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DiskRing is a disk usage analyzer that uses the ringchart effect to display the disk usage.
What's New
Version 1.1:
  • license changed into BSD license
  • PPC support added.
  • ringview rewritten to be faster
  • added a preliminary move to trash menuitem
  • added hardlinks detection
  • added information list on unreadable files/folders
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 or later

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Tbrizitsky commented on 22 Dec 2010
Greetings from DaisyDisk Team…

It's sad to see the project is dying :(
Maybe someone will pick it up or start a new open project based on Filelight.
[Version 1.1]

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luca (developer) replied on 13 Jan 2011
well... you can always help me if you want :P

unfortunately I had no time for cocoa last year :(
and I'll probably have no time this year either...


J.w. reviewed on 18 Apr 2010
Scanned for about half an hour, then crashed.
[Version 1.1]



Corpsecorps reviewed on 25 Feb 2010
Although i purchased DaisyDisk in a promo a while back and it's great, i'm something of an app junkie and had to have a look at this.

I fully expected to hate it: UI rip-off of DD and very small download size was a bad omen, amongst other things.

No, it's not got DD's flash, and it has no prefs and a couple very minor cosmetic bugs, but it's really very well done. Fed it my largest, most cluttered drive and it scaned it at blazing speed.

If you only need this sort of thing occasionally, Disk Ring will probably suit fine and the price is right.

I'll be interested in seeing where this goes.
[Version 1.1]


Steve Copley commented on 05 Jan 2010
While it's always nice that a developer takes the time to create a free application, I can't help thinking that it's definitely not cool to create one that blatantly copies the work/design of another developer.

I don't think that the similarity of this app to DaisyDisk can be put down to mere 'parallel evolution' - It's pretty much a straight rip-off of the UI.

Maybe I'm doing the developer a dis-service. Maybe the app's design was created without ever seeing DaisyDisk... if so I apologise.
[Version 1.1]

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Mlbkxbx replied on 14 Jan 2010
I just tried DaisyDIsk 1.3.6, and judging from that, i wouldn't even have guessed DIskring was based on the same codebase, other than that the screenshots look similar.
Diskring is a super nice application, though. It did pretty much what i thought it would do, without all the bells and whistles of course.
The only thing i felt missing from the UI was the ability to turn off hidden directories and such. It's a bit simplistic, but works very well.

ednl replied on 06 Dec 2010
It has nothing to do with Daisy Disk, in so far as both of them are "inspired by" Baobab from Gnome. Ring charts are nothing new either.

Gryffin commented on 05 Jan 2010
Nice freebie alternative to DaisyDisk. But the human brain groks areas better than angles. I suggested to the DaisyDisk folks that they add an option to show each "ring" progressively thinner, so that the area of each file/folder is proportional to the filesize, no matter how deep. The DD folks poo-pooed the idea; I wonder of diskring's devs might be more open to the idea?
[Version 1.1]



Pizzacake reviewed on 21 Dec 2009
Great tool, found a few gigs of wasted space quickly. Intuitive interface, you can drill down to focus on particular directories. Thanks dev.
[Version 1.0]



Ean reviewed on 20 Dec 2009
As an alternative to DaisyDisk, diskring is slower, clunkier and homelier. However, diskring is free- or donation-ware and DaisyDisk costs twenty bucks.

Grand Reporter is also free, and fairly fast, but doesn't use the superior "ring" display method.

If you don't need this sort of tool all the time, or just don't want to spend serious beer munee, diskring will do the job.
[Version 1.0]



Shadymac reviewed on 20 Dec 2009
I nice little app that does what it says in a simple and effective way. And is very handy, well done to the developer.!
[Version 1.0]


ednl commented on 19 Dec 2009
Looks very nice!
[Version 1.0]

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Brady9 rated on 10 Nov 2012

[Version 1.1]

Version Downloads:12,182
Type:Utilities : File Management
Date:05 Jan 2010
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
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DiskRing is a disk usage analyzer that uses the ringchart effect to display the disk usage.

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