One of the negatives to the new line of Apple’s MacBook Airs is the small storage space. Small is relative, of course. The 11-inch model comes with a measly 64-gigabytes. The most storage you can get is 256-gigabytes, and for that you’ll need to sell your first born child. That means watching files and space is more important on the MacBook Air. Here’s how to do it.
The Useful Eye Candy Of DaisyDisk
My MacBook Air is more like an iPad Pro. Hundreds of apps, plus photos, plus movies, plus music. 64-gigabytes disappears quickly so I use DaisyDisk to find and delete files I don’t need to carry around with me all the time.
Start DaisyDisk and it scans your Mac’s disk drive and gives you a colorful eye candy graphic so you can see where your Mac’s files are, and spot those offending big and useless files.
Doesn’t that look great? It’s just difficult to figure out what’s what. Click on a section of the visual map and see the details instantly. Quick Look is supported so you can even see the file. Delete is simply drag and drop.
DaisyDisk also lets you view every storage device connected to your Mac, from Time Capsule to flash thumb storage. One click will scan the contents of any storage or folder.
Searching for storage on you Mac went from frustrating to fun and back to frustrating again.
Unfortunately, DaisyDisk doesn’t tell you which files to delete to give you more storage space. You have to figure that out on your own.