OmniDiskSweeper
OmniDiskSweeper
1.12

4.0

OmniDiskSweeper free download for Mac

OmniDiskSweeper

1.12
11 October 2019

Find and delete large, unwanted files.

Overview

OmniDiskSweeper is really great at what it does: showing you the files on your drive, in descending order by size, and letting you delete them easily! It scans your disks as quickly as possible and shows you the facts - if a file doesn't make the cut to stay, just click the big Delete button and be done with it. It's a fast, easy way to find those large files cluttering up your drive and clearing them out for new, better things. Make sure you want them gone, though. There's no going back.

Features:
  • View your files: when you start OmniDiskSweeper, it presents you with a list of disks attached to your machine. Double-click on one, and a new window opens with a column view listing every folder and file you can access, which it sorts by size as you watch.
  • Clean house: the free space on the disk and the ordering of the folders are automatically recalculated as you delete the old, space-hogging stuff you don't need anymore.

  • Smarter than Finder: sure, you could do this with the Finder, but OmniDiskSweeper makes it easier. Since the directories and files are sorted by size, you get to quickly zoom in on the big files that are taking up all the space.

What's new in OmniDiskSweeper

Version 1.12:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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Derekcurrie
18 October 2018

Most helpful

OmniDiskSweeper is now at version 1.11. It now supports macOS 10.14 Mojave. It requires at least macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Older versions are available at the OmniGroup site. "Version 1.11 — Sunday, September 23, 2018 • Dark Mode — Added support for Mojave’s Dark Mode. • File Access Alerts — On Mojave, any app which attempts to access a folder which contains your calendars, contacts, photo library, or reminders will trigger an alert. When OmniDiskSweeper scans the files in your home folder, it triggers these alerts: so we’ve added a description that explains that OmniDiskSweeper doesn’t actually open any of the files it scans, it just lists those files for you to review. If you wish, you can avoid these prompts by granting OmniDiskSweeper full disk access under System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy. (Or you can proceed without granting OmniDiskSweeper permission to scan those folders, in which case OmniDiskSweeper won’t be able to tell you how large they are.)" Provided kindly for free, this is a reasonable, colorful, useful way to dig around on your drives to find what's taking up all your drive space and how much of it, starting with the invisible files and folders we normally don't see. Also note that the free OmniWeb browser is still around and kept up-to-date. I've been using their test versions for years and still prefer it for some purposes on the net. [Sad note: OmniDictionary, abandoned by OmniGroup years ago, has finally flown off to code heaven as of macOS 10.14. Mojave. It's an eternal bomber. I'll miss the good old thing.]
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Version 1.10
dan-181
21 June 2019
I tied three other products before this one. The others were ok, but I find OmniDiskSweep the most helpful. It's all in the simplicity. My system has
one 256G SSD
one 512G SSD
one 4T HD
two 8T HD

In addition to macOS, I have two critical virtual servers running as guest OSs (Debian) under VMWARE Fusion. The primary files I use are distributed among the five drives, and they all are backed up to other drives. Every drive has some primary files, all the HDs have backups of files that are primary on other drives. It is not the most complicated thing in the world, but it is not the simplest either. OmniDiskSweep always is running on one of the macOS desktops. It really helps me see where disks are getting crowded and to keep my files organized.

There is one problem I am having, I don't know if it affects anyone else. OmniDiskSweep is not automatically updating as files move around. I have to close the window for a drive and start new sweeps. It used to update automatically, but that stopped happening somewhere along the way.

