FindSpace - Disk Usage in Tree Form
By John Holdsworth
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
FindSpace is a simple application to display usage on your computer's disk in a tree form so you can root out any cruft left over from previous installs and generally find out where all that disk space is going.
To use, make sure to disconnect any network drives and press the "Scan Now" button. Only the largest folders and files are shown sorted by size. Click on the folder icons to drill down to subfolders or the Folder name to view in Finder.
Simple, but does exactly what I need
This basically shows you which folders/files take up the most memory. You can keep drilling down until you find which file/s are taking up too much space.
For instance, I was missing about 20 GB… I used this and found a folder with about 20 GB in an Adobe Premiere (video editing) sub folder. I looked it up online and apparently Adobe makes a secret cache of video files from old projects… which is a complete waste of space. I cleared them out, and viola! my space is back. I would have never looked in this folder to figure it out though… but this program helps you identify things like this.
Did what I needed
I was just looking for an app that would tell me how much crap was in all my folders, and let me drill down to find big stuff to delete. It did that very well! It was quite fast to scan the drive (took less than a minute), and had a nice, simple interface.
It was a little confusing that you click the folders to expand them, and click the name to open in finder. I think a triangle to expand would've been more familiar. But other than that, no complaints.
Did the job! Fantastic!
I purchased a MacBook Pro secondhand and the computer's hard drive was full! I couldn't locate the files accessing the finder so I quickly installed this and BAM! It found all of the files which were full, it happened to be the previous owner's media library of music and video. This app is fast and simple, the interface is simple but who cares?