By Sean Christmann
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Space Gremlin is a simple app to help you clean up your hard drive and recover wasted space. It provides you with a "big picture" treemap view of your file system and lets you quickly determine which files or folders are taking up too much room. Delete all those unwanted gremlins eating up space! Demo Available at http://www.spacegremlinapp.com
#4 on Mac App Store Top Paid
"The go-to app for cleaning up my trusty old Mac Pro." - TUAW.com
"Space Gremlin gets the job done." MacStories.net
* Scan Bootcamp partitions and network drives
* Zoom in and out of folders
* Toggle hidden files and folders
* Ignore files and folders
* Full Screen support
* Open files in Finder and Quick View
* Compress files
* Move files to Trash
* Refresh folders without having to start a new scan
What's New in Version 2.0.1
Fixed crash affecting Yosemite users.
Version 2.0 has finally landed. Space Gremlin has been rewritten from the ground up. New visuals let you easily find files and folders and navigation bar allows you to zoom in and out of folders quickly. New support for visualizing restricted files that were previously ignored. Better support added for Mavericks and Yosemite, but still backwards compatible with 10.6.
Very Strong Filesize Visualisation Tool
The above review, “no longer allows you to scan your harddrive”, does not apply to the 2016 (v 2.01) version of the app. No problems to scan your whole HD, it works well. The treemap visualisation seems to give you more info about your files not possible with other more popular competitors. I feel money on this app is very well spent, it will help re-organising my files.
Not immediately obvious but you can navigate your HD into a sub-tree by double clicking any rectangle.
No longer allows you to scan your hard drive...
I used to find this app incredibly helpful, but since downloading it again on to a new Mac I’ve found that the App Store version doesn’t allow you to use the app as it was originally intended. I’m only interested in it so I can have an overview of the 'Macintosh HD’, but sadly you can no longer do this. Hopefully the devlopers realise this massive error and make it worth the £2.99 they’re asking for it.