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Sulcalibur

Sulcalibur

Automaton Tech

from London, United Kingdom
367 posts

Awesome app. I liked this the first time I saw it and I have to saw this is a brilliant start to the Heist!!

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October 31, 2009 4:42 pm
mardarrell

mardarrell

Urchin

from Oklahoma
1 posts

Nice app, easy to understand interface.  It easily helped me free up 40 GB in a matter of about 5 minutes.  Thanks MacHeist!

October 31, 2009 5:17 pm
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

Well, as for UI…
Have anyone tried hitting space while pointing at files or dropping folders to DaisyDisk's window?

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October 31, 2009 5:21 pm
koki

koki

Automaton Tech

444 posts

Daisy Disk is incredibly intuitive to use. Almost immediately I was impressed on just how many ways you can actually "navigate" your hard drive. The free form interface made finding wasted space a breeze.

1.) The quality and presentation of this app are quite beautiful. The opaque black background that floats above my desktop is classy, and the color choices used for differentiating files and folders on your hard drive not only make for great eye candy, they enhance navigation.

2.) You're not limited to just scanning your Macintosh HD, you can scan Windows NTFS drives as well if you desire. They take a little longer, but the fact that I can use this program across multiple hard drives is a huge bonus.

3.) Navigation is quite wonderful. I can click down into my folders by clicking on any of the colored segments, go up a directory by pressing the central circle when desired (or by pressing the arrow button on the navigation bar), and select any of my Macintosh HD main folders by selecting them from the sidebar. It works the way you want it to, which makes for user friendly navigation even for the newest Mac users.

With this application, I've found over 50GB of space that I was able to identify and either delete, or move off to an external hard drive.

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October 31, 2009 5:22 pm
lecycliste

lecycliste

Automaton Tech

from Switzerland
122 posts

I like the application a lot

FYI, this was in Mac Bundle Box

so freebies don't count for the "no repeats rule?

not complaining, as free and fun adventure to earn

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October 31, 2009 5:29 pm
phillryu

phillryu

Administrator

1,569 posts

lecycliste wrote:

I like the application a lot

FYI, this was in Mac Bundle Box

so freebies don't count for the "no repeats rule?

not complaining, as free and fun adventure to earn

Yeah, the no repeats rule generally applies to 'season bundles', and not things like individual freebies or things like the giving tree.

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October 31, 2009 5:57 pm
lecycliste

lecycliste

Automaton Tech

from Switzerland
122 posts

Yeah, the no repeats rule generally applies to 'season bundles', and not things like individual freebies or things like the giving tree.

cheers .... and again not complaining ...

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October 31, 2009 6:00 pm
gemmes

gemmes

Big Game Hunter

665 posts

Very neat app. Another great app I would never have bought but is very useful. smile

I wish the app didn't quit when you click on X though.

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October 31, 2009 6:07 pm

sihouko

Urchin

3 posts

DaisyDisk is a very beautiful app.
but I donot know how can i see the effect like「Fantastic interface」picture? Who can help me >,<

October 31, 2009 7:07 pm
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

Folder dropped to the main window:
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/188977/DDwave.jpg

QuickLook integration (Spacebar):
http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/188977/DDQL.jpg

DaisyDisk Team member

October 31, 2009 7:10 pm

sihouko

Urchin

3 posts

sacrat, Thank you for your help,it is very cool ^_~

October 31, 2009 7:12 pm
rampancy

rampancy

Moderator

from Denial.
3,889 posts

Whoa, cool. Are those features of DaisyDisk 2, or are those available now?

After further poking around, I have to agree that the eye candy actually really compliments what DD is supposed to do. I also find DD's pie chart much easier to read than the pie chart in WhatSize.

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October 31, 2009 7:25 pm
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

rampancy, the future is now smile
These are actual screenshots from current version wink

DaisyDisk Team member

October 31, 2009 7:59 pm
Eggbert

Eggbert

Sky Pirate

from Canada
1,226 posts

This is glorious. I just got rid of iTunes files which had been removed from iTunes, not my  drive, and got 6GB back.

October 31, 2009 8:02 pm
JMarkevich

JMarkevich

Sky Pirate

from Halifax, Canada
1,189 posts

Very timely.  I recently noticed that JDiskReport, my previous go-to app for this task, seemed to stop working once I upgraded to Snow Leopard, and this seems like it will suit me fine!

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October 31, 2009 8:27 pm
NSWMaps

NSWMaps

Automaton Tech

from San Antonio, Texas
213 posts

This app is extraordinary. Thank you Sacrat and Macheist!

October 31, 2009 9:48 pm
PowerZ

PowerZ

Big Game Hunter

625 posts

Thanks for the great app.  I also like how the icon in my dock shows the scan status.

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October 31, 2009 10:32 pm
Reinoutsmit

Reinoutsmit

Urchin

from Netherlands
8 posts

great interface and icon in toolbar is superb
way better then diskinventoryX

November 1, 2009 5:48 am
Zman5

Zman5

Tinkerer

from Detroit, Mi
26 posts

Is this app like CleanMyMac, or is it purely a visual app?

