By Luma Fung
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FreeSpace is the No.1 full-featured free space monitor and 1-click ejector! No other similar freeware can compare!
** Note to All OS X 10.7 and Forward Users **
On OS X 10.7 and forward, local snapshot is switched on by default by Apple. That means some space would have been taken and hidden as local backup inside OS X. Finder always displays the available space disregarding the local snapshots. But FreeSpace displays the true available space with regard to the presence of the snapshots. See Apple's own knowledge base:
"… You may notice a difference in available space statistics between Disk Utility, Finder, and Get Info inspectors. This is expected and can be safely ignored. The Finder displays the available space on the disk without accounting for the local snapshots, because local snapshots will surrender their disk space if needed... "
**** MacWorld Favorite Mac Gems 2012
"FreeSpace’s systemwide menu shows all mounted volumes along with the available free space on each; if you want to monitor a particular volume, you can choose to have that volume’s free space displayed right in the menu bar."
"FreeSpace is one of the best free space monitors available out there. It's fast, reliable, low on resource consumption (during the testing process it constantly occupied 10 MB of RAM) and stable (it never crashed)."
"FreeSpace is a tiny menubar utility that can show you how much space is available on all local, connected, and network drives with a single click."
"I do recommend it. This is a cool little app that is very useful, easy to use, and it’s only US$0.99. What’s not to love."
"A very useful and simple application that once you start to use, you can never do without."
> FreeSpace is the most full-featured free space monitor! It leads over the other similar freeware!
- Well-categorized menu showing free spaces of all local, external, network drives, Superdrive, and disk images
- Eject all by 1-click. Eject single partition by option-click.
- Fully-customized number format on the menubar
- Low free space drive highlighting
- Mount and Eject notification. On the menubar or Notification Center as you decide.
> Works best with Time Machine backup!
- Pin the Time Machine drive on the menu bar
- After the backup is finished, FreeSpace will notify you when the drive is ejected
- FreeSpace will remember the Time Machine drive and will show the drive on the menubar again on the next backup.
> Auto-launch every time when computer starts up
- After downloading FreeSpace from the AppStore, go to the Application folder
- Double-click FreeSpace to launch the first time
- Select "Launch at Login" from the Preference menu. FreeSpace will auto-launch itself every time when the computer starts up
> Rich features leading over the other similar freeware!
- Eject all connected drives and disk images by 1-click or ⌘E
- Eject the whole drive by clicking the eject button
- Eject single partition by option-clicking the the eject button
- Eject all drives in the same category by 1-click
- Open the drive in Finder by clicking the name
- Drives are grouped and displayed in logical categories
- Highlight drive with low free space when under certain percentage
- Any drive can be pinned on the menu bar. If the drive is disconnected, FreeSpace remembers and will re-pin it once it is reconnected
- Custom number format on the menu bar
- Show read-only drive in gray number (OSX 10.7 and onward)
- Sort partitions by ascending or descending name or free space
- Retina display support
- Ultra-low CPU and memory consumption
- Ultra-fast auto-launch at computer startup
> Language Support
- English, Français, Deutsch, 日本語, 正體中文, 簡體中文
> Mac Requirement
- OSX 10.6.8 or above
What's New in Version 1.2.15
El Capitan compatibility
just wish it still worked
I’ve been using this for over 4 years now, and it’s been invaluable, virtually indispensable every day - until recently. Now it no longer appears to work reliably at all. Sometimes connected external drives simply disappear from the list of external storage, making it all too easy to unplug a connected drive and get the ‘drive not ejected properly’ warning. Quitting and relaunching the app brings all the drives back onto the list. But I can’t rely on any of them staying there. I’d love to see this app working perfectly again - it’s very well designed, and was originally really useful - but despite 3 emails, there has been no response whatsoever from the developer.
Good, but seemingly no longer supported
Operationally, seems to work fine in Sierra 10.12.3. I don’t see the issue experienced by the other reviewer where mounted drives disappear. One thing I have noticed is that the status icon becomes invisble if you use a dark theme. You can still click where it would be, and it still works, you just don’t see the icon. I told the developer some time ago who responded with thanks, but there’s been no new version with a fix so can only assume it’s no longer being developed.