DAISYDISK 4: AN ELEGANT AND FUN WAY TO FREE UP STORAGE SPACE
Macworld|September 2021
DISK SPACE MANAGER
CHRIS BARYLICK

Some file optimization and application removal programs on the Mac reach for the stars, trying to perform every possible task of optimization, file cleanup, operating system customization, and malware removal the developers can think of as part of an overarching package. Other apps have been more streamlined, seeking to perform fewer functions and executing them well.

DaisyDisk (fave.co/3Cw0l5d), the brainchild of developers Taras Brizitsky (who programmed the original idea, interaction, and graphic design) and Oleg Krupnov (who now handles the code and technical support), as well as a large group of translators and contributors, belongs to the latter group. The application (version 4.20.3 reviewed here) focuses on locating file clusters, groups them by size, and offers a quick and easy means of dragging them to a delete icon and getting rid of them forever, bypassing the Finder’s Trash. The result is an application that quickly scans your Mac’s volumes after you’ve entered an administrator password, and then shows you which files and folders are taking up the most space, helping you quickly prune things down to size

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