Check out my video on some really cool ways to MOD YOUR MAC! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQZIruo_YRo

November 1, 2009 5:50 am
andys53

andys53

Sky Pirate

from a frog flu resistant land.
1,904 posts

Zman5 wrote:

Is this app like CleanMyMac, or is it purely a visual app?

just as good but different, see previous posts or check the website.

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November 1, 2009 6:11 am
russprinter

russprinter

Urchin

1 posts

I'm really liking this app. Very intuitive interface. It isn't slowing my system down any and I'm on an early 2006 iMac

November 1, 2009 6:34 am
Vojtin

Vojtin

Tinkerer

32 posts

?

November 1, 2009 7:26 am
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

Vojtin wrote:

?

!

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November 1, 2009 8:27 am
MacAndy

MacAndy

Automaton Tech

from Bavaria
116 posts

I like this app! Thanks to sacrat and MacHeist...

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November 1, 2009 8:30 am
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

russprinter wrote:

I'm really liking this app. Very intuitive interface. It isn't slowing my system down any and I'm on an early 2006 iMac

It shouldn't. By design tongue
DaisyDisk works good on Macs with just 1GB of RAM (come on, 1GB is nothing for Leopard), but starting from 2GB things get better. Besides, not many people really have too complex snapshots.

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November 1, 2009 8:44 am
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

It's not fair to address all thanks to me personally, I'm just an interaction designer (person responsible for UI) wink

DaisyDisk Team member

November 1, 2009 8:47 am
grantwall

grantwall

Tinkerer

from Vancouver, BC, Canada
16 posts

sacrat wrote:

It's not fair to address all thanks to me personally, I'm just an interaction designer (person responsible for UI) wink

The UI is just marvellous. Your entire team deserves much thanks. Once the new version is out, I most likely will end up buying it. Since getting my copy of DaisyDisk, I've freed up ~30GB of space.

November 1, 2009 8:55 am
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

Not bad for a start.
For me it saved something like 1TB already (yes, I have a pack of external drives).

DaisyDisk Team member

November 1, 2009 8:59 am

Dahaun

Urchin

1 posts

Thanks!

November 1, 2009 9:46 am
fr0stbyt

fr0stbyt

Automaton Tech

from Ridgeland, MS
468 posts

I think it's awesome and I already freed up about 17gigs worth of space just poking around.

I honestly don't know that I would buy it for $20, but I will enjoy it for now and decide later when I see what new features are added.

Taking feature requests?  How about finding duplicate files and highlighting them (maybe pulse the colors) so you can quickly see that you have 2 of the same movie on the drive.  What about right-click (command-click) and be able to delete (and safe delete) files directly from the interface instead of jumping to Finder?  I also would not mind being able to adjust the transparency.

And if any of this exists and I haven't found it, please let me know. 

Thanks and man... superb UI.

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November 1, 2009 10:25 am
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

As I already mentioned, in-app deletion will be in DaisyDisk 2. There's really a lot of work needed in order to implement this feature the way we want.

Duplicate finding is unlikely as making a decent duplicate file detector means a lot of work the vast majority of users wouldn't even notice. For example, files may be on different volumes, including network ones, they may have different names or metadata and so on. I don't even talk about situations like "I have this video in both QuickTime and MKV formats" smile
If these files are large, you'll see them anyway.

DaisyDisk is not a general-purpose maintenance tool, cache cleaner or file browser. We wanted it to make just one thing (help eliminating space hogs) and do it well.

DaisyDisk Team member

November 1, 2009 10:50 am
jashsayani

jashsayani

Automaton Tech

from Salt Lake City, UT, USA
110 posts

On my Mac mini, I have a 160 GB HD with only 2 GB free space. I use it primarily for multimedia as its hooked to a LCD TV.

Any ideas on how I can get some more space...? Here is how it looks...

http://localhostr.com/files/a1856b/Picture%203.png

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November 1, 2009 11:32 am
dkoerner

dkoerner

Sky Pirate

from Good ol' Germany
1,165 posts

get a new Mac Mini.... or an iMac

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November 1, 2009 11:50 am
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

I can bet most of the space is taken by multimedia stuff.
Why not just buy an external 1TB or 2TB drive and move movies there?
Sooth to say I have two of such drives connected to my mini, not even mentioning that my home Macs need to place their Time Machine backups somewhere smile

DaisyDisk Team member

November 1, 2009 11:54 am
jashsayani

jashsayani

Automaton Tech

from Salt Lake City, UT, USA
110 posts

Hmm.... So I guess there's no place to empty some disk space.

I am a bit busy these days, but am planning to upgrade to SnowLeopard next month and will get a 4TB external drive.

BTW, is there a Mac mini with 1 TB HD ? (If I make a made-to-order one) ? In that case how much could I get if I sell my current mini ? (2.0 GHz, 2GB RAM, 160GB HD), its a year old.

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November 1, 2009 12:54 pm
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

Well, you cannot recover space if you don't delete, move or compress something.

