Ever since I first wrote about Daisy Disk I wanted it.
Now that I’m running OS X, I’ve been using it—and it’s awesome!
Checking your disk space and folder usage is really slick. Not only does it look really, really cool, but it’s also very helpful when trying to spot heavy files.
DaisyDisk 3 is
being released, today! awesome!
(I’m so excited.)
Here’s how it works:
Load up DaisyDisk 3 and take a look at your disks, folders, etc…
When you take a closer look, you begin to see the magic of DaisyDisk:
Isn’t it pretty?
But what about previewing a file like you can in Finder?
DaisyDisk has you covered.
What’s New with DaisyDisk 3
DaisyDisk 3 is a major update that focuses on improving the app engine and creating a solid base for new features—yum. They’ve updated just about every part of the application, so it looks, works and feels better than before:
- New design and application icon.
- Full support of Retina displays.
- Ready for OS X 10.9 Mavericks.
- New 64-bit only engine (requires OS X 10.7+).
- Folder rescanning without having to rescan the whole disk.
- Contents of file bundles can now be inspected.
- Updated list of system files that should not be deleted.
- Thunderbolt disks are now correctly recognized.
- Uses Notification Center on OS X 10.8+, Growl 2 on OS X 10.7.
- Added menu command to launch Disk Utility, might be helpful for disk troubleshooting.
- Slightly tweaked keyboard shortcuts/trackpad gestures.
- Lots of smaller tweaks, fine-tunes and fixes.
Also, it should be noted that there are two different versions with DaisyDisk 3:
“The standalone edition is not sandboxed (it uses Developer ID signature instead), allows you to scan disks as administrator, delete stuck files and reveal “hidden” disk space. These features cannot be delivered to the App Store due to Apple’s strict submission guidelines.”
But wait, check this out:
“But we treat all our customers equally, so the App Store buyers can use all standalone benefits free of charge, by simply downloading the standalone edition, which will automatically identify the Mac App Store purchase and unlock all features.”
If you’re new to DaisyDisk, you can snag it for an easy $9.99 from the Apple App Store or from the DaisyDisk website. For those already using DaisyDisk, you can upgrade free of charge.
Giveaway We are giving away a three copies of DaisyDisk 3! Here’s how to enter: Share this post via Twitter, Facebook or Google+ Leave a comment below And that’s it! We will pick a winner sometime next week.