Written by Software Ambience Corp.
Latest Version: 4.8
Rated 5/5 By 3,239 People
What does DaisyDisk do? Get a visual breakdown of your disk space in form of an interactive map, reveal the biggest space wasters, and remove them with a simple drag and drop.
Discover what’s hiding inside the “Other” storage category and clear it up.
Recover disk space by finding and removing large useless files.
Featured in the “Essentials”, “Best of Mac App Store” in 2015, 2013 and 2011, “Get Productive”, “Get Stuff Done” and “Invaluable Utilities” editorials of the Mac App Store.
Over 500 reviews in the media including major titles like Forbes, TechRadar, Lifehacker, Gizmodo, MacRumors, 9to5mac, Macworld, TUAW, MacStories and many others.
Daring Fireball: “[…] Daisy Disk is my personal favorite for analyzing disk usage on the Mac. It’s a beautiful app. […]”
TechRadar: “[…] we recommend an easy-to-use utility called DaisyDisk. This app helps you easily find and remove unneeded files you may have forgotten about.”
LifeHacker: “DaisyDisk is a beautiful disk space analyzer. It’s the preference of many Mac users. […] DaisyDisk is very fast and very pretty.”
Gizmodo: “Deleting files and sorting out disk-space is one of those tasks most people dread, so I can definitely appreciate that DaisyDisk has tried making it as fun (and beautiful) as possible.”
MacRumors: “The new DaisyDisk 4 has a new, flatter design […], with bright colors, it’s able to scan drives up to 20 times as fast, and it consumes less memory when in use.”
9to5Mac: “DaisyDisk, chosen by Apple as a Mac App Store ‘essential’, provides a cleaner and more interactive circular interface for [visualizing Mac’s hard drive].”
Macworld: “For only ten bucks, DaisyDisk is a simple, convenient utility for every Mac owner, and it gets the job done well for less technically-inclined users.”
TUAW: “Daisy Disk is the perfect example of one of those tools that should be built right into OS X.”
MacStories: “While there are a few similar apps none of them even come close to matching the beautiful DaisyDisk interface.”
Beautiful Pixels: “DaisyDisk is a phenomenally helpful utility app for Mac. […] This is a really fascinating way to take a look at all the files and folders residing on your Mac.”
• Unique interface that makes it easier than ever to find and delete large useless files
• Unmatched speed of scanning – it typically takes only a few seconds to scan your entire startup disk (depends on your disk and CPU models)
• Integrated QuickLook for previewing file content
• Scanning multiple disks in parallel at maximum speed
• Real-time information about mounted disks
• In-app file deletion
• Fully supports Retina displays
Download and Install DaisyDisk
Intel, 64-bit processor, OS X 10.7 or later.
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Is this app still free?
Is this app still free?? It would be a bargain at any price. I have used it for years but today it became worth every bit and byte in gold! I have had a samsung 1 TB SS drive with 770 gig stuck in the trash. I had done everything I could find on the web to empty the trash including using some terminal commands that scared the hell out of me. Nothing worked. I was getting ready to wipe the disk and lose some files on it that I needed to keep. But then it occured to me to scan the disk with Daisy. Low and behold I could visually see the 770gig that was stuck it the trash. I dragged the file to the delate tab and pushed "delete"! Whalah! I recoupped 770gig with my essential files intact! From now on this is my go to app for recovering disk space. Fan for life!!!!!!
I love this app!
I’ve used Daisy Disk since early 2013, and it is a delight: visually appealing, and an extremely effective way of finding and removing clutter on your computer, or identifying space hogs that might be candidates for optimizing. If you care about that sort of thing (and I understand if you don’t), this is a superb tool, and well worth the price.
UPDATE October 2018: from 5 stars to 2. Disk Xray Lite lacks the visual appeal, but is free and 10-15X faster at scanning large directories (which in my case are not even that large: <90 GB).
UPDATE November 2018: I appreciate the developer’s response, which I received by email (don’t know where to find it here). I did another test: Daisy Disk scanned my entire home directory in 48 seconds; Disk Xray Lite in 08 seconds (OK, only 6X faster). The latter is also visual, despite what the developers of Daisy Disk imply, and in fact while not as pretty, it is actually easier to visualize file sizes because they display as horizontal bars. I’m pretty sure the human brain is better equipped to compare the size of bars oriented in one direction to “pie slices” all oriented in different directions.
Difficult to use for larger disks
I have a 3 TB fusion drive and, although I only have 500 GB used, I still want to see what is taking up space. In this configuration, a 15 GB directory on the fourth level of the ring is so small it's difficult to get the mouse to hover over it. There are two things this app could do to be more useful for me. First, it could add a toggle to exclude free space from the ring, so the 500 GB of used space I currently have takes the entire circumference. Secondly, the ability to scroll/zoom in would be useful as well. Some view preferences in general would not go amiss. The app looks very nice, but the above and its complete lack of configuration make it mostly useless for me.
Edit: I have noticed the ability to click on a section in a ring to effectively zoom in on this area. I am increasing my rating, but still deducting a star because I think this is a bit unintuitive.
Takes itself too seriously
It acted like it was infallible and if I purchased the license key it would be able to detect the hidden files. It never faltered in its confidence - "buy and you will see the hidden files.” I purchased and it only then sheepishly admitted it had no idea where the files were, and sent me to a checklist to manually review. I manually reviewed every item in the checklist, and not a single one helped. The final one was to contact support, I have done so and I am asking for a refund. I am infuriated that I just wasted my time and money on this app because it had such a pompous attitude up front. Every other app was transparent about how it couldn’t find my files, so I didn’t bother purchasing them. This one put on an act, and pretended it could be useful, just to waste my time, and that is unforgivable. It could have told me up front that the files where unfindable. I should not have had to purchase to find out that the program is broken. This is an editor’s choice? What a rigged system the app store is.