OmniDiskSweeper
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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.

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When you start OmniDiskSweeper, it presents
What's New
Version 1.9:
  • Fixed a common crash on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • More Responsive: OmniDiskSweeper is much more responsive when scanning a slow disk. (The interface used to block while scanning the list of files contained in a folder, which could cause very long pauses when scanning slow disks.)
  • Faster Scans of Remote Disks: Switched to scanning directory contents using API that only collects the small set of attributes that OmniDiskSweeper is actually going to use, so it can scan remote disks much more quickly.
  • Smarter Scan Order: Rather than scanning a directory to completion before starting on any other directories, OmniDiskSweeper will automatically skip between folders so you can more quickly get a sense of how big each directory is relative to the others.
Version 1.9:
  • Fixed a common crash on OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
  • More Responsive: OmniDiskSweeper is much more responsive when scanning a slow disk. (The interface used to block while scanning the list of files contained in a folder, which could cause very long pauses when scanning slow disks.)
  • Faster Scans of Remote Disks: Switched to scanning directory contents using API more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8 or later



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OmniDiskSweeper User Discussion (Write a Review)
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45zer0 reviewed on 01 Mar 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.
[Version 1.9]


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Macupdate149 reviewed on 18 Jan 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.
[Version 1.9]

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Negritude replied on 18 Jan 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 replied on 20 Jan 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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+2

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Libertyforall1776 commented on 18 Jan 2014
Extremely useful app to find space savings, loved OMNI apps since NEXTSTEP days! ;)
[Version 1.9]


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+3

HansMueller4641 reviewed on 23 Jun 2013
works great to clean up your mac
[Version 1.8]


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Thyne reviewed on 22 Jan 2013
Works like a charm. I had been looking for a great app for weeks! User friendly, easy to use and perfect for beginners!
[Version 1.8]


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MacUpdate-Warren reviewed on 08 Oct 2012
I just started using OmniDiskSweeper, and I think this interface is perfect for drive clean-up. Nice app.
[Version 1.8]


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Elaineeer reviewed on 25 Jul 2012
Good work! If it could set different colors to separate the system files and users files or caches would be more perfect!
[Version 1.8]


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Libertyforall1776 reviewed on 20 Apr 2012
App is awesome and price is right -- use it regularly to find space savings easily and quickly. Omnigroup is great -- I have used their apps since the NEXTSTEP days!
[Version 1.7.2]


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+2

apetts reviewed on 05 Jul 2011
Been using this app for a long time and loved it. However ever since my company forced me to use file vault on my macbook pro, it stopped working. Will it ever be updated again?
[Version 1.7.2]

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Bigboysdad replied on 31 Jul 2011
Well, Omnidisk apparently hasn't been updated on Lion and keeps freezing/ not responding when I try to delete some cache files under the new operating system. So it looks like this is on the way out. Shame, as this was a simple, effective piece of Mac software.
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M.Luther replied on 29 Sep 2011
@Bigboysdad According to http://roaringapps.com/apps:table/tags/_o/index_tags/_o, OmniDiskSweeper works well with 10.7.
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+390
Bigboysdad replied on 12 Nov 2011
Thanks, M.Luther, I did give it another go and it works ok most of the time, but before reading your post I looked around for alternatives and settled on Diskwave and DaisyDisk which may be overkill for some, but provides everything you need if you have to keep emptying out your HD.
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Almostwise reviewed on 08 Dec 2010
I love this ap! Quickly helps me find what is hogging my disk space, and for free, it can't be beat! Just be careful when you hit the "destroy" button in the ap, make sure you want it gone...
[Version 1.7.2]


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Melorede rated on 14 Jul 2013

[Version 1.8]



-5

Sos-Ufo rated on 08 Jan 2013

[Version 1.8]



honzaBFU rated on 10 Dec 2012

[Version 1.8]



+3

Brady9 rated on 02 Nov 2012

[Version 1.8]



+14

Kkthompson rated on 22 Oct 2012

[Version 1.8]



Karin037 rated on 20 Oct 2012

[Version 1.8]



+2

Aeon rated on 25 Jul 2012

[Version 1.8]



-24

widethtripp rated on 10 Nov 2011

[Version 1.7.2]



ggxf rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 1.7.2]


Downloads:129,970
Version Downloads:17,352
Type:Utilities : File Management
License:Free
Date:18 Jan 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.

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


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