Though everyone should be finished with their Spring cleaning by now, how many of you spent some time tackling your hard drive? A computer’s hard drive is used to store all of your documents, pictures, music, etc. and, just like Dad’s toolshed out back, can get filled up and disorganized pretty quickly if you aren’t giving it some routine attention.
This can become a bit of a chore, if left unmanaged, but we know of a really helpful utility that gives you a visual representation of what’s on your hard drive and where to find it. It’s called DaisyDisk on the Mac App store.
DaisyDisk scans your hard drive, and maps it out using a simple color-coded system to help you quickly find the things that are taking up large amounts of space on your hard drive. Maybe there are some TV episodes floating around you forgot about from 2 years ago, but they’re taking up 5GB of space; DaisyDisk tracks them down, and let’s you zap them to get that space back.
This kind of storage management is especially important for all you MacBook Air users out there. Your flash storage affords unparalleled stability and blazing fast speeds, but one of the prices of improved performance is less overall space. When working with a 64GB or 128GB drive, every byte counts. DaisyDisk, being an extremely lightweight application, is a great companion for every portable.
DaisyDisk can also assist you with keeping external storage devices cleaned up as well. From tiny flash drives to massive Thunderbolt-equipped lockers, DaisyDisk makes the maintenance of your digital life easier.