application is a necessary and justified purchase.
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Version 1.5.3
andreasZys
19 April 2010
The Developer seems to have either died or just collects money for registration and nothing else. I posted a question in the Baseline Forum on Apr 1, i.e. 3 wks ago, concerning a problem I was having. There was a message to say that my post would have to be checked before being displayed. It has not yet appeared. While in the forum I saw -- to my astonishment -- that there had been a reply to a previous post I had made in June ‘09. The gap between that post and the Developer's reply, in December '09, had been SIX MONTHS. If you find that unbelievable see http://forums.mildmanneredindustries.com/showthread.php?t=1665 I was one of the first to pay for this app when it first appeared, and I praised it repeatedly in several forums. I have myself resolved the problem I reported on Apr 1 (and, no, it wasn't a joke!). I am DISGUSTED. Note that I am not complaining about the app. I am warning folk not to expect any service from the "Developer" in exchange for registering. Andreas
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Version 1.5.3
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bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
22 December 2010
If you go to the developer's website, you get a message saying that "MildMannered Industries is currently closed for maintenance. Back on November 1st." It is now Christmas, and the message still appears. While it is undeniably true that the developer has not responded to requests for tech support since mid-2009, one hopes that nothing dire has happened to him, although there seems to be no way to know for sure. Potential buyers should take note that, in order to register the app beyond the 14-day trial period, you have to connect to a server, which, like the developer's web site, is also out of service. It is possible that the developer's website and the server completing the registration process is one and the same thing. If you can't register the product, you don't get the prime competitive advantage of this product, which is its ability to let you compare your latest scan with the most previous scan. One of the weaknesses of the application in its current incarnation is that it does not give you the option to compare your most current scan with any other scans prior to the most previous scan. That "snapshot" comparison feature is something that an app like FileBuddy can give you, but Baseline cannot, at least not yet. When I wrote to the developer to ask that that feature get implemented, I, like everyone else who contacted him in the last 18 months, got no reply. Let's hope he's in good health and able to develop the product further. It does have value and shows great potential that merits the support to be developed further.
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bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
22 December 2010
For the sake of clarification, let me amend my earlier statement, for it is misleading and inaccurate. As presently designed, a registered version of Baseline will let you compare the latest baseline with any of the other previous baselines. But it will not let you compare any of those previous baselines with any other previous baseline. That is the additional power I, and others, I believe, were requesting from the developer. FileBuddy is a multi-faceted application that does much more than take snapshots of the files and folders on your hard drive. It lets you compare any individual snapshot with any other snapshot, so that you can see which files were added, which files were changed, which files were replaced or deleted, etc. I figured that, if FileBuddy could provide us with the ability to compare any individual portrait of the hard drive with any other, then perhaps Baseline could do the same, within its architecture.
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Corpsecorps
25 February 2010
Haven't tried it enough for a full review, but i'm really liking the baseline idea and the duplicate finder. On the downside, most treemaps are ugly and this one is just horrible despite the highlighter and info box. The lack of coloration and orderly horizontal and vertical divisions reduces it to visual clutter. I certainly wouldn't recommend the modes of other apps, either. $20 is a bit steep when you can get *most* of the functionality for free.
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Version 1.5.3
Don-Morris
12 August 2009
Incredibly fast scan. I'm not a fan of tree maps, though, and this one is much more difficult to read -- at least for me -- than those produced by GrandPerspective and DIsk Inventory X. I prefer the charts used by WhatSize and DaisyDisk. The list view fortunately can show items sorted by size, because the column view doesn't. No, excuse me: there's a bug -- or at least a poor UI decision. Column view sorts by the sort setting for list view. There are no sort controls in column view, so it's not immediately apparent how to change the sort for column view. The UI otherwise beats the two free apps I mentioned; that, along with its additional features (baselines, duplicate finding) may justify its price.
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Version 1.5.3
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Don-Morris
Don-Morris
06 October 2009
"Find duplicates" is not the feature I was looking for or commenting upon. It is completely inappropriate for you, as the developer of GrupaDupa, to be spamming this website with comments promoting your product (11 comments today alone, word-for-word identical).
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Version 1.5.3
Mildm8nnered
07 July 2009
I know it's taken a long time in coming, but Baseline 1.5 now supports selecting and deleting multiple files or folders. Undo support is present as well (until you empty the wastebasket or rescan the volume), in case you accidentially delete the wrong stuff.
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Version 1.5
Mildm8nnered
11 November 2008
Hi Xplicit A new version of Baseline that addresses the issues with deletion and useability is coming soon. We've already got most of the requested changes in place, but are still polishing and debugging. cheers, Martin
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Version 1.4.1
Xplicit
20 August 2008
The app runs stable and scans disks quite fast. On the contrary working with it in a fast and productive manner is not possible: -> No shortcut for deleting files -> Command-Backspace empties the trash (not like the finder) -> multiple selection of files is not possible -> every deletion (of a single file) must be confirmed, this behaviour cannot be changed -> no live updating of changes by external apps (by the finder for example) 20 bucks is too much for such a tool, especially if it's limited in its usability like this one.
