One of the best hard drive visualization unities out there has gotten a pretty significant update as Software Ambiance announced that DaisyDisk 4 is now available to download on the Mac App Store and via the official website. Sporting a brand new design, DaisyDisk 4 touts drive scans that are faster than competing programs like Disk Inventory X.
For those who aren’t familiar with DaisyDisk, the program allows you to scan all your hard drives for large files, see display map showing data usage, and remove large or unwanted files. If you have a small SSD in your MacBook Pro, this is definitely something we recommend getting.
The true power is in DaisyDisk‘s interface and user experience, it’s pretty easy for all users of any skill set to free quickly free up disk space. Upon opening DaisyDisk, an overview of all disk drives will appear along with corresponding graphs to how much free space is available.
From there, a circular “Sunburst diagram” displays various color-coded rings that represent all files found within the hard drive(s). Hovering over or clicking on the rings will show the category of files/folders along with their total size. Clicking any segment within the ring will expand into its own “Sunburst diagram” for more detailed information.This process can be repeated until the end of the folder has been reached, where the user will finally see the individual files and their size as well.
“Not only does DaisyDisk 4 have an updated modern look and award-winning intuitive user experience, we’ve put its new scanning speed up against the top five competing apps and found that DaisyDisk 4 is more than twenty times faster on a modern SSD,” said co-Founder Oleg Krupnov.
“If anyone is looking to liberate hard drive space on their Mac, they could download our app, scan all drives, find and delete unwanted files with a few clicks and have tens or hundreds of GBs more hard drive space than they did a few minutes before! The efficiency of DaisyDisk is also unmatched by the ‘automatic cleaner’ apps because as a rule, the latter are capable of freeing only up to 10 GBs or so.”
DaisyDisk 4 is currently available for $9.99 for first time users, however, current users can get the update for free.