I do not use OmniDiskSweep for deleting anything. I tried once and there was no problem, but dango, it sure worked fast and there is no getting files back when deleted that way (except from backup).
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Version 1.11
Derekcurrie
18 October 2018
OmniDiskSweeper is now at version 1.11. It now supports macOS 10.14 Mojave. It requires at least macOS 10.13 High Sierra. Older versions are available at the OmniGroup site. "Version 1.11 — Sunday, September 23, 2018 • Dark Mode — Added support for Mojave’s Dark Mode. • File Access Alerts — On Mojave, any app which attempts to access a folder which contains your calendars, contacts, photo library, or reminders will trigger an alert. When OmniDiskSweeper scans the files in your home folder, it triggers these alerts: so we’ve added a description that explains that OmniDiskSweeper doesn’t actually open any of the files it scans, it just lists those files for you to review. If you wish, you can avoid these prompts by granting OmniDiskSweeper full disk access under System Preferences > Security & Privacy > Privacy. (Or you can proceed without granting OmniDiskSweeper permission to scan those folders, in which case OmniDiskSweeper won’t be able to tell you how large they are.)" Provided kindly for free, this is a reasonable, colorful, useful way to dig around on your drives to find what's taking up all your drive space and how much of it, starting with the invisible files and folders we normally don't see. Also note that the free OmniWeb browser is still around and kept up-to-date. I've been using their test versions for years and still prefer it for some purposes on the net. [Sad note: OmniDictionary, abandoned by OmniGroup years ago, has finally flown off to code heaven as of macOS 10.14. Mojave. It's an eternal bomber. I'll miss the good old thing.]
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Version 1.10
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claudiog3577
claudiog3577
25 August 2019
fantastic!!.. you definitely solved my problem, thank you!
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Mikael-B
21 October 2016
One main issue with OmniDiskSweeper is that it won't allow for deleting any files owned by root. That can be useful for protecting the user, but there should be a run as admin mode for when you need to clean up de-installaitons that left files behind. At least it'd be nice if the interface acknowledged the permissions didn't allow for deletion. There's not even an error sound. I know, free software and usually works great, but just some indication, please.
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Version 1.9
marleybobby
22 April 2016
Sooner or later you may realize that your drive is getting full (in case you are the happy SSD owner like me) . Omni Disk Sweeper is good and easy-to-use product with numerous options to free up space on your hard drive. Not bad.

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Version 1.9
45zer0
01 March 2014
I use this app since its very debut and can't lived without it. I'm a graphic designer and my HDD is full of very large modified images and countless variations of the projects, so about twice a year, I do a major cleaning of my Mac to saves lot of space. What I like is that with a simple scan, its fast and easy to know where some cleanup is needed. Version 1.9 is noticeably faster than 1.8, which was already fast for scaning my 1 TB HDD. I mostly trash files via the Finder though, because I examine every one of them to be sure they are all unneeded. When its done, I rescan the disk to see how much space I just save.
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Version 1.9
Macupdate149
18 January 2014
WARNING VERY BAD BUG!!!. It sometimes destroys the parent folder of the selected item NOT just the selected item. NOT good!. I attempted to delete selected .svn folder and rather than doing that it destroyed the parent folder and ALL contents. Bad design: It needs to display the name of the selected item it is going to destroy! -Jean I would far prefer an option to just move the selected items to the trash rather than for it to do non undoable damage.
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Version 1.9
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SickTeddyBear
SickTeddyBear
18 January 2014
I just want to claify, did this happen with the latest 1.9 version and did you have the same problem with previous versions? It would be helpful to know whether this is a new problem or not.
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flash1296gmailcom8977
20 January 2014
I have used this application for years on numerous Macs with various OS's, including OS X 10.9.1 Never have I encountered ANY problem, minor or major.
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Libertyforall1776
18 January 2014
Extremely useful app to find space savings, loved OMNI apps since NEXTSTEP days! ;)
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Version 1.9
HansMueller4641
23 June 2013
works great to clean up your mac
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Version 1.8
Thyne
23 January 2013
Works like a charm. I had been looking for a great app for weeks! User friendly, easy to use and perfect for beginners!
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Version 1.8
Regular-Warren
08 October 2012
I just started using OmniDiskSweeper, and I think this interface is perfect for drive clean-up. Nice app.
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Version 1.8