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By Dan Moren

Applications Folder: DaisyDisk


If you’ve been using a Mac for any length of time, chances are you know—and have probably even used—DaisyDisk. But, on the off chance that you haven’t, allow me to extol its virtues.

Time was, you used to have carefully and vigilantly police what files you stored on your drive. My first Mac came with a 40MB internal hard drive, which meant every kilobyte mattered. These days, we all have hundreds of gigabytes, if not terabytes, of availability. But files have gotten commensurately larger as we deal with bigger applications and a truly huge amount of high-quality digital media. As internal storage has become harder to upgrade in most of our Macs, keeping an eye on disk space can still be a challenge.

That’s where DaisyDisk comes in. Not only does it help you figure out where all your disk space is going, but it presents that information in a visual format that makes it easier to see.…

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