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Version 1.3.6
Xplicit
20 August 2008
Certainly there has to be done some work on the usability of this app. Instead of moving files to the trash "Command-Backspace" empties the trash. A shortcut for deleting files is missing completely. Dear developer, why would you do that?
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Version 1.3.6
ultgames
30 March 2008
Really useful app. Fast and stable. Emailed support with an issue that turned out to be user error and got an email back with the solution within 40 minutes. And this was at 10pm on a Sunday evening. Highly recommended.
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Version 1.1.8
Darealgreg
27 March 2008
Great support! Had a problem with the tool bar on version 1.1.6 on Leopard. Developer had a work around within 15 minutes and a New version 1.1.7 is already being downloaded on this link. Get this application now with the discount. The ability to compare the results with past scans, including the hidden files and instantly see what files are growing, compress a file to create space, and reveal a files location in the finder. I know of no other application that does this. Two years ago I had an invisable var file in the System Folder that grew to 68 gigs on my PB G4. Filled all the disk space and slowed system to a crawl. Took me hours to find it, this would have found it in minutes. AND ITS FAST! Scanned 146 gigs in 2.5 minutes on Alum iMac
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Version 1.1.6
Rampancy
25 March 2008
Baseline lacks the nifty radial view that WhatSize now has, but I like the look of their Tree View mode a lot more than GrandPerspective and Disk Inventory X. Oh yes, and Baseline is much, much faster than any of them.
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Version 1.1.6
Macmaria
29 February 2008
Very stable and when I tested it with other applications like WhatSize and OmniSweeper I found Baselines faster. I enjoy the possibility of comparing the changes between the last measures (saved baselines) and the current one. Very handy. The 20$ is a little bit too steep. I bought is during a promo and paied half price.
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Version 1.1.1
gryphonent
17 February 2008
Whoa... this new TreeMap View is amazing. I can strongly recommend Baseline for finding those large files that take up space on a harddrive.
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Version 1.1
Elegraphy
29 November 2007
After a few try with Baseline, I knew I must own it. Unlike other disk sizing apps, Baseline is really fast, UI pleasing to the eyes, and very easy to use. Not only that, this developer also has a good customer support. I made my purchase on PayPal, I didn't receive my license right away. I thought a license would be emailed to me in a few days. After three days, I received an email from its developer. He noticed that after I paid on PayPal, I didn't get to the license page to finish up the transaction. He asked me if I would like to contact him to obtain my license. He thanked me and hoped he could answer any questions that I have. I have used all sorts disk sizing apps, but none made such an impression like Baseline! Leopard 10.5 on PowerBook G4 Ti 1Ghz, 1Gb ram.
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Version 1.0.1
Delight1
26 October 2007
is it just me, of is this a version of 'whatsize' that hints of costing money when finished?
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Version 0.2.4
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Mildm8nnered
Mildm8nnered
27 October 2007
The big difference between Baseline and the other disk scanning apps is that Baseline can tell you what's changed on your disk, not just how big each file or folder is. This is exactly what you want when cleaning up a disk. "where has my free space gone?" is a much more relevant question than "how much space does each item take up". Baseline can also show you *only* the items that have changed, which makes cleaning up your disk a whole lot easier. http://www.mildmanneredindustries.com/blog/?p=92 lists some other Disk Sizing/Scanning apps (together with some speed and memory usage comparisons), some (but not all) of which are free. The unregistered version of Baseline will provide similar functionality to all of these apps. However, once we ship 1.0, after the demo period has expired, Baseline's unique functionality will only be available to licensed users.
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Version 0.2.5
Lev
Lev
23 January 2008
You don't like it, don't buy it. But I don't see that the issue calls for moralizing. Baseline may be a version of whatever-you-said-it-was, but some of us aren't command line magi nor do we have any interest in becoming one. The argument is false. I pay someone to clean my house. She does nothing I couldn't do myself. But I'd rather pay her to do it. She gets paid, I get relieved of a task I don't like. This is the same sort of of deal. It's not about ethics. It's about convenience and the free market, unless I'm missing something crucial here. Which is, of course, possible...
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Version 1.0.2
Mildm8nnered
Mildm8nnered
23 January 2008
If kknopp considers Baseline to be "mundane" and "basic", perhaps he could point to another app that offers the same functionality for free, or even write one himself. Hell, if its just a shell script underneath, perhaps he can post suitable code (for computing deltas across file system snapshots) in a comment here. By the way, there is no charge for Baseline upgrades. Oh, and one more thing, I make quite a reasonable living from shareware apps, Thanks.
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Version 1.0.2