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July 21, 2011 7:45 AM   Subscribe

Is there a utility for the Mac that is similar to DriveSpacio for Windows?

Basically, I'm looking for some Mac utility which helps me understand what is taking up all the space on my hard drive. DriveSpacio does this graphically on Windows. Is there anything similar for the Mac?
posted by dfriedman to Computers & Internet (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I always used jDiskReport but it requires Rosetta so won't work with Lion if you're planning on upgrading.

Grand Perspective or Disk Inventory X might fit the bill.
posted by bcwinters at 7:49 AM on July 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

DiskInventoryX ( does something similar. Treemap instead of pie chart.
posted by cschneid at 7:49 AM on July 21, 2011

Grand Perspective draws a pretty picture that shows you what's taking up space.
posted by OmieWise at 7:59 AM on July 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

DaisyDisk does this on OSX. I used to swear by Sequoiaview on Windows, for the run of four different vowels in its name if nothing else, but Daisy Disk is a neat approximation.
posted by davemee at 8:02 AM on July 21, 2011 [1 favorite]

I use but seem to have an older version installed that must have been released before they started charging for it.
posted by devbrain at 8:05 AM on July 21, 2011

Oh, another good one that's less about eye candy and more about straight up number crunching is OmniDiskSweeper.
posted by bcwinters at 8:13 AM on July 21, 2011

I much prefer ring/sunburst file visualization to treemaps. DaisyDisk is good, but diskring is free.
posted by zsazsa at 8:17 AM on July 21, 2011

Another vote for Grand Perspective. It's free and simple.
posted by Homo economicus at 9:21 AM on July 21, 2011

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