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Randnotiz | DaisyDisk für Nerds

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010
Letzlich kann man bei ausreichender Motivation selbst du vergewaltigen. via ciesto/IRC Beiträge der Kategorie Randnotiz erscheinen nicht auf der Hauptseite

mac & apps | Datenträger-Belegung mit Diskring betrachten

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Will man sich auf die schnelle einen Überblick über die Belegung eines Datenträgers machen bietet Mac OS X ab Werk nicht wirklich viele hilfreiche Tools mit die für nicht Terminal-Anwender zu gebrauchen sind.

Man könnte sich natürlich im Finder die Finger wund klicken um herauszufinden welche Datenmengen durch welche Filetypen in welchen Unterordnern auf dem Datenträger existieren – komfortabel ist dies nicht – aber wen überrascht dies auch wenn der Finder im Spiel ist.

Heute mal ein kurzer Blick auf das kostenfreie Tool Diskring – welches sich anschickt der aktuellen Eye-Candy Variante DaisyDisk zumindest im Ansatz Konkurrenz zu machen – nämlich auf der Ebene die für viele Mac-Anwender wohl eine relevante ist – die grafische Darstellung der Informationen.


Mac ::: Another Disk-Inventory X clone

Friday, February 1st, 2008

or whatever you wanna call it………………..they call it: JDiskReport

JDiskReport is basicly very similar to Disk Inventory X, Whatsize and GrandPerspective, it displays your hdd usage in a graphical way. Great idea to locate big-files.

About the project:

JDiskReport enables you to understand how much space the files and directories consume on your disk drives, and it helps you find obsolete files and folders.

The tool analyses your disk drives and collects several statistics which you can view as overview charts and details tables.

This is ad-free uncrippled no-charge binary multi-platform software that never expires.

Get more informations from the feature-list

Download here

Last note: JDiskReport is based on ? Lets guess …… Java :D

Mac ::: Alternative for Disk Inventory X called GrandPerspective

Tuesday, December 25th, 2007

as Disk Iventory X is not longer being developed i have searched for a real alternative application. Guess i found it with GrandPerspective

Quote from the project page:

GrandPerspective is a small utility application for Mac OS X that graphically shows the disk usage within a file system. It can help you to manage your disk, as you can easily spot which files and folders take up the most space. It uses a so called tree map for visualisation. Each file is shown as a rectangle with an area proportional to the file’s size. Files in the same folder appear together, but their placement is otherwise arbitrary.


Why another app like that ?   Answer from the dev:

So, why GrandPerspective? Well, as you may have guessed it’s a fun little coding project and I needed to pick something to code on my new Mac Mini. Having said that, it does have a few things going for it. Firstly, GrandPerspective is developed specifically for Mac OS X, which narrows the immediate competition down to Disk Inventory X, as far as I’m aware. Secondly, GrandPerspective has its own way of visualising directory trees. The layout algorithm that is used is simple and effective, but novel to the best of my knowledge. Also, the file rectangles are drawn to be as clear and unobtrusive as possible. Whether you like it or not is a matter of taste, but you’ve got a choice. Thirdly, GrandPerspective will intentionally be kept as basic as possible. It should do one thing only, and do it well. That means it is a lean and mean application. GrandPerspective’s memory requirements and the size it occupies on disk are pretty minimal. For those concerned about disk space, the latter must count for something, right? Finally, it has a cute logo that will enhance anyone’s Dock. ;-)

Measure the size of files & folders using “”

Thursday, March 1st, 2007

I just found an application called WhatSize. Basicly you can see Whatsize as alternative for DiskInventoryX

System Requirements

  • Mac OS X v10.3.9 or later


Versiontracker’s description:

WhatSize is a simple tool that allows the user to quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. You would be surprised at how many useless files might be laying around on your hard disks. The files and folders are automatically sorted by size, with the biggest sizes first.

While the app is measuring a folder the user can browse the files within that folder and immediately see the size in bytes. Hidden files, cache files, directories will all show up with their corresponding size. This application is similar to the ancient NeXTSTEP, DarkForest.

Once the measuring of a folder has ended the user can also view the information by filtering for particular file sizes or types. The user can also move unwanted files and folder in the corresponding Trash bin similar to the Finder’s Delete button.

Finally another interesting ,app

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