As for 1Tb minis, take a look as ministacks, these might be a better option for you.

DaisyDisk Team member

November 1, 2009 1:00 pm
sframsden3

sframsden3

Gearhead

83 posts

Great App!  I cleared up 8GB!!  Here is my HD now (scanning took less than 5 mins):

http://emberapp.com/sframsden3/images/daisydisk/sizes/m.png

Let's go Green Team!!!

November 1, 2009 1:05 pm
shatarys

shatarys

Urchin

1 posts

sacrat, thank you for this great app.

PS и ещё отдельное спасибо за русскую локализацию.

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November 1, 2009 1:39 pm
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

Congrats!

btw, there's a small difference between DaisyDisk you get from our site and one downloaded from MacHeist.
It's the icon. Original application icon (one on my avatar) has been created by Ekaterina Prokofieva while MacHeist version features a more colorful version by Wolfgang Bartelme.

DaisyDisk Team member

November 1, 2009 1:41 pm
offline

offline

Tinkerer

from Ossining, NY
44 posts

Neat app.  Very useful.

Thanks a bunch!

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November 1, 2009 1:52 pm
Sulcalibur

Sulcalibur

Automaton Tech

from London, United Kingdom
367 posts

This thing that I really admire here isn't that the app is awesome and free (although that is quality, don't get me wrong) but what I like is that sacrat the developer is on here answering all questions and problems. I usually only buy into a product in the service is good. Example is I tried Cornerstone & Versions for my subversion needs. I liked Cornerstone more but the service was MUCH better from the Versions team. For that reason I bought their product.

With this in mind I would happily buy a product I needed if developed by the DaisyDisk team.

People sometime don't think about the customer service.

You should Follow me at - Sulcalibur cool
You know it makes sense wink

November 1, 2009 2:42 pm

ayodh14

Automaton Tech

105 posts

Sulcalibur wrote:

This thing that I really admire here isn't that the app is awesome and free (although that is quality, don't get me wrong) but what I like is that sacrat the developer is on here answering all questions and problems. I usually only buy into a product in the service is good. Example is I tried Cornerstone & Versions for my subversion needs. I liked Cornerstone more but the service was MUCH better from the Versions team. For that reason I bought their product.

With this in mind I would happily buy a product I needed if developed by the DaisyDisk team.

People sometime don't think about the customer service.

Spot on.

November 1, 2009 3:46 pm
oatmealsnap

oatmealsnap

Gearhead

from Geneseo, NY
60 posts

Anybody know how to make the ripple effect from the screenshot on the website?

Also, what is the Super-User for?

November 1, 2009 4:10 pm
jashsayani

jashsayani

Automaton Tech

from Salt Lake City, UT, USA
110 posts

sacrat wrote:

Well, you cannot recover space if you don't delete, move or compress something.

As for 1Tb minis, take a look as ministacks, these might be a better option for you.

Ministacks are nice. But very expensive! $100 for just the enclosure. I'd prefer to go for a branded HD (that I can trust) like LaCie or WD. I like this one: http://www.123macmini.com/accessories/reviews/121.html
But its only till 500GB, not even 1 TB. And I checked the Apple website, the Mac mini can only have ipto 500GB space, 1TB minis are hacked.

I want a good 2TB HD for around $250 and would like to know how much I can get for my mini (2.0 GHz, 2GB RAM, 160 GB HD), a year old.

I'll then get a new mini with 500GB HD and a 2TB external drive.

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November 1, 2009 4:11 pm
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

oatmealsnap wrote:

Anybody know how to make the ripple effect from the screenshot on the website?

Also, what is the Super-User for?

Read my post above about ripple wink

Super-user lets you scan volume with admin privileges. That's especially helpful if you have multiple user accounts (they're just invisible to many other tools) or have an external disk with messed up permissions.

DaisyDisk Team member

November 1, 2009 4:52 pm

gigasquash

Urchin

1 posts

How do I get this app?  I looked in loot, and all I see is the minione racing...

November 1, 2009 5:09 pm
WalrusCP

WalrusCP

Big Game Hunter

from NoVA
897 posts

This may replace WhatSize in my app folder - Very nice!

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November 1, 2009 5:19 pm
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

WalrusCP wrote:

This may replace WhatSize in my app folder - Very nice!

Great.
Should I mention that even our trial version doesn't have a 20GB limitation? wink

DaisyDisk Team member

November 1, 2009 5:29 pm
sacrat

sacrat

Developer

from Russia
76 posts

gigasquash wrote:

How do I get this app?  I looked in loot, and all I see is the minione racing...

Sorry, but questions like
How do I get the app?
How to use MacHeist?
Who killed Kennedy?
are slightly out of my competence.

DaisyDisk Team member

November 1, 2009 5:34 pm
techmom

techmom

Big Game Hunter

from Charm City Hon!
625 posts

Sacrat - Thanks for the copy and for working with MacHeist. I expect the word will get out about your great app. Simply beautiful!

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November 1, 2009 6:05 pm
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