DiskWave
DiskWave 0.4.0
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DiskWave is a free utility to help you determine where most of your hard drive space is consumed.

DiskWave was formerly known as WhichSize.

The program scans your hard drive to compute the size of all folders and sub folders. The results are stored in memory, which allows faster navigation than the built-in "compute all sizes" option in the Finder. You can easily identify useless directories and delete them.
What's New
Version 0.4.0:

New features:

  • Added support for scan complete Notifications on Mac OS X 10.8.
  • Removed some legacy code to support 10.5 and PowerPC and migrated to 10.6 SDK.
  • Removed support for WhichSize updates.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed AddressBook console warnings when opening the "Add Location" file panel. This is caused by a class name collision.
  • Fixed crash that occurs when connecting/disconnecting external disks (HF-20120729).
  • Fixed crash on startup when the capacity of volume cannot be read (HF-20120720).

Version 0.4.0:

New features:

  • Added support for scan complete Notifications on Mac OS X 10.8.
  • Removed some legacy code to support 10.5 and PowerPC and migrated to 10.6 SDK.
  • Removed support for WhichSize updates.

Bug fixes:

  • Fixed AddressBook console warnings when opening the "Add Location" file panel. This is caused by a more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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DiskWave User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Tbrizitsky reviewed on 02 Jul 2012
Not bad for a free tool, especially if you remember old good OmniDiskSweeper.
Doesn't look as good as paid competition, but does the job if you don't mind plain list look.
[Version 0.3.0.179]


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+6

tfigs reviewed on 10 Sep 2011
Seems like a really good app for what it does and it is free. I had been using OmniDiskSweeper but it has not been updated in a while. This seems very similar. You can delete from within the app. Clearly shows your files and sizes. Nice interface and easy to use.
[Version 0.2.6.132]


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+374

Drdul reviewed on 07 Jul 2011
I like this! It does everything I need it to do, it does it fast and without crashing, and it does it for free! It might not have the eye candy of other apps, but I don't need to scan my disks very often, so extra bells and whistles don't interest me that much. DiskWave offers what I need.
[Version 0.2.6.132]


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+40

Craig42a reviewed on 13 Apr 2011
Wow! What a great piece of software. Perfect for what it is. It helped me track down usage on my drive really quickly and locate folders where tons of data was being stored. More valuable than any visual pie chart in my opinion. Highly-recommeneded. Thank you to the developers.
[Version 0.2.6.132]


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-2

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Djefis reviewed on 27 Dec 2010
This is a great piece of software, Daisy is intuitive and evolving from a graphical point of view.
[Version 0.2.6.132]


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+1

+196

Mikebenda reviewed on 27 Dec 2010
It seems to be a decent application. Not much different from the rest.

Great icon though. I was hoping it reflected the UI.
[Version 0.2.6.132]


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+3

+50

Bedouin reviewed on 12 Dec 2010
Looks like it's coming along great. When you hit the 1.0 stage I might be ready to dump WhatSize.

Yes, he's developing a free implementation of WhatSize. There's nothing wrong with that; the GNU utilities that come with Linux distributions were mere clones of commercial implementations too at one point. There's no ethical dilemma there.
[Version 0.2.5.124]


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-1

+557

Penguirl reviewed on 26 Apr 2010
I like the ability to choose a drive or folder from the left column, something OmniDiskSweeper lacks, but without a delete function I just end up going back to ODS. If/when DiskWave is able to delete files and folders directly from it's interface it will become my primary disk sizing app.
[Version 0.2.1.81]

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+77
Doc-Renaud replied on 05 May 2010
And also the possibility to open files/folders directly from it's window.
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+1
Aymeric Barthe (developer) replied on 13 Dec 2010
As of 0.2.5 there are a "move to trash" and a "reveal in finder" options in the toolbar.
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+3

+171

Bruseth reviewed on 03 Apr 2010
Thanks for this. Works just fine for me. And for free? Very nice of you. Thanks again.
[Version 0.2.0.61]


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-3

-1
Downtown commented on 03 Apr 2010
This looks a lot like a ripoff of WhatSize by id-design. If so, I'd say there was an ethical problem here.
[Version 0.2.0.61]

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-5

+8
Peachtreecity replied on 03 Apr 2010
Couldn't agree more - complete ripoff of WhatSize - even the name. Crappy compared to it as well.
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Al Melone rated on 22 Oct 2012

[Version 0.4.0]



+2

Fabio Milocco rated on 07 Nov 2011

[Version 0.3.0.179]



Losfly rated on 25 Apr 2011

[Version 0.2.6.132]



mac-newworld rated on 31 Dec 2010

[Version 0.2.6.132]



+2

Aymericb rated on 26 Dec 2010

[Version 0.2.6.132]



+2

Aymericb rated on 12 Dec 2010

[Version 0.2.1.81]


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Version Downloads:8,545
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:10 Aug 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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DiskWave is a free utility to help you determine where most of your hard drive space is consumed.

DiskWave was formerly known as WhichSize.

The program scans your hard drive to compute the size of all folders and sub folders. The results are stored in memory, which allows faster navigation than the built-in "compute all sizes" option in the Finder. You can easily identify useless directories and delete them.


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