DaisyDisk
DaisyDisk
4.8.2

4.5

DaisyDisk free download for Mac

DaisyDisk

4.8.2
15 November 2019

Free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big, useless files.

Overview

DaisyDisk allows you to visualize your disk usage and free up disk space by quickly finding and deleting big unused files.

The program scans your disk and displays its content as a sector diagram where the biggest files and folders at once become obvious. To drill down to a folder, just click on a segment. To bubble up, click in the center. Move the mouse over the diagram and see the name and path of each file, and enclosed files (if any). Hit Space to quickly preview file content, without launching another application. In this way, walk around your disk and drag-and-drop all unneeded files into the "collector". Expand the collector to check its contents. When done, clean it up with a single click.

What's new in DaisyDisk

Version 4.8.2:
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Bigdave56
22 June 2018

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This is one of those apps that might make you think to yourself as you use it, "Why don't all apps work like this?" I really don't have a serious criticism to offer. Very intuitive, fast, even helps you take the garbage out to the curb. My only caution would be to second the advice from an earlier reviewer to get the non-MAS version as it is more complete (It has safeguards against deleting critical system etc files so no worries.) That version also gives you a trial option. If you try it you'll buy it IMO. Top notch utility
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Version 4.6.3
Mcr
10 July 2019
This 5 star rating is to help offset the 1 star rating posted on Mar 17, 2019. I donl't believe that the user who posted that review understood that one can 'drill down' through the folder structure until each individual file is as large a section of the pie as you want. As for whether a pie display is the most efficient...well given that the average macOS disk has literally MILLIONS of files, I think the graphical display is the only way to go. Navigating a traditional Finder List View doesn't give you the instant feedback that pie section gives you regards relative size of a file compared to files around it and above it in the hierarchy. To each his own. I've tried all the 'file and disk size comparision' apps; this one is the best and very quick response when navigating.
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Version 4.7.2.2
iMacWare
26 April 2019
DaisyDisk Has been the Gold Standard for visual drive exploration. Please note that you can now do this with CleanMyMac X and other applications, but Daisy Disk has a certain "Aroma and Grace" that you just can't beat.
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Version 4.7.2
YHC
17 March 2019
I don't know why this app is so famous? Because the FIRST one app is using a Pie Chart? I won't buy it again, if someday an upgrade needs to pay. Reasons: 1. A pie chart is so beautiful, but it's not a good solution. Especially there are a few small pieces, because your cursor is very hard to touch this small pieces to show the information. 2. Now, there are a lot of apps about Disk, and they are also using a Pie Chart, and their price are cheaper or free. Thanks.
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Version 4.7.2
1 answer(s)
Software Ambience
Software Ambience
02 October 2019
The developer writing here. DaisyDisk uses a special kind of visualization that is called "tree pie" or "sunburst". You can think of it as a tree-like pie chart, where each slice is a "child" pie chart in itself. On early stages of our design process we analyzed and tested all existing kinds of charts for visualizaing file systems and concluded that the tree pie works best in most cases for most people. The tree pie was invented long before DaisyDisk, but in order to achieve its real efficiency, we came up with a multitude of our original enhancements that drastically improved readability and navigabilty of the tree pie chart. In particular, we sorted segments, reduced visual noise, added navigational colors and animations etc. Also we introduced the two-panel design that adds a lot of contextual information without cluttering the main view. Before DaisyDisk tree maps were a nightmare to use, now all apps of this kind copy our design :) Now let me comment on your reasons: 1. The point is that you're looking for big files, small files are not important for the purpose of freeing up space, so they are deliberately made small, low contrast or removed from view altogether, as visual noise. 2. There are a lot of apps in this category, but unfortunately they are either poorly designed and a pain to use or low-quality knockoffs of DaisyDisk. No other developers invested so much time and effort in the easy & comfortable user experience as we did, and our price is very moderate. I'm proud that DaisyDisk is now the most popular app in its category, it has won "Best of the Mac App Store" three times and all major media titles have written editorial reviews of DaisyDiks (there are over 500 publications in total). No other app can boast that.
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Version 4.8
Bigdave56
22 June 2018
This is one of those apps that might make you think to yourself as you use it, "Why don't all apps work like this?" I really don't have a serious criticism to offer. Very intuitive, fast, even helps you take the garbage out to the curb. My only caution would be to second the advice from an earlier reviewer to get the non-MAS version as it is more complete (It has safeguards against deleting critical system etc files so no worries.) That version also gives you a trial option. If you try it you'll buy it IMO. Top notch utility
Like (4)
Version 4.6.3
1 answer(s)
Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
20 November 2019
Please explain more about "the non-MAS version".
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Version 4.8.2
SiteCR2
25 February 2018
Impressed with the app, provided an excellent visual on data/area I was trying to see. One question I asked the developer was responded back by very quickly.
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Version 4.4
Accountant
07 December 2017
great app!
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Version 4.4
saliha-najib
27 November 2017
J'ai testé l'application DaisyDisk sur mon ancien Macbook pro (mi-d-2012) dont le système High Seirra 10.13.1 est installé. DaisyDisk démarre rapidement avec le système et il ne ralentit si pas le CPU ni le RAM de mon Macbook. Le design ainsi l'interface de l'application DaisyDisk permettant d'avoir une décomposition visuelle de votre espace disque sous la forme d'une carte interactive, de révéler les plus gros gaspilleurs d'espace, et de les retirer avec un simple glisser-déposer. Les options de l'application sont multiples mais ce que j'ai aime beaucoup le plus : c'est l'option dans le menu qui te permettre se découvrez ce qui se cache dans la catégorie "Autre" et de l'effacer. Aussi il te permet de récupérer de l'espace disque en trouvant et en supprimant de gros fichiers inutiles. À la fin de mon test-je donne 5 étoiles et je recommande vivement l'achat de cette application
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Version 4.4
Bezbozny
25 June 2017
Excellent software. Well worth the money.
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Version 4.4
Jlock
25 February 2016
DaisyDisk is an amazing app! I use it everyday at work and it is well worth the money. This has to be the most beautiful app that I have ever used!
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Version 4.0.4
2 answer(s)
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
J-Mueller-MacUpdate
16 January 2017
It's def gorgeous!
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Mcr
Mcr
04 May 2018
IMO, it is very unprofessional for MU Editors to post reviews (positive or negative). Editors, as USERS of the product, are certainly entitled to their personal opinion, those opinions should be posted using a personal avatar not associated with their duties as moderators of this forum. As moderators of MU, which profits from ALL the developers who consent to have their products listed on this site, editors should not show any bias towards any products. If I were the developer of a competing product to Daisy Disk, I"d be upset and I'd be calling MU management to complain.
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Drdul
17 February 2016
If you are using the Mac App Store version, like I was, do yourself a favour and download the non-MAS version from the developer. You can install it in place of the MAS version and it will recognize your licence. The reason to use the non-MAS version is that you can Scan as Administrator (in the dropdown menu next to the Scan button), and when you do that DaisyDisk can see everything on the disk. I had 160 GB of trashed Time Machine local backups eating up my disk space, and I was able to find them and delete them within DaisyDisk in a matter of minutes. I had spent a few hours trying to figure out where my disk space had gone, and once I switched to the non-MAS version of DaisyDisk I had my answer!
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Version 4.0.2
2 answer(s)
dod2
dod2
11 March 2016
Hi Drdul,
I can't find the non-MAS version to download.

Can you give me some help, please?
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Jools912
Jools912
20 March 2016
@dod2 It's right on the front page of the apps website.
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$9.99

4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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